3114/3064 - Seminar: Communication Systems

Reader: Prof. Dr. Burkhard Stiller
Assistants:  Bruno Rodrigues, Sina Rafati, Eder Scheid, Muriel FrancoChristian Killer, Eryk Schiller, Rafael Ribeiro, Alberto Huertas
ECTS Points: 3.0
Seminar: Thursdays 12.15 - 13.45 h
Introduction: On 25.02.2021, an introduction to the seminar is provided and the topics are distributed to interested students.
First talk: All dates are listed on the seminar planning page once the distribution of topics has happened.
Room: Online
Performance: Individual seminar talk of 45 minutes supported by presentation slides, followed by a moderated discussion of 45 minutes on the seminar topic. Production of an individual, content-wise correct written seminar report ready for publication, covering bibliographic references and being compliant with all formal requirements raised on the basis of the LaTeX template provided.

Information

This class will be held on-line. A Webex (videoconferencing tool) link will be shared for the class by e-mail to those students, who did register formally by February 19, 2021, before 10.00 hours with the UZH module booking tool. The Webex client could be downloaded here. The exercise classes will follow the same organization and use the same link provided to all students, who have had registered.

Objectives

Communication systems provide today the infrastructure needed for successful exchange of data and information. For this purpose, communication systems constitute a critical contributor to reliable and robust business operations both for SMEs as well as large international corporations with multiple, geographically distant establishments. This seminar sheds light on selected aspects of communication systems in terms of public telecommunication systems as well as the Internet. Aspects of interest range from reliability, performance, security to usability of communication systems.

Content

Students have to show in this seminar that they are able to acquire relevant knowledge from scientific literature in order to address an assigned seminar topic in a sufficient manner. Compiled results need to be presented in a talk, and a pro-actively moderated discussion including the defense of developed hypotheses is expected. Each seminar covers a written seminar report that incorporates all relevant results.

Requirements

The lecture communication systems is highly recommended, but not a strong requirement as long as a student is able to adopt the respective understanding in a self-study manner. In general, an interest in questions of communications is highly relevant.

Timing and Organization

Detailed information regarding seminar planning and the seminar report can be found in the respective pages.