Advanced Topics in Computer Communications Networks (QOS)

Prof. Hanoch Levy ( ) 
2nd Semester, 1999/00 - Tuesday 12-15 
School of Mathematical Sciences, 
Tel-Aviv University

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Location: Dan-David 204
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DEADLINE for PROJECT SUBMISSION is September 15, 2000 (due to v. horaa guidelines).
Last updated 3 July 2000

Course syllabus:

This course will cover advanced topics in communications networks. We will focus on issues that are in the frontier of technology today in the design of networks. Our main interest will be Quality of Service (QOS) in ATM and IP (internet) networks. If time permits we will also deal with cellular networks/ satellite communications. Speific topics to be discussed are outlined below.

Course outline

  1. Introduction

  2. Review of basic concepts in communications networks.
    Reading material: Tannenbaum Ch. 1 +2.
  3. ATM :
    1. Basic concepts and terminology
    2. Quality of service and classes of service
    3. Policing and shaping (references)
    4. Scheduling: Fair Queueing
    5. Virtual Paths and Virtual Connections
  4. Call Admission Control (CAC)

  5. (references)
    1. CAC for CBR traffic.
    2. CAC for VBR traffic.
  6. Internet Communications and QOS in the Internet
  7. Web Performance:
    1. Caching and pre-fetching
    2. Load balancing
    3. Distributed load balancing and contents pushing
  8. Denial of Service
  9. Wireless Communications (time permitting)
  10. QOS references

    Course requirements:

    Class participation, Project (possibly some homework assignments).

    Projects (last year topics)

    Messages to Students:

    DEADLINE for PROJECT SUBMISSION is September 15, 2000.
    Last updated 3 July 2000