Communication Networks

Schedule & Location

Date: Lecture/Tutorial Wed 09:15 - 11:45

Credits: 6 ECTS points - 3 SWS


VAK Number: 01-15-03-CNS(a)-V

Former Title: Communication Networks Systems

Content Overview

This lecture includes elements of the former CN Systems and CN Theory lectures.

  • distributed systems
  • ISO reference model for open communication
  • transport layer: congestion control, flow control, virtual connections; system example: TCP
  • network performance evaluation
  • network layer: adressing, graphs, routing (theory and protocols); system example: IP
  • graph theory
  • linear programming and its application in communication networks
  • data link layer: logical link control, media access control; system example: WLAN
  • delay-tolerant networks
  • network security


  • J. Kurose, K. Ross: Computer Networking: A Top Down Approach, Pearson 2016
  • M. Bossert, M. Breitbach: Digitale Netze — Funktionsgruppen digitaler Netze und Systembeispiele, B.G. Teubner 1999
  • J. Walrand: Communication Networks, A first course, WCB/McGraw-Hill 1998
  • A. Tanenbaum: Computer Networks (5th Edition), Pearson 2011