Information communication system engineering

Subject description

Introduction to fundamental fields of information and communication engineering: design, modelling planning, simulation, emulation and management of communication systems and services.

Statistical distributions of network traffic and loads. Queuing system theory. Design in circuit switched networks. Design in packet switched networks. Bottleneck, congestion, blocking.

Efficiency and performance analysis.

Building a model of telecommunication system. Simulations and emulations.

Quality of Service. Statistical multiplexing, overprovisioning. Elastic and non-elastic applications. Mechanisms (resource reservation, admission control, service differentiation) and protocols for Quality of Service. User perceived quality, Quality of Experience, evaluation and measurements. Mean opinion score.

Telecommunication traffic, load, application and element measurements and characterization. Conformance testing and verification of telecommunication systems.

Management and control of telecommunication systems. Management models, protocols and information models. Accounting and billing.

The subject is taught in programs

Objectives and competences

The objective is to 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.

Students will acquire fundamental knowledge and skills in understanding performance parameters of telecommunication systems and their critical estimation and evaluation.

Teaching and learning 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.

Expected study results

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.

Basic sources and literature

  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,

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