Syllabus academic year 2010/2011
(Created 2010-07-25.)
 QUEUING SYSTEM ETS075
Credits: 4,5. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: G2 (First Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. ETS075 overlaps following cours/es: ETS010, ETS020 and ETS055. Compulsory for: C3, D3. Optional for: E3, E3ks. Course coordinator: Director of Studies Daniel Sjöberg, daniel.sjoberg@eit.lth.se, Electrical and Information Technology. Recommended prerequisits: FMS012 Mathematical statistics. Knowledge corresponding to Communication Systems (ETS130) or Computer Communication (ETS052). Assessment: Written examination. Laboratory Lesson. Parts: 2. Home page: http://www.eit.lth.se/course/ets075.

Aim
The purpose of the course is to introduce methods to predict the real-time behaviour of service systems, especially for telecommunucation systems.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

• Solve problems in elementary queuing theory and queuing network theory

• Use simple simulation tools

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

• Use simple queuing models to estimate the real-time properties of a system

• Use discrete event simulation to study the performance of a system

• Be able to interpret measurements and make estimations

Contents
The course treats real-time properties of communication systems. The students learn to predict the performance of systems, which also gives the ability to improve and optimise systems.

The course contains an overview of elementary queuing and queuing network theory and also introduces discrete event simulation. In queuing theory methods to calculate the average time a customer spends in a queue and the blocking probability are treated. In queuing network theory Jackson networks are studied. Discrete event simulation using a general programming language is studied.

Literature
Körner, Ulf: "Köteori" (Course material in English will be provided)
Exercise compendium.

Parts

Code: 0104. Name: Examination.
Higher education credits: 3. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written exam. Contents: Written exam.

Code: 0204. Name: Laboratory Work.
Higher education credits: 1,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Laboratory work. Contents: Laboratory work.