On packet marking at priority queues

R.J. Gibbens
F.P. Kelly
IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control 47 (2002) 1016-1020.


This note concerns charging, rate control and routing for a communication network using priority mechanisms at queues. It is argued that by appropriately marking packets at overloaded resources, end-systems can be provided with the information necessary to balance load across different routes and priorities.

Keywords: Congestion pricing, differentiated services, priority queues, rate control, routing.

Available as postscript or pdf.

Google Scholar citations.

Richard Gibbens' presentation Resource pricing with priorities.
Frank Kelly's papers