Course Unit Profile

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Basic Information

Course Unit Title: INTERNET OF THINGS

Course Unit Code: 605II

Level of course unit

Second Cycle (Laurea magistrale) Degree Programme in Embedded Computing Systems

Year of study

Second year

Semester when the course is delivered

First semester

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6

Name of Lecturer(s):

Prof.: Enzo Mingozzi
Email: enzo.mingozzi@unipi.it

Language of instruction

English

General Information

Learning outcomes

The student who sucessfully completes this course is aware of the principles of internetworking of embedded devices and the state-of-art architectures, technologies and protocols aimed at enabling the formation of highly distributed and ubiquitous networks of seamlessly connected heterogeneous devices which can be fully integrated into the current Internet, fully in line with the Internet of Things paradigm. The student is able to design and analyze such networks in order to support the development of intelligent services with given performance requirements in a variety of application domains.

Course contents

After introducing the main architectures and paradigms for the Internet of Things, the course focuses on the technologies and protocols at the access layer (including sensor, vehicular and cellular networks for machine-to-machine communication) and network layer (with particular emphasis on IPv6-based solutions), discussing the different solutions provided to meet the most relevant functional and non-functional requirements (including routing, quality of service, and mobility support). The course then focuses on technologies and protocols at the service and application layers which enable the integration of embedded devices in web-based distributed as well as multimedia applications.

Specific Information

Prerequisites, co-requisites, as a prerequisite for further study

Prerequisites

None.

Co-requisites

None.

Prerequisite for

None.

Mode of delivery

Delivery

face to face

Attendance

Not mandatory

Teaching methods

Learning activities

Recommended or required reading

Assessment methods and criteria

Assessment methods

Assessment criteria

The student will be assessed on his/her demonstrated ability to discuss the main course contents using the appropriate terminology.

Work placement

No

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