This course is taught through presentation and analysis of a sequence of papers.

Assessment will be in 3 forms.

1. There will be a tick for each week, for attendance & participation in discussion.


2. There will be 3 assessed essays, to be submitted at the end of week 4, 8 and the start of Lent term. The student is asked to compare&contrast an aspect of current network architecture with one chosen from the papers containing proposed future solutions (essentially each essay will concern routing&addressing, naming, and content distribution)

20% each

3. Each week, the student is expected to update an annotated bibliography with comments on the paper(s) discussed. the final annotated bibliography will be submitted at the start of Lent term.