2nd UCB/LBNL Network Simulator (NS): January 1998 Workshop

Workshop: Internet Simulations with the NS simulator

Organization: the VINT Project.

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Time: Friday, January 23, 1998, 9AM-5PM

Place: Information Sciences Institute, Marina del Rey, California

Cost: $30 to cover food and copying charges (for a set of the slides).

Registration Details:

The workshop is intended to largely repeat the workshop we presented at SIGCOMM '97 for those individuals unable to attend. The format and content will be very similar to the previous workshop, with updates based on functionality added to the ns simulator since the first workshop. The goal of the VINT project, a collaborative project between USC/ISI, LBL/UC Berkeley, and Xerox PARC, is to extend the ns simulator so that network researchers can study the complex interactions between network protocols (e.g., unicast routing, multicast routing, TCP, reliable multicast, integrated services, etc.) in complex topologies and with a rich set of traffic generators.

This workshop is intended for researchers who would like to use ns more actively, or extend its functionality. We will discuss the primary components of the simulator (the scheduler, connection oriented and connectionless protocols, trace support, routing, topology generation, multicast support, and queue management), and discuss various issues in adding new routing or transport protocols, scheduling algorithms, link layers, applications, or visualization tools to ns.

Outline: Click here for an approximate outline describing what will be covered in the workshop.

Slides from the Sep, 1997 workshop at SIGCOMM:

VINT/ns documentation of the ns simulator: Copies of the documentation will not be distributed at the workshop. However, they are available in postscript format on the web at our documentation web page.