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Patterns in communications ecosystems

Individual course

Max amount of FITech students: 10

Course contents

The main topics are:

  • The complexity of simple, chaotic and extremely complex systems.
  • System interventions and the metrics used to measure the success of the interventions.
  • The role of human behavior and Quality of Experience in communication ecosystems.
  • Value of services, willingness to pay and the long tail model.
  • Prisoners dilemma and tragedy of commons, selfish and co-operative strategies in the context of communications networks and services.
  • Zero-sum games and the mixed strategy with real-life applications.

Learning outcomes

The main objective is to understand the nature of complex systems. The course provides tools to measure, analyse, and understand the extremely complex ecosystem of communications in which technical, social and economic aspects are intermixed in a dynamic way.

Completion methods

Examination, assignments.

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Responsible teacher

Aalto University
Kalevi Kilkki

Contact person for applications

FITech Network University
Fanny Qvickström, Student services specialist
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General prerequisites:
Some familiarity with computer/mobile networks is expected.
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