Advanced Networking (WS 2021/22)



Type of course Lecture (2 SWS) + exercises (2 SWS)
ECTS credits 2,5 + 2,5
Language English
Lecture Tuesday, 02:15 pm – 03:45 pm, room 01.019 UnivIS , online if necessary
Exercises Wednesday, 10:00 am – 12:00 am, room 04.158 UnivIS , online if necessary
Wednesday, 02:00 pm – 04:00 pm, room 04.158 UnivIS , online if necessary
Thursday, 04:00 pm – 06:00 pm, room 04.158 UnivIS , online if necessary


Due to the demands of big data, cloud computing, Internet-of-Things (IoT) and mobile devices, new architectures for computer networks have evolved: Software Defined Networking (SDN) decouples the data plane (packet forwarding, on commodity hardware) from the control plane (control functions, on high performance servers) and offers open programming interfaces. Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) extends existing concepts for server and network virtualization. This allows network functions (like, e.g., routing) that have traditionally been executed on proprietary hardware to be virtualized and executed on commercial off-the-shelf hardware. This lecture offers an introduction to these new technologies, concepts and standards and provides insight into their application in data centers, for fog and cloud computing and for IoT applications.

Educational Objectives and Competencies

  • The students learn to understand the basic concepts of
    • Software Defined Networking
    • Network Function Virtualization
    • Internet of Things
    • Cloud Computing
  • The students learn to apply the knowledge in assignments in labs.
  • The students create own configurations in the lab for
    • Software Defined Networking
    • Internet of Things


William Stallings: Foundations of Modern Networking – SDN, QoE, IoT, and Cloud; Pearson