2nd International ICST Conference on Performance Evaluation Methodologies and Tools

Research Article

An Overview of Long-range Dependent Network Traffic Engineering and Analysis: Characteristics, Simulation, Modelling and Control

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/valuetools.2007.1892,
        author={Karim Mohammed Rezaul and Vic Grout},
        title={An Overview of Long-range Dependent Network Traffic Engineering and Analysis: Characteristics, Simulation, Modelling and Control},
        proceedings={2nd International ICST Conference on Performance Evaluation Methodologies and Tools},
        proceedings_a={VALUETOOLS},
        year={2010},
        month={5},
        keywords={Self-similarity ACF LRD Heavy-tailed distribution Hurst parameter.},
        doi={10.4108/valuetools.2007.1892}
    }
    
  • Karim Mohammed Rezaul
    Vic Grout
    Year: 2010
    An Overview of Long-range Dependent Network Traffic Engineering and Analysis: Characteristics, Simulation, Modelling and Control
    VALUETOOLS
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/valuetools.2007.1892
Karim Mohammed Rezaul1,*, Vic Grout1,*
  • 1: Centre for Applied Internet Research (CAIR), University of Wales, NEWI, Wrexham, UK
*Contact email: karim@cair-uk.org, vic@cair-uk.org

Abstract

This paper surveys techniques for the recognition and treatment of self-similar network or internetwork traffic. Various researchers have reported traffic measurements that demonstrate considerable burstiness on a range of time scales with properties of self-similarity. Rapid technological development has widened the scope of network and Internet applications and, in turn, increased traffic volume. The exponential growth of the number of servers, as well as the number of users, causes Internet performance to be problematic as a result of the significant impact that long-range dependent traffic has on buffer requirements. Consequently, accurate and reliable measurement, analysis and control of Internet traffic are vital. The most significant techniques for performance evaluation include theoretical analysis, simulation, and empirical study based on measurement. In this research, we discuss existing and recent developments in performance evaluation and control tools used in network traffic engineering.