Network protocols designed for optimizability

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Abstract

Designing a communication network is a challenging task that requires selecting a network topology, as well as specific protocols and mechanisms, to meet current and future demands. Equally daunting, managing the network requires tuning these protocols and mechanisms over time in response to changing constraints and conditions. However, the protocols underlying today's data networks, such as the Internet, were not designed with manageability in mind. As a result, managing these networks is, at best, a black art practiced by an increasingly overwhelmed community of engineers. Optimization tools can help the operators tune the protocol configuration and diagnose performance problems, based on measurements of the underlying network. However, many of the existing protocols were not designed with optimization in mind, leading to computationally difficult optimization problems even for the simplest of objective functions. In this position paper, we argue that future protocols should be designed with optimization in mind from the beginning, to simplify the process of configuring the protocols and diagnosing performance problems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2006 IEEE Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, CISS 2006 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages351-354
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)1424403502, 9781424403509
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006
Event2006 40th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, CISS 2006 - Princeton, NJ, United States
Duration: Mar 22 2006Mar 24 2006

Publication series

Name2006 IEEE Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, CISS 2006 - Proceedings

Other

Other2006 40th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, CISS 2006
CountryUnited States
CityPrinceton, NJ
Period3/22/063/24/06

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)

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