### Course Description

# Modelling and Simulations in Telecommunication's Networks

## Program

Information and Communication Technologies, second-level study programme## Lecturers:

prof. dr. Aleš Švigelj## Goals:

The aim of the course is to introduce students to the concepts, techniques and practical aspects of the development and analysis of simulation models and computer simulations of telecommunication models. In particular the course will be concerned in its practical aspects with discrete event simulation.

## Content:

Introduction:

overview of computer simulation concepts

Probability and stochastic processes:

review of statistical distributions

stochastic processes

Modelling of telecommunication networks:

analytic approach

discrete-event approach

hybrid approach

advantages and limitations of approaches

Discrete event simulators:

main concepts

advantages and limitations of simulations

Statistical analysis of simulation results:

verification of simulation model

validation of simulation model

Simulation tools:

OPNET

MATLAB

## Course literature:

Selected chapters from the following books:

• J. Banks, J. Carson, B. L. Nelson, D. Nicol, Discrete-Event System Simulation, Prentice Hall; fifth edition, 2009. ISBN 978-0136062127

• J. F. Hayes, V. J. T., G. Babu, Modeling and Analysis of Telecommunications Networks, John Willey & Sons, 2004. ISBN 978-0471348450

• B. D. Hahn, D. T. Valentine, Essential MATLAB for Engineers and Scientists, Fifth edition, Elsevier, 2013. ISBN 978-0123943989

• Modelling concepts, OPNET user manual, 2016

## 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.

• T. Javornik, A. Švigelj, A. Hrovat, M- Mohorčič, K. Alič. Distributed REM-assisted radio resource management in LTE-A networks. Wireless personal communications, Vol. 92:107–126, 2017.

• A. Volkov, J Žganec Gros, M. Žganec, T. Javornik, A. Švigelj, Modulated acquisition of spatial distortion maps, Sensors, vol. 13, no. 8, pp. 11069-11084, 2013.

• A. Švigelj, M. Mohorčič,G. Kandus, A. Kos, M. Pustišek, J. Bešter, Routing in ISL networks considering empirical IP traffic, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, vol. 22, pp. 261-272, 2004.

## Examination:

Seminar work (50%)

Oral defense of seminar work (50%)

## Students obligations:

Seminar work and oral defense of seminar work.