TLT-2706 Traffic Modelling and Network Simulation Techniques

Fall 2006, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.

Lecturer: D. Moltchanov, e-mail: moltchan@cs.tut.fi

Exam content

- consists of 2 parts;
- part 1: simulations: some examples:
**example 1:**what is the basis of linear congruental generator?**example 2:**what is the basis of control variates variance reduction technique?**example 3:**what methods of data collection techniques exist?**example 4:**how confidence intervals shorten with increase in the number of experiments?**example 5:**explain two methods to organize event list.

- part 2: traffic modeling: some examples:
**example 1:**are there daily variations in traffic patterns in circuit-switched networks?**example 2:**what is the traffic measurement unit of the traffic in circuit-switched networks?**example 3:**what is the time-consistent busy hour?**example 4:**why we need traffic measurements?**example 5:**what are the steps in traffic modeling?**example 6:**are packet sizes in the Internet bimodally distributed? Why?**example 7:**how ACF of long-range dependent traffic observations behaves?

- note the following:
- no complicated numerical calculations
- you have to demonstrate understanding
- some questions are more important than others

News

**reminder: make sure you are signed for exam!****no lecture on 06.09.2006;**- first meeting is scheduled on 30.08.2006;
- lectures are given every Wednesday, room TB222, 16:15-17:45;

Requirements

It is not required for participants to have knowledge of probability theory and stochastic process and statistics. Basic knowledge of these disciplines that is necessary to understand the course will be given.