13M034IoT - IoT Networks Architecture

Course specification
Course title IoT Networks Architecture
Acronym 13M034IoT
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Type of study master academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
ESPB 6.0 Status elective
Condition None
The goal The course aims to introduce students to the basics of IoT network architecture, from concept of end IoT devices, through basics of communication in IoT networks, to development of fundamental applications, including security and data processing. It is devoted to train students to use standard communications technologies and platforms to implement IoT solutions and deploy IoT technologies.
The outcome The students will acquire basic knowledge of IoT network architecture, principles of intelligent device development, platforms and networks, and the basis for further work and research in the field of IoT networks and involvement in IoT device and application development projects, intelligent environment design and end solutions for the practical application of IoT technology.
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URL to lectures
Contents of lectures IoT network architecture principles. Basic models and concepts. Development of IoT networks. Smart devices and technologies for networking. IoT Network Layer Protocols. Application protocols and IoT application development. Organization and processing of data in IoT networks. Security. Standardization of IoT Networks. Areas and examples of practical application.
Contents of exercises Practical exercises with a detailed overview of individual IoT network solutions. Practical classes, demonstrations and exercises in the laboratory. Independent or group (team) work on project design with presentation of results.
  1. D. Hanes, G. Salgueiro, P. Grossetete, R. Barton, and J. Henry, IoT Fundamentals: Networking Technologies, Protocols, and Use Cases for the Internet of Things, Cisco Press, 2017. (Original title)
  2. O. Hersent, D. Boswarthick, and O. Elloumi, The Internet of Things: Key Applications and Protocols, John Wiley & Sons Ltd., 2011. (Original title)
  3. J. Holler, V. Tsiatsis, C. Mulligan, S. Karnouskos, S. Avesand, and D. Boyle, From Machine-to-Machine to the Internet of Things: Introduction to a New Age of Intelligence, Elsevier Ltd., 2014. (Original title)
  4. S. C. Mukhopadhyay, Internet of Things: Challenges and Opporunities, Springer, 2014. (Original title)
  5. F. Behmann, and K. Wu, Collaborative Internet of Things (C-IoT): For Future Smart Connected Life and Bussines, John Wiley & Sons Ltd., 2015. (Original title)
Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
3 1 1
Methods of teaching Lectures, auditory exercises, practical classes and exercises within the laboratory, independent and team work on project development, homework assignments.
Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
Activites during lectures 0 Test paper 30
Practical lessons 40 Oral examination 0
Projects 0
Colloquia 30
Seminars 0