Course detail

Data Communications, Computer Networks and Protocols

FIT-PDSAcad. year: 2018/2019

Coding for error detection and correction, error control. Packet synchronization. Switch architecture. Label switching technique. Packet-error control. Architecture of routers, queuing theory. Multicast addressing and routing. Exterior routing using BGP. Routing in IPv6 and their alternatives. Routing in wireless and sensor networks. Resource reservation and QoS. Protocol engineering. Formal specifications and verification of network communication.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Understanding communication functions and their implementations in computer networks; being informed about related formal tools.
Understanding communication principles in current computer networks.

Prerequisites

The sets, relations and mappings. The elementary notions of the graph theory. The elementary notions of communication protocols. Principles of Internet.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

  • Farrel, A.: The Internet and Its Protocols - A Comparative Approach, Morgan Kaufmann, 2004, ISBN 1-55860-913-X
  • Keshav, S.: An Engineering Approach to Computer Networking, Addison-Wesley, 1997, ISBN 0-201-63442-2
  • Pužmanová, R.: Moderní komunikační sítě od A do Z, Computer Press 1998, ISBN 80-7226-098-7 
  • Pužmanová, R., Šmrha, P.: Propojování sítí s TCP/IP. Studijní opora, Kopp, 1999, ISBN 80-7232-080-7

  • Farrel, A.: The Internet and Its Protocols - A Comparative Approach, Morgan Kaufmann, 2004, ISBN 1-55860-913-X
  • Pužmanová, R.: Routing and Switching - Time of Convergence, Addison-Wesley, 2002, ISBN 0-201-39861-3 
  • Keshav, S.: An Engineering Approach to Computer Networking. Addison-Wesley, 1997, ISBN 0-201-63442-2
  • G. Varghese: Network Algorithmics. Elsevier. 2005.
  • D. Medhi, K. Ramasamy: Network Routing. Algorithms, Protocols, and Architecture. Elsevier, 2007.
  • W. Stallings: High-speed Networks and Internets. Performance and Quality of Service, 2nd Edition, Prentice Hall, 2001.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Written mid-term exam and submitting project in due dates.
Exam prerequisites:
Requirements for class accreditation are not defined.

Language of instruction

Czech, English

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

    Syllabus of lectures:
    1. Coding for error detection and correction, error control.
    2. Bit and packet synchronization.
    3. Switching techniques.
    4. Label switching.
    5. Packet-error control.
    6. Router architecture.
    7. Queue theory, network of queues.
    8. Multicast addressing and routing.
    9. BGP routing. Routing in IPv6.
    10. WLAN routing, routing in sensors networks.
    11. Resource reservation and QoS.
    12. Protocol engineering.
    13. Formal specification and verification.

    Syllabus of laboratory exercises:
    • BGP routing.

    Syllabus of computer exercises:
    1. Coding.
    2. Programming in Libnet. Modeling and simulation in Omnet++.

    Syllabus - others, projects and individual work of students:
    • Design, modeling and implementation of a simple switch.

Aims

Understand communication functions and their implementations in computer networks; understand archicture of basic network devices. Be aware of related formal tools for modelling, simulation and verification of network communication.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Mid-term exam, laboratory practice and/or homework supported by project completion, and final exam are the monitored, and points earning education. Mid-term exam and laboratory practice are without correction eventuality. Final exam has two additional correction eventualities. The minimal number of points that can be obtained from the final exam is 25. Otherwise, no points will be assigned to a student.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme IT-MGR-2 Master's

    branch MBI , any year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory-optional
    branch MIN , any year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory-optional
    branch MMI , any year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, optional
    branch MMM , any year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, optional
    branch MPV , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory
    branch MGM , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory
    branch MSK , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory
    branch MIS , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory
    branch MBS , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus


  1. L2 and L3 technologies.
  2. Technologies for network and traffic control.
  3. Transport layer, flow-control and congestion-control.
  4. Switch architecture.
  5. Routing and switching theory.
  6. Router architecture.
  7. Packet processing in operating system.
  8. Software Defined Networks.
  9. Architecture of peer-to-peer networks.
  10. Anonymity on the Internet.
  11. IDS and IPS.
  12. Protocol engineering and formal methods in protocol design.
  13. Net neutrality.

Exercise

4 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Laboratory exercise

2 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus


  • Basic network attacks.

Projects

7 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus


  • Design, modeling and implementation of a network application.

eLearning

eLearning: opened course