The core observation has been that the internet—represented by its core-protocols, i.e. IP on the so-called network layer and TCP on the so-called transport layer—can be run over nearly all physical media (IP over Everything (IPoE)) and in addition can be used to carry any form of data imaginable: texts, images, graphics but also media like voice, radio or television (Everything over IP (EoIP)).
The course Internet Transport will introduce the requirements for the transport of media and other time-critical data over the Internet, introduce proper channel models, calculate the channel capacity of those channels and derive a framework for optimised media transport.
We will look into both domains, the time and the reliability domain, showing that they partially contradict each other and that the transport&emdash;supported and partially enabled by the lower and the higher layers&emdash;needs to be rethought to fullfill the requirements of EoIP/IPoE.
Besides giving an overview over recent specifications and standards (TSN, DASH) the course will introduce latest research results on predictably reliable transport protocols.