CSED702G/ITCE710E: Managing Convergence Networks (Spring 2014)


Network management entails monitoring and controlling various networks in order to provide more reliable, secure and efficient network environments. Various new wireless networks have been emerging to support USN (Ubiquitous Sensor Networks), M2M (Machine-to-Machine) and IoT (Internet of Things). The number of nodes what will be attached to these emerging networks can vary from a few nodes to thousands or millions of nodes. Many of these emerging networks will be connected to each other and/or to infrastructure networks to communicate for various purposes. Traditional, centralized management methods will not be scalable to control and manage these huge and complex networks. This course will focus on finding scalable methods and techniques to control and manage these emerging networks. Particularly, we will study bio-inspired/nature-inspired algorithms whether they can be appropriate solutions.


Prof. James Won-Ki Hong : 279-2244, jwkhong_at_postech.ac.kr


Tue. & Thu. 3:30-4:45 pm (PIRL-421)


A course on network managment (e.g., CS607) is required. If a student did not take a network management course but wishes to take this course, the student may be admitted under the discretion of the instructor.

Required Texts:

There will not be a required text for this course. Research papers will be selected from journals and conferences and distributed to students to read.

Recommended Books:

  • William Stallings, SNMP, SNMPv2, SNMPv3 and RMON 1 and 2, Third Edition, Addison-Wesley, 1999.
  • David Perkins and Evan McGinnis, Understanding SNMP MIBs, Prentice Hall PTR, ISBN 0-13-437708-7, 1997.
  • William Stallings, SNMP, SNMPv2, and CMIP, Addison-Wesley, ISBN 0-201-63331-0, 1993.
  • Heinz-Gerd Hegering, Sebastian Abeck, Bernhard Neumair, Integrated Management of Networked Systems, Morgan Kaufmann, ISBN 1558605711, 1999.
  • Mani Subramanian, Network Management: Principles and Practice, Addison-Wesley, ISBN 0-201-35742-9, 2000.
  • Jean-Phillippe Martin-Flatin, Web-based Management of IP Networks and Systems, Wiley, ISBN 0-471-48702-3, 2003.
  • Morris Sloman, Network and Distributed Systems Management, Addison-Wesley, ISBN 0-201-62745-0, 1994.

Suggested Reference Journals:

Related Conferences:


  • Evaluation on each student will be done based on the following:
    1. Assignments - 40%
    2. Term Project - 60%
  • Note: the above evaluation scheme may change slightly during the course.


Late assignments may be handed in, but there will be a penalty of 20% of the mark for assignments turned in less than one day late, and an additional penalty of 10% for each day thereafter.

Term Project:

  • LISP Use Case Implementation and Demonstration
    • LISP Open Source S/W Instruction

There will be a term project (worth 60% of the final mark) in this course. It can be a system development project or a research project. The project topic must be proposed and approved. For a system development project, the following schedule is a tentative one. For a research project, a similar schedule will be used.

·         Schedule

    1. Project Team Grouping & Proposal -- 2 weeks
    2. Requirements Analysis ------ 2 weeks
    3. High-Level Design ---------- 2 weeks
    4. Detail Design --------------- 2 weeks
    5. Implementation/Testing ------ 4 weeks
    6. Integration/Testing ---------- 1 week
    7. Documentation ------------- 1 week
    8. Final presentation & demo ---------- last week

Presentation & Schedule:

  • Class Schedule
  • Class Presentations
  • Related Research Projects
  • Paper List