INTRODUCTION TO NETWORK

TRAFFIC ANALYSIS



COURSE SYLLABUS (PROVISIONAL)


Basic Probability Theory

· Review of key mathematical methods – probabilities etc., Poisson Process.

· Simple Queuing and dimensioning formulae – ErlangB, M/M/1 queues, Pollachek-Khintchine formulae etc.
 

Traffic Modelling

· Non-Poisson processes (eg Internet traffic) – self-similar traffic (long-tail distributions) – can we just use Poisson?
 

Traffic Estimation

· What do we measure, why isn’t it the same as last time; how many measurements (confidence limits), model determination (is it Poisson? etc).

· Long term trends – drivers (technology, acceptance etc), modelling effect of drivers, extraction of trends from time series.
 

Performance Engineering – TCP/IP

· Review of TCP/IP + effects of delays, losses on TCP/IP

· Voice over IP as an example
 

THE LECTURER

Ms Frances Coakley  is a Senior Lecturer in the University of Surrey’s School of Electronic Engineering, Information Technology and Mathematics where she lecturers in Telecommunications Networks, Teletraffic Real-Time Software and Microprocessors. Her current research interests are on-board processing for satellites, which include on-board digital switching and digital signal processing, in particular work on multi-carrier demodulation.
 

VENUE

The course will be hosted at the University of Surrey, one of the leaders in the provision of continuing professional development and will draw upon the expertise of the Centre for Communications Systems Research, one of the country’s leading research establishments.

The University campus is ideally situated between Heathrow and Gatwick, a few miles from the M25 and the M3 and only 30 miles from central London.


PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME

 
Time Monday Tuesday
09:00-10:30
Basic Probability Theory
(1)
Traffic Estimation
(2)
10:30-11:00
COFFEE
COFFEE
11:00-12:30
Basic Probability Theory
(2)
Performance Engineering
(1)
12:30-14:00
LUNCH
LUNCH
14:00-15:30
Traffic Modelling
Performance Engineering
(2)
15:30-16:00
TEA
TEA
16:00-17:30
Traffic Estimation
(1)
Review

Last update: 15 June 2000 B Steel

REGISTRATION

Enquiries should be addressed to:
Barbara Steel, Course Co-ordinator      Tel:    +44(0)1483 876040

                                        Fax:    +44(0)1483 876041

                                        Email:  Short-course@eim.surrey.ac.uk
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