Integrated Performance Evaluation Criteria for Network Traffic Control

Chuang LIN  Yong JIANG  Wenjiang ZHOU  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E85-B   No.11   pp.2447-2456
Publication Date: 2002/11/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Network
Keyword: 
traffic control,  performance evaluation criteria,  QoS,  Power,  Proportional Fairness Principle,  

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Summary: 
Performance evaluation criterion is one of the most important issues for design of network traffic control mechanisms and algorithms. Due to multiple performance objectives of network traffic control, performance evaluation criteria must include multiple performance metrics executed simultaneously, which is called integrated performance evaluation criteria. In this paper, we analyze various performance metrics of network traffic control, and propose three integrated performance evaluation criteria. One is the improvement on original Power formula; our new Power formula is based on the multi-service-class model. Another is about the fairness of user's QoS (Quality of Service) requirements (queuing delay and loss rate); especially the detailed discussion on Proportional Fairness Principle is given. And the third one is the integration of preceding two, in which the throughput, queuing delay, packet loss rate, and the fairness are considered simultaneously.