WPI Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Computer Science Department

CS577/EE537 Advanced Computer Networks - Spring 2003 Waltham
Instructor: Bob Kinicki

General and Historic Course Information
Required Text: None
Final Syllabus
Class List

This course is taught 'seminar style'. This implies students present papers selected from the current computer networks literature with discussion by the rest of the class. With current enrollment of six students, each student can expect to make three to four presentations.

Students must choose papers from the current list of Computer Networks Research Topic Areas. This semester I plan to divide the semester into four or five topics that will each be the source of papers for a few weeks.
The List of Important Networking Journals and Conferences is presented roughly in decreasing order of providing quality papers for class presentations.

This course includes a Updated Course Project, and a Final Exam. Here are the set of questions for the Final Exam! PDF

Most of the material covered in this course will be taken from the current computer networking literature. However, a Computer Networks Textbooks List is provided for students seeking reference books.

The course syllabus will be constructed from the set of papers selected from the literature. The Spring 2002 Syllabus will give you an idea of the sophisticaton level of the papers.

Class Lecture Slides and Papers

Chris Cox's Presentation on Library Resources    
Course Objectives (pdf) (ppt)
Hobb's Internet History    
TCP Sliding Windows (pdf) (ppt)
General Congestion Control and Queuing (pdf) (ppt)
TCP Congestion Control (pdf) (ppt)
Random Early Detection Gateways for Congestion Avoidance (pdf) (ppt)
Tuning RED for Web Traffic (pdf) (ppt)
Core Stateless Fair Queuing (pdf) (ppt)
The War between Mice and Elephants (pdf) (ppt)
Promoting the Use of End-to-End Congestion Control in the Internet (pdf) (ppt)
A Study of Active Queue Management for Congestion Control (pdf) (ppt)
Analysis and Design of an Adaptive Virtual Queue (AVQ) Algorithm for Active Queue Management (pdf) (ppt)
Congestion Control for High Bandwidth-Delay Product Networks (pdf) (ppt)
Improving the Performance of Reliable Transport Protocols in Mobile Computing Environments (pdf) (ppt)
End-to-End Bandwidth Estimation in TCP to Improve Wireless Link Utilization (pdf) (ppt)
Discriminating Congestion Losses from Wireless Losses using Inter-Arrival Times at the Receiver (pdf) (ppt)
A Performance Comparison of Multi-Hop Wireless Ad Hoc Network Routing Protocols (pdf) (ppt)
The Impact of Multihop Wireless Channel on TCP Throughput and Loss (pdf) (ppt)
Proxy-based TCP-friendly streaming over mobile networks (pdf) (ppt)
Beyond the Perimeter: the Need for Early Detection of Denial of Service Attacks (pdf) (ppt)
Using Overlays to Improve Network Security (pdf) (ppt)
A Methodology for Analyzing the Performance of Authentication Protocols (pdf) (ppt)
Defending against Flooding-Based Distributed Denial-of-Service Attacks: A Tutorial (pdf) (ppt)
Hash-Based IP Traceback (pdf) (ppt)
Distributed Priority Scheduling and Medium Access in Ad-hoc Networks (pdf) (ppt)
Supporting Differentiated Services in MPLS Networks (pdf) (ppt)
Domain and Type Enforcement Firewalls (pdf) (ppt)
Controlling High Bandwidth Aggregates in the Network (pdf) (ppt)
Interposed Request Routing for Scalable Network Storage (pdf) (ppt)

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Bob Kinicki
Fuller Labs 135
Computer Science Department
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester, MA 01609

Modified 6 April 2003