Load Modelling and Generation in IP-based Networks

A Unified Approach and Tool Support

  • Andrey¬†Kolesnikov

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Introduction and Fundamentals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Andrey Kolesnikov
      Pages 3-15
    3. Andrey Kolesnikov
      Pages 17-60
  3. Workload Specfication and Modelling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Andrey Kolesnikov
      Pages 63-97
  4. Workload Generation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Andrey Kolesnikov
      Pages 145-165
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      Pages 167-176
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      Pages 177-194
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      Pages 217-247
  5. Applications of the UniLoG Load Generator

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 249-249
  6. Results and Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 281-281
    2. Andrey Kolesnikov
      Pages 283-286
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 287-316

About this book


Andrey Kolesnikov proposes an interesting unified approach and corresponding tools for modelling and effective generation of realistic workloads and traffic in networks. As a result of the general applicability in IP-based networks, the outcome of his research can be used for different service interfaces in combination with various workload models and modelling techniques. His work is both broad and deep in focus in order to demonstrate the application of the proposed approach in different realistic scenarios.

  • Overview of the State of the Art in Workload Modelling and Generation
  • A Formal Workload Description Technique
  • Load Models for Voice, Video, and Web Traffic Sources
  • Architecture of the Unified Load Generator
  • Traffic Generation at Network (IPv4), Transport (TCP/UDP), and Application (HTTP) Service Interfaces
  • QoS Measurements for Video Streaming in WLANs
Target Groups
  • Lecturers and students in computer science, especially computer networks, multimedia communication, performance evaluation
  • Internet and/or application service providers (ISPs/ASPs), telecoms, network researchers, developers of new network and distributed application services, QoS engineers, network administrators and operators
The Author
Dr. Andrey Kolesnikov defended his PhD thesis in computer science at the University of Hamburg in 2017. His major research interests include multimedia communication, performance evaluation, load modelling and traffic generation in computer networks.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Andrey¬†Kolesnikov
    • 1
  1. 1.HamburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer Vieweg, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-658-19101-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-658-19102-3
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