Advanced Networking 2015 - 2016

This page contains general information about the course.
The material related to the specific lectures and the associated assignments can be found in the lectures page.


Guest lecturers

Lab Teachers

  • Arno Bakker
  • Huan Zhou

With additional lab contributions from:

  • Daniel Romao
  • Marijke Kaat
  • Fahimeh Alizadeh
  • Niels Sijm

Lab Support

  • Niels Sijm


The course spans a period eight weeks: from Tuesday March 29th to Friday May 20th 2016.
Because of vacation days (including a one week May vacation), please refer to the schedule on the wiki for the correct lecture dates.

It is easier to see the course as divided in three blocks.

  • Part 1: Transport Protocols and QoS
    • Transport protocols: UDP and basic TCP;
    • TCP: congestion control and 'problem cases';
    • Beyond TCP: SCTP, MultiPath TCP and QUIC
    • Multimedia applications: RTP/RTCP, DASH and SIP/H323
    • QoS: DiffServ, IntServ and CoS
  • Part 2: Optical and Programmable Networks
    • Optical technologies
    • Network Programmability
    • SDNs and OpenFlow
    • Tagged routing: MPLS
  • Part 3: Wireless and mobile networks
    • Mobility: Mobile IPv4, Mobile IPv6
    • Wireless networking
    • LORA networks and IoT

Site Visits and Events

CompanyDay Date Time
Tallgrass Tuesday April 19th 11.30-12.30}
LoRa/IoTWednesday May 18th 10.00-16.00
Fiber Day 2016 Friday May 20th10.00-14.00


The final grade will be composed of:

  • 10% classroom tests
  • 40% labs
  • 50% final examination

Labs and tests needs to sufficient (higher or equal to 5.5) for admission to the final exam.
Final exam needs to be sufficient (higher or equal to 5.5) to pass.


Day Date Time Location
TuesdayMay 24 10.30-13.00B1.23

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