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INTERNET TECHNOLOGIES: ARCHITECTURES AND PROTOCOLS

CODE 90147
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 10 cfu during the 1st year of 10378 INTERNET AND MULTIMEDIA ENGINEERING(LM-27) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ING-INF/03
    LANGUAGE English
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • 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.

    PREREQUISITES

    Students are expected to have a base background in network protocols and reference layered architectures.

    TEACHING METHODS

    Combination of traditional lectures (40+40 hours) and laboratory experimental activities (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

    LESSONS

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

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

    Students with learning disorders ("disturbi specifici di apprendimento", DSA) will be allowed to use specific modalities and supports that will be determined on a case-by-case basis in agreement with the delegate of the Engineering courses in the Committee for the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    Oral exam.

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    10/01/2023 10:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
    24/01/2023 10:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
    14/02/2023 10:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
    05/06/2023 10:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
    27/06/2023 10:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
    11/07/2023 10:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
    05/09/2023 10:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale