Course Title : Information Network

Code 10X724
Course Year Doctor Course
Term 1st term
Class day & Period Tue 2nd
Credits 2
Restriction No Restriction
Lecture Form(s) Lecture
Language Japanese
Instructor Eiji Oki (Graduate School of Informatics) and Ryoichi Shinkuma (Graduate School of Informatics)

Course Description

This course introduces architecture of information networks including communication protocol and layered structure. Various networks and their technologies, such as circuit switching network, IP network, photonic network, and mobile network, are explained.


Students are evaluated about how much they understand the knowledge about communication networks and network applications according to the results of the semester and a couple of small tests

Course Goals

Through this course, students could obtain and explain the knowledge, required for them after their graduations, about communication networks as our life infrastructure and application networks as our social and economic infrastructure.

Course Topics

Theme Class number of times Description
Communication protocols, transmission systems, history of information networks 2
Internet protocol, routing, and mobile IP. Datalink, network, transport, and application layers. 5
Design of overlay network, QoS/QoE, and cellular network. 3
Relationship between research&development and patent strategy. 1
Fundamental traffic theory. 1
Review, exercise, and examination. 3


Instructors will distribute materials at every class.


Andrew S. Tanenbaum, Computer Networks, Prentice Hall.


Students are expected to have some knowledge of the fundamentals of digital communication and probability theory and statics.

Independent Study Outside of Class

Web Sites

Additional Information