1. IP-Based Networks. 1.1 Introduction. 1.2 Service Models for QoS IP Networks. 1.3 Admission Control in IP Networks. 1.4 Network Admission Control and Resilience. 1.5 Capacity Dimensioning. 1.6 TCP and Packet Level Performance. 1.7 Scheduling Mechanisms. 1.8 Routing Optimization and Load Balancing. 1.9 Multicast Communication. 1.10 Graph Models for Interconnection Networks.
2. Queueing Models. 2.1 Introduction. 2.2 Discrete-Time Queueing Models. 2.3 Fluid Flow Models. 2.4 Gaussian Storages. 2.5 Processor Sharing Models. 2.6 Multilevel Processor Sharing Models. 2.7 Other Continuous-Time Queueing Models. 2.8 Queueing Networks. 2.9 Models for Optical Buffers and Networks.
3. Traffic Measurement, Characterization, and Modeling. 3.1 Introduction. 3.2 Traffic Measurement Techniques. 3.3 Traffic Characterization. 3.4 Traffic Modeling. 3.5 Interpretation and Application.
4. Wireless Networking. 4.1 Introduction. 4.2 GSM Networks. 4.3 UMTS Networks. 4.4 Wireless LANs. 4.5 Satellite Communication. 4.6 Bluetooth Technology. 4.7 Mobility Issues. 4.8 Data Transmission over Wireless Links.
5. Optical Networks. 5.1 Introduction. 5.2 Optical Circuit Switching. 5.3 Optical Burst/ Packet Switching.
6. Peer-to-Peer Services. 6.1 Introduction. 6.2 The P2P Concept. 6.3 P2P Traffic Characterization. 6.4 Performance of P2P Mechanisms.
List of Abbreviations.
This book constitutes the Final Report of COST Action 279, Analysis and DesignofAdvancedMultiserviceNetworkssupportingMultimedia,Mobility, andInterworking, a guided tour of the state-of-the-art work on diverse aspects of modern telecommunications networks design developed within this Action during the four years of its operation, started on July 1, 2001, and ended on June 30, 2005. As stated in its founding charter, its Memorandum of Understanding, the work area of COST 279 is the analysis, design, and control aspects of prese- day networks-quite a wide scope. Behind the unifying fac ¿ade put on by the Internet Protocol (IP) network layer, todays networks hide a mess of hete- geneity: heterogeneity at the level of applications, both concerning the traf?c they produce and the network Quality of Service (QoS) they require, and h- erogeneity at the level of network component subsystems, in particular an - creasingly important mobile/wireless access segment. A common ground for the treatment of this disparate set of topics was given by the strong meth- ological component contained in the approach followed in COST 279, with importance placed on the development and application, whenever possible, of analytical techniques and models for the mathematical understanding of the systems under study. The results expected from the Action ranged thus from mathematical models and algorithms as entities of own interest to the und- standing of systembehavior via their application.
Report on state-of-the-art research on network design at European level
Covers both fundamental, methodological, and applied aspects of network performance evaluation and design
Contains an extensive bibliography of material published in the peer-reviewed literature