Precursors to ATM. From Voice Networks to Data Networks. Transmission Networks, Protocols and Services for Data Communications. General Network Topologies. A Brief History of Packet Switching. ATM and B-ISDN Standards and Specifications. Basic Introduction to ATM. Physical Layer ATM and AAL Layers. Higher Layer User, Control and Management Planes. Switch and Buffering. ATM Internetworking and Internetworking. New ATM Networking Protocols. The Traffic Contract. Virtual Path Management. Congestion Control. Traffic Engineering. Design Considerations. OAM&P Network Management. ATM Layer Management and Fault Management. ATM Layer Performance Management. Technology Comparison with ATM. Future Directions Involving ATM.