13513 - Communication Networks / Security Research Class Modulübersicht

Module Number: 13513
Module Title:Communication Networks / Security Research Class
  Forschungsmodul zu Kommunikationsnetzen / -Sicherheit
Department: Faculty 1 - Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Responsible Staff Member:
  • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Hohlfeld, Oliver
Language of Teaching / Examination:English
Duration:1 semester
Frequency of Offer: On special announcement
Credits: 6
Learning Outcome:After successfully completing the module, students posess the following knowlege and skills:
  • Detailed knowledge of current research topics in the field of Communication Networks / Network Security
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of a selected current topic
  • Knowledge of scientific methods for the development of own results
  • Ability to work independently on a research topic
Contents:This module targets students who are interested in acquiring an in-depth understanding of current research topics in communication networks / network security / network data science. Each course / semester will focus on a selected research area announced in the beginning of the course. The module begins with a set of lectures to provide the foundations on the selected research area. Students will then work on exploring their individually assigned research topics, both in theory and in practice. Results of this research work are presented and discussed within the class.

Discussed research areas can fall within:
- Network security
- Network architecture
- Network measurements / performance evaluation / simulation
- Networked systems (e.g., social networks)
- Quality of experience of networked systems
Recommended Prerequisites:Knowledge about foundational aspects of computer networks (e.g., basic protocols such as Ethernet, IP, TCP, HTTP, routing) as thought in introductory courses on computer networks is expecte, e.g.:
  • 11454 Grundlagen der Rechnernetze
Mandatory Prerequisites:None
Forms of Teaching and Proportion:
  • Lecture / 2 Hours per Week per Semester
  • Seminar / 2 Hours per Week per Semester
  • Practical training / 2 Hours per Week per Semester
  • Study project / 60 Hours
  • Self organised studies / 30 Hours
Teaching Materials and Literature:
  • Depending on the topic the relevant information will be provided at the beginning of the module.
Module Examination:Continuous Assessment (MCA)
Assessment Mode for Module Examination:The assessment consists of equal parts:
  • one scientific presentation (45 minutes) of the assigned research topic followed by a discussion (project assignment)
  • one oral (15 minutes) or written examination (60 minutes) on the content of the lecture part
  • one theoretical or practical paper on the individual research topic (project assignment)
In the first lecture it will be announced, if the examination will be offered in written or oral form.
Evaluation of Module Examination:Performance Verification – graded
Limited Number of Participants:None
Part of the Study Programme:
  • Master (research-oriented) / Cyber Security / PO 2017
  • Master (research-oriented) / Informatik / PO 2008
  • Master (research-oriented) / Informations- und Medientechnik / PO 2017
  • Study programme Informatik M.Sc.: Compulsory elective module in complex „Angewandte und technische Informatik“ (level 400)
  • Study programme Cyber Security M.Sc.: Compulsory elective module in complex „Computer Science“
Module Components:
  • Lecture „Communication Networks / Security Research Class“
  • Subsequent seminar
  • Subsequent laboratory
The module starts with a lecture part. Afterwards the different topics are presented in a seminar part. In the laboratory part, a problem is then implemented in detail.
Components to be offered in the Current Semester:
  • no assignment