This lecture is an attempt to capture current developments in Internet and networking research. It does not follow a standard agenda, it is heavily focused on research and goes over various, not necessarily well connected topics that are currently attracting a lot of attention in research and industrial development. There is no standard textbook; we shall pick and choose from recent publications.
At the same time, it is a follow-up to the Bachelor lecture Computer Networks (and serves, in this sense, as a Computer Networks II). We shall delve more deeply into topics that were only superficially discussed in Computer Networks.
Given that this is highly research-focussed and tries to be up-to-date, this lecture is going to be a learning experience for everybody involved, in particular, the lecturer himself! Do not expect ultimate answers, rather expect questions. Also, to profit most from this lecture, it makes a lot of sense to read some of the research papers yourself.
To foster this aspect, we shall make use of the Studienleistung/qualifizierte Teilnahme/qualifying participation mechanism: participants can pick a paper which they will briefly present and lead a discussion on this paper. We will discuss details how to manage that in class as this will heavily depend on the number of participants.
Teaching language is English.