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Switching Systems

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Course Unit Code440-2317/02
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated4 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Optional
Level of Course Unit *First Cycle
Year of Study *
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredWinter Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionCzech, English
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites Course succeeds to compulsory courses of previous semester
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
VOZ29prof. Ing. Miroslav Vozňák, Ph.D.
ROZ132Ing. Jan Rozhon, Ph.D.
Summary
The subject focuses on the modern technologies in the field of network infrastructure and develops the students` understanding of the related technologies from the design, simulation and qualitative evaluation point of view. The subject consists of four distinct topics - signaling systems, discrete events simulation and processing , qualitative evaluation of multimedia systems and software defined networking. The theoretical knowledge from lectures is supported by the practical exercises focused on students` individual work.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
The aim of the subject is to familiarize the students with practical aspects of design and maintenance of switching systems. After the subject completion students will be able to understand the principles of design, modeling and deployment of modern switching systems and analyze the qualitative parameters of multimedia communications. Moreover, students will gain the fundamental knowledge on the SW-defined networks.
Course Contents
1. Introduction to Switching Systems
2. Spatial switching, Clos condition and design of nonblocking network. Switching Fabric
3. Time switching, complex switching structures
4. Digital network signaling and interfaces
5. Session Initiation Protocol and Session Description Protocol
6. SIP transactions and dialogs, SIP message parsing
7. IMS - concept, elements and multimedia services
8. Queuing theory problems in switching systems and Kendall`s classification
9. Network traffic modeling
10. QoS vs. QoE, quality of real-time services in IP networks
11. Multimedia services quality, subjective and objective methods of quality measurement
12. Software Ddefined Networks (SDN), OpenFlow, concepts and deployment. OpenSwitch and Mininet
13. SDN Controllers and their use, OpenStack
14. M2M communication systems in relation to SDN
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
[1] Bhat, U. N. "An Introduction to Queueing Theory: Modeling and Analysis in Applications (Statistics for Industry and Technology)", 2nd ed., Birkhauser, 2015.
[2] Goransson, P. "Software Defined Networks, Second Edition: A Comprehensive Approach 2nd Edition". Morgan Kaufmann, 2016.
[1] Vozňák, M. "Komunikační systémy pro integrovanou výuku VUT a VŠB-TUO", VŠB-TUO, 1. vyd., 2014.
[2] Bhat, U. N. "An Introduction to Queueing Theory: Modeling and Analysis in Applications (Statistics for Industry and Technology)", 2nd ed., Birkhauser, 2015.
[3] Goransson, P. "Software Defined Networks, Second Edition: A Comprehensive Approach 2nd Edition". Morgan Kaufmann, 2016.
[4] Vozňák, M., Rozhon, J. "Spojovací systémy - opory pro kombinovanou formu studia", VŠB-TUO, 2018.
Recommended Reading:
[1] Raake, A. “Speech Quality of VoIP: Assessment and Prediction”, Wiley, 2006.
[2] Johnson, A. B. “SIP: Understanding the Session Initiation Protocol, Fourth Ed”, Artech, 2009.
[3] Blokdyk, G. "IMS IP multimedia subsystem: A Step-By-Step Tutorial". CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2017.
[1] Raake, A. “Speech Quality of VoIP: Assessment and Prediction”, Wiley, 2006.
[2] Johnson, A. B. “SIP: Understanding the Session Initiation Protocol, Fourth Ed”, Artech, 2009.
[3] Blokdyk, G. "IMS IP multimedia subsystem: A Step-By-Step Tutorial". CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2017.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Tutorials, Experimental work in labs
Assesment methods and criteria
Tasks are not Defined