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Department of Informatics - Communication Systems Group

BMINF017 - Mobile Communication Systems

Reader(s): Prof. Dr. Burkhard Stiller, Dr. Eryk Schiller
Assistants: Muriel Franco, Dr. Eryk Schiller, Dr. Alberto Huertas
ECTS Points: 6
Lecture : Wednesdays 08:15-09:45 (without a break), 24.02.2021
Exercises: Wednesdays 10:00-11:30 (without a break), 24.02.2021
Location: Online
Exam: 23.06.2021, 10:30-11:30 (1 hour duration)
Remote Class Webex telco - link provided by a personal e-mail
Remote Exercises Webex telco - link provided by a personal e-mail
  The meetings are password protected. See email for the password or contact the assistants.


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.


This lecture's goals encompass the gaining of knowledge of principles and protocols for wireless and mobile communications. While telecommunications and Internet aspects are of utmost importance, their integration and future needs are discussed. Thus, respective protocol details and technology aspects for mobile and wireless communications will be covered.


Based on the basic knowledge on communication systems as well as distributed systems the specifics of communications in the wireless and mobile domain are addressed. Those include technical basics, media access schemes, and signals. In a more detailed view mobile and wireless telecommunication systems are discussed, which include GSM, UMTS, satellites, and radio. The Local Area Network is addressed in terms of WLAN technology, bluetooth, and some further examples. The development of these systems into an Internet usage is shown by discussing Mobile IP as well as mobile transport protocols. Finally, mobility support for wireless transactions and file systems as well as deployed technology scenarios are discussed.


The lecture on "Communication Systems/Kommunikationssysteme" is required. The knowledge of "Distributed Systems/Verteilte Systeme" is recommended, but not necessary.

Course Material

Literature will be announced in the lecture. Lecture slides and additional material can be found here. Details on the exercises can be found here.


The information contained on this page complements the official page at the Vorlesungsverzeichnisses (VVZ). In case of doubt, the official information from the VVZ is always considered valid.

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