The Conservation of Information, Towards an Axiomatized Modular Modeling Approach to Congestion Control
2015 (English)In: IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, ISSN 1063-6692, E-ISSN 1558-2566, Vol. 23, no 3, 851-865 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We derive a modular fluid-flow network congestion control model based on a law of fundamental nature in networks: the conservation of information. Network elements such as queues, users, and transmission channels and network performance indicators like sending/acknowledgment rates and delays are mathematically modeled by applying this law locally. Our contributions are twofold. First, we introduce a modular metamodel that is sufficiently generic to represent any network topology. The proposed model is composed of building blocks that implement mechanisms ignored by the existing ones, which can be recovered from exact reduction or approximation of this new model. Second, we provide a novel classification of previously proposed models in the literature and show that they are often not capable of capturing the transient behavior of the network precisely. Numerical results obtained from packet-level simulations demonstrate the accuracy of the proposed model.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 23, no 3, 851-865 p.
Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-165963DOI: 10.1109/TNET.2014.2308272ISI: 000356298800013OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-165963DiVA: diva2:809211
QC 201507032015-04-302015-04-302015-07-03Bibliographically approved