Ubiquitous and Secure Networks and Services
In order to be able to follow it it is strongly advisable to have a previous background on the main telematic concepts related to communication networks, protocols and services, since these basic concepts will not be part of its contents.
ANA BELEN GARCÍA HERNANDO (COODINATOR)
Credits: 5 ECTS
PREVIOUS REQUIRED BACKGROUND
Any of the following graduates (or students with demonstrable equivalent knowledge) may access this course:
• Graduate in Communication Electronics Engineering.
• Graduate in Telecommunication Systems Engineering.
• Graduate in Sound and Image Engineering.
• Graduate in Telematic Engineering.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE SUBJECT
This subject is taught during the first semester of the "MSc in Systems and Services Engineering for the Information Society" (Máster en Ingeniería de Sistemas y Servicios para la Sociedad de la Información), being compulsory in the professional itinerary and optional in the research itinerary of the curriculum. In order to be able to follow it it is strongly advisable to have a previous background on the main telematic concepts related to communication networks, protocols and services, since these basic concepts will not be part of its contents. Its 5 ECTS correspond to a total of around 133 hours of student's work, including both theory- and practical- (i.e. laboratory-) oriented activities. Three hours a week are devoted to classroom lectures and activities.
• Be capable of performing independent learning during their professional career.
• Be capable of projecting, calculating and designing systems and services for the Information Society.
• Be capable of applying and integrating the acquired knowledge to solve problems in new environments, inside broader and multidisciplinary contexts, in the framework of their expertise area.
• Be capable of performing research, development and innovation activities in the context of the Information Society.
• Be capable of developing systems that offer ubiquitous and secure services.
• Be capable of critically interpreting and assessing scientific documents in the area of the Information and Communication Technologies.
• Be capable of communicating and disseminating their research results.
• Classify the ubiquitous services and applications according to their technical characteristics.
• Explain the technological characteristics of the architectures, platforms, networks and protocols that offer ubiquitous services and applications.
• Analyze the security threats to be considered in a ubiquitous system, according to both the application/service and the network environment.
• Assess the security methods to neutralize the threats present in a ubiquitous system.
• Design a system that offers a ubiquitous application or service, having a set of specifications and technical requirements as input.
• Implement a ubiquitous system, having its design as input.
• Lecture notes with the relevant class information for each unit.
• Case studies: additional required readings for each unit, together with the associated forms.
• Labs and practical project: this course includes an introductory lab exercise as well as an assignment that consists on the development of a complete project.