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Internet Technology (2011)


The course deals with the main concepts regarding the Internet as an aggregate of different technologies, with a particular attention to the Web and its continuous evolution. Its main objective is to provide the students with the competence and the tools to understand and leverage these technologies for their own projects.
The course presents the following topics: basics about the Internet (networks, protocols, standards and applications), the Web of documents or Web1.0, using search engines and communities of practice to find information on the Internet, the Social Web or Web2.0, collective intelligence and ways to exploit it (folksonomies, recommendation systems, data mining techniques), the Semantic Web or Web3.0, and the future of the Web.
Student will be evaluated on the basis of assignments and of a written exam. The study material consists of the lecturer´s slides, on-line papers, manuals, and tutorials.

Click here to see the course page on USI website.


The following are last minute news you should always be aware of ;-)

  • 09/01/2012: happy New Year! :-) After some extension requests, I have extend the deadline for submitting your papers to FRIDAY 13th at 24:00!
  • 07/11/2011: the date of the exam is out, it will take place on Jan, 19th 2012. The deadline for submitting your papers is Jan, 11th 24:00. The oral exam will be a discussion about your paper's contents.
  • 07/11/2011: the deadline for communicating me the topic you have chosen for your paper is December, 19th 2011.

Slides and material

  • Lesson 1: Introduction (slides)
  • Lesson 2: Internet != Web (slides)
  • Lesson 3+4: Digital Rights (slides)
  • Lesson 5: Web 1.0 Part 1 (slides)
  • Lesson 6: Web 1.0 Part 2 (slides)
  • Lesson 7: Web Search (slides)
  • Lesson 8: Web 2.0 Part 1 (slides)
  • Lesson 9: Web 2.0 Part 2 (slides)
  • Lesson 10: Web 2.0 Part 3 (slides)
  • Lesson 11: Security (slides)
  • Lesson 12: Semantic Web and RDF (slides)
  • Lesson 13: RDFS and SPARQL (slides)
  • Lesson 14: Reasoning (slides)

Web links

  • Here you can find the wiki for this class. Take some time to give a look at last year assignments, you might find something interesting for you!