Modelling segmentation and reassembly processes in communication networks

Geert J. Heijenk, Magda El Zarki, Ignas G. Niemegeers

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    Abstract

    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. ([1]). 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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe fundamental role of teletraffic in the evolution of telecommunications networks
    Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of the 14th International Teletraffic Congress, ITC 14, Antibes Juan-les-Pins, France, 6-10 June, 1994
    EditorsJacques Labetoulle, James W. Roberts
    Place of PublicationAmsterdam
    PublisherElsevier
    Pages513-524
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Print)0-444-82031-0
    Publication statusPublished - 1994

    Publication series

    NameTeletraffic Science and Engineering
    PublisherElsevier
    Volume1a

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