Broadband Communications, Networks, and Systems. 7th International ICST Conference, BROADNETS 2010, Athens, Greece, October 25–27, 2010, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Detecting TCP Traffic Dynamical Changes in UMTS Networks

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-30376-0_16,
        author={Ioannis Vasalos and Averkios Vasalos and Heung-Gyoon Ryu},
        title={Detecting TCP Traffic Dynamical Changes in UMTS Networks},
        proceedings={Broadband Communications, Networks, and Systems. 7th International ICST Conference, BROADNETS 2010, Athens, Greece, October 25--27, 2010, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={BROADNETS},
        year={2012},
        month={10},
        keywords={TCP UMTS Permutation Entropy Data Traffic Dynamics Network Congestion},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-30376-0_16}
    }
    
  • Ioannis Vasalos
    Averkios Vasalos
    Heung-Gyoon Ryu
    Year: 2012
    Detecting TCP Traffic Dynamical Changes in UMTS Networks
    BROADNETS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-30376-0_16
Ioannis Vasalos1, Averkios Vasalos2,*, Heung-Gyoon Ryu3,*
  • 1: Newcastle University
  • 2: University of Birmingham
  • 3: Chungbuk National University
*Contact email: vasaloseng@googlemail.com, ecomm@cbu.ac.kr

Abstract

This paper presents a study of the methodology for the detection of congestion epochs and data transmission dynamical changes over mobile connections in the Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) network. Dynamical changes in the data traffic occur in the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP), which is the protocol that regulates the data transmission inside the network. Using the concept of the recently introduced natural complexity measure of the Permutation Entropy (PE), the dynamical characteristics of the TCP inside the UMTS network are studied. It is shown that the PE can be effectively used to detect congestion epochs and the timely change in the dynamical pattern of the data transmission as regulated by the TCP. This is of crucial importance in order to prevent extended congestion epochs and the deterioration of the Quality of Service (QoS) in mobile networks.