An Illustrative Discussion of Different Perspectives in Network Engineering

Grout, Vic, Cunningham, Stuart and Hebblewhite, Richard (2008) An Illustrative Discussion of Different Perspectives in Network Engineering. In: UNSPECIFIED.


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This paper presents three case studies in network design and management from the different, but often overlapping and blurred, perspectives of the theorist and practitioner. It addresses the gulf between the comfortable models of graph theory, statistics and suchlike and the harsh realities of real-world networks. As, through these case studies, it becomes evident that network techniques, algorithms, etc. at large in the Internet bear little resemblance to their counterparts in the textbooks, the question is posed (and partially answered) as to whether the original theory is really any use!

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Additional Information: This paper was presented at the Seventh International Network Conference (INC 2008), 8-10 July 2008, which was held in Plymouth, UK. It was published by the University of Plymouth and details of the conference are available at
Keywords: mathematics, network engineering, theory and practice, traffic shaping, internet routing, network design
Divisions: ?? GlyndwrUniversity ??
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Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2011 09:13
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2017 20:06

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