Communication Systems

Course description

Fundamentals of information and communication systems. Information society. Information resources.

Digital transformation. Users and information-communication service and content providers, services and their application.

Communication channel model. Digital data transmission.

Purpose of layered models and communication protocols, protocol data units. OSI and TCP/IP reference models.

Architectures of communication networks; access and core networks. Examples and operation of selected systems in communication services provisioning: Ethernet, xDSL, wireless and mobile networks, Internet systems with TCP/IP, satellite networks.

Broadband concept, mobility, and multimedia.

Fundamentals of Web and Web technologies. Traditional Internet services and applications. Internet of things – concept and application examples.

Course is carried out on study programme

Multimedija 1. stopnja

Objectives and competences

The objective of the course is to introduce fundamental knowledge about operation and application of information and communicaton systems.

The course combines theoretical background with practical applications and real-world examples. The topics build an integral whole, which is of interest and necessary for all students of electrical engineering and multimedia. At the same time it facilitates involvement in professional subjects on information and communicaton technologies and multimedia in the continuation of the study.

Learning and teaching methods

Lectures for theoretical aspects,

laboratory exercises and team-work for real-case scenarios and problem solving through project work. Elearning. Study visits and invited lecturers.

Intended learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students should be able to:

– list key technologies in wired, wireless and mobile networks and describe their features,

-sketch the architectures and explain the operation of IP based internet systems, GSM mobile network and WLAN,

-differentiate among purposes of communication protocols at various layers of TCP/IP reference model,

-explain the concept and possible use cases of the internet of things and purpose of its’ building parts,

-configure a simple home wired- and wire-less network,

-evaluate effective transfer rates in various communication systems and calculate rates, times and volumes of transferred data.

Reference nosilca

  1. STEGEL, Tine, STERLE, Janez, SEDLAR, Urban, BEŠTER, Janez, KOS, Andrej. SCTP multihoming provisioning in converged IP-based multimedia environment. Computer communications, ISSN 0140-3664. [Print ed.], 2010, vol. 33, no. 14, str. 1725-1735, ilustr. [COBISS.SI-ID 7960404]
  2. SEDLAR, Urban, BEŠTER, Janez, KOS, Andrej. Računalništvo v oblaku v telekomunikacijah in primeri uporabe. V: MLINAR, Tomi (ur.), CAF, Dušan (ur.), ROBNIK, Ana (ur.), HUDOBIVNIK, Alojz (ur.), MEŠE, Pavel (ur.). Šestindvajseta delavnica o telekomunikacijah, 7. in 8. november 2011, Brdo pri Kranju. Komunikacije in računalništvo v oblaku : zbornik referatov, (VITEL). Ljubljana: Elektrotehniška zveza Slovenije, cop. 2011, f. 3-6, ilustr.
  3. KOS, Andrej, BEŠTER, Janez. Razvoj in uvajanje novih telekomunikacijskih storitev. Elektrotehniški vestnik, ISSN 0013-5852. [Slovenska tiskana izd.], 2002, letn. 69, št. 3-4, str. 221-226.
  4. PUSTIŠEK, Matevž, DOLENC, Dejan, KOS, Andrej. LDAF : low-bandwidth distributed applications framework in a use case of blockchain-enabled IoT devices. Sensors. May-2 2019, iss. 10, 2337, str. 1-15, ilustr. ISSN 1424-8220. DOI: 10.3390/s19102337. [COBISS.SI-ID 12534612]
  5. QIAN, Yongfeng, JIANG, Yingying, CHEN, Jing, ZHANG, Yu, SONG, Jeungeun, ZHOU, Ming, PUSTIŠEK, Matevž. Towards decentralized IoT security enhancement : a blockchain approach. Computers & electrical engineering. Nov. 2018, vol. 72, str. 266-273, ilustr. ISSN 0045-7906. DOI: 10.1016/j.compeleceng.2018.08.021. [COBISS.SI-ID 12456020]
  6. SEDLAR, Urban, KOS, Andrej, PUSTIŠEK, Matevž, BEŠTER, Janez, POGAČNIK, Matevž, MALI, Luka, STOJMENOVA DUH, Emilija. Tackling the challenges of ICT innovation and talents for industry 4.0. The IPSI BgD transactions on internet research. [Print ed.]. Jan. 2018, vol. 14, no. 1, str. 3-7, ilustr. ISSN 1820-4503. [COBISS.SI-ID 11938388]

Study materials

  1. Comer, D.: Internetworking with TCP/IP, Vol 1 (6th Edition),    ISBN-10: 013608530X, 2013, Addison-Wesley.
  2. Tannenbaum, A.S.: Computer networks, 5th ed., international ed., ISBN 978-0-13-255317-9, 2011, Pearson.
  3. Stallings, W.: Data and computer communications, 10th ed., ISBN 978-0-13-350648-8, 2013, Pearson.
  4. Sauter, M., From GSM to LTE-Advanced: An Introduction to Mobile Networks and Mobile Broadband, John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, 2014
  5. Članki, objavljenih v revijah, npr. / Articles published in magazines, i.e.: IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials,

Bodi na tekočem

Univerza v Ljubljani, Fakulteta za elektrotehniko, Tržaška cesta 25, 1000 Ljubljana

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