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SoSe 2021 - WiSe 2022/23


Network Simulation


Dressler, Falko




Fakultät IV

Institut für Telekommunikationssysteme

34331200 FG Telekommunikationsnetze

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FT 5

Zubow, Anatolij


Learning Outcomes

The main objective of this module is to teach participants the fundamental concepts of network simulation in an hands-on approach. Students will learn the basics of network simulation, validation of models and evaluation of simulation results in order to assess the performance of a network system. After the introduction, students will be able to directly apply the presented techniques using the OMNeT++ Simulator to build models, git as a tool for version management and collaborative work, and R to generate a meaningful evaluation from the simulation results. Participants of this course will be able to: * Assess the advantages and disadvantages of different simulation techniques and choose an appropriate method * Create simulation models for complex network systems * Manage a complex simulation model in a team * Statistically evaluate and visualize simulation results


Simulation is one possibility (others are experiments or mathematical analysis) to evaluate the performance of systems which might even not be available in reality. This course offers the chance to get in touch with the network simulation framework OMNeT++. After getting a basic introduction to simulation and modeling, we will study a small example project using OMNeT++ to get to know the simulation environment. 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.

Module Components


All Courses are mandatory.

Course NameTypeNumberCycleLanguageSWSVZ
Network SimulationIV3433 L 0278SoSeEnglish4

Workload and Credit Points

Network Simulation (IV):

Workload descriptionMultiplierHoursTotal
Exam Preparation1.030.0h30.0h
180.0h(~6 LP)
The Workload of the module sums up to 180.0 Hours. Therefore the module contains 6 Credits.

Description of Teaching and Learning Methods

All courses are held in English language.

Requirements for participation and examination

Desirable prerequisites for participation in the courses:

The course assumes founded knowledge in networking (e.g. BSc module Kommunikationsnetze) and programming (e.g. C++).

Mandatory requirements for the module test application:

This module has no requirements.

Module completion



Type of exam

Portfolio examination

Type of portfolio examination

100 Punkte insgesamt



Test elements

(Deliverable assessment) Network Simulation Project (Code)30practicalNo information
(Deliverable assessment) Project Documentation20writtenaround 10 pages
(Deliverable assessment) Project Presentation20oral15 min
(Learning process review) Oral Consultation30oral15 min

Grading scale

Notenschlüssel »Notenschlüssel 2: Fak IV (2)«


Test description (Module completion)

No information

Duration of the Module

The following number of semesters is estimated for taking and completing the module:
1 Semester.

This module may be commenced in the following semesters:

Maximum Number of Participants

The maximum capacity of students is 25.

Registration Procedures

Examination Office / QISPOS.

Recommended reading, Lecture notes

Lecture notes

Availability:  unavailable


Electronical lecture notes

Availability:  available
Additional information:
Lecture Notes: Available on ISIS



Recommended literature
A. M. Law, Simulation, Modeling and Analysis, 4th ed., McGraw-Hill, 2006
J. Adler, R in a Nutshell, 2nd ed., O‘Reilly, 2012
Walpole et al., Probability and Statistics for Engineers and Scientists, 9th ed., Pearson, 2012

Assigned Degree Programs

This module is used in the following Degree Programs (new System):

Studiengang / StuPOStuPOsVerwendungenErste VerwendungLetzte Verwendung
This module is not used in any degree program.


This module is part of of the master degree courses Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering and is component of study areas „Kommunikationssysteme" and "Verteilte Systeme und Netze“.