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CODE 90147
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
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 

This class contributes to the achievement of the following Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda: Objectives no. 8 ("Decent work and economic growth") and no. 9 ("Industry, innovation and infrastructure")

 

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.

Students with disabilities or learning disorders are allowed to use specific modalities and supports (e.g., audio and video lesson recordings). See the Further Information section for more details.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

ROBERTO BRUSCHI (President)

ALESSANDRO CARREGA

FRANCO RINO DAVOLI

CHIARA LOMBARDO

RAFFAELE BOLLA (President Substitute)

LESSONS

Class schedule

L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile all'indirizzo EasyAcademy.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

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

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The multi-answer test is devoted to assess whether the students have actually learnt the basic foundations of Internet protocols and architectures. The oral exam is aimed at evaluting the synthsis, reasoning, and critical capacities of studens on the topics covered by the lectures.

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
11/01/2024 14:00 GENOVA Compitino
11/01/2024 14:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
26/01/2024 14:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
26/01/2024 14:00 GENOVA Compitino
13/02/2024 14:00 GENOVA Compitino
13/02/2024 14:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
03/06/2024 14:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
03/06/2024 14:00 GENOVA Compitino
25/06/2024 14:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
09/07/2024 10:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
03/09/2024 10:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

Students with disabilities or learning disorders are 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. Students are invited to contact the teacher and copy the Delegate.

Agenda 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals

Agenda 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals
Decent work and economic growth
Decent work and economic growth
Industry, innovation and infrastructure
Industry, innovation and infrastructure