Network Performance Engineering

A Handbook on Convergent Multi-Service Networks and Next Generation Internet

  • Demetres D. Kouvatsos

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5233)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Measurement Techniques

    1. Adrian Popescu, Doru Constantinescu
      Pages 1-13
    2. Patrik Arlos
      Pages 14-36
    3. Markus Fiedler, Lennart Isaksson, Peter Lindberg
      Pages 37-69
  3. Traffic Modelling and Engineering

    1. Natalia M. Markovich, Udo R. Krieger
      Pages 70-97
    2. António Nogueira, Paulo Salvador, Rui Valadas, António Pacheco
      Pages 98-124
    3. Paola Iovanna, Maurizio Naldi, Roberto Sabella, Cristiano Zema
      Pages 125-140
    4. Hadi Larijani
      Pages 174-190
    5. Lei Liang, Yang Chen, Zhili Sun
      Pages 191-202
  4. Queueing Systems and Networks

    1. Joris Walraevens, Dieter Fiems, Herwig Bruneel
      Pages 203-232
    2. Vladimir V. Anisimov
      Pages 258-283
    3. Hanoch Levy, Benjamin Avi-Itzhak, David Raz
      Pages 284-300
  5. Analytic Methodologies

About this book


During recent years a great deal of progress has been made in performance modelling and evaluation of the Internet, towards the convergence of multi-service networks of diverging technologies, supported by internetworking and the evolution of diverse access and switching technologies. The 44 chapters presented in this handbook are revised invited works drawn from PhD courses held at recent HETNETs International Working Conferences on Performance Modelling and Evaluation of Heterogeneous Networks. They constitute essential introductory material preparing the reader for further research and development in the field of performance modelling, analysis and engineering of heterogeneous networks and of next and future generation Internets. The handbook aims to unify relevant material already known but dispersed in the literature, introduce the readers to unfamiliar and unexposed research areas and, generally, illustrate the diversity of research found in the high growth field of convergent heterogeneous networks and the Internet. The chapters have been broadly classified into 12 parts covering the following topics: Measurement Techniques; Traffic Modelling and Engineering; Queueing Systems and Networks; Analytic Methodologies; Simulation Techniques; Performance Evaluation Studies; Mobile, Wireless and Ad Hoc Networks, Optical Networks; QoS Metrics and Algorithms; All IP Convergence and Networking; Network Management and Services; and Overlay Networks.


QoS Quality of Service, QoS broadband communication engineering future generation Internet network traffic management

Editors and affiliations

  • Demetres D. Kouvatsos
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Computing, Informatics and MediaUniversity of BradfordBradfordUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-02741-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-02742-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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