Improving the accuracy of EEAC-SV with smart packet marking

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Explicit Endpoint Admission Control with Service Vector (EEAC-SV) is a solution that allows a multi-hop connection in a Diffserv network to utilize different service classes in different routers along the path, thus enabling the network to provide QoS with fine granularity and improved network utilization. EEAC-SV relies on the QoS information in the pre-marked probing packet to select the optimal service vector. However, owing to the overhead constraint, the QoS information in the probing packet can only be conveyed in a quantized manner. The mathematical model indicates that with the same amount of overhead, the performance of EEAC-SV can be optimized with the proper packet marking strategy. In this paper, we propose the Smart Packet Marking strategy to improve the EEAC-SV performance in terms of reducing the false routing probability. Smart Packet Marking is a stochastic solution which, based on the knowledge of the history of network QoS performances and user behaviors, defines the boundaries of each quantization level in such a way to improve the routing accuracy. Through extensive simulations, we demonstrate that Smart Packet Marking outperforms the packet marking strategy that does not take stochastic information into consideration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE GLOBECOM 2006 - 2006 Global Telecommunications Conference
StatePublished - 2006
EventIEEE GLOBECOM 2006 - 2006 Global Telecommunications Conference - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Nov 27 2006Dec 1 2006

Publication series

NameGLOBECOM - IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference


OtherIEEE GLOBECOM 2006 - 2006 Global Telecommunications Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


  • Admission control
  • EEAC
  • Quality of Service (QoS)
  • Routing
  • Service vector


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