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UT Dallas Syllabus for cs4390.002.08f taught by Jorge Cobb (jcobb)

UT Dallas Syllabus for cs4390.002.08f taught by Jorge Cobb (jcobb)

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CourseCS 5390
ProfessorDr. Jorge A. Cobb
TermFall 08
MeetingsT R 1:00pm-2:15pm
Professor\u2019s Contact Information
Office Phone972 883 2479
Office LocationECSS 4.406
Email Addresscobb@utdallas.edu
Office Hours2:30-3:30 T R
Other InformationCourse materials available on webct.utdallas.edu
TA\u2019s Contact Information
Office LocationTo be determined
Email Address
Office Hours
General Course Information

Pre-requisites, Co-
requisites, & other

Prerequisite: CS/SE 3345 or equivalent
Course Description
CS 5390 Computer Networks (3 semester hours) The design and

analysis of protocols for computer networking. Topics include: network
protocol design and composition via layering, contention resolution in
multi-access networks, routing metrics and optimal path searching, traffic
management, global network protocols: dealing with heterogeneity and

I.e., by the time you get out of this course you should basically know how
data is transferred across a network.
Learning Outcomes
Learning objectives
Ability to understand the need for and structure of the OSI, TCP/IP
network models
Ability to design and evaluate methods for the framing messages

in transmission media
Ability to analyze and evaluate different error detection schemes
Ability to understand and evaluate stop-and-wait, sliding window

Ability to understand and evaluate multiple-access protocols
Ability to design and evaluate routing protocols
Ability to design and evaluate flow control and congestion control

Ability to understand the issues in internetwork design
Ability to understand the various Internet protocols (TCP/IP)
Ability to write networking protocols

Required Texts &Computer Networks: a systems approach by Larry Peterson and Bruce
MaterialsDavie (Morgan Kaufmann Publishersht t p:/ / www.mkp.c om

Suggested Texts,
Readings, &

Assignments & Academic Calendar
[Topics, Reading Assignments, Due Dates, Exam Dates]
We will cover selected subsections of the following chapters of the textbook:

Direct Link Networks
Packet Switching
End-to-End Protocols
Congestion Control and Resource Allocation

First homework and first exam will occur about 1/3 of the semester, similarly, the second homework and exam will occur after 2/3 of the semester

Exam dates will be announced 1 \u00bd weeks in advance.

The final exam is given during the 3 hour slot indicated in the final exam schedule of the university. Please do not make travel reservations to leave the country on a date earlier than this date

Course Policies
Grading (credit)
Exams: two "midterm" exams and one final exam, each counting 20% to your grade
each, i.e., exams altogether count for 60% of your grade.
Two homeworks and one programming assignment. HW\u2019s are 7.5 % each and the
programming project is 10%, for a total of 25%

A survey paper in a research area of computer networking and an oral
presentation on the topic. Topics to be decided during class. This counts towards
15% of your grade.

Make-up ExamsOnly by consent of instructor under severe reasons.
Extra Creditno ne
Late WorkOnly by consent of instructor under severe reasons.
Assignmentsno ne
Class AttendanceI do not check for class attendance, but given the difficulty of the topics it is
obviously necessary.
Please participate and ask questions during class. It tends to slow down the pace and
make the lectures more enjoyable
Misc. but
Please bring your photo ID to each exam
Please in all your answers in your exams at least give a brief one or two
sentence explanation of your answer. A \u201cyes\u201d or \u201cno\u201d answer is not allowed.

The final exam is given during the 3 hour slot indicated in the final exam schedule of the university. Please do not make travel reservations to leave the country on a date earlier than this date.

Student Conduct
and DisciplineThe University of Texas System and The University of Texas at Dallas have rules and

regulations for the orderly and efficient conduct of their business. It is the
responsibility of each student and each student organization to be knowledgeable
about the rules and regulations which govern student conduct and activities. General
information on student conduct and discipline is contained in the UTD publication,A

to Z Guide, which is provided to all registered students each academic year.

The University of Texas at Dallas administers student discipline within the
procedures of recognized and established due process. Procedures are defined and
described in the Rules and Regulations, Series 50000, Board of Regents, The

University of Texas System, and in Title V, Rules on Student Services and Activities

of the university\u2019s Handbook of Operating Procedures. Copies of these rules and
regulations are available to students in the Office of the Dean of Students, where staff
members are available to assist students in interpreting the rules and regulations (SU
1.602, 972/883-6391).

A student at the university neither loses the rights nor escapes the responsibilities of
citizenship. He or she is expected to obey federal, state, and local laws as well as the
Regents\u2019 Rules, university regulations, and administrative rules. Students are subject
to discipline for violating the standards of conduct whether such conduct takes place
on or off campus, or whether civil or criminal penalties are also imposed for such


The faculty expects from its students a high level of responsibility and academic
honesty. Because the value of an academic degree depends upon the absolute
integrity of the work done by the student for that degree, it is imperative that a student
demonstrate a high standard of individual honor in his or her scholastic work.

Scholastic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, statements, acts or omissions
related to applications for enrollment or the award of a degree, and/or the submission
as one\u2019s own work or material that is not one\u2019s own. As a general rule, scholastic
dishonesty involves one of the following acts: cheating, plagiarism, collusion and/or
falsifying academic records. Students suspected of academic dishonesty are subject
to disciplinary proceedings.

Plagiarism, especially from the web, from portions of papers for other classes, and
from any other source is unacceptable and will be dealt with under the university\u2019s
policy on plagiarism (see general catalog for details). This course will use the
resources of turnitin.com, which searches the web for possible plagiarism and is over
90% effective.

Email Use

The University of Texas at Dallas recognizes the value and efficiency of
communication between faculty/staff and students through electronic mail. At the
same time, email raises some issues concerning security and the identity of each
individual in an email exchange. The university encourages all official student email
correspondence be sent only to a student\u2019s U.T. Dallas email address and that faculty
and staff consider email from students official only if it originates from a UTD
student account. This allows the university to maintain a high degree of confidence in
the identity of all individual corresponding and the security of the transmitted
information. UTD furnishes each student with a free email account that is to be used
in all communication with university personnel. The Department of Information
Resources at U.T. Dallas provides a method for students to have their U.T. Dallas
mail forwarded to other accounts.

Withdrawal from
ClassThe administration of this institution has set deadlines for withdrawal of any college-
level courses. These dates and times are published in that semester's course catalog.

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