First cycle
degree courses
Second cycle
degree courses
Single cycle
degree courses
School of Science
COMPUTER SCIENCE
Course unit
WIRELESS NETWORKS
SCP6076377, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2016/17

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
COMPUTER SCIENCE
SC1176, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination WIRELESS NETWORKS
Website of the academic structure http://informatica.scienze.unipd.it/2017/laurea_magistrale
Department of reference Department of Mathematics
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA

Lecturers
Teacher in charge CLAUDIO ENRICO PALAZZI INF/01

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses INF/01 Computer Science 6.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Laboratory 1.0 8 17.0 No turn
Lecture 5.0 40 85.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 02/10/2017
End of activities 19/01/2018

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Computer Networks
Target skills and knowledge: This class offers an overview of issues related to systems and services on wireless networks. To this aim, we analyze the main problems and protocol solutions available for wireless environments. Moreover, we discuss the terminology, the functioning and possible alternatives regarding the state-of-the-art in wireless communication. Through the analysis of services that can be offered over wireless technology, the student will become aware of the future possible evolution and utilization of wireless systems. Finally, the class ends with some notions useful to implement a project for the analysis and design of wireless protocols/applications.
Examination methods: Students are evaluated through individual/team projects and oral finals focused on all the topics discussed in class.
Assessment criteria: The oral final and the project allows to assess the level of knowledge of topics discussed in class and the student's ability to master concepts in a practical way.
Course unit contents: Introduction to Wireless Networks.

Wireless network issues: error and collision losses, fairness and transmission delays, handoffs.

MAC layer standards: 802.11 a/b/g/n/p/s

Transport protocols in wireless environments: TCP Vegas, TCP Westwood, TCP Hybla, CUBIC.

Ad hoc networks and routing protocols: MANET, VANET, DSDV, AODV, DSR.

Applications and services on mobile networks.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The class includes lectures and a project experience.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Slides used in class are available to students.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • William Stallings, Wireless Communications & Networks (2nd Edition). --: Prentice Hall, 2005.