Checking date: 15/01/2019

Course: 2021/2022

Content delivery networks
Study: Master in Telematics Engineering (264)

Coordinating teacher: GARCIA REINOSO, JAIME JOSE

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Telematic Engineering

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
The student must have previous knowledge of basic principles on networked distributed systen and deep knowledge in TCP/IP networking.
With respect to competences, after the course the students will be able to: - Know the current problematic related with content distribution in the Internet. - Know architectures that improve the user experience when accessing different types of content. - Know and get into details in the techniques related with content distribution that use overlay networks. - Analyze real study cases of content distribution networks (Akamai) - Know the proposals and standards for content distribution in next generation networks. - Know the techniques employed for multimedia transmission over mobile networks.
Description of contents: programme
The detailed program of the course is the following: - Introduction to architectures for content distribution: client-server, P2P, CDN - Overlay networks for file distribution: DHT, swarming - Overlay networks for multimedia content distribution: Live streaming, Video on Demand - CDN architectures: Design, Study cases (Akamai, Limelight), CDN for Social Networks (Twitter, Facebook) - Information Centric Networking: Content-Centric Networking (CCN) y Publish/Subscribe Internetworking (PSI). - Content distribution in Next Generation Networks (NGN), IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), Value-added services in the IMS (MBMS, IPTV, VoD).
Learning activities and methodology
The teaching methodology will include: - Theoretical lectures. The teacher will present the main concepts, as a summary, so that the student can acquire the general context of the subject with the adequate detail level that corresponds to a scientific master degree. These sessions will foster interactivity and discussion of the different proposed problems, in order to interconnect the presented concepts. - Individual read and analysis of state of the art research work. This work will be done by the students after the presentation in the theoretical lectures of the main concepts behind this research work. - Debates and discussion classes about research works. These sessions include the joint analysis of selected works that are relevant for the research topics covered in this course.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50
Additional Bibliography
  • Ivan Vidal, Ignacio Soto, Albert Banchs, Jaime Garcia-Reinoso, Ivan Lozano, Gonzalo Camarillo. Multimedia Networking Technologies, Protocols, and Architectures. Artech House. 2019

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