IS250 Computer Based Communications Networks and Systems

Spring 2010

Tentative Schedule, Readings, and Assignments

Week Date Day Topic Readings Notes
Week 1 1/19 Tues Introduction ppt
  1/21 Thur Network Architecture ppt
Comer 1,2,3 [skim 3.17-22]; skim Comer 4; Clark88
Week 2 1/26 Tues Network Design Principles ppt
SRC84; CWSB02  
  1/28 Thur Economics of Networks ppt
WN05 pp.1-16
Week 3 2/2 Tues Economics of Networks (cont'd)
Comer 5,6  
  2/4 Thur Foundations of Communication ppt Comer 7,8.1-8.3,10,11; skim Comer 8.4-8.16, 9 A1 due
Week 4 2/9 Tues Physical Layer
Comer 12,13  
  2/11 Thur Data Link Layer ppt Comer 14,15; skim Comer 17-19 Mini-Project
Topics Due
Week 5 2/16 Tues Data Link Layer ppt
Comer 16
A2 due
  2/18 Thur Network Competition ppt
WN05 pp.16-30; TBD
Week 6 2/23 Tues Network Competition ppt    
  2/25 Thur Network Layer: Addressing ppt
Comer 20, 21
Week 7 3/2 Tues Network Layer: Addressing (cont'd)
Comer 22, 23.15-20; skim rest of Comer 23 Mini-Project

Begin; A3 due
  3/4 Thur Network Layer: Datagram Forwarding ppt
Week 8 3/9 Tues Exam 1
  3/11 Thur Network Layer: Fragmentation; Routing ppt Comer 27  
Week 9 3/16 Tues Network Layer: Routing (cont'd)

  3/18 Thur Network Layer: Future of IP ppt
Comer 24 A4 due
Week 10 3/23 Tues Spring Break    
  3/25 Thur Spring Break    
Week 11 3/30 Tues Transport Layer: Introduction ppt
Comer 25-26  
  4/1 Thur Transport Layer: Reliable Transport

Week 12 4/6 Tues No class meeting (John at NSF)
  No office
hour today
  4/8 Thur Transport Layer: Flow and Congestion Control ppt  
Week 13 4/13 Tues Application Layer ppt

A5 due
  4/15 Thur Application Layer Comer 28,29 Mini-Project
Week 14 4/20 Tues Application Layer ppt

No office
hour today
  4/22 Thur Network Security ppt
Comer 30  
Week 15 4/27 Tues Network Security: Economics ppt

A6 due
  4/29 Thur Network Design; Course Evaluation ppt

Week 16 5/4 Tues RRR Week (no class meeting)    
  5/6 Thur RRR Week (no class meeting)    
Week 17 5/11 Tues Exam 2    

Links to Assigned Readings:

The Design Philosophy of the DARPA Internet Protocols
David D. Clark
Proceedings of ACM SIGCOMM 1988; Computer Communication Review Vol. 18, No. 4, August 1988, pp. 106-114
End-to-end arguments in system design.
J. H. Saltzer, D. P. Reed, and D. D. Clark.
ACM Transactions on Computer Systems, pages 277-288, 1984.
CWSB02 Tussle in Cyberspace: Defining Tomorrow's Internet
David D. Clark, John Wroclawski, Karen R. Sollins, Robert Braden
Proceedings of ACM SIGCOMM 2002.
Digital Crossroads: American Telecommunications Policy in the Internet Age, MIT Press 2005.
Philip Weiser, Jon Nuechterlein.
Chapter 1 -- The Big Picture.