Performance Evaluation and Applications of ATM Networks

  • Demetres Kouvatsos

Part of the The International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (SECS, volume 557)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. ATM Traffic Modelling and Characterisation

  3. ATM Traffic Management and Control

  4. ATM Routing and Network Resilience

    1. Gill Waters, John Crawford
      Pages 229-248
    2. Paul Veitch
      Pages 249-268
  5. IP/ATM Networks Integration

    1. Andreas Skliros
      Pages 271-283
  6. ATM Special Topics: Optical, Wireless and Satellite Networks

    1. Zhili Sun
      Pages 333-352
  7. Analytical Techniques for ATM Networks

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 450-452

About this book


Information Highways are widely considered as the next generation of high speed communication systems. These highways will be based on emerging Broadband Integrated Services Digital Networks (B-ISDN), which - at least in principle - are envisioned to support not only all the kinds of networking applications known today but also future applications which are not as yet understood fully or even anticipated. Thus, B-ISDNs release networking processes from the limitations which the communications medium has imposed historically. The operational generality stems from the versatility of Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) which is the transfer mode adopted by ITU-T for broadband public ISDN as well as wide area private ISDN. A transfer mode which provides the transmission, multiplexing and switching core that lies at the foundations of a communication network. ATM is designed to integrate existing and future voice, audio, image and data services. Moreover, ATM aims to minimise the complexity of switching and buffer management, to optimise intermediate node processing and buffering and to bound transmission delays. These design objectives are met at high transmission speeds by keeping the basic unit of ATM transmission - the ATM cell - short and of fixed length.


ATM Switch Switching communication communication system electrical engineering information multimedia network management routing

Editors and affiliations

  • Demetres Kouvatsos
    • 1
  1. 1.University of BradfordUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-7851-8
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-47023-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0893-3405
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