Network Department | Faculty of Information Engineering and Technology | German University in Cairo

Intelligent Transportation Networks (ITS)

9th Semester | Summer Semester 2014 | Graduate Students | Elective
ITS represent a promising field of technology for the improvement of traffic safety and efficiency and thus for the enhancement of Quality of Life (QoL) in modern societies. This course represents an important step toward introducing this field of technology for students and to engage them in the R&D activities in this field. This course covers the ITS fundamentals as well as advanced topics, with main focus on road transport systems, and contains, among others, following items: Introduction to ITS basics for various transport systems; Overview on the main R&D activities and projects in this field; Detection and control systems – sensors and actuators; Network technologies for ITS, esp. DSRC/WAVE standards suit; Network architectures, incl. VANETs and Roadside Networks; ITS services and application for traffic safety and efficiency; Value added services for ITS, esp. Internet-based services; QoS and routing models and solutions for VANETs and Roadside Networks; and finally Security challenges and concepts for ITS operation.


5th Semester | Winter Semester 2014, 2013 | Undergraduate Students
The Internet course covers the upper layers of the OSI model, with focus on the application layer (L7), the transport layer (L4) and the network layer (L3), where the top-down structure of the teaching/learning material is used into the teaching concept. This course contains, among others, following items: Application layer, incl. Web/HTTP, FTP, Email (SMTP, POP/IMAP), and DNS services and P2P networking services; Transport layer, incl. UDP/TCP and SCTP transport protocols, data transmission techniques and congestion management; Network layer, incl. IP protocol (IPv4/6), IP addressing concepts and address resolution, and Routing in the Internet, Intradomain protocols (RIP, OSPF), interdomain protocols (BGP), distance vector and link and state routing principle, table updates; Internet transport protocols.

Local Area Network (LANs)

9th Semester | Winter Semester 2014, 2013 | Graduate Students
The LANs course deal with wired and wireless local area networks, especially dealing with the technologies IEEE 802.3 Ethernet and IEEE 802.11 WLAN, respectively. This course covers, among others, following items: Principle of Shared Media Systems, Media access control (MAC) mechanisms (ALOHA, SALOHA, CSMA, CSMA/CD, Token passing, Slotted Ring, Register Insertion); Protocol Architecture of LANs and Standardization 802.x, Physical layer, MAC layer, DL layer; LAN-types (Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, Token Ring, Token Bus); MAC Schemes for Wireless LANs (WLAN), Collision avoidance, standards IEEE 802.11, HIPERLAN; Interconnection of LANs Repeater, bridge and router concepts, learning bridges, Routing concepts for LANs; Metropolitan Area Networks (MAN), FDDI, DQDB, Slotted Ring; Performance of LANs, esp. Throughput and Delay Characteristics.

Signaling & Network Control (S&NC)

7th Semester | Winter Semester 2014 | Undergraduate Students
The S&NC course introduces the signaling systems of PSTN and mobile networks, esp. with focus on SS7, as well as signaling in 3G/4G network using the SIP protocol. This course covers, among others, following items: Principle of Network Control, Exchange of control information (signalling by message passing); Analog and digital Signalling such as analog subscriber access and Digital Subscriber Access (DSL technique; D-channel signalling for ISDN access); Signalling System No. 7 (SS7), Principle of common channel signalling, layered architecture of SS7 (MTP, ISUP, TCAP, MAP), Application scenarios for edge-to-edge signalling in digital telecommunication networks; Realization of Signalling Networks, Signalling Points (SP) and Signalling Transfer Points (STP), Concept of the Intelligent Network (IN), Service Switching Point (SSP), Service Control Point (SCP), Service Data Point (SDP), Intelligent Peripheral (IP). Call Center applications.