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The use of economic and control theory analogies in the design of policy based Dynamic Resource Controlled (DRC) network architectures.

Kirkby, PA; Kadengal, R; Midwinter, JE; Biddiscombe, MD; Carroll, JE; Sabesan, S; (1999) The use of economic and control theory analogies in the design of policy based Dynamic Resource Controlled (DRC) network architectures. In: Key, P and Smith, D, (eds.) TELETRAFFIC ENGINEERING IN A COMPETITIVE WORLD. (pp. 447 - 456). ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV

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Abstract

It is shown that both economic and control theory based analogies are useful in designing policy based next generation 'unified network' control architectures. These unified networks will be capable of delivering all of the services of today's circuit switched and packet switched networks with a combined control, management and billing system. They will have bandwidth on demand capability and would deliver guaranteed quality of service for future real time Internet applications.The paper reports progress on a joint industrial-academic research project into the dynamic resource control (DRC) of such networks. A first generation DRC unified network architecture is proposed and an overview presented of five more detailed papers describing the way in which global and local 'resource broker' policies must be married together to design the most competitive, responsive and stable overall control architecture. The detailed papers show how the policies are translated first into rules, then algorithms and show the results of traffic flow modelling, numerical simulation and mathematical analysis of overall network response and stability. The most recent of these papers is the first proposal to the authors' knowledge of st matrix method in the complex frequency domain for determining the general stability of an arbitrary topology network using dynamic congestion priced feedback flow control. This analysis technique gives much greater confidence that such networks can be designed for high response speed and unconditional stability.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: The use of economic and control theory analogies in the design of policy based Dynamic Resource Controlled (DRC) network architectures.
Event: International Teletraffic Congress (ITC-16) - Teletraffic Engineering in a Competitive World
Location: EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND
Dates: 1999-06-07 - 1999-06-11
ISBN: 0-444-50268-8
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences > Div of Biosciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences > Div of Biosciences > Neuro, Physiology and Pharmacology
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/72344
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