ULg AIM ATM : From Concept to Services
March 11-12, 1997 - Brussels
A. Danthine
Université de Liège

* Introduction

* Table of Contents

  1. Evolution of the Entreprise Networking
    • Evolution of the Network Data Rates
    • Evolution of the Enterprise Network Architecture
    • LAN : From Shared to Switched
    • The Internet Explosion
    • The Enterprise Network and the WAN
    • The Multimedia-based Applications

  2. Evolution of the Public Networks
    • The X.25 Service
    • The ISDN Service
    • The Frame Relay Service
    • The B-ISDN Service

  3. Basic Elements of an ATM Network
    • The Cells on the Physical Circuit
    • Virtual Path (VP), Virtual Channel (VC) and Virtual Channel Connection (VCC)
    • The Switch Fabric Principle
    • Types of Switch Fabric

  4. The Service Model of the ISO and of the ITU-T

  5. The ATM Bearer Service
    • B-ISDN RM and the ATM Bearer Service
    • Traffic Characterisation and Bandwidth Allocation
    • Connection Traffic Descriptor
    • ATM Layer Generic Functions
    • ATM Interfaces and Cell Headers
    • Summary of Functions and Facilities of the ATM Bearer Service
    • About the QoS
    • Conclusion

  6. The ATM Adaptation Layer
    • The ATM Adaptation Layer and the Service Classes
    • AAL Type 1
    • AAL Type 2
    • AAL Type 3/4
    • AAL Type 5
    • Cell Burst
    • The AAL in the Control Plane

  7. The Public Services on ATM
    • CO Public Services with AAL Type 1
    • The CLNAP layer
    • Connectionless Public Services with AAL Type 3/4

  8. Signalling

  9. ATM in the Local Area
    • The ATM Forum
    • Architecture and Logical Interfaces
    • From Legacy LANs to ATM LANs

  10. Classical IP (over ATM)
    • IETF and ATM
    • IP Address Resolution and Signalling
    • Encapsulation
    • Scenario of operations

  11. LAN Emulation
    • The ATM Forum
    • LAN Emulation Architecture & Service
    • The LAN Emulation servers
    • Scenario of Operations

  12. ATM in the Workstation

  13. Extension of the ATM Bearer Service
    • The Need for an Extension
    • nrt-VBR and rt-VBR
    • UBR without or with EPD
    • ABR
    • ABT/DT and ABT/IT

  14. Pace of the ATM Deployment
    • ATM in the LAN
    • ATM as Backbone in a Local Area
    • ATM for Building Private Multisite Corporate Network
    • ATM in the WAN
    • ATM and IP
    • ATM as Support of Video Dial Tone Service

André DANTHINE, Professor at the University of Liege since 1967, created a research unit in networking (RUN) in 1972. In 1990, Prof. Danthine launched a new Esprit project, OSI95, to tackle the problem of the design of a new transport service and protocol (TPX) for multimedia applications in a high speed environment including B- ISDN. In 1991, he joined the RACE Project CIO. It is in the framework of this project that the ATM LAN of RUN has been connected, at 34 Mbps, to the European ATM Pilot for functional and performance evaluations. Since 1994, Prof. Danthine is also involved in another RACE project, ACCOPI. November 1995 was the starting point of OKAPI, an ACTS project. Since 1992, Prof. Danthine is the chairman of the COST action 237 on "Multimedia Telecommunication Services". Prof. Danthine is a member of ACM, of IEEE, of the Editorial Board of "ETT", of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Wiley Series in "Communication and Distributed Systems", editor of several books and proceedings and author of more than hundred papers. Chairman of the TC6 of IFIP from 1979 to 1985, he is Governor of ICCC since 1982. CRB Fellow in 1960, he received the Melchior Salier Prize in 1960, the "Bell Telephone-100th Anniversary" prize in 1983 and the IFIP Silver Core in 1986. In 1993-1994, he was Francqui Professor at the VUB. He is Doctor of Science Honoris Causa of the University of Kent (1991) and of the University Paul Sabatier in Toulouse (1996).

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