30/05/2005, 11:30 — 12:30 — Room P3.10, Mathematics Building
Rafael Estepa, Universidade de Sevilha
Traffic Modeling of Voice Over IP
Voice over IP (VoIP) uses TCP/IP as the transport network for voice conversations, taking advantage of its statistical multiplexion and allowing the usage of 'free' transport networks as the Internet. The main shortcoming of VoIP are: possibility of data losses and increase of transport delay. These impairments can severely affect the perceived conversation's quality and must be carefully avoided by the appropriate use of queueing analysis, connection admission control algorithms and dimensioning methods. In all these cases, an accurate VoIP traffic modeling is needed. This seminar is aimed to introduce the modeling of VoIP traffic, taking into account the effect of the modern codec used in VoIP: the Voice Activity Detection and the Confort Noise Generation. The one voice source case is first introduced. After that, the multiplexion of several sources is addressed, and the main well known models (Fluid Model and Markov modulated Poisson process) are adapted to the VoIP scenario. Finally a comparative study of the adequacy of the existing models concludes the seminar.