Course Title : Theory of Information Systems

Code 90590
Course Year 3rd year
Term 2nd term
Class day & Period
Credits 2
Restriction No Restriction
Lecture Form(s) Lecture
Instructor Takahashi, Kasahara,

Course Description

Methodologies and techniques for performance evaluation of information systems aiming for their optimal design are covered in the lecture.


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Course Topics

Theme Class number of times Description
Outline of Information Systems 1~2 The overview of networking architectures is given, and the significance of optimal design of network systems is discussed.
Introduction to Performance Evaluation 3~4 The objectives and methods of the performance evaluation of information network systems are presented and basic performance measures are introduced.
Elements of Traffic Theory 3~4 The elements of traffic theory (including generating function methods, stochastic inequalities, and Markov chains, etc.) are delivered.
Performance Analysis of Information Systems 6~7 The analytical methods for the performance evaluation of information systems (such as priority queues, processor-sharing queues, etc.), and some general formulas for performance are discussed.


Printed materials are given in the lecture.


D. Bertsekas and R. Gallager, Data Networks 2nd Ed., Prentice-Hall, 1992 .
L. Kleinrock, Queueing Systems Vol.2, John Wiley and Sons, 1976 .


Stochastic discrete event systems, and basics of queueing theory.

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