Semester 9

Course: Management and Optimization of Communication Networks

Course Code: E35
Course Level: Undergratuate
Obligatory/Elective: Obligatory
Semester: 9
Division: Division of Telecommunications
Group: Main Course
ECTS Credits: 5
Hours Per Week: 4
Language: Greek, English

The aim of the course is twofold: Initially the course focuses on the techniques of management and evaluation of communication networks as well as their applications, through the presentation of methods and models for managing and monitoring the performance of networks. Following, the course covers the theory of telecommunications network optimization, where methods and algorithms are presented, which take into account the limitations of the network, as well as the requirements of the supported services.

Learning Outcomes:
  1. acquiring knowledge concerning fault management, performance, security, and telecommunications networking configurations,
  2. the acquisition of knowledge on the techniques of management, and evaluation of communication networks,
  3. understanding of management methods through the presentation of methods and models of managing and monitoring network performance,
  4. the acquisition of knowledge and the evaluation of network monitoring and management protocols
  5. the acquisition of knowledge on graph theory and its application in optimization processes,
  6. the acquisition of knowledge and evaluation of the process of solving basic problems of telecommunication networks, such as the problem of minimum route, maximum flow, minimum cost, etc,
  7. the acquisition of knowledge and evaluation of optimization problem solving methods.
  8. the analysis of the problems and the evaluation of the methods of solving non-linear optimization of telecommunication networks.

Telecommunication Networks and Computer Networks I.

Teaching Methods:



Final examination weighted at 30%, examination of laboratory exercises weighted at 30% and examination of the course assignment weighted at 40%.

1. The final exam includes:

- Multiple choice questions.

- Problem solving by applying the acquired knowledge.

- Comparative evaluation of theoretical issues.

2. The examination of the laboratory exercises includes the evaluation of the laboratory skills acquired using laboratory equipment and network simulation tools.

3. The examination of the course assignment includes the evaluation of an extensive written report provided by the student on topics presented by the international scientific literature.

Suggested Books:

Recommended Book Resources:

[1]   "Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach" ,7th edition - Pearson.

[2]   "Computer Networks and Internets", Douglas E. Comer, 6th Edition- Pearson.

[3]   “Computer Networks: A Systems Approach ", L.L. Peterson & B.S. Davie, Open Textbook Library - 6th Edition.

Recommended Article/Paper Resources:

[4]   CCNA: Introduction to Networks

[5]   CCNA: Routing, Switching and Wireless Essentials

[6]   CCNA: Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation

[7]   «Ανάπτυξη και διαχείριση δικτύων υπολογιστών», Π. Φουληράς, Ελληνικά Ακαδημαϊκά Ηλεκτρονικά Συγγράμματα και Βοηθήματα, 2015 (Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 320059)

Dimitri P. Bertsekas, Network Optimization: Continuous and Discrete Models, Athena Scientific, 1998.

Lecturer: Michalas Angelos