Estimating Bandwidth Requirements Using Flow-Level Measurements

R. de Oliveira Schmidt, Aiko Pras

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    Bandwidth provisioning is used to dimension links so that a desired performance is met within a network (e.g. QoS metrics). Pratical approaches for the estimation of bandwidth needs rely on rough traffic measurements overlooking traffic fluctuations that may have a negative impact on the network performance. On the other hand, effective theoretical solutions for estimating bandwidth needs require traffic measurements at very small timescales, which limit their applicability due to, for example, transmission rates. This paper describes our research goal of proposing a reliable and scalable solution for estimating bandwidth requirements by means of flow-level traffic measurements, as well as our proposed approach to achieve it. This research, currently in its initial phase, is planned to result in a Ph.D. thesis at the end of four years.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publication5th International Conference on Autonomous Infrastructure, Management, and Security, AIMS 2011
    EditorsIsabella Chrisment, Alva Couch, Rémi Badonnel, Martin Waldburger
    Place of PublicationNancy
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)978-3-642-21483-7
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011
    Event5th International Conference on Autonomous Infrastructure, Management and Security 2011 - Ecole Supérieure d'Informatique et Applications de Lorraine, Nancy, France
    Duration: 13 Jun 201117 Jun 2011
    Conference number: 5

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


    Conference5th International Conference on Autonomous Infrastructure, Management and Security 2011
    Abbreviated titleAIMS 2011
    Internet address


    • METIS-277705
    • Bandwidth Estimation
    • IR-77742
    • EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP7/257513
    • Network Management
    • Flow-level measurements
    • EWI-20308
    • Link provisioning

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