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Internet Protocols and Architectures

Title: Internet Protocols and Architectures
Lesson Code: 321-6256
Semester: 7
Theory Hours: 3
Lab Hours:
Faculty: Skoutas Dimitrios
Content outline

Client-server model vs. P2P model, BOOTP and DHCP protocols, The Domain Name System (DNS), Differentiated Services (DiffServ) protocol and Resource ReSerVation Protocol (RSVP), Virtual Private Networks (VPN), Mobile IP and mobility management in Next Generation networks, Software-Defined Networking – SDN, Network Function Virtualization – NFV, Cloud Infrastructures and Services, Multicasting and Network coding, Data transmission over power line transmission networks, Visible Light Communication Networks, Machine to machine M2M networks over internet, Green Technologies In Next-Generation Networks, Fiber Optic Internet Technologies.

Learning outcomes

The aim of this course is to familiarize students with both basic and advanced concepts of Internet protocols and architectures. In particular, basic network architectures such as client-server and peer-to-peer as well as virtual private networks and protocols that allow for IP portability and QoS in internet (RSVP, DiffServ), are discussed in detail.

Furthermore, through the study and analysis of the relative scientific literature the students get introduced to advanced topics such as Software-Based Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualisation (NFV), multicasting and network coding, data transmission over energy networks, visible light networks as well as IoT networks and Green technologies.

Upon completion of the course students:
• will have understood basic web protocols and architectures and
• will have achieved an introductory understanding of a number of advanced networking concepts and techniques that are currently under development. 


Not required.

Basic Textbooks

1. Comer, Douglas. Computer networks and internets. Pearson, 2015

Additional References

1. Stallings, William. Foundations of modern networking: SDN, NFV, QoE, IoT, and Cloud. Addison-Wesley Professional, 2015.
2. Yeung, Raymond W. Information theory and network coding. Springer Science & Business Media, 2008.
3. Lampe, Lutz. Power Line Communications: Principles, Standards and Applications from Multimedia to Smart Grid. John Wiley & Sons, 2016.
4. Domingues, Maria de Ftima F., and Ayman Radwan. "Optical Fiber Sensors for loT and Smart Devices." (2017).

Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

• Written exams (70%), consisting of comprehension and reasoning questions.
• Term paper on advanced internet architectures and/or protocols (30%)


Assessment/Grading Methods

Ατομικές και ομαδικές εργασίες με παρουσίαση, τελική γραπτή εξέταση.

Activity Semester workload
Lectures 39 hours
Μελέτη & ανάλυση βιβλιογραφίας 11 hours
Personal study 62 hours
Συγγραφή εργασίας 10 hours
Final exams 3 hours
Course total 125 hours (5 ECTS)


Language of Instruction
Greek, English (for Erasmus students)
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