Limited acceleration mechanism for cell loss free flow control in ATM networks

  • Hong Liu
  • Enmin Song
  • Reza Sotudeh
Session 15: Parallel and Distributed Computing III
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1276)


This paper presents a new feedback congestion control mechanism for the flow control of the best-effort traffic in ATM networks. This new mechanism belongs to the class of feedback control schemes that ensures no data losses. It operates based on a new single-bit feedback scheme which provides ‘continuation’, ‘acceleration’ and ‘deceleration’ signals. The new mechanism can guarantee cell loss free by limiting sources' cell transmission acceleration. Simulation results show that our new mechanism is effective.

Key word

ATM network feedback control cell loss free multimedia traffic 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hong Liu
    • 1
  • Enmin Song
    • 1
  • Reza Sotudeh
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Science of TechnologyUniversity of TeessideMiddlesbroughUK

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