Department of Computer Science & Engineering

University of Ioannina

Ultra Reliable Low Latency Communication

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Class Description

Course ID: S9

Unit: ADVANCED COMPUTER SYSTEMS – Unit S: Software Systems

Weekly Hours: 4


ECTS Credits: 7

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The course focuses on Ultra Reliable Low Latency Communication (URRL) and its role in future high-speed networks and the Internet. More specifically, the course discusses the role of URLLC in important networking applications (AR/VR, tele-medicine, autonomous driving, etc) and the key specifications and requirements. Then, it analyzes the networking mechanisms involved in achieving URLLC and presents state-of-the-art technologies towards URLLC with a special emphasis on Network Coding (NC). Summarizing, the course consists of the following sections:

  • The URLLC specification and its requirements
  • URLLC enabled applications
  • URLLC and network design
  • Networking technologies towards URLLC – Network Coding (NC)
  • Principles of Network Coding
  • Coding and NC as FEC mechanisms towards URLLC
  • NC based mechanisms for URLLC
  • NC and MAC