DIMACS Tutorials on Networking Technology in Association with the Workshop on Performance of Real-time Applications on the Internet

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Tutorials on Networking Technology in association with the Workshop on Performance of Real-time Applications on the Internet

We are organizing a pair of educational tutorials on Networking Technology as part of the Workshop on Performance of Real-time Applications on the Internet. The tutorials will be on Nov. 5th, 1996, from 9 am to 5 pm, with 2 speakers presenting complementary tutorials on the two primary networking technologies that are being worked on today: The Internet Protocol Suite and Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) Networks.

Tutorial 1: 9 am - 12:30 am.

Introduction to Internet Protocols
Henning Schulzrinne
Dept. of Computer Science
Columbia University

The tutorial provides background information on selected protocols and issues from the Internet protocol suite. In particular, it covers the Internet architecture, addressing and routing, the Internet protocol (both versions 4 and 6), the TCP and UDP transport protocols and TCP congestion control issues as well as the mechanisms and protocols needed to transport real-time audio and video in the Internet.

The tutorial assumes familiarity with basic notions of packet-switched networks.

Tutorial 2: 1:30 - 5 pm.

Introduction to ATM Networks
Anujan Varma
Computer Engineering Department
University of California, Santa Cruz

The objective of this tutorial is to provide a self-contained introduction to ATM technology. We will start with a brief history of the evolution of ATM and proceed to discuss the key protocols and control mechanisms associated with ATM networks. We will conclude with a summary of the challenges that lie ahead in realizing the potential of ATM.


  1. Introduction: ATM basics, traffic service classes, overview of associated protocols.
  2. Traffic management in ATM networks: mechanisms for Quality-of-Service support, admission control, traffic shaping, policing, traffic scheduling, congestion control, signaling and routing.
  3. Interoperating with legacy networks: LAN Emulation, IP over ATM, Cells in Frames.
  4. Problems and challenges

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Document last modified on February 21, 1996.