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FEP3317 Seminar on Advanced Topics in Communication Networks 2 8.0 credits

This is the second installment of the course, typically taken by PhD students in years 3 and 4 of their studies. This is a seminar-style course, in which on-going research and recent research results in the area of communication networks and systems are presented and discussed. The course is two hours per week, covers two periods of the academic year and extends over two academic years. The presentations are given by the participating students. The topics are selected by the students in coordination with their advisors. They typically revolve around the student’s PhD research subject.

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus FEP3317 (Spring 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Current research topicsin communication networks, which will change from year to year. Examples: performance aspects of wireless sensor networks or peer-to-peer media streaming systems, scalability of management systems, security aspects of vehicular networks.

Intended learning outcomes

After the course, the student should be able to:

·        Present a research problem and research results in a concise way and the within allotted time.

·        Defend the research approach, design decisions, and the evaluation methods in a discussion.

·        Moderate a discussion after a research presentation.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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Recommended prerequisites

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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


  • EXA1 - Examination, 8.0 credits, grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

·        Two presentations per academic year.

·        Twice per year moderating the discussion after a presentation.

·        Attendance and active participation in all sessions.

·        The course extends over two years.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

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Main field of study

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Education cycle

Third cycle

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Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at EECS/Network and Systems Engineering