Last Update, September 28, 2020
Dr. Giovanni Giambene Web Page
Dr. Giovanni Giambene Web Page
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Networking course at the University of Siena
Giambene is Associate Professor for the master level ("Laurea Magistrale") course "Networking" at the DIISM Dept. of the University of Siena.

SYLLABUS of this course (6 cfu, about 48 teaching hours, taught in English):

ISO/OSI reference model; Multiplexing (plesiochronous and isochronous networks); Historical notes and geographic networks like X.25, ISDN, frame relay, ATM, and SONET/SDH; MPLS networks, Traffic management for QoS support; Traffic shaping and policing; Survey on Markov chains and M/M/... queues;  M/G/1 queuing theory (embedded Markov chains); Markovian models for the analysis of MAC layer in local wireless networks; IP routing; IntServ and DiffServ; Flow control & congestion control and the TCP protocol; Network of queues; Matlab examples for typical teletraffic problems. Lab tools for network configuration.

Midterm test, report, and exam registrations are via segreteria online.

Main textbook: G. Giambene. Queuing Theory and Telecommunications: Networks and Applications. Springer, 2014, 2nd Ed., ISBN 978-1-4614-4083-3, New York, NY.

The course information sheet is available at the following link. The list of textbooks is provided at the following link. The slides of the course can be downloaded from the 'restricted area'. Lesson video recordings are available in the course space on the UNISI elearning platform upon registration. The list of topics available for your report will be released soon after the mid-term test. Please register your details at the following link to receive updates on this course for the AY 2020-2021 and the use of G-meet for attending the lessons remotely.

ERASMUS student exchanges related to this course are available with the following universities in the fields of telecommunications, computer science and electornics:
- Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC, Barcelona, Spain),
- Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB, Barcelona, Spain),
- Karlstad University (KAU, Sweden), factsheet available.

ERASMUS for traneeship opportunites for completing your curriculum in prestigious abroad institutions (e.g., DLR in Munich, CTTC in Spain, University of Luxembourg).
The official course Web page is at the following link.
Room n. 138 (San Niccolò)
Please book via email - it is possible to ask for a G-meet meeting

Links of support in Italian (past years):

Past Exams

Compiti V.O.

Additional material