Advanced Computer Networks
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Computer Science Department, Worcester Polytechnic Institute,
Worcester, MA 01609 email@example.com
Modified by rek 12 January 2002
Advanced Computer Networks is designed to build on knowledge from
previous computer networks courses and allow the student to learn
about the latest developments in the computer and communications
Advanced Computer Networks will be taught in "seminar" style.
There will not be a textbook for the course and the course will focus
on gathering knowledge from the current available literature.
The student will have to do a class project and a presentation on
one of the papers from the literature.
There will be a one-hour midterm exam and a three hour final exam.
Required Background and/or Prerequisites
- familiarity with operating systems principles (helpful but not
- probability and basic queueing theory
- CS513 Introduction to Computer and Communications Networks
- Note - some students will also have taken LANs course
- to familiarize students with the breadth of the networks' frontier
- to improve communication skills
- to improve standard graduate student research skills
- to further develop literature searching and literature reviewing
- to deal with "new age" information available through the Web
- to learn to analyze and critique published results
- to "fill-in" some material missing from previous courses
- to encourage a performance perspective towards analysis of all
types of computer and communication networks (LANs, MANs and WANs)
Homework Assignment 1
Due: February 4, 1997
Each student needs to select, duplicate and bring to class two or
three articles from the literature.
Two of the papers have to be from different topic areas of the