Traffic engineering in ambient networks: challenges and approaches

Abrahamsson, Henrik and Gunnar, Anders (2004) Traffic engineering in ambient networks: challenges and approaches. In: Second Swedish National Computer Networking Workshop, 23-24 Nov 2004, Karlstad, Sweden.

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The focus of this paper is on traffic engineering in ambient networks. We describe and categorize different alternatives for making the routing more adaptive to the current traffic situation and discuss the challenges that ambient networks pose on traffic engineering methods. One of the main objectives of traffic engineering is to avoid congestion by controlling and optimising the routing function, or in short, to put the traffic where the capacity is. The main challenge for traffic engineering in ambient networks is to cope with the dynamics of both topology and traffic demands. Mechanisms are needed that can handle traffic load dynamics in scenarios with sudden changes in traffic demand and dynamically distribute traffic to benefit from available resources. Trade-offs between optimality, stability and signaling overhead that are important for traffic engineering methods in the fixed Internet becomes even more critical in a dynamic ambient environment.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
ID Code:708
Deposited By:Mr Ian Marsh
Deposited On:27 Feb 2008
Last Modified:18 Nov 2009 15:57

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