Checking date: 03/07/2020

Course: 2020/2021

Architecture of the internet
Study: Master in Telematics Engineering (264)

Coordinating teacher: GARCIA MARTINEZ, ALBERTO

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Telematic Engineering

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
Knowledge on the TCP/IP architecture and routing protocols (fundamentals of distance vector and link state protocols)
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results.
- General knowledge about the complex problema of data transport and network interconnection, integrating business model and technology. - Be able to use logic and mathematic tools to cope with the problems associated to the convergence of routing protocols: stability, convergence costs, traffic engineering - Integration of business models aspects to gain a holistic vision of the routing problem. - Use cases: - Topology and routing in the Internet inter-domain - Topology and routing in datacenters - Critical attitude in relation to current technologies. - Ability to access, understand, present and generate technical literature related with the course - Ability to communicate orally in an effective way
Description of contents: programme
- Reading, writing and presenting research articles related with communication networks - Review on routing. Loop-freeness in routing protocols. Convergence in routing protocols - Multipath architectures. Multipath routing protocols - Interdomain routing in the Internet: BGP (Border Gateway Protocol). Commercial relationships in the provision of Internet connectivity. - Stability of protocols supporting policies - Convergence dynamics - Traffic engineering in the Internet
Learning activities and methodology
- Self-learning, guided by the teachers - Classes - Debate sessions - Presentation of articles by the students. First, there will be a round of presentations to provide feedback to the students (not evaluated), and then the final presentation. - Problems solved by the students
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 0
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 100
Basic Bibliography
  • Craig Labovitz, Abha Ahuja, Abhijit Bose, and Farnam Jahanian . Delayed Internet Routing Convergence. IEEE Transactions on Networking. 2002
  • Iljitsch Van Beijnum. BGP. O'Reilly. 2002
  • Lixin Gao and Jennifer Rexford. Stable Internet Routing Without Global Coordination. IEEE Transactions on Networking. 1999
  • Timothy G. Griffin, F. Bruce Shepherd, and Gordon Wilfong. The Stable Paths Problem and Interdomain Routing. IEEE Transactions on Networking. 2001
Additional Bibliography
  • T. G. Griffin, F. B. Shepherd, G. Wilfong . The Stable Paths Problem and Interdomain Routing. Article: IEEE Transactions on Networking, Vol 10, nº 2. April 2002

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.