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Network Architectures: Internet Routing (Seminar, WS 2012/13)

The Internet influences our life more and more: Many of us use electronic mail instead of writing with pen and paper; homebanking and ordering books over the web are in everyday life; and elections via Internet are in field tests. Furthermore, the interconnectedness gets denser and the day is near that every coffee maker is programmable through the internet and every car connects to its manufacturer for diagnosis.

This seminar deals with recent findings and scientific research papers concerning Internet routing. Topics range from improvement of routing algorithms, such as for the Internet, wireles mesh networks, or overlay networks, over topology detection and emulation to traffic engineering or secure routing.


  • The mandatory preparatory meeting takes place on 19 October 2012, 2:00 p.m. in room TEL 1118/19.


Overview / Basic information
Anja Feldmann
Contact person:
Lalith Suresh
Event type:
Diplom Informatik: Operating and Communication Systems / Betriebs- und Kommunikationssysteme (BKS)
Master of Computer Science
: Communication-Based Systems (Master Informatik: Kommunikations­basierte Systeme)
Master of Computer Engineering: Technical Applications (Master Technische Informatik: Technische Anwendungen)
Bachelor of Computer Science: Communication Technology (Bachelor Informatik: Kommunikations­technik)
Bachelor of Computer Engineering: Computer Engineering (Bachelor Technische Informatik: Technische Informatik)
part of the modules BINF-KT-NA/PJSE.W12, MINF-KT-NA/VTK.W12, MINF-KT-NA/VTG.W12.
(probably two or three days within the first two or three weeks in the semester breaks)
Preparatory meeting:
October 19th, 2012, 2:00–4:00 pm
TEL 1118/19
Course ID:
0432 L 822
bachelor students after their basic studies (from the fifth semester on), master students, and Diplom student
intermediate diplom / basic modules, profound knowledge in computer networks, good english for reading scientific papers
talk and paper
Further information:
c.f. ISIS


Intention of the seminar

  • practice to work original literature
  • practice of profesional/scientific talks
  • occupation with a small, definite and recent matter

General Guidelines

All Guidelines

  • Was is done in groups?
  • What demands are made on the paper?
  • What has to be considered for the talk and the preparation of the slides?


To receive the seminar certificate we require

  • a successfull presentation/talk
  • a seminar paper accepted by us
  • continuous attendence and active participation and contribution (in the group meetings as well as during the presentations)

The seminar certificate will have a grade, which will be made from above mentioned Criteria.


Time Need
19 Oct. 2012, 4:00–6:00 p.m.
Preparatory Meeting: Presentation of the supervisors, topic groups and topics
see also: "How to read a paper" by S. Keshav
until 1 Nov. 2012
Registration for the seminar via ISIS. At least three topic wishes and the Matrikelnummer are required. The topics are allocated by lot!
until 5 Nov. 2012
Announcement of participant ↔ topic correlation via ISIS or per email
until 16 Nov. 2012
elaborate the topic (search literature, sort it, read it—and if possible—understand it)
until 16 Nov. 2012
Send a short version of your seminar paper containing structural and short hints as to the planned content to your supervisor (as a discussion basis)
until 23 Nov. 2012
Meeting of every participant with his supervisor
until 14 Dec. 2012
summarize literature in a seminar paper (about 10 pages)
until 14 Dec. 2012
send seminar paper to supervisor
until 7 Jan. 2013
read and correct seminar paper of the other participants of the group
Group meeting: exchange comments and helpful hints with each other. Attendance is mandatory!
until 18 Jan. 2013
incorporate results of the group meeting in seminar paper and send the revised version to supervisor
until 1 Feb. 2013
Prepare slides and send them to supervisor
until 8 Feb. 2013
Meeting with supervisor: discuss slides
until 15 Feb. 2013
incoporate comments of supervisor in slides and send final version to supervisor
16 Feb. 2013
End of term

until the day before seminar
Prepare the talk
25. Feb. 2013,
2:30 - 6:00 p.m.

Talks in TEL 1118/19
Attendance to all talks is mandatory!
45min incl. Discussion per talk


Topics for the Seminar "Internet Routing", WS 2012/13

Several papers in the area of "Internet Routing" to work on in the seminar. more to: Topics for the Seminar "Internet Routing", WS 2012/13


  • Huitema, Christian. Routing in the Internet. Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, USA, 1995. (english)
  • James F. Kurose and Keith W. Ross. Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach. Addison-Wesley, fourth edition, 2007. (englisch), online version (preliminary version of 1st edition, password will be given during the course)
  • James F. Kurose und Keith W. Ross. Computernetze: Ein Top-Down-Ansatz mit Schwerpunkt Internet. Pearson Studium (Prentice Hall), München, Deutschland, 2002. (deutsch)
  • Andrew S. Tanenbaum. Computernetzwerke. Pearson Studium (Prentice Hall), München, Deutschland, dritte revidierte Auflage, 2000. (deutsch)
  • Andrew S. Tanenbaum. Computer Networks. Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference, Upper Saddle River, NJ, USA, fourth edition, 2003. (english)



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