Theory and Applications

  • Haruo Akimaru
  • Konosuke Kawashima

Part of the Telecommunication Networks and Computer Systems book series (TNCS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Haruo Akimaru, Konosuke Kawashima
    Pages 1-12
  3. Haruo Akimaru, Konosuke Kawashima
    Pages 13-38
  4. Haruo Akimaru, Konosuke Kawashima
    Pages 39-70
  5. Haruo Akimaru, Konosuke Kawashima
    Pages 71-104
  6. Haruo Akimaru, Konosuke Kawashima
    Pages 105-124
  7. Haruo Akimaru, Konosuke Kawashima
    Pages 125-156
  8. Haruo Akimaru, Konosuke Kawashima
    Pages 157-174
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 175-225

About this book


Telecommunications systems have been evolving from the conventional telephone network that mainly deals with voice, to the ISDN (integrated services digital net­ work) integrating voice, data and image. Moreover, the ATM (asynchronous trans­ fer mode) and optical switching technologies are being developed for the broadband ISDN which can handle the high speed video communications as well. Computer networks are also progressing from centralized TSS (time-sharing system) to dis­ tributed LAN (local area network) and VAN (value added network). In the research, development, design and operation of such telecommunications and computer networks, the important problems are determining the optimum con­ figuration and dimensions of the systems for providing a given performance or GOS (grade of service). The teletraflic theory, the basis for the performance evaluation and the dimensioning, has been studied along with the switching technology, and has developed rapidly by incorporating the recent advances in OR (operations research) and queueing theory. However, it is sometimes difficult for non-experts of teletraffic to understand and apply these theories, because they require a deep mathematical background.


Computer networks ISDN LAN Multiplexer Routing Skew Telecommunications system Teletraffic communication computer network information performance evaluation for ISDN, ATM telecommunications

Authors and affiliations

  • Haruo Akimaru
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Konosuke Kawashima
    • 4
  1. 1.Asahi UniversityHozumi-cho, Motosu, Gifu PrefectureJapan
  2. 2.Toyohashi University of TechnologyTempaku-cho, ToyohashiJapan 441
  3. 3.Information Networks Research Institute, INRTokyo, Montreal, ToyohashiJapan
  4. 4.NTT Telecommunication Networks LaboratoriesMusashino-shiJapan 180

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-3364-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-3362-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-9403
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