Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Academic Year 2009/10
Teletraffic theory I
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Telecommunication Engineering - Torino
Teacher Status SSD Les Ex Lab Tut Years teaching
Ajmone Marsan Marco Giuseppe ORARIO RICEVIMENTO PO ING-INF/03 4 1 0 0 3
SSD CFU Activities Area context
ING-INF/03 5 B - Caratterizzanti Ingegneria delle telecomunicazioni
Objectives of the course
The main goal of the course is to describe simple methodologies for the design and the performance analysis of telecommunication and computer networks. Examples taken from real networks (both circuit- and packet-switched) are used as case studies during the course. The course starts with the description and the analysis of Markovian stochastic processes with discrete state space (Markov chains). Then, queuing theory is introduced, and models used to describe telecommunication and computer network elements are presented.
Students' background must encompass elementary probability (random variables and random processes) and basic knowledge on telecommunication networks.
Main course topics:
' Stochastic processes
' Discrete-time Markov chains
' Continuous-time Markov chains
' Isolated Markovian queues
' Erlang's formulas; Engset's formula
' Burke's theorem and acyclic Markovian queuing networks
' Open queuing networks (Jackson's networks)
' Closed queuing networks (Gordon and Newell's networks)
' BCMP theorem
Kleinrock's formula
Course notes will be available on the web site.
Main source for further reading:
L. Kleinrock, Queueing Systems, Vol I, Wiley 1975
Revisions / Exam
Written exam, in which students are asked to solve problems similar to those of problem solving sessions taken during classes.

Programma definitivo per l'A.A.2009/10

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