Information communication system engineering

Higher education teachers: Bešter Janez

Higher education teachers: , Humar Iztok
Credits: 5
Semester: winter
Subject code: 64692S

Subject description


  • Enrolment in the class. Acquaintance with content of following courses: Communication systems, Telecommunication networks, Telecommunication protocols, Network services.

Content (Syllabus outline):

Introduction to fundamental fields of telecommunication engineering: design, modelling planning, simulation, emulation and management of telecommunication systems and services. Statistical distributions of network traffic and loads. Queuing system theory. Bottleneck, congestion, blocking. Design in circuit switched networks (Erl B, Erl C model). Design in packet switched networks (M/M/1). Efficiency and performance. Building a model of telecommunication system. Simulations and emulations. Quality of Service (QoS). Basic concepts: statistical multiplexing, overprovisioning. Elastic and non-elastic applications. General concepts: resource reservation, admission control, service differentiation. QoS mechanisms and protocols (IntServ, DiffServ, RSCP, 802.1Q, 802.1p, MPLS TE). User perceived quality, Quality of Experience (QoE). QoE evaluation and measurements. Mean opinion score (MOS). Telecommunication traffic, load, application and element measurements and characterization. Performance evaluation. Conformance testing and verification of telecommunication systems. Management and control of telecommunication systems. Management models (TM, eTOM, ITIL), protocols and information models (CMIP, SNMP, CIM, MIB). Accounting and billing. Energy and cost efficiency of telecommunication systems, techno-economic aspect of telecommunication system design.

Objectives and competences:

  • To acquire fundamental knowledge and skills for telecommunication system design, modelling, planning, simulation, emulation, measurement, testing, management and control, based on a good knowledge of telecommunication technologies and services for development, upgrade, and support of telecommunication systems in operator's environment.
  • To understand performance parameters of telecommunication systems and their critical estimation and evaluation.

Intended learning outcomes:

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

  • to define basic principles of information communication engineering,
  • describe possible approaches to system design, modelling and management,
  • use of models, calculate loads and required performances to ensure adequate quality of services,
  • measure situation at the real system.

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 possiblities they offer. Study visits and invited lecturers.

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. Članki, objavljenih v revijah, npr: IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials,

Study in which the course is carried out

  • 3 year - 1st cycle - Applied Electrical Engineering - Information and Communication Technologies