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Web Technology


Web Technology

Web Technology is a course about several Internet-related technologies. It teaches the basic workings of the web.

Why the basic workings? Because understanding them enables students to come up with alternative strategies to solve web-problems and achieve new web-goals. Students will be encouraged to find their own solutions, e.g. come up with alternative and new web-protocols.

Topics include
internetworking – protocol stacks – IP, TCP, UDP and HTTP protocols – Open Sound Control (OSC) protocol – semantic web – streaming media – MP3 encoding – peer-to-peer file sharing – BitTorrent protocol – TOR Onion Routing – “Is there a future for the world-wide web?”

This course specifically does not cover web-design issues, and does not teach you HTML (those skills are assumed). It is about how the Internet works, how the World Wide Web functions and what you could add to this.

Course format
The format is interactive and kaleidoscopic, integrating lectures, guest lectures, and programming demonstrations. Examination is through a final exam. Full class attendance is compulsory. Reading materials are distributed electronically in class.

Media Technology students and other interested master students

Assignments and written examination

Time table
The dates are included in the Media Technology calendar (8 classes).

Number of Classes
8 × 2 hours class

Via program coordinator Media Technology: Lianne Heun
aheun@liacs.nl, 071-527 6994

Curriculum link

Course webpage