Über den Autor
Przemyslaw Ignaciuk received the MSc degree in telecommunications and computer science, and the PhD degree in control engineering and robotics with applications to modeling and control of communication networks from the Technical University of Lódz, Poland. He worked for a few years at a full-time position as analyst and system designer in the telecommunications industry. He participated in several commercial and academic international projects in Japan, Sweden, France, and Poland. His principal areas of expertise and research interests include congestion control, time-delay systems, robust control, dynamical optimization, and software architectural design. He has published over 60 journal and conference papers, mainly in the field of data transmission networks and optimization of logistic processes.
Andrzej Bartoszewicz received the MSc degree in 1987 and the PhD degree in 1993 both from Technical University of Lódz, Poland. Then he obtained the degree of doktor habilitowany in control engineering and robotics from the Academy of Mining and Metallurgy in Cracow, Poland. He was visiting scholar at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA and at Strathclyde University, Glasgow, UK. Then for one year he was at the University of Leicester, UK. Currently he is Professor at the Technical University of Lódz, Vice-dean of Faculty of Electrical, Electronic, Computer and Control Engineering, head of the Electric Drive and Industrial Automation Group and Vice-director of the Institute of Automatic Control. He has published three monographs (having served as an editor of three others) and over 230 papers, primarily in the fields of sliding-mode control and congestion control in data transmission networks.
Introduction.- Congestion Control in Data Transmission Networks: An Historical Perspective.- Fundamentals of Sliding-mode Controller Design.- Flow Control in Continuous-time Systems.- Flow Control in a Single-source Discrete-time System.- Flow Control in a Multi-source Discrete-time System.- Flow Control in Sampled-data Systems.- Discrete Sliding-mode Congestion Control in TCP Networks. Summary and Conclusions. Appendices: Simulations Performed with NS2 Network Simulator; Control-theoretic Concepts.
Broad literature overview give the reader a solid background on the evolution of congestion control techniques in the history of modern networking
Numerous examples facilitate understanding of the key aspects of data flow regulation in communication networks
Thorough discussion of unique modeling solutions enable the designer to apply advanced techniques of control theory to network analysis and protocol upgrade
A separate chapter is provided to familiarize the reader with the design methods and characteristics of sliding-mode control