PA159 Net-Centric Computing I

Faculty of Informatics
Autumn 2015
Extent and Intensity
2/0. 2 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. RNDr. Eva Hladká, Ph.D. (lecturer)
RNDr. Vít Rusňák, Ph.D. (assistant)
Ing. Eva Výtvarová (assistant)
Guaranteed by
doc. RNDr. Eva Hladká, Ph.D.
Department of Computer Systems and Communications - Faculty of Informatics
Contact Person: doc. RNDr. Eva Hladká, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Computer Systems and Communications - Faculty of Informatics
Tue 10:00–11:50 D3
Prerequisites (in Czech)
! PA191 Advanced Computer Networking && ! NOW ( PA191 Advanced Computer Networking )
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The main goal of this course is to provide a deeper insight into the area of computer networks (behind the level of basic bachelor courses) and to provide a complex survey of crucial protocols in computer networks (routing, IPv6, quality of service, etc.).
Graduate will be able to analyze the behavior of even complex computer networks and propose their topology as well as solutions to particular problems.
Graduate will also know the features and benefits of the IPv6 network protocol and become able to design and implement an IPv6 network.
Graduate will obtain a survey of mechanisms used for ensuring the quality of service in computer networks.
Graduate will be able to discover bottlenecks in communication systems and will be able to propose their removal/elimination.
Graduate will learn the basic principles in the area of mobile networks, he or she will obtain an idea about their specific features from the perspective of computer networks.
Graduate will be also able to prepare and lead simple courses targeted in particular areas of computer networks and their applications.
  • Architecture of computer networks, ISO/OSI and TCP/IP model, IP protocol, transport protocols (TCP, UDP), basic services of computer networks -- short recapitulation.
  • Advanced features of IPv6 protocol: mobility and security, ICMPv6, IPv6 support in applications.
  • Advanced routing mechanisms: distance vector, link state and path vector routing. Router architecture. Traffic Engineering. MPLS, MPLS labels' assignment and distribution, MPLS routing.
  • Advanced TCP protocol features. Protocols for high bandwidth networks with high latency.
  • Peer-to-peer networks. Basic architectures, routing in structured and unstructured P2P systems and hybrid P2P networks.
  • Ad-hoc/sensor networks: history, types, data transmission principles, communication principles, routing, mechanisms for ensuring reliable communication, protocols, actual trends.
  • Computer networks and multimedia: multimedia applications, application demands, actual trends.
  • GOUDA, Mohamed G. Elements of network protocol design. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1998. xviii, 506. ISBN 0471197440. info
  • GORALSKI, Walter. High-speed networking and communications technologies for the Internet and Intranets. Charleston: Computer Technology Research Corporation, 1998. v, 274 s. ISBN 1-56607-997-7. info
  • BLACK, Darryl P. Building switched networks :multilayer switching, Qos, IP multicast, network policy, and service-level agreements. Reading: Addison-Wesley, 1999. xix, 298 s. ISBN 0-201-37953-8. info
  • STEINMETZ, Ralf and Klara NAHRSTEDT. Multimedia :computing, communications and applications. Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall PTR, 1995. xxii, 854. ISBN 0-13-324435-0. info
  • WOLF, Lars Christian. Resource management for distributed multimedia systems. Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1996. x, 145 s. ISBN 0-7923-9748-7. info
Teaching methods
Lectures, reading of recommended literature, no drills
Assessment methods
No home work and drills. Only final written exam at the end of the course (11 questions/subjects that must be answered explicitly by students, 110 points in total).
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2002, Autumn 2003, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020, Autumn 2021, Autumn 2022, Autumn 2023.
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