Advancing Sustainability Using ICT

The environmental issues we now face are believed to be the result of our social systems. Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has the potential to help us better understand, monitor in read-time, and reduce our impact on the environment. AITIS Lab, in the Department of Engineering Science, is committed to utilize the engineering expertise and research activity of its faculty to initiate innovative and sustainable graduate and undergraduate projects to educate future environmentally responsible and skilled engineers. We work with local industries and organizations to provide sustainable engineering solutions. Click here to learn more about our research activities and ongoing projects .....more; / Main Page. Checkout our Calendar of Events.

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Simulation Tools

We highly encourage students to examine various existing network-based simulation tools and become proficient in one or more. A number of surveys have been published including the one by Jianli Pan. A good comparative study is provided by V. Soares; refer to their work for more information and references. Also Begg compares a number of simulation tools for next generation networks. Here are some examples of available simulation tools:

  • Network Simulator (NS)
  • SimReal
  • Tangram
  • Network Simulator 2: a Simulation Tool for Linux
  • ONE (The Opportunistic Network Environment)simulator- simulator specifically designed for evaluating DTN routing and application protocols. It allows users to create scenarios based upon different synthetic movement models and real-world traces and offers a framework for implementing routing and application protocols.

  • There are also other general network simulators which can help understanding how switches and routers operate. Use GNS3 as the graphical interface for any of these. 
    • Dynamips, a Cisco IOS emulator.
    • Dynagen, a text-based front end for Dynamips.
    • Qemu, a generic and open source machine emulator and virtualizer.
    • VirtualBox, a free and powerful virtualization software.

    In addition, there are many simulators for wireless network. A number of surveys, including the work by Koksal, compare these simulators.