The project is a paper and a class presentation on a topic of your choosing.
You submit a proposal for a topic that briefly discusses why you want to work on this topic, the sources you will use for your research, and what you will cover in the presentation. Note that “How It Works” is a main focus of this course, so you should include that in your paper and talk.
Send your proposal–and the completed project–to email@example.com. As usual, put the proposal into the body of the email, do not send attachments.
The topic needs to be related to Internet protocols, not be something covered in class, and it needs to deal with how something works, which is the focus of the course. You should include discussion of the future of the technology you talk about vs. the alternatives that compete with it.
Any time you come across a topic of interest you can submit a proposal. Once it’s approved you can start work on your project. Your request for approval should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a description of the topic, sources you will use for research, why you are interested in this topic.
Here are some topic ideas for you to consider:
TCP over satellites
changing IP to make it secure
TCP with ECC instead of retransmission for reliability
Human body for internet communication
Secure payment systems
New, secure SMTP
Web site penetrations
Future of ethernet
Content delivery services (such as Akamai)
The focus of the course has been on “how it works” for various Internet protocols, and the tradeoffs of the design choices that were made. In particular, there’s been a search for underlying principles that underlay many different design choices.
Your paper and presentation should follow a similar approach. You’re talking about a particular protocol or feature. We want to know what it provides as benefit, and how it works to provide that benefit. What were the design choices made? What are the tradeoffs, the advantages and disadvantages? And what do you think will be the future for the subject of your paper?
The papers should be long enough to cover the project in reasonable detail. The goal is to have short papers that cover the material, not lengthy recitations of unnecessary details. As a target, five pages is a good length, but the topic might need more discussion, or perhaps even less. Figures tend to add to the length of a paper. So “five pages” here is not an upper limit, but is offered as an answer to the question “How long should my paper be.”
The class presentations are limited to 15 minutes, allowing 5 minutes for discussion. As a guideline, if you do two minutes per chart you can cover 5 charts. Use your discretion on how many charts you use, but experience shows that students who have many more than 5 charts typically don’t finish their presentations.
Papers are to be submitted as a pdf attached to an email. You can make a pdf using PDF Creator, which is a free open source program.
The Syllabus shows a due date for your project topic, but you can submit your choice earlier if you wish.
These are the topics that have been approved:
Approved Project Topics
|Nora Ahelal||Cloud Computing||Presented||Nov. 29|
|Suraj Dubey||Interplanetary Networking||Presented||Nov. 29|
|Zhe Yang||SSL, TLS||Presented||Nov. 29|
|Tongxin Zhang||TCP over satellites||Nov. 29|
|Shilpa Ravikumar||Human body for Internet communications||Nov. 29|
|Qiao Tong||Tunneling Technique Based on HTTP Protocol||Nov. 29|
|Junjun Zhao||Secure Payments||Dec. 6|
|Yang Ni||Content Delivery Networks and CDN Interconnection||Dec. 6|
|Alpana Sharan||IP-Based Call Centers||Dec. 6|
|Yuji Pan||RADIUS||Dec. 6|
|Jimei Mo||Encrypted Proxy||Dec. 6|
|Hao Liu||Future of Ethernet||Dec. 6|
|Norah Alnashmi||Analysis of IPv6 Security challenges and vulnerability||Dec. 6|
|Mounica Raj Tata||RINA--Beyond TCP/IP||Dec 6|