Network Simulation [NwSim]

Winter 2013/14

Contents

This course offers the chance to get in touch with the network simulation framework OMNeT++. Simulation is one possibility (others are experiments or mathematical analysis) to evaluate the performance of systems which might even not be available in reality.

After getting a basic introduction to simulation and modeling, we will study a small example project already using OMNeT++. Finally, we will work in small groups of 2-3 people on interesting research-focused projects of the areas vehicular communication and wireless sensor networks.

Learning Outcome

The learning objective is to unserstand the fundamental concepts of network simulation. Students understand these concepts and are able to apply this knowledge.

General Information / Methods

This master course will be held in English and all the course material is available in English. At the beginning of the course the lecture will be held in blocked form to cover the basic introduction. Then we will continue with individual hands-on projects for the rest of the semester.

  • Lecture, 1 SWS, 1.5 ECTS
  • Proseminar, 2 SWS, 3.5 ECTS

Instructors

Schedule

  • Lecture (LV 703797) — first block of semester
    Tuesday, 08:15am - 9:45am (October), RR 20
  • Proseminar (LV 703798) — second block of semester
    Tuesday, 08:15am - 11:00am (November-January), RR 20

Exams

There will be oral exams for the lecture. We will provide more information at the end of the winter term. The grading of proseminar will be based on the project results including a final report (per group) and the individual presentations of intermediate results.

Links

Lecture

  • Overview - PDF (Version 1)
  • OMNeT++ - PDF (Version 1)
  • Network Simulation - PDF (Version 1)
  • Model Management with git - PDF (Version 1)
  • Result Evaluation with R - PDF (Version 1)

Proseminar

  • Exercise 1 (Queue) - PDF - omnet_helpers.R (Version 1, 05.11.2013, 1kB)
  • Probabilities and Statistics - PDF (Version 5, 10.12.2013, 2080kB)
  • Exercise 2 (Simple Flooding) - PDF (Version 1, 26.11.2013, 53kB)
  • Verification and Validation - PDF (Version 1, 18.11.2013, 442kB)
  • Exercise 3 (Advanced Flooding) - PDF (Version 2, 10.12.2013, 145kB)

Literature

  • Averill M. Law and W. David Kelton, Simulation, Modeling and Analysis, ed. 3, Singapore, McGraw-Hill, 2000. [BibTeX, Details...]
  • Ronald E. Walpole, Raymond H. Myers, Sharon L. Myers and Keying Ye, Probability and Statistics for Engineers and Scientists, ed. 9 (international), Pearson, 2012. [BibTeX, Details...]
  • Joseph Adler, R in a Nutshell, ed. 2, O'Reilly, 2012. [BibTeX, Details...]
  • Jack P. C. Kleijnen, Susan M. Sanchez, Thomas W. Lucas and Thomas M. Cioppa, "State-of-the-Art Review: A User's Guide to the Brave New World of Designing Simulation Experiments," INFORMS J. on Computing, vol. 17 (3), pp. 263-289, 2005. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
  • Andreas Köpke, Michael Swigulski, Karl Wessel, Daniel Willkomm, P.T. Klein Haneveld, Tom Parker, Otto Visser, Hermann Simon Lichte and Stefan Valentin, "Simulating Wireless and Mobile Networks in OMNeT++ – The MiXiM Vision," Proceedings of 1st ACM/ICST International Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques for Communications, Networks and Systems (SIMUTools 2008): 1st ACM/ICST International Workshop on OMNeT++ (OMNeT++ 2008), Marseille, France, March 2008. [BibTeX, Details...]
  • Susan M. Sanchez, "Work smarter, not harder: guidelines for designing simulation experiments," Proceedings of 39th Winter Simulation Conference (WSC 2007), Piscataway, NJ, December 2007, pp. 84-94. [BibTeX, Details...]
  • Robert G. Sargent, "Verification and validation of simulation models," Proceedings of 39th Winter Simulation Conference (WSC 2007), Piscataway, NJ, December 2007, pp. 124-137. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
  • András Varga, "The OMNeT++ Discrete Event Simulation System," Proceedings of European Simulation Multiconference (ESM 2001), Prague, Czech Republic, June 2001. [BibTeX, Details...]
  • Andras Varga and Rudolf Hornig, "An overview of the OMNeT++ simulation environment," Proceedings of 1st ACM/ICST International Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques for Communications, Networks and Systems (SIMUTools 2008), Marseille, France, March 2008. [BibTeX, Details...]

Evaluation

Many thanks for the critical and helpful evaluation!