COURSE SYLLABUS

Networked Virtual Environments 7.5 Credits

Nätverksbaserade virtuella miljöer
Second cycle, D7038E
Version
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2015 Sp 1 - Present
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Syllabus established
by Jonny Johansson, HUL SRT 16 Feb 2015

Last revised
by Jonny Johansson, HUL SRT 16 Feb 2015

Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Subject
Computer Science
Subject group (SCB)
Computer Technology

Entry requirements

Courses of at least 90 credits at the first cycle, including the following knowledge/courses, must be completed before taking this course. The student is assumed to be conversant with linear algebra (to a level corresponding to that in the course M0031M Linear Algebra and Differential Equations) as well as fundamental algorithms and data structures (corresponding to D0012E Algorithms and Data Structures). Furthermore, the student should be able to program large programs, in an object-oriented language like Java, that communicate with each other over a computer network (corresponding to what the two courses D0002E Computer Communications and D0010E Object-oriented programming and design gives).


More information about English language requirements


Selection

The selection is based on 20-285 credits



Course Aim
The course is about   realistic, distributed, virtual, and graphical 3D environments realized over   computer   networks when the environments are dynamic and interactive. The goal   with the course is to give
1.        theoretical   knowledge about such environments,
2.        practical   ability to implement such environments, and
3.        ability to   evaluate and reason about the properties of such environments.

Contents
Geometric transforms   and representations. Hierarchical data structures and algorithms that operate   on these.    Basic creation of computer   graphics based on 3D objects and scene graphs. Designing and programming   virtual   environments. Characteristic properties of distributed virtual   environments. Common communication   architectures. Principles for handling   distributed and dynamic state. System design. Efficient handling of   resources.   and techniques to obtain scalability.

Realization
The teaching consists   of lectures, in a lecture hall or via recorded videos on the web ("flipped   classroom"), and   laboratory work/assignments. Parts of the teaching could   be based on "peer review" (in particular, the   assignments and the   project) and "peer instruction".

Examination
Theoretical knowledge   is examined/tested throughout the course via the theoretical assignments.   Practical   ability is examined/tested via the laboratory work (programming   assignments). The ability to evaluate and   reason is examined/tested via the   theoretical assignments and the project but to some degree also via the   laboratory work. The project must be presented both in writing and orally.
 
To pass the course, a   student must pass all examinations/tests. The way the course is given, and the   continuous   examination used, makes it necessary for students that do not pass   to retake the unsuccessful   examinations/tests next time the course is given.   The final grade is decided based on the grades on the   examinations/tests.

Examiner
Håkan Jonsson

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2015 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
To be finalised latest 3 weeks before the course starts.

Course offered by
Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering

Items/credits
NumberTypeCreditsGrade
0001Theory assignments2.5G U 3 4 5
0002Laboratory work2.5U G#
0003Project2.5G U 3 4 5

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.