Performance Analysis and Evaluation of Communication and Computer Systems

Module Code
Module Coordinators
Wolfgang Schmitt
Wolfgang Schmitt
Short Description
Introduction to system performance evaluation; System modeling; Discrete stochastic processes; Mathematical analysis of queuing and loss-systems; Event-driven simulation.
Learning Objectives

Students gain professional knowledge and its application on system performance evaluation by means of mathematical analysis and event-driven simulation. The results of these methods provide a fundamental understanding on system be-haviour with respect to traffic load. In practise the results can be used from the initial conception of systems architecture, where objective support on design decisions is needed, to its daily operation, where system tuning and traffic control is required.

  • The role of performance evaluation during the system life cycle
  • System modeling
  • Probability theory refresher and introduction to stochastic processes
  • Mathematical analysis of queuing and loss systems
  • The simulation method - principles of event-driven simulation
  • Case studies
Duration in Semester
Instruction Language
Total Effort
6 CrP; an estimated 180 hours, of which approximately 60 are spent in class.
Weekly School Hours
Method of Instruction
Lecture 3 sppw Exercises 1 sppw
Requirements for the awarding of Credit Points
Written exam, optionally multiple choice; exceptionally oral exam (The form of the examination will be announced to the students in a timely and appropriate manner)
Evaluation Standard
according to examination regulations (§ 9)
  • P. Tran Gia: Einführung in die Leistungsbewertung und Verkehrstheorie Oldenbourg
  • P. Fortier, H. Michel: Computer Systems Performance Evaluation and Prediction Digital Press
  • W. Schmitt: Hilfsblätter zur Lehrveranstaltung