Course Syllabus for

Building Adaptive Networks with Software Defined Networking
Konstruktion av adaptiva nätverk med SDN-teknologi

EIT185F, 10 credits

Valid from: Autumn 2018
Decided by: Professor Thomas Johansson
Date of establishment: 2019-06-05

General Information

Division: Electrical and Information Technology
Course type: Third-cycle course
Teaching language: English


The course aims at understanding how software defined networking can be used to both simulate complex networks and to build such networks for systems with high requirements on adaptiveness and management.


Knowledge and Understanding

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Competences and Skills

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Judgement and Approach

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Course Contents

The course consists of two main parts. The first part is aimed at understanding the motivation, the underlying technology, the advantages and limitations, and the different tools used to build complex networks using SDN. The second part is a project, where the students identify a problem, formulate it in the context of a use case and implement a software defined network in order to solve the identified problem.

Course Literature

Some articles will be handed out, and some will be identified by the students.

Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Seminars, project, self-study literature review. The first half is mainly a literature study and seminars. The second half is a project part consisting of weekly meetings with the course responsible.

Examination Details

Examination formats: Written report, seminars given by participants
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

Assumed prior knowledge: Basic knowledge in computer networks, network protocols and Python programming

Further Information

We expect to run the course about every 3 years, when there is enough interest from PhD students. Course coordinator Martin Hell,

Course Occasion Information

Contact and Other Information

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