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INTERNET TECHNOLOGIES: ARCHITECTURES AND PROTOCOLS

CODE 90147
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
CREDITS 10 credits during the 1st year of 10378 INTERNET AND MULTIMEDIA ENGINEERING (LM-27) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ING-INF/03
LANGUAGE English
TEACHING LOCATION GENOVA (INTERNET AND MULTIMEDIA ENGINEERING)
SEMESTER Annual
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The class aims at deepening the knowledge of the main architectural aspects and protocols at the basis of the Internet and its evolution. It is essentially organized in four parts, addressing IP and TCP and related protocols, WiFi, protocols and techniques for advanced networking (network management, Quality of Service, multimedia services over best effort networks, virtualisation); and fundamentals of telecommunications network security.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

• Review of the Internet Architecture and Protocols o IPv4 review (management of IP addresses); IP routing algorithms and protocols review; Multicast; IPv6; UDP/TCP; Flow and congestion control in packet networks; Application layer • Network and Computer Security o Basic concepts; Algorithms; Standard protocols; Vulnerability of networks; Summary of the local (Italian) regulations; Computer security • Wireless Network architecture and Protocols o Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11); Bluetooth (IEEE 802.15.1) • Quality of Service (QoS) in IP Networks o Introduction to QoS in IP networks; Differentiated Services and Integrated Services IETF Architectures; ReSerVation Protocol (RSVP); Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) • Multimedia services over the Internet o Voice and Video over IP; Real Time Protocol (RTP) and Session Description Protocol (SDP)

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The main goal of the classes is to provide a deeper knowledge of the Internet architercture and of some of the main underlying protocols, starting from the basic elements acquired in an undergraduate course in the ICT (Information and Communication Technology) area. More specifically, after reviewing IPv4 addressing principles and related protocols at the network layer, the lectures will touch IPv6, routing algorithms and protocols, and multicast; then, congestion control techniques and their implementations in TCP will be considered. The wireless networking part treats WiFi (IEEE 802.11). Regarding advanced network functions and protocols, the main concepts are introduced regarding network management, Quality of Service, multimedia services, and virtualization environments. The final part provides an introduction to cybersecurity in telecommunications networks.

TEACHING METHODS

Combination of traditional lectures (40+40 hours) and laboratory experimental activity (approx. 20 hours).

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

  • Review of the Internet Architecture and Protocols
    • IPv4 review (management of IP addresses, ARP, ICMP); IP routing algorithms and protocols review; Multicast; IPv6; UDP/TCP; Flow and congestion control in packet networks; 
  • Wireless Networks Architectures and Protocols
    •  Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11);
  • Advanced network functionalities and protocols:
    • Network management
    • Quality of Service (QoS) in IP Networks
    • Multimedia services over the Internet
    •  Virtualization and programmability
  • Fundamentals of security in telecommunication networks 

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

- Course material on Aulaweb  (https://www.aulaweb.unige.it): copy of all lecture slides

- J. F. Kurose, K. W. Ross, Computer Networking – A Top-Down Approach, 6th Ed., Pearson Education, Upper Saddle river, NJ, 2013.

- H.-C. Yang, M.-S. Alouini, Advanced Wireless Transmission Technologies: Analysis and Design, Cambridge University Press, 2020.

 

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

ROBERTO BRUSCHI (President)

FRANCO DAVOLI

RAFFAELE BOLLA (President Substitute)

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

Combination of traditional lectures (40+40 hours) and laboratory experimental activity (approx. 20 hours).

Class schedule

All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Multi-answer test for accessing the oral examination, and orale examination.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Oral exam.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
11/01/2022 10:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
25/01/2022 10:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
15/02/2022 10:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
06/06/2022 10:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
28/06/2022 10:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
12/07/2022 10:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
06/09/2022 10:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale