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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

Modelling and Simulations in Telecommunication's Networks


Information and Communication Technologies, second-level study programme


prof. dr. Aleš Švigelj


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.


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:

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.


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

Students obligations:

Seminar work and oral defense of seminar work.