Advanced Networking



  • Semester: Winter term 2018/2019
  • Type of lecture: Vorlesung + Übung
  • SWS: 2 + 2
  • ECTS Credits: 2,5 + 2,5
  • Language: English
  • Maximum students: 50

Summary (Vorlesung):

Due to the demands of big data, cloud computing, Internet-of-Things (IoT) and mobile devices, new architectures for computer networks have evolved: Software Defined Networking (SDN) decouples the data plane (packet forwarding, on commodity hardware) from the control plane (control functions, on high performance servers) and offers open programming interfaces. Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) extends existing concepts for server and network virtualization. This allows network functions (like, e.g., routing) that have traditionally been executed on proprietary hardware to be virtualized and executed on commercial off-the-shelf hardware. This lecture offers an introduction to these new technologies, concepts and standards and provides insight into their application in data centers, for fog and cloud computing and for IoT applications.


Please note that the lecture will now be in room 04.137 in Martensstr. 3 (4th floor).

  • 16.10.2018: Contents and Organization (slides)
    Introduction (slides)
  • 23.10.2018: Internet of Things – Concepts (slides)
  • 06.11.2018: Internet of Things – Protocols I: REST, CoAP, MQTT (slides)
  • 13.11.2018: Internet of Things – Protocols II: WebSocket, HTTP/2, AMQP, XMPP (slides)
  • 20.11.2018: Internet of Things – Zero-Configuration Networking (slides)


Sign up for the exercise classes until 18.10.2018 07:00a.m. via EST. The exercise classes (tutorials) are assigned later.

  • CW 42: No exercise classes
  • CW 43: Organization, IoT Network overview, ESP32 intro/IDE/programming (slides); Assignment 1 due to 29.10.2018 8am
  • CW 44: No exercise classes because of holiday
  • CW 45: MQTT (slides); Assignment 2 due to 12.11.2018 8am
  • CW 46: ESP: I/O, libraries (slides); Assignment 3 due to 19.11.2018 8am
  • CW 47: ESP: more libraries (slides, library); Assignment 4 due to 26.11.2018 8am

Time and place

Field of studies

  • WF, IuK-MA
  • WF, ASC-MA

Additional information