Robust measurement-based buffer overflow probability estimators for QoS provisioning and traffic anomaly prediction applications
Paschalidis, Ioannis Ch.
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Citation (published version)Spyridon Vassilaras, Ioannis Ch Paschalidis. "Robust measurement-based buffer overflow probability estimators for QoS provisioning and traffic anomaly prediction applicationm."
Suitable estimators for a class of Large Deviation approximations of rare event probabilities based on sample realizations of random processes have been proposed in our earlier work. These estimators are expressed as non-linear multi-dimensional optimization problems of a special structure. In this paper, we develop an algorithm to solve these optimization problems very efficiently based on their characteristic structure. After discussing the nature of the objective function and constraint set and their peculiarities, we provide a formal proof that the developed algorithm is guaranteed to always converge. The existence of efficient and provably convergent algorithms for solving these problems is a prerequisite for using the proposed estimators in real time problems such as call admission control, adaptive modulation and coding with QoS constraints, and traffic anomaly detection in high data rate communication networks.
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