Seminar im Sommersemester 2022

Thema:

Networks are a vital part of modern-day life. Most day-to-day applications are cloud-based and require networks to function correctly. For example, cloud-based applications typically rely on modern deployment strategies such as containerization. It is important to know the traffic the application receives for optimal deployment. Here, network monitoring can help. Also, networking does not only consider cloud applications but is also crucial for the industrial use-case. There, recent research looks into time-critical and predictable networking. Therefore, this seminar focuses on three aspects of communication networks: network monitoring, container networking, and industrial networking.

Gaining insights into existing networks is vital for network management and optimization. One goal of network monitoring is to visualize the state and behaviour of the network. This visualization can then help enhance future management decisions and support traffic engineering and quality of service considerations. Network monitoring is not a trivial task since different underlying network technologies might be encountered, like SDN-based networks and non SDN-based networks. Furthermore, network monitoring includes the whole stack of data collection, data processing, transmitting data, analyzing data, and presentation of data.

Containers are widely adopted in production systems in cloud environments. Containers allow for higher flexibility and easier deployment than traditional server-based deployments. A container runs on a host operating system and provides isolation to the host. Contrary to Virtual Machines, containers do not execute an operating system, making them more lightweight in terms of resource usage. Containerization provides good management and virtualization mechanisms. Since containers are often used in cloud environments, the container networking solution should also perform well. The multitude of solutions spans a wide range of different network interface technologies and communication patterns. For example, containers must be able to communicate with other containers on the same host and containers on different hosts. For this communication, different mechanisms include virtual Ethernet solutions and network bridging.

Controlling machines over ethernet-based systems require tight latency guarantees and, most importantly, predictable and deterministic networks. Therefore, predictable latency becomes increasingly important in industrial and data center networks. The industry developed several solutions that uphold the requirements to solve these problems. However, these solutions are not compatible with each other. For this reason, the IEEE TSN working group develops a set of standards that unify the solutions. The proposed IEEE standards allow for deterministic networks and predictable latency over Ethernet. Also, the need for predictable latency and deterministic networks arise in different use-cases such as data center networks and wide area networks, e.g., the core network in 6G to provide ultra-low latency. Here, the proposed solutions typically do not adhere to IEEE standardization.

Attention! : This Seminar is only for MSEI Students.

The Kick off presentation will take place on 29.04.22 at 15:00.

Achtung: in diesem Semester werden die Seminarthemen bereits online vor dem Kick-Off zugewiesen.
Wenn Sie am Seminar teilnehmen möchten, melden Sie sich in TUMonline an. Eine Email mit der weiteren Vorgehensweise wird dann folgen.

Important: This semester the seminar topics will be allocated online before the Kick-Off. If you would like to participate, please register in TUMonline and an email with more details will follow.


Seminar on Communication Networks

Lecturer (assistant)
Number220054808
TypeAdvanced seminar
Duration3 SWS
TermWintersemester 2021/22
Language of instructionGerman
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DatesSee TUMonline

Admission information

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Note: The exact seminar topics will be announced and allocated during the kick-off meeting. Hence, for the participants it is mandatory to take part in the kick-off. For the specific time and date please refer to our chair's page: https://www.ei.tum.de/en/lkn/teaching/seminars/communication-networks-seminar/ Registration on TUM Online is required. Note: Presentation and writing could be done in English as the materials are in English as well.

Objectives

All participants will give a scientific talk (30min) on a certain topic. They will get All participants will give a scientific talk (20min) on a certain topic. They will get references to related literature and further assistance, if required. In addition, they have to summarize the essentials in writing. The main aim of attending this seminar is to familiarize oneself with scientific working methods as well as gaining experience with modern techniques for speech and presentation. A special characteristic of the Communication Networks Seminar is the included course on presentation techniques during the first and second week. In this part, in addition to general rhetoric rules, the use of different medias for presentations will be taught. The students will undergo a special training in which video recording will be used to enable them to analyze and enhance their rhetoric skills.

Description

Various topics on wired and wireless communication networks. Focus of this seminar is on latest research and technologies. For the actual topic and more information please refer to our chair's page: https://www.ei.tum.de/en/lkn/teaching/seminars/communication-networks-seminar/

Prerequisites

Good understanding of communication network related concepts (architectures, protocols, algorithms, performance evaluation)

Teaching and learning methods

All participants will give a scientific talk (20min) on a certain topic. They will get references to related literature and further assistance, if required. In addition, they have to summarize the essentials in writing. The main aim of attending this seminar is to familiarize oneself with scientific working methods as well as gaining experience with modern techniques for speech and presentation. Every student summarizes relevant content of provided literature and prepares a scientific talk (20 min). In the scope of this seminar workshop on presentation technique is provided. The workshop takes place at two time slots, and cover general rhetorical, design and preparation guidelines. The workshop gives students the opportunity the practice their presentation skill in realistic scenarios. During the workshop video recording is used to give the students a realistic picture of how they act during a presentation.

Links

Sommersemester 2022

Registration on TUM Online is mandatory.

This semester the seminar topic allocation is performed remotely until 28.04.22 at 23:59.

The Kick-off Presentation takes places on 29.04.22 at 15:00.

An email with more information will follow shortly.
If you are interested in the seminar, contact us via email. First Come First Serve!