Module J: Internet services and applications

Subject description

Evolution of the information and communication technologies. Overview of service domains: communications, information, entertainment, internet of things. Service architectures and technologies for providing voice services (IP telephony), multimedia services (IP television), internet (over-the-top) services, world wide web, peer-to-peer systems and internet of things. Blockchain technologies and platforms for decentralized finance. Introduction to artificial intelligence. Cybersecurity on the application and user levels. Business aspects. User aspects: terminal equipment, accessibility, user experience. Regulatory aspects, data protection and SLA. 

The subject is taught in programs

Objectives and competences

The objective of the course is to give the students an overview of the basic principles of operation of internet services and applications from the architectural in technological aspects, as well as the development ecosystems. The course further familiarizes the students with the problems of acquisition and processing of data in internet services and applications, distribution of content over the internet, as well as an overview of user, business and regulatory aspects of internet services.

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures for theoretical aspects, laboratory exercises and 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. 

Expected study results

After successful completion of the course, students should be able to: 

  • describe the architectures and operation of systems for providing modern voice, video and data services, 
  • explain the common security threats and preventive measures in internet services, 
  • describe different scenarios of the Internet of Things, the building blocks and techniques needed for their implementation, 
  • design voice, video and data services, taking into account all the. necessary.building blocks 
  • create a webbased service using multiple modern development principles 

Basic sources and literature

  1. Plevyak, T., Sahin, V., Next Generation Telecommunications Networks, Services, and Management, Wiley-IEEE Press, 2010, 328 str., ISBN: 978-0470575284
  2. Mitra, S., Bhatnagar, G., Introduction to Multimedia Systems, Academic Press, 2001, 300 str., ISBN: 9780125004527
  3. Benoit H., Digital Television: Satellite, Cable, Terrestrial, IPTV, Mobile TV in the DVB Framework, Taylor & Francis, 2008, 978-0-240-52081-0
  4. Rashvand, H. F., Alcaraz Calero, J. M., Distributed Sensor Systems: Practice and Applications, 2012, ISBN: 978-0-470-66124-6
  5. Članki, objavljenih v revijah, npr. / Articles published in magazines, i.e.: IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials,

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