NetForecast: A Delay Prediction Scheme for Provider Controlled Networks

Document type: Conference Papers
Peer reviewed: Yes
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Author(s): Ahmed Elmokashfi, Michael Kleis, Adrian Popescu
Title: NetForecast: A Delay Prediction Scheme for Provider Controlled Networks
Conference name: IEEE GLOBECOM 2007
Year: 2007
City: Washington DC
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Engineering - Dept. of Telecommunication Systems (*** Error ***)
School of Engineering S- 372 25 Ronneby
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Language: English
Abstract: Over the last years, the Internet has evolved towards becoming the dominant platform for deploying real time and multimedia services. This evolution has had as a consequence that the selection of an appropriate server, proxy or super node with reference to some specific QoS parameter becomes of paramount importance. We consider in our paper the specific case of delay estimation. An investigation of existing approaches for the estimation and prediction of network delay is provided. Based on that, we further suggest NetForecast as a way to overcome limitations of existing prediction methods. NetForecast is an algorithm for delay prediction in provider controlled networks. The algorithm is based on a combination of landmark-based distance estimation, clustering and a triangulation principle. The paper reports on preliminary performance of NetForecast, as provided by a simulation study. Our results show the feasibility of the suggested method.
Subject: Computer Science\Networks and Communications
Keywords: Internet, delay estimation, prediction