CLIFFORD PATERSON LECTURE
- A mathematical review of work on loss networks is contained in:
Loss networks: for the full paper see Annals of Applied Probability, 1991, 1, 319-378.
- For a discussion of network routing, including references on
Braess' paradox, see Network routing: for
the full paper see
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, 1991,
A337, 343-367. Mark Wainwright has a discussion of
Braess' paradox in
A small road network.
- "Routing in Communication Networks", editor Martha Steenstrup, 1995,
Prentice-Hall. This includes material on circuit-switched, packet-switched,
ATM, radio and optical networks, and a paper on
"Dynamic alternative routing", by R.J. Gibbens, FPK and P.B. Key.
- For a fascinating insight into the AT&T network failure of
15 January 1990 see "Failure and congestion propagation through
signalling controls", D.J. Houck, K.S. Meier-Hellstern, F. Saheban
and R.A. Skoog, in "The Fundamental Role of Teletraffic in the
Evolution of Telecommunication Networks", editors J. Labetoulle
and J.W. Roberts, 1994, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 367-385. Pages 655-708
of this volume provide a recent review of work on dynamic routing
for telecommunication networks:
see especially the paper of G.R. Ash and B.D. Huang on
of dynamic routing strategies for a worldwide intelligent network"
and of W.G. van Golstein Brouwers on "Cost reductions by coalitions
in the international network".
- I am grateful to Walter Willinger for making available his graphics
for the ethernet data. For more details of this data set, and
a very interesting discussion,
see "Self-similarity in high-speed packet traffic:
analysis and modeling of ethernet traffic data" by W.E Leland,
M.S. Taqqu, W. Willinger and D.V. Wilson, Statistical Science 1994,
and "Traffic modeling for high-speed networks: theory versus practice"
by W. Willinger in
the proceedings of
the Minnesota IMA meeting on Stochastic
Networks (or see here). Also in these proceedings is a paper of mine on
- The current draft of a paper on pricing and effective
bandwidths that I
presented at the recent Internet Economics
Workshop. There is some discussion about organizing a European version
of this event, and I am currently beginning work on a major project
to investigate implementation issues concerned with charging
and accounting for ATM networks. If you are interested in either of these
areas, do let
me know (at
- Mitch Kapor's
Home Page, Hal Varian's WWW server
and Nicholas Economides'
`Economics of Networks'
sources on business and economic aspects of the internet. An article by
Herb Brody entitled
describes some of the debate about Internet pricing, and a recent
Economist article is a
good source for statistics.
- Current Internet traffic
Thanks to the efforts of Damon Wischik,
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