COMPX513-20B (HAM)

Topics in Computer Networks

15 Points

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Division of Health Engineering Computing & Science
School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
Department of Computer Science

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: debby.dada@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description

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This paper reviews recent high-quality research papers in the field of computer networks that have a practical focus.
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Paper Structure

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This course is designed to be an interactive critical discussion between students and the lecturer on recent peer-reviewed research papers. Each week of the course is based around a single paper that the lecturer assigns for discussion. Each week, all students are expected to read the paper before attending the workshop and be prepared to discuss the content. The lecturer will prepare short background lectures on the subject matter and be provided in conjunction with the research paper. Attendance and participation in all weeks of the course is expected.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Students will improve their understanding of central aspects of the Internet
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  • Students will become skilled in reading and comprehending research in computer networks
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  • Students will be able to succinctly constrast approaches taken by multiple items of related work
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Assessment

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Literature Review #1
14 Aug 2020
5:00 PM
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Literature Review #2
18 Sep 2020
5:00 PM
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Literature Review #3
23 Oct 2020
5:00 PM
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Paper Summaries and Class Participation
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Required readings will be identified in class, and be available online.
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Recommended Readings

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Recommended readings will be identified in class, and be available online.
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Online Support

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The course has a dedicated Moodle instance with a Question and Answer forum, which the course lecturer will monitor and support.
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Workload

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Approximate workload per week:

Videos: 1 hour
Online Discussion: 1 hour
Reading papers and preparing summaries: 4 hours
Assignments (on average): 6 hours

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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: COMP202 or COMPX204 and a further 45 points at 300 level in Computer Science

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: COMP413, COMP513

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