Using ns-3 in Education
This page is a resource for learning about ns-3 as an educational tool for networking education.
The 2009 First International Workshop on Education Technology and Computer Science (ETCS ‘09) had a paper on teaching ns-3 titled Research of Teaching on Network Course Based on NS-3.
The 2011 Sigcomm Education workshop had a paper regarding ns-3 use in the classroom An Open-source and Declarative Approach Towards Teaching Large-scale Networked Systems Programming.
Courses using ns-3
The following courses have used ns-3 as courseware or to support student projects
- Northeastern University EECE 5155 Prof. Tommaso Melodia reported that students used ns-3 in this course to study the performance of a multi-hop IEEE 802.11 network using UDP as transport-layer protocol as different transmission mechanisms, routing algorithms, and network sizes affected performance metrics such as throughput, delay, delivery ratio, and energy consumption. Spring 2019.
- University of Washington EE 595, Sumit Roy and Tom Henderson, Winter 2019.
- Georgia Tech. ECE 6110 Dr. George Riley, Spring 2013, Fall 2011, and Fall 2010
- The University of Kansas
- University of Pennsylvania CIS 553/TCOM 512 Dr. Boon Thau Loo, Spring 2013, also Fall 2010
- Aalto University Jose Costa-Requena and Markus Peuhkuri, Fall 2011
- Indian Institute of Technology Bombay Bhaskaran Raman, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2009, and Autumn 2008
- University of Rijeka
- Queen’s University CISC 834 Dr. Hossam S. Hassanein, Ramy Atawia and Hisham Farahat, Winter 2015, Fall 2013, and Fall 2012
- Lalith Suresh’s Lab Assignments using ns-3 page.
This page contains references to the use of ns-2 and nam in education: http://www.isi.edu/nsnam/ns/edu/