This course will survey the latest Voice Over IP (VoIP) and location tracking technology. This course will provide reading materials on the latest related technology and real world situations for case studies. The scope of the case studies will cover both the technical and business aspects on deploying VoIP and location tracking technology. The case studies will cover the best practice and business case on deploying VoIP and location tracking technology. This course will provide a mobile VoIP environment covering the QC campus and Kissena Park that allow students to make free local phone calls using their laptop from those locations. The final grade for this course will be based on four aspects: (1) discussion of the reading assignment during class hour, (2) participation in case study discussion during class hour, (3) innovative ideas on applying existing mobile VoIP environment for scientific research, and (4) business case and plan development for VoIP deployment.
Note: This course may be used to satisfy the "Hardware Semicore" requirement for graduate students.