On June 18, only the tutorial at 10:00 am takes place but no lecture will be held! The next two lectures will be held on June 25, 10:00 am - 3:45 pm.


August 5 and September 9. Please contact our secretary Mrs. Gerber as soon as you are admitted to the exam (probably on July 2, see the organization PDF for the admission rules) in order to register.


Tuesdays, 11:45 am - 1:15 pm in the seminar room (36-438)


Tuesdays (irregularly), 10:00 am-11:30 am in the seminar room (36-438) (exact dates will always be announced via email)


 Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jens Schmitt
 M.Sc. Paul Nikolaus
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Lecture Overview

The objective of this lecture is to introduce the basics of performance management in communication networks on multiple time-scales. The contents are as follows:

  1. Introduction & Motivation
  2. Long-Term Performance Management
    • Network Design
    • Traffic Modelling
  3. Medium-Term Performance Management
    • Traffic Engineering / Routing
    • Content Distribution / Caching
  4. Short-Term Performance Management
    • Packet-Level Dynamics
    • Packet Scheduling
  5. Conclusion and Outlook

Material & Slides

The slides are only accessible from within the university network (131.246.*). You can use SSH or VPN for remote access.

Chapter Title Last Update Slides
 0  Organization  April 17, 2019 PDF 
 1  Introduction  April 17, 2019 PDF 
 2  Long-Term Performance Management  May 24, 2019 PDF  annotated
3  Medium-Term Performance Management  June 7, 2019 PDF  annotated
4  Short-Term Performance Management  June 12, 2019 PDF  annotated



The exercise sheets are only accessible from within the university network (131.246.*). You can use SSH or VPN for remote access.

Exercise Time Download
1 May 14 at 10:00 am PDF  ex_1_data_1.dat  ex_1_data_2.dat
2 June 04 at 10:00 am PDF  ex_1_data.dat
3 June 18 at 10:00 am PDF
4 July 2 at 10:00 am Upload on June 24


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