QUALITY OF SERVICE OVER HETEROGENEOUS NETWORKS

QUALITY OF SERVICE OVER HETEROGENEOUS NETWORKS

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Code
90145
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
5 credits during the 2nd year of 10378 INTERNET AND MULTIMEDIA ENGINEERING (LM-27) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
ING-INF/03
LANGUAGE
English
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (INTERNET AND MULTIMEDIA ENGINEERING)
semester
1° Semester
modules
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course is aimed at providing the know-how to design and manage advanced interworking technology and investigate technological challenges, still object of research both industrial and academic, as well as QoS over Heterogeneous Networks, Software Defined Networking (SDN), and Delay Tolerant Networking (DTN).

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course is aimed at providing the know-how to design and manage advanced interworking technology and investigate technological challenges, still object of research both industrial and academic, as well as QoS over Heterogeneous Networks, Software Defined Networking (SDN), and Delay Tolerant Networking (DTN).

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The lectures are aimed at providing theoretical and practical knowledge about modern architectures for telecommunications networks and about their control. The aim is to show different technological solutions and algorithms to control and design interworking elements within a network.

The lectures provide the necessary know-how to design and manage advanced interworking technology and investigate technological challenges, still object of research both industrial and academic, as well as quality of service provision over heterogeneous networks, satellite, space, and interplanetary networks.

The main covered topics are: Definition of QoS. Definition of heterogeneity. QoS-oriented technologies. Network control issues. QoS over Heterogeneous Networks. QoS Architectures, QoS Gateway, Relay Node and Relay Layer. Software Defined Networking (SDN), Delay Tolerant Networking (DTN).

Teaching methods

Lectures integrated by laboratory trials.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

•             Definition of QoS,  SLA (Service Level Agreement) and SLS (Service Level Specification).

•             Definition of heterogeneity.

•             QoS-oriented technologies: ATM, MPLS, IPv4, IPv6, user flow and traffic class identification.

•             Integrated Services, Differentiated Services and DSCP Assignation, advantages and drawbacks.

•             Network control issues versus time: Traffic Identification, Traffic Shaping, introduction to Scheduling, CAC (Feasibility Region, Equivalent Bandwidth, Bandwidth Reservation), QoS Routing.

•             QoS over Heterogeneous Networks: concepts and problems, Horizontal and Vertical QoS Mapping,  QoS Architectures, QoS Gateway, Relay Node and Relay Layer.

•             Software Defined Networking (SDN): introduction and aim, architecture, OpenFlow and Flow Table, conclusions and research activities.

•             Delay Tolerant Networking (DTN): introduction and aim, architecture, Bundle Layer, CLA, conclusions and research activities.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

- Mario Marchese , QoS Over Heterogeneous Networks , Wiley & Sons , Chichester , UK , 2007.
- Notes on specific topics issued by the lecturer.
- Extracts of international regulatory and scientific documentation provided by the lecturer.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Fixed on request. The request should be addressed to mario.marchese@unige.it.

Exam Board

FRANCO DAVOLI (President)

MARIO MARCHESE (President)

SANDRO ZAPPATORE

FABIO PATRONE

ALDO GRATTAROLA

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lectures integrated by laboratory trials.

LESSONS START

I semester (approx. from Sept. 18 to Dec. 15)

EXAMS

Exam description

Written test followed by a short oral discussion.

Assessment methods

The exam is a written test composed of 3 questions. It is followed by a short oral discussion of the written test.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
16/06/2020 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
16/06/2020 15:30 GENOVA Scritto
16/07/2020 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
16/07/2020 15:30 GENOVA Scritto
17/09/2020 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
17/09/2020 15:30 GENOVA Scritto