ECE 533 - Advanced Computer Communication Networks

Description:  Credit 4. Computer and telecommunication networks; integrated (data, voice, and video) services; network performance; Quality of Service provisioning.

Prerequisite:  ECE 333 and ECE 341; or consent of the instructor

Textbook: "Communication Networks: Fundamental Concepts and Key Architectures," by Alberto Leon-Garcia & Indra Widjada, McGraw-Hill, 2000.

References: "Computer Networks: A Systems Approach," by Larry L. Peterson and Bruce S. Davie, Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, 2000 (Second Edition).

Selected papers from IEEE Communications Magazine, Network Magazine, Transactions on Communications, Journal on Selected Areas in Communications and IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking. 

Topics:

1. Introduction and Overview 
     Telecommunication Networks
     TCP/IP
     LAN
2. Signaling Networks 
     SS7
     AIN
3. -ISDN Architecture 
      SONET
      ATM/ATM Adaptation
      QoS Provisioning (ATM Services)
4. Next Generation Internet 
      IP Switching
      QoS Provisioning (Differentiated Services)
      QoS Provisioning (Integrated Services)
      MPLS
      Resource Reservation (RSVP, CR-LDP)
5. Performance Modeling and Monitoring 
      Queuing and Simulation Models
      Delay and Loss Performance Analysis & Monitoring
6. Mobile Networks 
      Mobile IP
      Mobile ATM
      2.5(GPRS), 3G
7. Optical Networks 
      WDM
      Optical Cross-connects