Seminar (Secure) Communication Networks

The seminar discusses communication protocols and security aspects of communication protocols. No previous knowledge is required for the course. The course is suited for bachelor and master students. But master students may get topics for runaways.

The course language is English. Bachelor students may give their talk in German.

The talks will be in June or as a block seminar in September.

In the scope of this seminar, an introduction in presentation technique is provided. This will take place at two time slots after the kick-off lecture, and cover general rhetorical, design and preparation guidelines.


Prof. Dr. Bettina Schnor


  • Bachelor Computational Science: 6030
    • 555601 - Modulteilprüfung
    • 555602 - alternativ
  • Master Computational Science: 10020
    • 555201 - Modulteilprüfung
    • 555202 - alternativ


The seminar takes place on thursdays 14:00 Uhr to 16:00 Uhr in room Presentations will be thursdays: 11.06.2020, 18.06.2020, 25.06.2020 and 02.07.2020. In the following the seminar is given as a block course.

Notice 11.06.2020 New room: 03.06.S12
Notice 24.04.2020 New room:
Additional Date: 02.07.2020
Folien mit Latex 04.05.2020 The materials are linked here: [Slides] [Video]
Vortragstechnik 04.05.2020 The materials are linked here: [Slides] [Video]
Kick-off lecture 23.04.2020, 14:00 Uhr The materials are linked here: [Slides] [Video]

Course materials


The grade is composed as following:

  • 10 % presentation draft
  • 30% successful presentation
  • 30 % presentation content
  • 30% documentation (double-sided printed)

The presentation draft should be delivered 2 weeks before the presentation and an appointment should be made for discussion. A handout for the presentation is necessary: max. 1 DIN A4 page which summarizes the main content of the presentation.
Successful presentation: max. 45 min. + 15 min. Discussion.
The documentation should be delivered within 1 week after the presentation.


The concrete topics will be presented in the Kick-Off lecture (slidecast). Afterwards, the student can select their topic for the seminar.

  1. Wireless Communication: WLAN and WPA2 (IEEE 802.11 and IEEE 802.11i)
  2. Wireless Communication: Bluetooth and BTLE
  3. Mobile Communication: 4G Broadband Cellular Networks: Long Term Evolution (LTE) and its security flaws
  4. IPv6 and ICMPv6
  5. Secure IPv6 with idsv6 and ft6
  6. Internet Infrastructure: The Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) und Resource Public Key Infrastructure (RPKI)
  7. C-Roads and C-ITS services (Infrastructure-to-Vehicle Communication)
  8. Data over Sound - "Ubertragung per Ultraschall
  9. Tor for anonymous communication
  10. RADIUS: The protocol behind Eduroam