657/685 - Seminar: Communication Systems

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Burkhard Stiller
Assistants: Patrick Poullie, Andri Lareida, Lisa Kristiana, Dr. Thomas Bocek, Dr. Corinna Schmitt
ECTS Points: 3.0
Seminar: Thursdays 12.15 - 13.45 h
Introduction: On 25.02.2016, an introduction to the seminar is provided and the topics are distributed to interested students.
First talk: 12.03.2016 (All dates are listed in the calendar on the seminar planning page once the distribution of topics has happened.)
Room: BIN 2.A.10
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.

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.