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Seminar on Internet Technologies (Multimedia and Peer-to-Peer Networking)

Summer 2008


Time: April 24, 16.00-18.00 and block meetings tba
Place: SR 0.133, Geismarlandstr. 11
Workload/Credits: 4 ECTS credits
Module: CS M.inf.308/309: Seminar Telematik I/II (Master, Kerninformatik Wahl) -or- CS B.inf.310/311: Proseminar I/II (Bachelor, Kerninformatik Wahl)
Instructors: Xiaoming Fu, Niklas Neumann
Please check Stud.IP for additional information and course materials.

> Please check latest news in Stud.IP, where you find further course materials and easy interface for discussions (including a WiKi entry for your project progress).


  • Presentation dates have been fixed. The presentations will be on July 3rd and July 17th.
  • There will be no presentations on June 5.
  • Please choose your presentation date within the next two weeks. There can be up to four presentations for each date; they will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis. The available dates are listed in the Stud.IP (Seminar: Internet Technologies -> Information -> Presentation dates). If you have decided please send a mail to: neumann a informatik.uni-goettingen.de
  • 2008-04-14: The first meeting is on 24 April 2008, 16.15h in SR 0.133, Geismarlandstr. 11.
  • 2008-01-03: Topics can be chosen now. Please send an email to neumann a informatik.uni-goettingen.de with the topic you want and your student data (subject, semester, matriculation no.). If you have questions feel free to contact me in English or German.

Course description

The seminar will cover selected topics from current research and technology approaches in computer networking. Each student will write a report on one topic and present it during the seminar. The seminar is held on a small number of block meetings where the students give their presentations. There will be no regular meetings.


Time: Thursday, 14:00-16:00
Place: SR 0.133, Geismarlandstr. 11
Credits: 4 ECTS
Workload (SWS): 120 (2 SWS)
Module: CS M.inf.308/309: Seminar Telematik I/II (Master, Kerninformatik Wahl)
CS B.inf.310/311: Proseminar I/II (Bachelor, Kerninformatik Wahl)
Instructors: Prof. Dr. Xiaoming Fu, M.Sc. Niklas Neumann

Passing requirements

  • Prepare a written report on the selected topic (12-15 pages).
  • Present the selected topic in the seminar (30 min. presentation + 10 min. discussion).
  • Presence and active participation during all meetings.


The timetable is preliminary. Please check here for changes.

  • April 24, 2007 - 16.00 to 18.00: First general meeting. Introduction to the course and open questions.
  • Canceled June 5, 2007 - 14.00 to 16.00: 1st round of presentations.
  • Canceled June 19, 2007 - 14.00 to 16.00: 2nd round of presentations.
  • July 3, 2007 - 14.00 to 16.00: 3rd round of presentations.
  • July 17, 2007 - 14.00 to 16.00: 4th round of presentations.


# Topic Initial Readings Status
1. Next Generation Peer-to-Peer (P2P) File Sharing [1] assigned
2. Content Delivery and Distribution Networks [1] assigned
3. Potentials and Areas of Application of the Windows CardSpace Technology [1] assigned
4. Peer-to-Peer SIP: Decentralizing the Session Initiation Protocol [1] open
5. Securing Media Transport Protocols [1] assigned
6. Technologies and Mechanics behind Virtual Worlds [1] assigned
7. Access Control for Digital Media Distribution [1] open
8. IPTV and Internet Television [1] assigned
9. Lawful Interception vs. Privacy in Online Communications [1 (de)] [2] [3] assigned
10. Peer-to-Peer Traffic from an Operators Point-of-View [1] assigned
11. Denial of Service and Spam in Online Communications n.a. assigned
12. Multimedia in 3G Wireless Networks n.a. open
13. (Scalable) Audio and Video Compression for Multimedia Content [1] assigned

If you have a topic suggestion on your own, feel free to submit the proposal to neumann a informatik.uni-goettingen.de.

Report details

  • The report has to comprehensively cover the topic. This includes an introduction of the basics as well as the presentation of advanced and especially current contributions regarding the topic.
  • The report must have between 12 and 15 pages of content (i.e. not counting indexes, appendixes, table of content, bibliography and such).
  • It has to be written in English according to common guidelines for scientific papers.
  • Deadline: End of the semester.

Presentation details

  • The presentation should give an overview of the contents of the report to the audience. This includes an introduction of the topic, the current work done in the field, benefits, problems and an outlook.
  • The presentation must be about 30 minutes long. Afterwards there will be a short discussion about the topic with the audience (~10 min.).
  • Deadline (presentation slides): 1 week before the presentation.