Probability and Statistics Seminar   RSS

02/04/2014, 11:30 — 12:30 — Room P3.10, Mathematics Building
, FCT/DMAT of Évora University and CIMA-UE

Traffic Estimation of a M/G/1 Queue Using Probes

The huge growth of the Internet associated to the appearance of new multimedia applications requiring high demands of traffic, gives an important role to the monitorization of Internet traffic for quality of service assessment.

In this context, Internet probing has been a subject of great interest for researchers, since it permits to measure the internet performance by sending controlled probe packets to the network whose observed performance can be used to estimate the characteristics of the original traffic.

In this work we consider the estimation of the arrival rate and the service time moments of a Internet router modelled as a M/G/1 queue with probing. The probe inter-arrival times are i.i.d. and probe service times follow a general positive distribution. The only observations used are the arrival times, service times and departure times of probes. We derive the main equations from which the quantities of interest can be estimated. Two particular probe arrivals, deterministic and Poisson, are investigated.

Joint work with with Nélson Antunes (FCT/DMAT of Algarve University and CEMAT) and António Pacheco (Instituto Superior Técnico and CEMAT)