Design and management of information- and communications systems

Course description

Introduction to design, planning, modelling and management of information and communication systems.

Design and planning of circuit switched networks. Design and planning of packet switched networks.

Characterization and measurements of network traffic, network elements and applications.

Design of operator networks. Design of enterprise networks and systems.

Cloud computing. Design of information systems in the cloud. Architectural approaches and building blocks.

Container virtualization technologies. Orchestration in cloud computing systems.

Management and control of communication networks and information systems.

Techno-economic aspects of communication networks and cloud infrastructure.

Course is carried out on study programme

Elektrotehnika 2. stopnja

Objectives and competences

The objective of the course is to familiarize students with knowledge and skills for system design, modelling, planning, control, measurement, testing, management and control, based on a good knowledge of information and communication systems and services for development, upgrade, and support of systems in enterprise and operator environments.

Students acquire fundamental knowledge and skills in understanding performance parameters of information and communication systems and can critically evaluate them.

Learning and teaching methods

Lectures for theoretical aspects, laboratory exercises and team work for real-case scenarios and problem solving through project work. Part of the pedagogical process will be carried out with the help of ICT technologies and the possibilities they offer.. Study visits and invited lecturers.

Intended learning outcomes

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

– define basic principles of information and communication systems engineering,

– describe possible approaches to system design, modelling and management,

– develop models, calculate loads and required performances to ensure adequate quality of services,

– evaluate results and discuss the trends.

Reference nosilca

  1. STERLE, Janez, VOLK, Mojca, SEDLAR, Urban, BEŠTER, Janez, KOS, Andrej. Application-based NGN QoE controller. IEEE communications magazine, ISSN 0163-6804. [Print ed.], Jan. 2011, vol. 49, no. 1, str. 92-10
  2. SEDLAR, Urban, VOLK, Mojca, STERLE, Janez, SERNEC, Radovan, KOS, Andrej. Contextualized monitoring and root cause discovery in IPTV systems using data visualization. IEEE network : the magazine of computer communications. [Print ed.]. Nov.-Dec. 2012, vol. 26, no. 6, str. 40-46, ilustr. ISSN 0890-8044. [COBISS.SI-ID 9594452], [JCR, SNIP, WoS do 10. 8. 2020: št. citatov (TC): 9, čistih citatov (CI): 4, Scopus do 10. 8. 2020: št. citatov (TC): 11, čistih citatov (CI): 4]
  3. SEDLAR, Urban, RUGELJ, Miha, VOLK, Mojca, STERLE, Janez. Deploying and managing a network of autonomous internet measurement probes : lessons learned. International journal of distributed sensor networks. [Online ed.]. 2015, vol. 2015, str. 1-8, ilustr. ISSN 1550-1477.
  4. VOLK, Mojca, GUNA, Jože, KOS, Andrej, BEŠTER, Janez. Quality-assured provisioning of IPTV services within the NGN environment. IEEE communications magazine, ISSN 0163-680 [Print ed.], May 2008, vol. 46, no. 5, str. 118-126, ilustr. [COBISS.SI-ID 6532436]
  5. KOS, Andrej, VOLK, Mojca, BEŠTER, Janez. Quality assurance in the IMS-based NGN environment. V: CRANLEY, Nicola (ur.), MURPHY, Liam (ur.). Handbook of research on wireless multimedia : quality of service and solutions. Hershey; New York: Information Science Reference, cop. 2009, str. 240-257.

Study materials

  1. Haesik Kim: Wireless Communicatons Systems Desing, Wiley, 2015
  2. Laszlo Lakatos, Laszlo Szeidl, Miklos Telek: Introduction to Queueing Systems with Telecommunication Applications, Springer, 2013th Edition
  3. Villy B. Iversen: Teletraffic Engineering and Network Planning, Technical University of Denmark, 2007.
  4. Rhoton, John: Cloud computing explained. London: Recursive Press, 2nd ed., 2020
  5. Članki, objavljenih v revijah, npr: IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials,

Bodi na tekočem

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

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