Practical Course Advanced Networking (Winter 2011/2012)

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Workload/ECTS Credits: 180h, 6 ECTS
Module: M.Inf.805.6C: Fortgeschrittenenpraktikum Computernetzwerke
Lecturer: {{{lecturer}}}
Teaching assistant: Lei Jiao, Jiachen Chen
Time: 4 November 2011 - 10 February 2012
Place: IfI 3.101
UniVZ [1]

Imbox content.png Please do not hesitate to contact us if you want to take this course or join the Hawaii competition.

Course description

In this semester, some of our offered projects are supported by Microsoft's Hawaii project. By choosing one of the projects marked by Hawaii, you are eligible to participate in the Hawaii competition. (500 US dollars will be awarded to the most competent team within our university.)

We have some project(s) demo here last semester.


You are highly recommended to have attended the following course(s) prior to this one:

  • Computer Networks (previously "Telematik")


Informational meeting

At the beginning of this semester (see #Schedule), there is an informational meeting.

Course teams

Students conduct this course in small teams. A team consists of at most three students.

Passing requirements

  • Present your topic and demonstrate your project at the end of this course (70%)
  • Prepare a written report on the selected topic (12-15 pages, Template:[2]) (30%)
  • It is mandatory for all students to stick to the deadlines mentioned in #Schedule.


  • 4 November 2011, 15.00 - 16.00: Informational meeting
    • Introduction to the course, selection of topics, formation of teams, and discussion of open questions
  • 13 January 2011, 14.00 - 17.00: Mid-term presentation
    • Time allocated for each presentation = 20 minutes
      • Presentation = 12-15 minutes
      • Q & A = 5-8 minutes
  • 31 January 2012: Submission of slides (and/or animation, demo, etc.) for final presentation
    • Mandatory in order to get a presentation slot
  • 3 February 2012, 14.00 - 17.00: Final presentations slot - I
    • Time allocated for each presentation = 30 minutes
      • Presentation = 10 minutes
      • Demo = 10 Minutes
      • Q & A = 10 minutes
  • 10 February 2012, 14.00 - 17.00: Final presentations slot - II
  • 31 March 2012: Submission of the written report


The following list of topics is constantly being expanded. If there is no topic that you like at the moment, please check back regularly for the most recent updates. You can also get in touch with us directly and we will try to find a topic that interests you. Also feel free to suggest your own topic(s) to the course advisors and we will accept it if the topic satisfies the requirements of this course.

Topic Topic advisor Initial readings Description Student
Store and Share in Your Friend Cloud (Hawaii) Lei Jiao [3] Imagining that you can store your photos and videos remotely on phones of your trusted friends when your own phone is short of storage, and also imagining that you can make files on your phone accessible to your friends by only marking these files as "share", in this project, you are expected to develop such an application to enable Windows Phones of your own and your friends to form a network of shared storage by leveraging various cloud services (e.g., Relay and Rendezvous Services) from Microsoft. This application can be further enhanced by adding some location-based functionalities.
A Cloud-Enabled Mobile Content-Based Image Retrieval Application (Hawaii) Jiachen Chen [4] The team will develop a cloud-enabled Content-Based Image Retrieval (CBIR) application for Windows Mobile platforms using the cloud as corpus rather than a local database. The application will have mobile interfaces which allow Windows Mobile users to access such service. Users can use their Windows Live ID to set up some preferences (such as preferred image size, search domain, etc) associated with the ID.
A Mobile Socially-Aware Tour Guide Application (Hawaii) Jiachen Chen [5] The team will develop an application which allows users to photograph/speak/input the name of a tour attraction and then invoke the cloud OCR/speak-to-text services and search engines to discover and share the information about this attraction. Users can write on the electronic-wall created for the attraction to share information. Users can also invite people who also visited the same attraction to be friends, get other people's comments or leave their own ones on this attraction, and recommend this attraction to other people.
Mobile effects in online social networks Konglin Zhu [6] Evaluating the influence of mobile phone in online social networks, including social graph analysis. Analysize the offline social network data and compare the difference of mobile effects in such two scenarios.
A Location Based Community Organizer (Hawaii) David Koll [7][8] The team will develop a location based community organizer, similar to Facebook places. The idea is to share your location and activity with communities within your social contacts. If two members of a community are close to each other with regards to their location, the application will trigger events, which allow setting up meeting points, sharing contents (e.g., ratings for nearby places), etc.