Profiling TCP Traffic in Optical Burst Switching Networks

  • Kostas Ramantas
  • Kyriakos Vlachos
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 66)


The efficient transmission of TCP traffic over OBS networks is a challenging problem, due to the high sensitivity of TCP congestion control mechanism to losses. In this paper, a traffic profiling scheme is proposed for gathering TCP flow statistics, which are used to estimate steady-state performance of TCP traffic over OBS networks. The burst assembly unit, in parallel to the assembly process, can inspect TCP traffic, keeping traffic statistics that can be used for throughput estimations. In this paper, we detail the traffic profiling and estimation mechanism and also provide analytical and simulation results to assess its performance.


TCP profiling traffic measurement Optical Burst Switching Burst Assembly 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kostas Ramantas
    • 1
  • Kyriakos Vlachos
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Engineering and Informatics Department & Research Academic, Computer Technology InstituteUniversity of PatrasRioGreece

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