**CmpE 523 -
Performance Evaluation of Computer Networks Fall 2012**

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Description**: Introduction
for computer networks performance evaluation. Modeling of traffic flows. Delay
and loss models for computer networks. Networks of queues. Performance
evaluation of multiple access methods and local area networks. Measurement and
simulation of computer networks.

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Instructor**:
Cem Ersoy, Room #:
CmpE 44, Ext: 6861, ersoy@boun.edu.tr, *http://www.cmpe.boun.edu.tr/~ersoy*

**Course
home page: ***http://orkinos.cmpe.boun.edu.tr/netlab/courses/cmpe523/fall2012*

**Optional Textbook**:
"*System Modeling and Analysis:
Foundations of System Performance Evaluation*", Hisashi Kobayashi and Brian
L. Mark, 2008, Pearson/Prentice Hall

Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458 ISBN-10: 0-13-034835-X (**Available in
the bookstore !**)

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Prerequisites**: CmpE 475
or Background on "computer networks" or permission of the instructor.

**Times**:
Tuesday (1,2,3) 9:00 - 11:50 **Room:** ETA B5

**Topics**:

**0.**
Overview of probability and stochastic processes used for the analysis of
computer networks.

**1.** Introduction to computer networks and network architectures

**2.** Delay models in data networks: Queueing models, Little's theorem,
M/M/1 queue

**3.** M/M/m, M/M/_, M/M/m/m and other Markov systems

**4.** M/G/1 queues, priority queuing

**5.** Networks of transmission lines. Networks of queues - Jackson's theorem

**6.** Midterm (20 November 2012, Tuesday)

**7.** Multiaccess communication: Satellite
channels, multidrop lines, packet radio networks

**8.** Aloha systems: slotted and unslotted.
Splitting algorithms. Carrier sensing

**9****.** Carrier sensing, CSMA/CD, wireless
LANs

**10. **Simulation of computer networks, case studies using OPNET.

**11.** Presentations of the term papers

** Term paper:**
(due 25 December 2012,
17:00, Tuesday) A survey on a hot topic on computer networks
which is assigned separately for each student.

**Grading**:

5% +10% Homeworks and/or Quizzes

15% +5% Term paper and its
presentation (tentative) (due 25 December 2012)

30% Midterm (20 November 2012)

35% Final ( January 2013 )