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Jožef Stefan
Postgraduate School

Jamova 39
SI-1000 Ljubljana

Phone: +386 1 477 31 00
Fax: +386 1 477 31 10


Course Description

Internet Networks and Technologies


Information and Communication Technologies, second-level study programme


prof. dr. Borka Jerman-Blažič
doc. dr. Tomaž Klobučar


In the last years the importance of information and communication systems has greatly increased. The increased utilization and reliance upon information systems in economy, various sectors, from private to government, and everyday life, has led to inextricable linking of the systems that are today considered as a most important information infrastructure.

The primary goal of this course is to provide the students theoretical and practical knowledge with the area of Internet, TCP/IP protocol stack and related communication technologies.

General Competences:
• An ability to analyse, synthesise and anticipate solutions and consequences
• An ability to apply the theory in to a practice
• An autonomy in the professional work
• Communicational-skills development; particularly in international environment

• Ethical reflection and obligation to a professional ethics
• Cooperativity, team work (in international environment)

Subject specific competences:
• Understand and evaluate the functioning of the Internet networks
• Understand the functioning of the world mesh networks connected with TCP/IP protocols
• Select and use approaches and methodologies for addressing the needs in interconnecting networks and related l information infrastructure,
• Continue research and development work in the area of digital networks


Part I.
Basic terms and notions
Transmission techniques and communication infrastructure interworking.
Network elements, devices and systems
Structure and properties of communication protocols: connection-oriented and connectionless protocols, connection between protocols and services
Reference models and architectures: comparison ISO/OSI and TCP/IP
Networks and technologies: mobile, wireless, 3G networks.
Backbone and access networks

Part II.
TCP/IP protocol stack
Ethernet and other link layer protocols
IP layer protocols
TCP layer protocols
Internetworking with TCP/IP
Architecture, addressing, DNS, naming and mapping
Routing protocols, autonomous systems

Part III.
Application layer protocols and services: DNS, FTP, WWW, SMTP, VoI, P2P communication (P2PTV), sensor networks, Internet of Things

Part IV.
Internet governance. Administration and management of the Internet (ICANN, ISOC, IETF) and other institutions (WSIS, OECD, ITU), Internet intellectual property, service internationalisation and other Internet associations (W3C). Social networks, new content provision, user centric Internet

Course literature:

Selected chapters from the following books:

• B. A. Forouzan, Data Communications and Networking, McGraw Hill, 4th edition, 2007, N.Y. ISBN 978-0-07-296775-3
• A. S.Tanenbaum, Computer Networks, 4th, edition, Prentice Hall, 2007, N.J. ISBN 978-0-132-12695-3
• P. Loshin, IPv6 Clearly explained, Academic Press, S.F, 1999 ISBN: 978-1-558-60810-8
• J. F. Kurose, K. W. Ross, Computer Networking, 6th edition, Addison-Wesley, 2014, New York. ISBN 0136079679

Significant publications and references:

• C. Callanan, B. Jerman-Blažič, A. Jerman Blažič. User tolerance of privacy abuse on mobile Internet and the country level of development. Information development, ISSN 0266-6669, [in press], 10 p., 2015.
• C. Callanan, B. Jerman-Blažič. User understanding of privacy in emerging mobile markets. IEEE technology & society magazine, ISSN 0278-0097, vol. 33, no. 4, pp. 48-56, 2014.
• R. Bojanc, B. Jerman-Blažič. A quantitative model for information-security risk management. Engineering management journal, vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 25-37, 2013.
• R. Bojanc, B. Jerman-Blažič. Quantitative model for economic analyses of information security investment in an enterprise information system. Organizacija, vol. 45, no. 6, pp. 276-288, 2012.
• R. Bojanc, B. Jerman-Blažič. Towards a standard approach for quantifying an ICT security investment. Computer standards & interfaces, vol. 30, no. 4, pp. 216-222, 2008.
• R. Bojanc, B. Jerman-Blažič, M. Tekavčič, Informacijska varnost v podjetniškem okolju: potrebe, ukrepi in ekonomika vlaganj, Ekonomska fakulteta, VI, 168 p. 2014.
• B. Jerman-Blažič. Four scenarios for future evolution of the internet. IEEE technology & society magazine, ISSN 0278-0097, vol. 30, no. 4, pp. 39-46, 2011.
• B. Jerman-Blažič. The future of the internet : Scenarios and challenges in the evolution path as seen by EIFFEL Think-Tank. International journal on advances in internet technology, vol. 3, no. 3/4, pp. 195-202, 2010.


Seminar work (50%)
Oral defense of seminar work (50%)

Students obligations:

Seminar work and oral defense of seminar work.