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Jožef Stefan
Postgraduate School

Jamova 39
SI-1000 Ljubljana

Phone: +386 1 477 31 00
Fax: +386 1 477 31 10


Course Description

Future Communication Networks


Information and Communication Technologies, second-level study programme


prof. dr. Aleš Švigelj


The objective of this course is to acquaint students with future heterogeneous networks, which will base on IP protocol.

In particular the architecture and characteristics of future networks will be given with the emphasis on protocols and convergence.


future heterogeneous networks

Voice over IP (VoIP)
H.323 and related protocols, RTP, SIP, MGCP and Megaco / H.248

NGN (Next Generation Network) Architecture:
multimedia services delivery over packet networks, media gateway, media gateway controller, signalling gateway

IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem):
architecture and concepts, session control plane, media plane, services, IMS in the mobile environment, IMS in the wire line environment

Mobility management
horizontal handover, vertical handover

Course literature:

Selected chapters from the following books:

• T. Plevyak, V. Sahin, Next Generation Telecommunications Networks, Services, and Management, Wiley-IEEE Press, 2010. ISBN 978-0-470-57528-4
• D. Grace, M. Mohorcic, Broadband Communications via High-Altitude Platforms, Wiley, 2010, ISBN 978-0-470-69445-9
• J. H. Ortiz, (ed.), Telecommunications networks : current status and future trends, Rijeka: InTech, cop. 2012. ISBN 978-953-51-0341-7
• M. Poikselka, A. Niemi, H. Khartabil, G. Mayer, The IMS: IP Multimedia Concepts and Services, Third Edition John Willey & Sons, 2009. ISBN 978-0-470-72196-4
• A. B. Johnston, SIP understanding the Session Initiation Protocol, 3rd edition, Artech House, 2009. ISBN 978-1607839958

Significant publications and references:

• A. Švigelj, R. Sernec, K. Alič,. " Network-traffic modeling for load prediction: a user-centric approach" , IEEE Network, vol. 29, no. 4, pp. 88 - 96, 2015.
• K. Alič, E. Pertovt, A. Švigelj, " Bearing-opportunistic network coding" , International Journal of Computers, Communications & Control, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 154-164, 2015
• R. Libnik, A. Švigelj,, G. Kandus, " A novel SIP based procedure for congestion aware handover in heterogeneous networks Computer Communications" , vol. 33, no. 18, pp. 2176-2184, 2010
• T. Aljaž, B. Imperl, A. Švigelj, " Border gateway fuction performance requirements for the lawful intercept of voice at IMS architecture" , AEÜ, International Journal of Electronics and Communications, vol. 62, no. 8, pp. 610-621, 2008
• A. Švigelj, M. Mohorčič, L. Franck, G. Kandus, " Signalling analysis for traffic class dependent routing in packet switched ISL networks" , Space communications, vol. 22, no. 2/4, pp. 191-203, 2013


Seminar work (50%)
Oral defense of seminar work (50%)

Students obligations:

Seminar work and oral defense of seminar work.