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Modeling and Performance Analysis with Simulation

This course gives an introduction to simulation techniques. The focus of the course is on discrete event simulation. Simulation is widely used to evaluate systems in general, computer and communication networks in particular. In this course we will emphasize the simulation of communication networks. Some topics of the course are:

  • Model design
  • Implementation of a discrete event simulator (simulation kernel)
  • Design of experiments (DoE)
  • Input modeling
  • Random numbers and random variates
  • Evaluation of simulation results
  • Simulation packages for network simulation


The next class wil be on Friday, 8.07.11 The next tutorial will be on Thursday, 7.7.11
Dozent/inProf. Dr. Mesut Günes
InstitutionInstitut für Informatik
 Office Hours: Tuesday 15-16
Friday, 10-12, SR 049, Takustr. 9
Tutorials: Thursday, 10-12, SR 046, Takustr. 9



1st year MSc or Diploma students


Vordiplom, BSc, (Programming, Stochastic / probability calculus, Telematics)


Basic text book for this course


KVV page


  • The next class wil be on Friday, 8.07.11
  • The next tutorial will be on Thursday, 7.7.11



  • Thursday, 14.07.2011, 10-12


The slides can be accessed only from the campus network (which includes VPN connections). The slides will be available before we discuss them in class. The slides are in PDF format.

Chapter Slides
0 Organizational
1 Introduction
2 Simulation Examples
3 General Principles
4 Introduction to Network Simulation Tools
5 Statistical Models in Simulation
6 Random Number Generation
7 Random Variate Generation
8 Queueing Models
9 Input Modeling
10 Verification and Validation of Simulation Models
11 Output Analysis for a Single Model


# Out Date Assignments, Papers, etc.
1 14.04.2011 Problem sheet 1, On Crediblity of Simulation Studies of Telecommunication Networks
2 28.04.2011 Problem sheet 2, Difficulties in Simulating the Internet
3 19.05.2011 Problem sheet 3, On the Modeling of Computer Networks
4 09.06.2011 Problem sheet 4, Modeling and Simulation Best Practices for Wireless Ad Hoc Networks.pdf