Resilient and Survivable Networking

Prof. James P.G. Sterbenz <jpgs@eecs.ku.edu>
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
The University of Kansas

Course Description

EECS 983
3 credit hours

Graduate research seminar that provides an overview of the emerging field of resilient, survivable, disruption-tolerant, and challenged networks. These networks aim to remain operational and provide an acceptable level of service in the face of a number of challenges including: natural faults of network components; failures due to misconfiguration or operational errors; attacks against the network hardware, software, or protocol infrastructure; large-scale natural disasters; unpredictably long delay paths either due to length (e.g. satellite and interplanetary) or as a result of episodic connectivity; weak and episodic connectivity and asymmetry of wireless channels; high-mobility of nodes and subnetworks; unusual traffic load (e.g. flash crowds). Multi-level solutions that span all protocol layers, planes, and parts of the network will be systemically and systematically covered. In addition to lectures, students read and present summaries of research papers and execute a project.

Prerequisites

EECS 882, or permission of the instructor.

Spring 2008 Offering Details

Refer to the main EECS 983 page for generic course information including textbooks and exam topics. This page contains schedule, laboratory, homework, and exam information specific to the Spring 2008 offering.

Time and Location

Spring 2008
Lecture: 18:40–21:30 Tue.
Nichols 246 (Executive Conference Room), Lawrence West Campus
Section: EECS 983-1100 Course ID: LEC 82420

Instructor Office hours

Tue. 15:00–17:00 in 209 Nichols
+1 785 864 7890
Wed. 16:00–18:00 in 125U Regents Center
+1 913 897 8538
or by appointment

Correspondence

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Schedule

Tentative schedule of lectures, readings, assignments, and exams. Dates in the future subject to change.

EECS 983 Spring 2008 Schedule
Date Lecture Reading Other
Subject Key Technologies and Protocols Required Optional
22 Jan.  Administrivia
RSN-AE [print] [display]
Introduction and Motivation
RSN-IM [print] [display]
PSTN
Internet
SCADA nets
29 Jan.  Disciplines:
Dependability
RSN-DE [print] [display]
Reliability
Availability
[ALRL2004] choose past failures
5 Feb.  Disciplines:
Fault Tolerance
RSN-FT [print] [display]
Disciplines:
Survivability
RSN-SV [print] [display]
[EFLLLM1999]

Exam

EECS 983 Spring 2008 Exam Results
Exam Minimum Mean Median Maximum
Midterm        

 


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