CS 468/568 Contemporary Topics in Networking - Spring 2021 (OzU Section)

Instructor: Dr. Ali C. Begen
Email: ali.begen AT ozyegin.edu.tr
Office Hours: By appointment only


Time and Location: Thursdays 12:40-3:30pm, Online (For schedule changes, check Google Classroom announcements)
Google Classroom Link: Go here and join the CS 468/568 class using your OzU (not personal) account. Make sure you receive notifications for the class announcements.
Textbook (Recommended): Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach, 7/e and Computer Networks: A Systems Approach (Online)

Course Overview

Description: The objective of this course is to give an overview of the de facto protocols for switching, routing and transport along with a detailed study and analysis of newly proposed protocols. The course will discuss the emerging networked application paradigms including IoT, security and distributed systems.
Prerequisites: Having a solid computer networking knowledge and programming skills is strongly recommended as we will build on top of the basic networking concepts.

Tools and Technologies

  • Wireshark
  • Dummynet, TC, iperf
  • OpenStack, AWS, OpenDaylight, etc.


I will not take attendance, however, participation to the discussions in the class may affect your grade.
  • Reading/presentation assignment I - 25%
  • Reading/presentation assignment II - 25%
  • Project I - 20%
  • Project II - 30%


We will cover the following topics and reading materials/slides are to be posted in Google Classroom.

  • Transport layer developments
  • Data centers
  • SDN, routing/switching developments
  • IoT, wireless
  • Security and privacy

Assignments and Projects

These are to be posted in Google Classroom along with the due dates.

Last Update: January 13, 2021