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Practical course: Modeling and Simulation of Networks and Distributed Systems

Practical course: Modeling and Simulation of Networks and Distributed Systems
type: Practical course
semester: SS 2014
place: Pool F (Room -101), Building 20.20
time: Thursday, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

start: 17.04.2014
lecturer: Prof.Dr. Hannes Hartenstein
Natalya An
Tristan Gaugel
Tessa Tielert
sws: 2
ects: 5
lv-no.: 24878
  • Diploma: The practical course can only be examined in combination with the corresponding lecture; alternatively, students can get a certificate of attendance (Schein)
  • Master: The practical course can either be credited within the module Dynamische IT-Infrastrukturen or Networking Labs and in both cases requires crediting the corresponding lecture as well
information: Basics in C++ und Telematics will be expectedModeling and Simulation of Networks and Distributed Systems.

Attending the associated lecture Modeling and Simulation of Networks and Distributed Systems is obligatory for the practical course.

The lecture can be attended independently from the practical course.

The simulation of networks and distributed systems is a means to analyze and evaluate protocols in a quick and cost-efficient way and is therefore a valuable tool in the research of networks and distributed systems. While analytical approaches are often challenged by the complexity of scenarios and field tests are challenged by a high hardware configuration effort and resulting costs, simulations allow for the efficient investigation of the parameter space regarding networktopologies, communication patterns and dependencies to other protocols. However, simulation results are only of relevance if the modeling and evaluation has beendone accurately.

In this practical course the students will acquire practical experiences by using the concepts, tools and simulators introduced in the lecture.

More specifically the following topics are covered:

  • Introduction to the simulation of computer networks and distributed systems in general
  • Hands-on experience with respect to state-of-the-art simulators, in particular ns-3 and Matlab/Simulink
  • Simulation of wired and wireless networks
  • Distributed simulations
  • How to implement your own simulator: algorithms and their quality


The registration period is expired. (00:00:00 2014-03-13 - 01:00:00 2014-04-30)