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Dr. Giovanni Giambene Web Page
Dr. Giovanni Giambene Web Page
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Teaching Activity - Faculty of Engineering (Siena)
Giambene is Associate Professor for the master level ("Laurea Magistrale") course "Networking" at the DIISM Dept. of the University of Siena.

This course (6 cfu, about 48 teaching hours), which will be given in English, has the following syllabus:
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.

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

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

The course information sheet is available at the following link. Textbooks are provided at the following link. The slides of the course can be downloaded from the 'restricted area' where a registration form is provided for the topics of the AY 2018-2019 final resports (the list is also available at the following link).

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.

The official course Web page is at the following link.
Room n. 138 (San Niccolò)
Please book via email

Links of support in Italian (past years):

Past Exams

Compiti V.O.

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