EP2210 Performance Analysis of Communication Networks 7.5 credits
Prestandaanalys för kommunikationsnätverk
The course focuses on modelling and analyzing communication networks, network protocols and applications, using mathematical tools. It is designed for advanced undergraduates and graduate students.
Educational levelSecond cycle
Academic level (A-D)D
Subject areaInformation Technology
Grade scaleA, B, C, D, E, FX, F
At present this course is not scheduled to be offered.
By the end of the course students will be able to construct tractable models of complex networking problems and attack performance problems with analytical methods or simulation. These abilities are necessary for everyone working on technical fields - to understand the capabilities of specific technologies and the success or failure of new trends.
Course main content
The course consists of 24 hours of lectures, home assignments requiring roughly 20 and project work requiring 30 hours of work by each students.
The course addresses performance issues in current and future Internet architectures:
- Multi-access communication: CSMA/CD - reservation techniques (token and polling) - packet radio networks (WLANs)
- Routing in data networks: shortest path routing - optimal routing and topology design
- Flow control (TCP)
- Quality of service (QoS) in IP networks: requirements for multimedia transmission - network support: scheduling, shaping, forward error correction
- Current research topics on network performance
For single course students: 120 credits and documented proficiency in English B or equivalent
EP2210 Queuing theory and teletraffic systems (or equivalent knowledge);
EP1100 Datacommunication and Computer Networks (or equivalent knowledge)
The course will be based on the book Data Networks by Dimitri Bertsekas and Robert Gallager, Prentice Hall, ISBN 0-13-200916-1 and on selected papers.
- TEN1 - Examination, 4.5 credits, grade scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
- ÖVN1 - Exercise, 3.0 credits, grade scale: P, F
Requirements for final grade
Assigned paper (TEN1, 3 credits) Home assignments (OVN, 2 credits).
Course plan valid from:
Examination information valid from: Autumn 07.