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Seminar: Complex Communication Structures

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Seminar: Complex Communication Structures
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Computer Science and Communication Systems, Master, ASPO 01.10.2017
Module code: KIM-SKKS
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
4S (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 1
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Case study (50%), presentation (25%), oral examination (25%)

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

KIM-SKKS (P222-0066) Computer Science and Communication Systems, Master, ASPO 01.10.2017 , semester 1, mandatory course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 180 hours (equivalent to 6 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 135 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
KIM-SKTA Strategic Communication for Technology Selection Seminar

[updated 15.07.2020]
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Horst Wieker
Prof. Dr. Horst Wieker (seminar)

[updated 15.08.2019]
Learning outcomes:
Students will learn how to use important protocols in complex, heterogeneous communication networks. The will be able to use this knowledge to analyze and further develop the interrelationships and interaction of the individual network functions and the use of network protocols. Students will learn migration strategies for the introduction of new technologies into classic communication structures. Students will be able to describe a complex communication topic comprehensively in the form of a paper and present it to the other students in a long lecture.

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Module content:
Compositions. Classic IT/TC topics will be the subjects of the compositions. Possible examples could be:
   UMTS - IP architecture, transport and service quality
   LTE - basics, architecture and standard
   Next Generation Network - IMS
   Mobile operating systems
   V2X communication

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Recommended or required reading:
Project-related literature will be announced depending on the topic.

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Module offered in:
WS 2022/23, WS 2021/22, WS 2020/21, WS 2019/20, WS 2018/19, ...
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