Performance Analysis of Communications Networks and Systems by Piet Van MieghemPerformance Analysis of Communications Networks and Systems by Piet Van Mieghem

Performance Analysis of Communications Networks and Systems

byPiet Van Mieghem

Paperback | April 9, 2009

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This rigorous and self-contained book describes mathematical and, in particular, stochastic methods to assess the performance of networked systems. It consists of three parts. Part one is a review of probability theory. Part two covers the classical theory of stochastic processes (Poisson, renewal, Markov, and queuing theory), which are considered to be the basic building blocks for performance evaluation studies. Part three focuses on the relatively new field of the physics of networks. This part deals with the recently obtained insights that many very different large complex networks - such as the Internet, World Wide Web, proteins, utility infrastructures, social networks - evolve and behave according to more general common scaling laws. This understanding is useful when assessing the end-to-end quality of communications services, for example, in Internet telephony, real-time video, and interacting games. Containing problems and solutions, this book is ideal for graduate students taking courses in performance analysis.
Title:Performance Analysis of Communications Networks and SystemsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:544 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 1.1 inPublished:April 9, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:052110873X

ISBN - 13:9780521108737


Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Random variables; 3. Basic distributions; 4. Correlation; 5. Inequalities; 6. Limit laws; 7. The Poisson process; 8. Renewal theory; 9. Discrete time Markov chains; 10. Continuous time Markov chains; 11. Applications of Markov chains; 12. Branching processes; 13. General queuing theory; 14. Queuing models; 15. General characteristics of graphs; 16. The shortest path problem; 17. The efficiency of multicast; 18. The hop count to an any cast group; Appendix A. Stochastic matrices; Appendix B. Algebraic graph theory; Appendix C. Solutions of problems; Bibliography; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"The monograph Performance Analysis of Communications Networks and Systems by Piet Van Mieghem, Professor of Delft University of Technology (Netherlands), can be recommended for graduate students and researchers working in the area of networking performance analysis...The book includes a lot of solved exercises and supplementary problems well suited for self-work, as well as an exhaustive bibliography...if you prefer fresh approaches and results within the area of probabilistic modeling of packet networks at the inevitable danger of being haunted by rigorous mathematical derivations, you must refer to van Mieghem's book." IEEE Communications Magazine