Fifth International Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques

Research Article

An Application-level Content Generative Model for Network Applications

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.simutools.2012.247735,
        author={Victor Craig Valgenti and Min Kim},
        title={An Application-level Content Generative Model for Network Applications},
        proceedings={Fifth International Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques},
        publisher={ICST},
        proceedings_a={SIMUTOOLS},
        year={2012},
        month={6},
        keywords={simulation content generation traffic generation},
        doi={10.4108/icst.simutools.2012.247735}
    }
    
  • Victor Craig Valgenti
    Min Kim
    Year: 2012
    An Application-level Content Generative Model for Network Applications
    SIMUTOOLS
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.simutools.2012.247735
Victor Craig Valgenti,*, Min Kim1
  • 1: Washington State University
*Contact email: vvalgent@eecs.wsu.edu

Abstract

Generating application-level content within network simulations and/or testbed environments tends toward an ad-hoc process reliant primarily on evaluator expertise. Such ad-hoc approaches are laborious and often fail to capture important aspects of how content is distributed within traffic. Further, while many tools allow for the generation of a wide-range of content types, there exists no coherent model for populating these tools with the necessary data. In this work, we create a content generative model for identifying, harvesting, and assigning application-level content to simulated traffic. This model ties consumers of content to the producers of the content as well as to a particular content category. This approach then allows for said content to be tied to a workload generator or simulator of choice to evaluate a given network application.