Project Bella (Building European Link with Latin America), which is dedicated to build a direct connection between Latin America and Europe, will offer free courses of optical networks and software-defined networks for those interested in these areas. The goal is to prepare the Latin American national education and research networks and network engineers of their affiliated institutions to adapt to the changes that will be brought by the next optical backbone of RedCLARA. The courses will be available on the platform CLARA EDX.
The “Optical Network Systems” course will address concepts and fundaments of the optical network systems Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM) and Coarse Wave Division Multiplexing (CWDM). Types of modulation used for transmission of multiple optical channels in one fibre optic cable will also be presented, as well as the elements that affect their transmission. This course will be taught by Dr. Ricardo Alberto Olivares Veliz, head of the Electronic Engineering Department of the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María (UTFSM), in Valparaíso, Chile.
In the classes on software-defined networks, students will be able to understand the operation, characteristics and elements of the network that comprise a software-defined network (SDN) architecture, in addition to do practical exercises using the Mininet simulator, Open vSwitch and the Opendaylight driver. These networks, which are becoming the new architecture standard in the industry, seek to improve flexibility, programming, cost and safety of data networks. This course will be taught by Javier Richard Quinto, Master of Electric Engineering from the State University of Campinas (Unicamp) and doctorate student of Electric Engineering in the Area of Computer Engineering, also from Unicamp.
To register, those interested must visit http://edx.redclara.net, click on the course chosen and complete the registration form. Then, just wait for the information that will be sent to the email provided.