AALTO course 2011



The course “Publish/Subscribe Internetworking” (4 cr) was offered at Aalto University (former Helsinki University of Technology) in autumn 2011 as T-110.6120 “Special Course in Data Communication Software” – a graduate-level special course with varying teachers, topics and credit hours. The course was targeted to both Ph.D. and Master’s students and lectured during a six-week period, double lectures twice a week. Several researchers of the FP7 PURSUIT project lectured on their areas of research.

Passing the course required active participation in the lectures, writing weekly learning diaries, peer reviewing the learning diaries, and weekly participation in discussion on the lecture topics at Aalto Optima (a closed electronic forum). Reading material was provided and the students were expected to read it before the respective lectures. The material consisted mainly of conference papers, journal articles, and deliverables produced in the FP7 PURSUIT project. The last lecture consisted of a short wrap-up of the course and a rather lively panel discussion, where some of the lecturers and Professor Sasu Tarkoma of the University of Helsinki discussed the challenges of the Internet together with the students.

Ten students (representing half a dozen nationalities) passed the course. Student activity and the general level of discussion in class and Optima was high. The students considered the course interesting, appropriately demanding, and, as a whole, successful.

Below you will find a more detailed course description as well as the lectures and their related foils.

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Course Description

Practical Arrangements

Student Feedback

Lessons Learned

Reading Material