The Changing Nature of Network Traffic Analysis and Modeling
Historically, the areas of traffic data analysis and modeling
have suffered from a severe ``drought'' of data. However, more
recently, this drought has been replaced by a ``flood''
of traffic measurements from today's high-speed communication
networks that keeps increasing in volume and speed.
As a result of these changes, network research (in particluar,
traffic analysis and traffic modeling) has started to adopt
concepts that have a long tradition in the physical sciences
but have been all but ignored in the social sciences and in the
mainstream statistics literature.
- Walter Willinger
- AT&T Labs - Research
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In this talk, I will show how these concepts apply to modern network
traffic analysis and modeling, and I will illustrate some of the
concepts with examples of measured Internet, LAN and VBR video
traffic. I will also comment on their implications on traffic
engineering and performance analysis of curent and future high-speed