© 1998

Performance of Information and Communication Systems

IFIP TC6 / WG6.3 Seventh International Conference on Performance of Information and Communication Systems (PICS ’98) 25–28 May 1998, Lund, Sweden

  • Ulf Körner
  • Arne A. Nilsson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. ATM Switch Performance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. M. Perry, P. Schroeder, D. Vuncannon, R. Dipper, T. Bull, A. Nilsson et al.
      Pages 3-13
    3. V. M. Skulic, Z. R. Petrovic
      Pages 26-37
  3. ATM Network Performance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. S. Székely, I. Moldován, Cs. Simon
      Pages 51-64
    3. G. Karagiannis, V. F. Nicola, I. G. M. M. Niemegeers
      Pages 65-82
  4. Traffic Characteristics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. S. Molnár, Gy. Miklós
      Pages 97-110
  5. Multicast

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Zeydy Ortiz, George N. Rouskas, Harry G. Perros
      Pages 137-150
  6. Admission and Traffic Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Z. Turányi, A. Veres, A. Oláh
      Pages 153-164

About this book


During the last two decades we have seen a tremendous development within the computer and communication industry. The ever increasing density on silicon, the increasing transmission speeds on fiber based systems as well as twisted pairs, the revolutionary development in the wireless area and of course the Internet have all led to many opportunities for new service developments. It is interesting to note that the last time this conference was held three years ago, the Web really did not fully exist. We are now ready to face new interesting challenges. It is an utmost importance for the performance community to focus on the modeling and analysis of the Internet, the multimedia applications and the untethered applications that are coming to the forefront. There will be a need for new and better simulation methods, new analytical tools and a much better understanding of measurement techniques. "Performance of Information and Communication Systems", PICS'98, which takes place in Lund, Sweden, May 25-28, 1998, is the seventh conference in a series on performance of communication systems organized by IFIP TC 6, WG 6.3. In response to our call for papers, we have received nearly fifty submissions.


ATM ISDN Internet communication communication system communication systems information integrated circuit modeling

Editors and affiliations

  • Ulf Körner
    • 1
  • Arne A. Nilsson
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Communication SystemsLund UniversitySweden
  2. 2.Dept of Electrical & Computer EngineeringNorth Carolina State UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Performance of Information and Communication Systems
  • Book Subtitle IFIP TC6 / WG6.3 Seventh International Conference on Performance of Information and Communication Systems (PICS ’98) 25–28 May 1998, Lund, Sweden
  • Editors Ulf Körner
    Arne Nilsson
  • Series Title IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-412-83730-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4757-6166-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-387-35355-5
  • Series ISSN 1868-4238
  • Series E-ISSN 1868-422X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 348
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Computer Communication Networks
    Signal, Image and Speech Processing
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