Teaching materials - Communication Network Design

Description: This module is part of the “Network Design” integrated course. The other module of the integrated course, so-called “Graph Optimization”, provides students the fundamentals on network and graph optimization, presents mathematical models for different classes of problems, and describes the main methods that have been proposed to tackle them.

In contrast, in this module, students are expected to acquire an in-depth knowledge on technological aspects of operational networks with special interest in optical technologies. Then, students will apply the optimization theory learned in the “Graph Optimization” module to design core networks under single-layer (i.e. RWA, routing and wavelength assignment) and multi-layer (i.e. VTD, virtual topology design) paradigms. Concepts like network resilience (protection and restoration) or traffic grooming are also covered in this module.

Year: 2

Credits: 5 CFU credits (equivalent to 5 ECTS credits)

Degree: Laurea Magistrale in Ingegneria delle Telecomunicazioni (2 years, 120 CFU credits, 120 ECTS credits) / Laurea Magistrale in Ingegneria Informatica (2 years, 120 CFU credits, 120 ECTS credits) (M.Sc. level)

University: Politecnico di Milano

Full-course details can be found here.