The Journal of Supercomputing

, Volume 71, Issue 5, pp 1712–1735 | Cite as

Modern network traffic modeling based on binomial multiplicative cascades

  • Jeferson Wilian de Godoy Stênico
  • Lee Luan Ling


In this paper we present a new multifractal approach for modern network traffic modeling. The proposed method is based on a novel construction scheme of conservative multiplicative cascades. We show that the proposed model can faithfully capture some main characteristics (scaling function and moment factor) of multifractal processes. For this new network traffic model, we also explicitly derive analytical expressions for the mean and variance of the corresponding network traffic process and show that its autocorrelation function exhibits long-range dependent characteristics. Finally, we evaluate the performance of our model by testing both real wired and wireless traffic traces, comparing the obtained results with those provided by other well-known traffic models reported in the literature. We found that the proposed model is simple and capable of accurately representing network traffic traces with multifractal characteristics.


Multiplicative cascades Multifractal processes  Network traffic modeling 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeferson Wilian de Godoy Stênico
    • 1
  • Lee Luan Ling
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Electrical and Computer EngineeringState University of Campinas-UnicampCampinasBrazil

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