Segmentation and reassembly are techniques that are needed to transport the messages, generated by users, over communication networks that in general use smaller sized data units. Queueing networks are widely used for the performance modelling and analysis of such communication networks. To model and analyze the segmentation and reassembly processes, we relax the constraints, and extend the analysis of the class of queueing networks considered in QNA, a software package developed at AT&T Bell Labs by Whitt et. al. (). We introduce two new types of nodes in queueing networks: namely segmentation nodes and reassembly nodes. We present the analysis of these nodes in the context of QNA.
|Title of host publication||The fundamental role of teletraffic in the evolution of telecommunications networks|
|Subtitle of host publication||proceedings of the 14th International Teletraffic Congress, ITC 14, Antibes Juan-les-Pins, France, 6-10 June, 1994|
|Editors||Jacques Labetoulle, James W. Roberts|
|Place of Publication||Amsterdam|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 1994|
|Name||Teletraffic Science and Engineering|
Heijenk, G. J., El Zarki, M., & Niemegeers, I. G. (1994). Modelling segmentation and reassembly processes in communication networks. In J. Labetoulle, & J. W. Roberts (Eds.), The fundamental role of teletraffic in the evolution of telecommunications networks: proceedings of the 14th International Teletraffic Congress, ITC 14, Antibes Juan-les-Pins, France, 6-10 June, 1994 (pp. 513-524). (Teletraffic Science and Engineering; Vol. 1a). Amsterdam: Elsevier.