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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

Heterogeneous Telecommunication’s Networks


Information and Communication Technologies, third-level study programme


prof. dr. Aleš Švigelj


The objective of this course is to acquaint students with advanced concepts of 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 fixed mobile convergence.


Future heterogeneous networks

Voice over IP (VoIP, VoLTE):

IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem):
Architecture and concepts
IMS in the mobile environment
IMS in the wire line environment

FMC (Fixed Mobile Convergence):
Industry convergence
Network convergence
Service convergence
Device convergence

Advanced mobility management:
Horizontal handover
Vertical handover

Integration of telecommunications and smart GRID networks

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, J. 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, Willey, 2009. ISBN 978-0-470-72196-4
• A. B. Johnston, SIP understanding the Session Initiation Protocol, Artech House, 2009. ISBN ISBN-13: 978-1-607-83995-8

Significant publications and references:

• A: Švigelj, R. Sernec, K. Alič,. " Network-traffic modeling for load prediction: a user-centric approach" , IEEE Network Magazine, 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
• 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


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

Students obligations:

Seminar work and oral defense of seminar work.