Core Lecture Data Networks

Winter term 2008/2009

Dr. Thomas Haenselmann

Important Dates

  • Inspect your mid term exam on: Monday, January 5, 2009, 8:30-11:30am, room B426 (E1 3)
  • Lecture: every Monday and Wednesday, 14:00-16:00, building E1 3 room HS 003
  • Grand exercise: every Monday, 8:30-10:00, starting October 3, 2008, building E1 3 room HS 001
  • Office hours: Monday, Wednesday (no appointment required), room 426

Important Dates

  • Mid term exam (Rm): Monday, December 15, 14:00-16:00
  • End exam (Rf1): Wednesday, February 11, 14:00-16:00
  • Final exam (Rf2): Monday, March 23, 14:00-16:00


  • You need to participate only in two exams including the mid-term exam. If you do all of them you may chose the better final exam.
  • We will have 3 assignments. For details on how to submit, please see the PDF documents for the assignments below.
  • Your final mark will be derived as follows (Ra=Result assignments): 0.2*Ra+0.8*(0.5*Rm+0.5*max{Rf1, Rf2}))
  • Find the preliminary results of the *END* exam here.


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The time for the exercise lecture has been fixed to Monday, 8:30-10:00 am. Note that it takes place in HS 001.

The results for the mid term exam are public now. See 'Grades' above.


Exercises and sample solutions


Source code


  • Tanenbaum, A.S.: Computer Networks. (4th edition), Prentice Hall, 2002
  • Kurose, James F., Ross, Keith W.: Computer Networking. (4th edition), Addison Wesley, 2007
  • Haenselmann, T.: An FDL'ed Textbook on Sensor Networks
  • Mahlmann, P., Schindelhauer, C.: Peer-to-Peer Netzwerke, Springer Verlag, 2007
  • Steinmetz, R., Wehrle, K.: Peer-to-Peer Systems and Applications, Springer Verlag, 2005

Primary Literature

  • K. Sohrabi, J. Gao, V. Ailawadhi, G.J. Pottie: Protocols for self-organization of a wireless sensor network, IEEE Personal Communications, October 2000, Vol. 7, Issue 5. pp. 16-27
  • S. Capkun, M. Hamdi, J. P. Hubaux: GPS-free positioning in mobile ad-hoc networks, Proceedings of 34'th HICSS, Big Island, Hawaii, January 2001