Seminar on Topics in Communications Networking

Module Number: EI5087

Duration: 1 Semester

Occurence: Winter semester

Language: English

Number of ECTS: 5


Professor in charge: Wolfgang Kellerer

Amount of work

Contact hours: 45

Self-study hours: 105

Total: 150

Recommended requirements

Fundamentals of modern communication theory and communication networking principles

The following modules should be passed before taking the course:

  • Adaptive and Array Signal Processing
  • Broadband Communication Networks
  • Channel Coding
  • Information Theory and Source Coding


Introduction to selected current research topics in the fields of communication networking, communication protocols, network theory, information theory, queuing theory, communication systems, network resource management, signaling systems, wireless cellular and multihop communications, network planning and optimization, network performance analysis.

In the seminar the participants prepare their own contributions based on literature study in form of technical papers, presentations and intensive discussions to give all students a state-of-the-art introduction to important recent research areas.

Study goals

The goal is to teach skills in literature review, scientific writing and presentation. The seminar is intended to introduce students to current research literature to bridge the gap between coursework and thesis research. The student will gain understanding of a particular research area, learn how to apply the understanding, analyze the results and evaluate their impact.

Teaching and learning methods

  • Learning method: Guided and supported by an advisor, students search and review scientific literature. Students learn how to write a scientific review paper and how to prepare and execute a scientific presentation. An introduction to presentation techniques is provided in addition to the individual methods of the students consolidated knowledge is aspired by repeated lessons in exercises and tutorials
  • Teaching method: In the beginning introductions are given by the advisors. The main part of the seminar consists of students teaching students during the seminar presentations. Discussions between the presenters and the audience follow the presentations

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