An efficient process for estimation of network demand for QoS-aware IP network planning

Alan Davy, Dmitri Botvich, Brendan Jennings

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionpeer-review

    13 Citations (Scopus)

    Abstract

    Estimations of network demand are an essential input to the IP network planning process. We present a technique for per traffic class IP network demand estimation based on harnessing information gathered for accounting and charging purposes. This technique represents an efficient use of pre-existing information, is easy to deploy, and, crucially, is highly cost-effective in comparison to traditional direct measurement systems employing dedicated traffic metering hardware. In order to facilitate QoS-aware network planning we also introduce a technique for estimation of QoS related effective bandwidth coefficients via analysis of a relatively small number of packet traces. The combination of the demand and effective bandwidth coefficient estimation techniques provide the basis for an effective, low-cost network planning solution. In this paper we present initial results that validate our contention that network accounting records can be reused to create a QoS aware demand matrix for IP networks.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAutonomic Principles of IP Operations and Management - 6th IEEE International Workshop on IP Operations and Management, IPOM 2006, Proceedings
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages120-131
    Number of pages12
    Volume4268
    ISBN (Print)3540477012, 9783540477013
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    Event6th IEEE International Workshop on IP Operations and Management, IPOM 2006 - Dublin, Ireland
    Duration: 23 Oct 200625 Oct 2006

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
    Volume4268 LNCS
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

    Conference

    Conference6th IEEE International Workshop on IP Operations and Management, IPOM 2006
    Country/TerritoryIreland
    CityDublin
    Period23/10/200625/10/2006

    Fingerprint

    Dive into the research topics of 'An efficient process for estimation of network demand for QoS-aware IP network planning'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this