Recent applications in Communication
Day 1 Introduction to computer networking
Basic terminology and concepts.
Topic: Cellular Communication Types of networks (LANs, MANs and WANs)
Speaker: Dr. Saud Al-Semari (KFUPM) Network computing models (Peer-to-peer and Client-
Global view and trends in telecommunications
Fundamentals of Cellular Systems Network Evolution
Overview of the GSM system Evolution from Mainframe centered systems to
Overview of CDMA Enterprise networks and to Worldwide networks.
CdmaOne (IS-95) ___________________________________________
___________________________________________ Continued… Computer Networking
Day 2 OSI Reference Model
A detailed look at the OSI Reference Model of ISO.
Continued… Cellular Communication
GSM 2+ (GPRS) and EDGE systems Network Standards
Third-Generation Wireless Standards (WCDMA Brief description of existing LAN and WAN standard
and cdma2000) network products.
Topic: Satellite Communication Trends in computer communication networks
Speaker: Dr. Mahmoud Dawoud (KFUPM)
Topic: GPS and Vehicle location systems
Overview of satellite systems Speaker: Dr. Khalid Biyari
Milestones in the development of satellite (Advanced Electronics Company)
communications, satellite orbits, Future trends
Introduction to GPS, GPS system description
Elements of communication satellite systems Signal Structure, Positioning with GPS, Receiver
The space segment, TT&C subsystems, power Selection considerations
supply, transponders Applications of GPS: Intelligent Transportation
The earth segment and earth stations Systems
Satellite access: FDMA, TDMA, & CDMA ___________________________________________
Fixed, Direct broadcast, and Mobile satellite services Topic: Imaging and Multimedia
VSATS Speaker: Dr. Omar Al-suwailem (KFUPM)
LEO’s, MEO’s, and GEO’s
Imaging systems fundamentals
___________________________________________ Video conferencing technology
Day 3 Multimedia applications
Topic: Wireless Local Loop technology Topic: INTERNET Applications
Speakers: Dr. Amr Elsaadany & Mr. Eric Baker Speaker: Dr. Sadiq Sait (KFUPM)
Quick overview of Internet and the Web.
A new technology Lucent is deploying throughout Internet services, The web concepts: Client/Server,
the world that allows rapid and inexpensive supported file formats, languages, tools, etc.
implementation, especially in rough terrain areas.
Multi-media and the web, Multimedia integration to
Topic: Computer Networking the web (audio, video, etc, audio/video streaming,
Speaker: Dr. Habib Yousef (KFUPM) live cameras, and so on).
Demonstration of the various concepts explained
Access to the web through live cameras connection
Enhancing browser capabilities for playing
video/audio (plug-ins, etc), required HTML tags and
other software etc, are covered.