Internet Networks

Course description

Basic network concepts (connections, hierarchies, network elements, terminals, connection orientation). Network architectures (access, aggregation, core, service subsystems). Broadband networks and services. Fixed and mobile access networks and technologies. Ethernet technologies and network services. Architectures, protocols and services in TCP/IP protocol stack. Routing fundamentals. Advanced routing algorithms and mechanisms. Internet protocol version 6 networking technologies and services. Multicast distribution. Network security algorithms, protocols and services, virtual private networks. Software-defined networking. 

Course is carried out on study programme

Elektrotehnika 2. stopnja

Objectives and competences

The objective of the course is to provide an overview of concepts, architectures and protocols in modern telecommunication networks. The focus is on network transfer process with internet protocol.

Students will acquire fundamental knowledge and skills in these fields.

Learning and teaching methods

Lectures for theoretical aspects, laboratory exercises and team work for real-case scenarios and problem solving through project work. Part of the pedagogical process will be carried out with the help of ICT technologies and the possiblities they offer.. Study visits and invited lecturers.

Intended learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students should be able to:
– list key technologies of Internet networks,

– describe the network technologies in enterprise environments and operator environments,

– describe the architecture of enterprise and the architecture of operator networks,

– differentiate among functionalities of the layers of communication protocols,

– differentiate among functionalities of different protocols for network security provisioning,

– configure user, home and enterprise network devices for basic connectivity and use the adequate combinations of technologies, 

– configure operator network devices for basic connectivity and use the adequate combinations of technologies,

– compare concepts, architectures and functionalities of home, enterprise and operator networks.

Reference nosilca

  1. KOS, Andrej, HOMAN, Peter, BEŠTER, Janez. Performance evaluation of a synchronous bulk packet switch under real traffic conditions. IEICE transactions on communications, ISSN 0916-8516, 2003, vol. E86-B, no. 5, str. 1612-1624. 
  2. KOS, Andrej, VOLK, Mojca, BEŠTER, Janez. Quality assurance in the IMS-based NGN environment. V: CRANLEY, Nicola (ur.), MURPHY, Liam (ur.). Handbook of research on wireless multimedia: quality of service and solutions. Hershey; New York: Information Science Reference, cop. 2009, str. 240-257, ilustr. 
  3. GRAŠIČ, Valerij, KOS, Andrej, MILEVA BOSHKOSKA, Biljana. Classification of incoming calls for the capital city of Slovenia smart city 112 public safety system using open Internet of Things data. International journal of distributed sensor networks. [Online ed.]. 2018, vol. 14, no. 9, str. 1-12, ilustr. ISSN 1550-1477. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/1550147718801703, DOI: 10.1177/1550147718801703. [COBISS.SI-ID 2048569107
  4. PUSTIŠEK, Matevž, ŠTEFANIČ JUŽNIČ, Leon, KOS, Andrej. Blockchain support in IoT platforms. The IPSI BgD transactions on internet research. [Print ed.]. Jan. 2018, vol. 14, no. 1, str. 13-20, ilustr. ISSN 1820-4503. [COBISS.SI-ID 11938132
  5. KADUSIC, Esad, ZIVIC, Natasa, KOS, Andrej. QoS-aware dynamic MAP selection in HMIPv6 architectures. IEEE access. 2016, vol. 4, str. 3112-3126, ilustr. ISSN 2169-3536. DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2016.2575098. [COBISS.SI-ID 11793748
  6. PUSTIŠEK, Matevž, DOLENC, Dejan, KOS, Andrej. LDAF : low-bandwidth distributed applications framework in a use case of blockchain-enabled IoT devices. Sensors. May-2 2019, iss. 10, 2337, str. 1-15, ilustr. ISSN 1424-8220. DOI: 10.3390/s19102337. [COBISS.SI-ID 12534612
  7. PUSTIŠEK, Matevž, TURK, Jan, KOS, Andrej. Secure modular smart contract platform for multi-tenant 5G applications. IEEE access. 10 Aug. 2020, vol. 8, str. 150626-150646, ilustr. ISSN 2169-3536. https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9163092, DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2020.3013402. [COBISS.SI-ID 26860547] 

Study materials

  1. Comer, D.: Internetworking with TCP/IP, Vol 1 (6th Edition),    ISBN-10: 013608530X, 2013, Addison-Wesley.
  2. Tannenbaum, A.S.: Computer networks, 5th ed., international ed., ISBN 978-0-13-255317-9, 2011, Pearson.
  3. Stallings, W.: Data and computer communications, 10th ed., ISBN 978-0-13-350648-8, 2013, Pearson.
  4. Medhi, D., Ramasamy, K.: Network Routing: Algorithms, Protocols, and Architectures, ISBN 978-0-120-88588-6, 2007, Elsevier : M. Kaufmann Publishers.
  5. Članki, objavljenih v revijah, npr. / Articles published in magazines, i.e.: IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, http://www.comsoc.org/livepubs/surveys/index.html

Bodi na tekočem

Univerza v Ljubljani, Fakulteta za elektrotehniko, Tržaška cesta 25, 1000 Ljubljana

E:  dekanat@fe.uni-lj.si T:  01 4768 411