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Computer networks II (MYY801)
  • TYPE: Undergraduate, Core
  • WEEKLY HOURS: 3 Theory, 2 Labs
  • SEMESTER: 8th
  • COURSE UNITS: 4
DESCRIPTION

THEORY: Principles of computer networking and the Internet; the TCP/IP reference model; Networking layer and the Internet protocol (IP): services, addressing, and routing principles; Transport layer: principles, reliable data transport, UDP and TCP; Congestion control; UNIX sockets programming; Principles of application layer; Examples of application layer protocols (HTTP, SMTP); the Domain Name Service (DNS); process communication via remote procedure calls (RPC); Design principles of high performance and high availability servers.

LABS: Network creation, configuration, management and basic safeguarding in GNS3.


 Wireless Links (MYE048)
  • TYPE: Undergraduate, Elective
  • WEEKLY HOURS: 3 Theory, 2 Labs
  • SEMESTER: ≥ 6th
  • COURSE UNITS: 4
DESCRIPTION

THEORY: Basic principles and modeling of signal propagation. Detailed loss estimation models: free space, flat earth, two-ray ground, diffraction losses, Fresnel zones, Link Budget. Empirical loss estimation models: outdoor models (Okumura Hata, Egli, IEEE, ITU-R P1546, WINNER), indoor models (Single incline, COST 231, ITU-R P1238). Fading and channel characterization: small-scale, large-scale, empirical determination of loss factors.

LABSVirtual Laboratories on Wireless Communications. Features:

  • Antenna positioning and loss models.
  • Effects of rician-rayleigh fading.
  • Performing real field measurements over hilly, urban and suburban areas.
  • Indoors network planning.
  • DVB-T network planning.

Mobile and Wireless Networks (Λ5)

TYPE: MSc, Elective

WEEKLY HOURS: 3

UNIT: ADVANCED COMPUTER SYSTEMS – Unit S: Software Systems

ECTS Credits: 7

Course Homepage: (link)

Tutors: Evangelos Papapetrou, Christos Liaskos

Description: The course focuses on the key enabling technologies for wireless and mobile networks and delineates their fundamental operating principles. In the first part, the course examines the dominant technologies in the field of wide area and metropolitan area infrastructured networks such as LTE and WiMAX. Then, the course focuses on ad hoc networks, such as Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (MANETs) and opportunistic networks, as well as on Delay Tolerant Networking (DTN). Finally, the course discusses key technologies proposed in the context of 5G networks. Summarizing, the following technologies will be examined during the course:

  • 4G Networks and LTE
  • Wireless Metropolitan Access Networks (WiMAX)
  • Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (MANETs) and Opportunistic Networks, Mobile Social Networks
  • Delay Tolerant Networks (DTNs)
  • Machine-to-Machine Communication (M2M), Internet of Things (IoT) in 5G Networks,
  • Software Defined Networking (SDN), Network Slicing

 Course information for the current semester:

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Book Published: The Internet of Materials, CRC Press Taylor & Francis Group, ISBN 9781003043805, (link to publisher).

 New papers
  • Christos Liaskos, Ageliki Tsioliaridou, Sotiris Ioannidis, Andreas Pitsillides, and Ian F. Akyildiz, "Realizing Ambient Backscatter Communications with Intelligent Surfaces in 6G Wireless Systems", IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine, 2022.
  • Christos Liaskos, Ageliki Tsioliaridou, Sotiris Ioannidis, Andreas Pitsillides, and Ian F. Akyildiz, "Next Generation Connected Materials for Intelligent Energy Propagation in Multiphysics Systems", IEEE Communications Magazine, May, 2021.
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