Buffer Sizing in Wireless Networks: Challenges, Solutions, and Opportunities

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/348555
Title:
Buffer Sizing in Wireless Networks: Challenges, Solutions, and Opportunities
Authors:
Showail, Ahmad ( 0000-0001-6026-9739 ) ; Jamshaid, K.; Shihada, Basem ( 0000-0003-4434-4334 )
Abstract:
Buffer sizing is an important network configuration parameter that impacts the Quality of Service (QoS) characteristics of data traffic. With falling memory costs and the fallacy that 'more is better', network devices are being overprovisioned with large bu ers. This may increase queueing delays experienced by a packet and subsequently impact stability of core protocols such as TCP. The problem has been studied extensively for wired networks. However, there is little work addressing the unique challenges of wireless environment such as time-varying channel capacity, variable packet inter-service time, and packet aggregation, among others. In this paper we discuss these challenges, classify the current state-of-the-art solutions, discuss their limitations, and provide directions for future research in the area.
KAUST Department:
Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division
Citation:
A. Showail, K. Jamshaid, and B. Shihada, "Buffer Sizing in Wireless Networks: Challenges, Solutions, and Opportunities", IEEE Communications Magazine, Accepted, 2014.
Publisher:
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Journal:
IEEE Communications Magazine
Issue Date:
Apr-2016
DOI:
10.1109/MCOM.2016.7452277
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0163-6804
Additional Links:
http://www.shihada.com/node/publications/Wireless_Buffer_Sizing.pdf
Appears in Collections:
Articles; Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division

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dc.contributor.authorShowail, Ahmaden
dc.contributor.authorJamshaid, K.en
dc.contributor.authorShihada, Basemen
dc.date.accessioned2015-04-06T09:25:39Zen
dc.date.available2015-04-06T09:25:39Zen
dc.date.issued2016-04en
dc.identifier.citationA. Showail, K. Jamshaid, and B. Shihada, "Buffer Sizing in Wireless Networks: Challenges, Solutions, and Opportunities", IEEE Communications Magazine, Accepted, 2014.en
dc.identifier.issn0163-6804en
dc.identifier.doi10.1109/MCOM.2016.7452277en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/348555en
dc.description.abstractBuffer sizing is an important network configuration parameter that impacts the Quality of Service (QoS) characteristics of data traffic. With falling memory costs and the fallacy that 'more is better', network devices are being overprovisioned with large bu ers. This may increase queueing delays experienced by a packet and subsequently impact stability of core protocols such as TCP. The problem has been studied extensively for wired networks. However, there is little work addressing the unique challenges of wireless environment such as time-varying channel capacity, variable packet inter-service time, and packet aggregation, among others. In this paper we discuss these challenges, classify the current state-of-the-art solutions, discuss their limitations, and provide directions for future research in the area.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.shihada.com/node/publications/Wireless_Buffer_Sizing.pdfen
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dc.titleBuffer Sizing in Wireless Networks: Challenges, Solutions, and Opportunitiesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Divisionen
dc.identifier.journalIEEE Communications Magazineen
dc.eprint.versionPost-printen
dc.contributor.affiliationKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)en
kaust.authorShowail, Ahmaden
kaust.authorShihada, Basemen
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