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Course unit
INP5071838, A.A. 2017/18

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Degree course First cycle degree in
IN0507, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK
Department of reference Department of Information Engineering
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge DAVIDE ZORDAN ING-INF/03

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines ING-INF/03 Telecommunications 6.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period Second semester
Year 3rd Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Start of activities 26/02/2018
End of activities 01/06/2018

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of mathematical analysis and probability theory.
Target skills and knowledge: This course provides basic knowledge on modern telecommunications networks and the mathematical tools essential for their analysis and performance evaluation.
Particular focus is given to the TCP/IP protocol stack and to the Ethernet and WiFi technologies.
Examination methods: Written and oral exam.
Assessment criteria: Students will be evaluated on the understanding of the arguments, on the acquisition of the concepts and methodologies proposed and on the ability to apply them in an autonomous and conscious way.
Course unit contents: The course will cover the following topics:

- Introduzione al corso
-- basic networking concepts (topologies/switching/Internet)
-- Protocol stack layers

- Markov chains fundamentals

- Queuing Theory fundamentals
-- notations, objectives
-- Littleā€™s law
-- Queuing systems M/M/1, M/M/C

- Data Link Layer
-- error detection and correction
-- CRC & ARQ techniques
-- Medium Access Control techniques
--- Ethernet (CSMA/CD)
--- IEEE802.11 (CSMA/CA)
--- performance evaluation

- Network Layer
- Internet Protocol
-- Classfull/Classless IPv4
-- Data routing protocols
--- AODV & Distance Vector
--- wired networks (Ethernet)
--- wireless networks (802.11)

- Transport Layer
- UDP Protocol
- Transport Control Protocol
-- TCP Reno, NewReno, SACK
-- Advanced TCP protocol (e.g., Multipath TCP)

- Application Layer
- Domain Name System (DNS)
- Multimedia
- Peer-to-Peer
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Classroom lectures and exercises.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Lecture slides will be posted on the course moodle page.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Kurose, James F.; Ross, Keith W., Computer networkinga top-down approachby James F. Kurose, Keith W. Ross. Boston [etc.]: Pearson, 2013. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Forouzan, Behrouz A., Data communications and networkingBehrouz A. Forouzan. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2012. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Benvenuto, Nevio; Zorzi, Michele, Principles of communications networks and systemsrisorsa elettronicaeditors Nevio Benvenuto and Michele Zorzi. Chichester: Wiley, 2011. Cerca nel catalogo