ULg AIM ATM: From Concept to Services
March 19-20, 1996 - Liège
A. Danthine
Université de Liège

* Introduction

* Table of Contents

  1. Evolution of the Entreprise Networking
    • Corporate Network Architecture and Network Transmission Rates
    • Evolution of the PC, of the Workstation and of the Server
    • Network Transmission Rate and User Access Rate
    • Evolution of the Cabling Architecture
    • Emphasis on Wide Area Communication
    • 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

  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 Operation
    • Extension of the Classical IP

  11. LAN Emulation
    • The ATM Forum
    • LAN Emulation Architecture & Service
    • The LAN Emulation Servers
    • Scenario of Operations
    • Extension of LAN Emulation
    • ATM Forum Related Works

  12. ATM in the Workstation

  13. ATM Deployment
    • The Wide Area
    • Deployment of the ATM Core Network
    • Deployment of WAN Backbones
    • Deployment of Native WAN ATM Services
    • The Local Area
    • Deployment of Backbone LANs
    • A Hidden ATM on the Desktop
    • A Native ATM on the Desktop

André DANTHINE, Professor at the University of Liège since 1967, created a research unit in networking (RUN) in 1972. In 1983, Professor Danthine launched the ESPRIT I Project 73 aiming at the development of a high speed network for the interconnection of heterogeneous LANs on a broad site. This project ended up, in 1989, with the installation, on the Sart Tilman Campus of the University of Liège, of the BWN (Backbone Wideband Network) prototype (more than 18 km of optical fibre with a data rate of 140 Mbps).
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 connnected, 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 eighty 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 1961, 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).

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