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Πρωτόκολλα και Αρχιτεκτονικές Διαδικτύου

Title: Πρωτόκολλα και Αρχιτεκτονικές Διαδικτύου
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 be familiar with basic web protocols and architectures and will have been introduced to a number of advanced networking concepts and techniques that are currently under development.


 Computer Networks

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

The main teaching method followed is the traditional face-to-face lectures in class. An electronic presentation program, a portable computer and a projector are utilised at each lecture. Interactive images and videos are used in order to improve the understanding of the main disciplines of the course. All the presentations, resolved exercises, multimedia material, notes, exercises to be delivered, announcements, web links, etc. are updated frequently in eclass, a flexible e-learning platform. At the same time, students through the study of the relative literature and the writing/oral presentation of a term paper they get familiar with advanced concepts of internet architectures and protocols.

Evaluation Method:
• Written exams: 70%
• Term paper: 30%



Assessment/Grading Methods

The students are assessed through final written exams and oral presentation of a term paper.

• Lectures: 39 hours
• Study and Analysis of Bibliography: 11 hours
• Personal study: 62 hours
• Term paper: 10 hours
• Final examination: 3 hours
• Total: 125 hours (5 ECTS)


Language of Instruction
Greek, English (for Erasmus students)
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