Lecturers: Nuno Borges Carvalho (coordinator), António Navarro, Atílio Gameiro
Aims: The objective of a discipline of this type is to give support to some other more theoretical disciplines in the area of wireless communication systems.
Lecturers: Atílio Gameiro (coordinator), António Navarro, Nuno Borges Carvalho
Aims: The objective of this course is to provide comprehensive and updated vision of the requirements and techniques used in the design of mobile and wireless communication links. It is expected that at the end of the course the students will be:
Lecturers: Adriano Moreira (coordinator), Helena Rodrigues, Rui Aguiar, Rui José
Overview: Mobile Computing has been emerging as a new paradigm for computing systems, and essentially corresponds to a vision where computation is available everywhere, where everything communicates with everything else, and where virtual and physical environments become closely interconnected. With computing devices becoming progressively smaller and more powerful, it is reasonable to expect that almost any device, from clothing to coffee mugs, will be embedded with some sort of computational capability and able to connect with a large number of other networked devices. This will dramatically change our perception of what a computer system is, as the entire environment, with all its integrated devices and associated services, becomes indistinguishable from the computer. In such scenario, the environment becomes the interface and computation devices, as we currently know them, fade into the background. Pervasive computing systems are thus radically different from traditional distributed systems, and set many new research challenges that cut across various disciplines.
Aims: This course aims to introduce students to the current challenges and opportunities in Mobile Computing, to create some insight regarding the way how mobile computing is evolving towards a world of pervasive computing and networking. The focus of the course is on the challenges and reference approaches for enabling software infrastructures to become integrated into their physical and social environments. Reference case studies will be used to guide the study of the most commonly used approaches and issues. This course will also make the bridge between mobile and pervasive computing, exploring common objectives, design principles, and research challenges, but highlighting the way in which mobile computing can be seen as a step towards a new computing paradigm. It will also explore some recent results on usability studies and new types of applications and activities in the context of users’ continual and instantly accessible presence in mobile, ubiquitous and context-aware systems.
Lecturers: Rui Valadas (coordinator), Amaro de Sousa, Maria Solange Lima, Paulo Salvador, Susana Sargento
Aims: The objectives of the course are to teach students (i) the main tools used in the dimensioning, traffic engineering and performance evaluation of telecommunications networks (ii) to apply these tools in realistic cases, and (iii) to characterize workloads and network traffic through statistical analysis and measurements.
Lecturers: Susana Sargento, Manuel Ricardo, Pedro Sousa, Rui Aguiar
Aims: The objective of the course is to provide an extensive study of the challenges and solutions to support today's network services and applications with emphasis on the Internet protocol stack. The range of topics under study includes recent developments both at network, transport and applications level of the TCP/IP protocol stack, giving students the chance to ground their theoretical and experimental knowledge in that field.
Lecturers: Henrique Salgado (coordinator), Mário Ferreira, Mário Lima, Miguel Rodrigues
Aims: The course aims to provide the students with the fundamentals of present optical com-munication systems as well a deep understanding of more advanced topics in fibre optic transmission and future engineering challenges in this field.
Lecturers: Paulo André (coordinator), Abel Costa, António Teixeira, Henrique Salgado
Aims: The main goal of the Optical Communications Laboratory course is to provide a solid formation in optical communication practical measurements, focusing on the design, test and demonstration of new technologies for future broadband photonic communication systems.
Lecturers: Ferreira da Rocha (coordinator), Armando Pinto, José Ruela
Aims: The main objective of this course is to give the student the ability to analyse and design optical networks, taking into account the constraints of the physical layer, the type of traffic to be transported and the upper level protocols. To fulfil this objective the course starts by covering the first generation optical networks, where the optical technology is limited by transmission. The second generation networks are then covered in detail, starting with the study of optical network elements needed for the implementation of all-optical network nodes.
1. Introduction to optical networking.
Lecturers: Rui Aguiar (coordinator), Adriano Moreira, Manuel Ricardo
Aims: Wireless Networks and Protocols (WNP) is a course for students aimed at specializing in the mobile communications theme of MAP-Tele. The WNP course has two main objectives: