Providing Quality of Service in Heterogeneous Environments - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444514554

Providing Quality of Service in Heterogeneous Environments, Volume 5

1st Edition

Proceedings of the 18th International Teletraffic Congress (ITC-18), Berlin, Germany, 31 August - 5 September 2003

Authors: J. Charzinski R. Lehnert P. Tran-Gia
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444514554
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 13th August 2003
Page Count: 1394


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Table of Contents

Volume 5a
Next Generation Networks / MPLS

Optimal Granularity of MPLS Tunnels (G.N. Rouskas, L.E. Jackson).

Optimal LSP Placement with QoS Constraints in DiffServ/MPLS Networks (J.M. Garcia, A. Rachdi, O. Brun).

MPLS Traffic Engineering

MPLS Traffic Engineering in OSPF Networks - A Combined Approach (S. Köhler, A. Binzenhöfer).

Service Level Agreement as an Issue of Teletraffic (M. Schneps-Schneppe, V.B. Iversen).

An MPLS Networking Concept for Satellite Constellations (A. Donner, M. Berioli, M. Werner).

Residual Network and Link Capacity Weighting for Efficient Traffic Engineering in MPLS Networks (K. Hendling, G. Franzl, B. Statovci-Halimi, A. Halimi).

Thrifty Traffic Engineering through CSLLS (A. Takács, A. Császár, R. Szabó, T. Cinkler).


Macro Diversity Gain in UMTS Networks with Clustered User Distributions (K. Heck, D. Staehle, K. Leibnitz).

An Analytic Approximation of the Uplink Capacity in a UMTS Network with Heterogeneous Traffic (D. Staehle, A. Mäder).

An Advanced Approach for QoS Analysis in UMTS Radio Network Planning (U. Türke, R. Perera, E. Lamers, T. Winter, C. Görg).

Short Term Dynamic System Level Simulation Concepts for UMTS Network Planning (E. Lamers, R. Perera, U. Türke, C. Görg).

Performance Evaluation of IP in the UMTS Terrestrial Radio Access Network (A. Samhat, T. Chahed).

Topology Models and Ad Hoc Networks

Towards Modelling the Internet Topology - The Interactive Growth Model (S. Zhou, R.J. Mondragon).

Architectural Features of the Power-Law Random Graph Model of Internet: Notes on Soft Hierarchy, Vulnerability and Multicasting (I. Norros, H. Reittu).

The Broadcast Based Ad Hoc Routing Protocol (BCBR) - A Novel Approach for Ad Hoc Routing (I. Gruber, C. Matthiesen).

Maximizing Efficiency in Bluetooth Piconets Using Throughput Optimal Packet Size Selection (TOPS) (S. Sarkar, F.M. Anjum, R. Jain).

Performance Issues in Sensor Networking (H. Saito, H. Minami).

Application Servers

Web Servers under Overload: How Scheduling can Help (B. Schroeder, M. Harchol-Balter).

Fastest Connection First: A New Scheduling Policy for Web Servers (C.D. Murta, T.P. Corlassoli).

Optimizing the LRU Algorithm for Web Caching P. Jelenkovic, A. Radovanovic, USA
Hybrid Performance Modeling of Open-Loop Video Distribution with VCR Functionality (A. Heindl, E. Biersack).

On Blocking Probability Evaluation for Video-on-Demand Systems (J. Guo, S. Chan, E.W.M. Wong, M. Zukerman, P. Taylor, K.S. Tang).

Traffic Characterization & Web Performance

What Does the Mean Mean? (M. Roughan, O. Spatscheck)

Profile-Based Traffic Characterization of Commercial Web Sites (Z. Liu, M.S. Squillante, C.H. Xia, S.Z. Yu, L. Zhang).

Network Planning and Dimensioning

Dimensioning High Speed IP Access Networks (T. Bonald, P. Olivier, J. Roberts).

Service Availability in Distributed Network Architectures: Evaluation and Planning Issues (M. Schopp, J. Viallon).

Network Tomography: an Iterative Bayesian Analysis (S. Vaton, A. Gravey).

A Scalable and Efficient Methodology for Flow Monitoring in the Internet (M. Molina).


A Routing and Resource Preservation Strategy for Traffic Engineering in Communication Networks (M. Heusse, A. Gravey).

Interdomain Traffic Engineering with Minimal BGP Configurations (S. Uhlig, O. Bonaventure, B. Quoitin).

An Adaptive Load Balancing Method for Multiple Paths Using Flow Statistics (R. Kawahara).

Traffic Engineering in Hieararchical Multi-Provider Networks (G. Apostolopoulos).

IGP Link Weight Assignment for Transient Link Failures (A. Nucci, B. Schroeder, S. Bhattacharyya, N. Taft, C. Diot).

Resource Allocation

Radio Resource Management in WCDMA-Based Networks in Emergency Situations (K. Kordybach, S. Nousiainen).

Converting QoS Policy Specification into Fuzzy Logic Parameters (M.P. Fernandez, A.d.C.P. Pedroza, J.F. Rezende).

Analysis on Conformance Deterioration for QoS Provisioning: A Stochastic Approach (F.Y. Li).

Bandwidth-Sharing Schemes for Multiple Multi-Party Sessions (Z. Liu, N. Malouch, V. Misra, D. Rubenstein, S. Sahu).

Telecommunications Network Equilibrium with Price and Quality-of-Service Characteristics (R. El Azouzi, E. Altman, France, L. Wynter).


Experience in Measuring Internet Backbone Traffic Variability: Models, Metrics, Measurements and Meaning (M. Roughan, A Greenberg, C. Kalmanek, M. Rumsewicz, J. Yates, Y. Zhang).

A Portrait of a GPRS/GSM Session (J. Kilpi)

Identification of Performance Degradation in IP Networks Using Throughput Statistics (M. Fiedler, Sweden, K. Tutschku, P. Carlsson, A.A. Nilsson).

Analysis of Performance Impact of Drill-Down Techniques for Web Traffic Models (C.H. Xia, Z. Liu, M.S. Squillante, L. Zhang, N. Malouch).

Radon Spectroscopy of Packet Delay (A. Broido, R. King, E. Nemeth, K. Claffy)

MPLS Path Optimization

Online Traffic Engineering in GMPLS Networks: From Shortest-Path to Design-Based Routing (A. Elwalid, D. Mitra, I. Saniee, I. Widjaja).

Link Dimensioning and LSP Optimization for MPLS Networks Supporting DiffServ EF and BE Traffic Classes (K. Wu, D.S. Reeves).

An Efficient Decentralized On-Line Traffic Engineering Algorithm for MPLS Networks (F. Blanchy, L. Mélon, G. Leduc).

Traffic Engineering in the Presence of Tunneling and Diversity Constraints: Formulation and Lagrangean Decomposition Approach (S. Srivastava, B. Krithikaivasan, D. Medhi, M. Pioro).

A Multiobjective Off-Line Routing Model for MPLS Networks (S.C. Erbas, Germany, C. Erbas).

Statistical Multiplexing

A Performance Analysis of a Multiplexer with Priority Queues and Correlated Arrivals (M.M. Ali, X. Song).

Buffer Overflow Bounds for Multiplexed Regulated Traffic Streams (F. Guillemin, N. Likhanov, R.R. Mazumdar, C. Rosenberg, Y. Ying).

Bandwidth Sharing with Heterogeneous Service Requirements (S. Borst, R. Núñez-Queija, B. Zwart).

Correlations Induced in a Packet Stream by Background Traffic in a Multiplexed Environment (S. Srivastava, K. Mitchell, A. van de Liefvoort).

Sample-Path Large Deviations for Tandem Queues with Gaussian Inputs (M. Mandjes, M. van Uitert).

Traffic Modelling

Modeling and Evaluation of Internet Applications (A.K. Jena, A. Popescu, A.A. Nilsson).

Traffic Parameter Estimation and Area Classification for Local Exchanges with Application (M.T. El-Hadidi, M.S. Soliman, M.S. El-Soudani).

Traffic Behavior of Scalable Multicast: Self-Similarity and Protocol Dependence (Ö. Özkasap, M. Çaglar).

Joint Characterization of the Packet Arrival and Packet Size Processes of Multifractal Traffic Based on Stochastic L-Systems (P. Salvador, A. Nogueira, R. Valadas).

On-Line Estimation of Heavy-Tailed Traffic Characteristics in Web Data Mining (N.M. Markovitch, U.R. Krieger).

Volume 5b Queueing Systems I

Discrete-Time Queues with Correlated Vacations (D. Fiems, H. Bruneel).

System Delay Analysis for a Nonpreemptive Time-Limited Service Queueing System with Two Types of Vacations and its Application (T. Katayama, K. Kobayashi, K. Nakagawa).

Bounds for a Discrete-Time Multi-Server Queue with an Application to Cable Networks (D. Denteneer, J. van Leeuwaarden, J. Resing).

Spectral Properties of Finite Buffers with Phase Type Service and Interarrival Times (V. Naumov).

Algorithmic Solution of Finite Markov Fluid Queues (N. Akar, K. Sohraby).

TCP Modelling

A Versatile Model for Asymmetric TCP Sources (N. van Foreest, M. Mandjes, W. Scheinhardt).

Performance Analysis of TCP Networks Loaded by Web Traffic (T. Élteto, P. Vaderna, S. Molnár).

An Integrated Packet/Flow Model for TCP Performance Analysis P. Lassila, H. van den Berg, M. Mandjes, R. Kooij).

Multilevel Approach for Modeling Short TCP Sessions (U. Ayesta, K.E. Avrachenkov, E. Altman, C. Barakat, P. Dube).

Investigating TCP Single Source Behavior in Time-Varying Capacity Network Scenarios (A. De Vendictis, A. Baiocchi).

Network Planning Methods

Traffic Constraints Instead of Traffic Matrices: Capabilities of a New Approach to Traffic Characterization (G.N.S. Prasanna, A. Vishwanath).

A Scenario Based Framework for Robust Network Provisioning (V. Marbukh).

Dynamic Capacity Provisioning in Virtual Path-Based Networks Using Reinforcement Learning (N. Akar, G. Sahin).

Traffic Capacity Analysis for Shared Access Networks with QoS Objectives and Uncertain Demands (C.D. Pack).

A Gateway Location Algorithm for Hybrid Satellite and Terrestrial Communication Networks (B.S. Yeo, L.F. Turner).

Cellular Networks

Cost-Efficient Metering and Accounting in 4G Networks (J. Jähnert).

Planning the Next-Generation Wireless Systems (R. Beaubrun, S. Pierre, J. Conan).

Paging Performance in GSM Networks: Analysis and Simulation (M. Ivanovich, M. Hesse, P. Fitzpatrick).

The Cell Residence Time in Rectangular Cells and its Exponential Approximation (M. Schweigel).

An Efficient Reservation-Based Handoff Control Scheme for Multimedia Traffic in Mobile Cellular Networks (Q. Huang, S. Chan, K.T. Ko, M. Zukerman).

Queueing Systems II

On the Tail Behavior of Queues with Discrete Autoregressive Arrivals (B. Kim, K. Sohraby).

Decreasing Loss Probabilities by Redundancy and Interleaving: A Queueing Analysis (A. Jean-Marie, P. Dube, D. Artiges, E. Altman).

Computational Aspects of Balanced Fairness (T. Bonald, A. Proutière, J. Roberts, J. Virtamo).

Call Level Blocking of ON-OFF Traffic Sources with Retrials under the Complete Sharing Policy (I.D. Moscholios, P.I. Nikolaropoulos, M.D. Logothetis).

Separable Networks with Unreliable Servers (C. Sauer, H. Daduna).

TCP Enhancements

Modeling TCP Traffic with Session Dynamics - Many Sources Asymptotics under ECN/RED Gateways (P. Tinnakornsrisuphap, R.J. La, A.M. Makowski).

Simulation Analysis of RED with Short Lived TCP Connections (E. Altman, T. Jiménez).

Fair Marking of Web Flows Using Partial State Information (M. Alzati, M. Bottigliegno, C. Casetti, M. Mellia).

Selected Properties of a Joint Congestion Controller for TCP Connections (M. Savoric, H. Karl, A. Wolisz).

A Mathematical Model of Westwood+ TCP Congestion Control Algorithm (L.A. Grieco, S. Mascolo).

Optical Networks

QoS in Optical Burst Switched Networks - A New Performance Analysis of the Assured Horizon Framework (K. Dolzer).

Performance Analysis of an Edge Optical Burst Switching Node with a Large Number of Wavelengths (L. Xu, H.G. Perros, G.N. Rouskas).

The Impact of Burstification on TCP Throughput in Optical Burst Switching Networks (D. Hong, F. Poppe, J. Reynier, F. Baccelli, G. Petit).

Waveband Routing and Wavelength Assignment in Hybrid Hierarchical Optical Networks (A. Kolarov, B. Sengupta).

Differentiated-Resilience Provisioning in Wavelength-Routed Optical Network (S. Dong, C. Phillips, R. Friskney).


Performance Analysis of Wireless LANs: An Integrated Packet/Flow Level Approach (R. Litjens, F. Roijers, J.L. van den Berg, R.J. Boucherie, M.J. Fleuren).

Maximum Stable Throughput of FS-ALOHA under Delay Constraints (B. van Houdt, C. Blondia).

An Energy Measurement Based Collision Resolution Protocol (S. Khanna, S. Sarkar, I. Shin).

A Simulation Study on the Performance of Hierarchical Mobile IPv6 (X. Pérez-Costa, M. Torrent-Moreno, H. Hartenstein).

Low Latency Handoff Mechanisms and their Implementation in an IEEE 802.11 Network (C. Blondia, O. Casals, L. Cerdà, N. Van den Wijngaert, G. Willems, P. De Cleyn).

Wireless Networks

Wireless Service Usage and Traffic Characteristics in GPRS Networks (R. Kalden, T. Varga, B. Wouters, B. Sanders).

On the Throughput of an IEEE 802.11a Wireless LAN System with Terminals under Heterogeneous Radio Conditions (H. Pan, S. Sato, K. Kobayashi).

Providing Throughput Guarantees in IEEE 802.11e Wireless LANs (A. Banchs, X. Pérez-Costa, D. Qiao).

Forming Connected Topologies in Bluetooth Ad-Hoc Networks - An Algorithmic Perspective (R. Guérin, J. Rank, S. Sarkar, E. Vergetis).

QoS & Economics

A Network Flow Model for Mixtures of File Transfers and Streaming Traffic (P. Key, L. Massoulie, A. Bain, F. Kelly).

Strategies for Provisioning End-to-End QoS-Based Services in a Multi-Domain Scenario (C.A. Kamienski, D. Sadok).

A Stateless Approach for Improving TCP Performance Using DiffServ (E. Altman).

Risk-Aware Network Profit Management in a Two-Tier Market (D. Mitra, Q. Wang).

QoS Provisioning

QoS Provision with EDF Scheduling, Stochastic Burstiness and Stochastic Guarantees (E. Biton, A. Orda).

The Simulation and Analysis of the Revenue Criterion Based Adaptive WFQ (A. Sayenko, T. Hämäläinen, J. Siltanen, J. Joutsensalo).

Evaluation of Resource Reservation Policies for Deterministic Services in Multi-Service Packet Networks (K.M.F. Elsayed, A.S. Ayad, M.T. El-Hadidi).

Semi-Definite Programming for Bandwidth Allocation in Communication Networks (C. Touati, E. Altman, J. Galtier).

Optimization of Content Delivery Networks Server Placement (A. Busson, D. Kofman, J.L. Rougier).

Admission Control and Policing

Measurement-Based Connection Admission Control in UMTS: Single Cell Case (S.E. Elayoubi, T. Chahed).

Fair Assignment of Efficient Network Admission Control Budgets (M. Menth, S. Gehrsitz, J. Milbrandt).

QoS in Integrated Services Based IP Networks: The Solution to the Peak Rate Policing Issue (L. Battaglia, U. Killat).

Admission Control of Leaky Bucket Regulated Sources in a Queueing System with Priority (V. Dumas, F. Guillemin, P. Robert).

Performance Modelling and Control of Server Systems Using Non-Linear Control Theory (M. Kihl, A. Robertsson, B. Wittenmark).

Voice over IP

Provision of Deterministic Services for Voice over IP Using Priority Queues (J.A. Müller, K. Irmscher).

VoIP Playout Buffer Adjustment Using Adaptive Estimation of Network Delays (M. Narbutt, L. Murphy).

Towards Efficient Call Admission Control in IP UTRAN (G. Mátéfi, J. Farkas, C. Antal).

Analytic Study of the Interdeparture Time Characteristics in a Multistage Network (V. Inghelbrecht, B. Steyaert, S. Wittevrongel, H. Bruneel).

New Methods for Voice Quality Evaluation for IP Networks (L. Sun, E. Ifeachor).

End-to-End QoS

Real Time Video Traffic Characteristics and Dimensioning Regarding QoS Demands (G. Haßlinger, P. Takes).

A Metric for Numerical Evaluation of the QoS of an Internet Connection (F. Dressler).

Models for Calculating End-to-End Delay in Packet Networks (O. Østerbø, Norway).

Delay Guarantee for Real-Time Traffic Flows with High Rate (W.J. Jia, H.X. Wang, J.C. Fang, W. Zhao).

QoS Management Protocol for an End-to-End Communication Architecture Implemented over a Differentiated IPv6 Network (C. Chassot, G. Auriol, A. Lozes).

Adaptive Queue Management

Adaptive Drop-Tail: A Simple and Efficient Active Queue Management Algorithm for Internet Flow Control (J. Sun, K.T. Ko, G. Chen, S. Chan, M. Zukerman).

Analysis of Adaptive Random Early Detection (ARED) (R.J. La, P. Ranjan, E.H. Abed).

Class-Based Stabilized Virtual Buffer - An AQM Scheme with Stability, Fairness and QoS Assurance (X. Deng, S. Yi, G. Kesidis, C.R. Das).

Robust Router Congestion Control Using Acceptance and Departure Rate Measures (G. Gopalakrishnan, S. Kasera, C. Loader, X. Wang).

Supporting Excess Real-Time Traffic with Active Drop Queue (Y. Huang, R. Guérin, P. Gupta).

Voice over IP Admission Control

On the Dimensioning of Voice over IP Networks for Various Call Admission Control Schemes (A. Riedl, T. Bauschert, J. Frings).

Stateless Admission Control for QoS Provisioning for VoIP in a DiffServ Domain (N. Blefari-Melazzi, J.N. Daigle, M. Femminella).


The theme of the 18th ITC is "Providing QoS in Heterogeneous Environments", addressing the interworking of old and new networking technologies. The technical programme committee received an overwhelming number of 307 submissions. Each submission has been sent for review to three international experts. In the paper committee meeting in Dresden on April 16-17th attended by 22 TPC members the final selection process has been carried out. Due to the space limitations, only 133 papers could be accepted. Thus, a large number of high quality papers could not be included in the programme.

The ITC submissions reflect the current developments in telecommunications: a paradigm shift to IP related issues, heterogeneous network structures, search for new services, uncertainty toward quality of service, and service level monitoring. A clear trend is crystallised by a close look at the proceedings: In the emerging telecommunication environment, the role of teletraffic is increasingly important but has to be redefined. The topics of 6 plenary and 23 parallel sessions give an idea of the broad range of issues covered by ITC18: Next Generation Networks & MPLS; UMTS; Topology Models & Ad Hoc Networks; Traffic Characterisation & Web Performance; Network Planning & Dimensioning; Routing; Resource Allocation; Measurements; Statistical Multiplexing; Traffic Modelling; Queueing Systems; TCP Modelling; Network Planning Methods; Cellular Networks; TCP Enhancements; Optical Networks; Wireless LAN; Wireless Networks; QoS & Economics; QoS Provisioning; Admission Control & Policing; Voice over IP; Adaptive Queue Manage-ment; Application Servers.


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About the Authors

J. Charzinski Author

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Siemens AG, Information and Communication Networks, Munich, Germany

R. Lehnert Author

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Technisch Universität Dresden, Germany

P. Tran-Gia Author

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University of Würzburg am Hubland, Institute of Computer Science, Germany