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Modeling multifractal traffic with stochastic L-systems

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3 Author(s)
Salvador, P. ; Inst. of Telecommun., Aveiro Univ., Portugal ; Nogueira, A. ; Valadas, R.

This paper proposes a novel multifractal traffic model, and an associated parameter fitting procedure, based on stochastic L-systems, which were introduced by biologist A. Lindenmayer (1968) as a method to model plant growth. We provide a detailed comparison with a related multifractal model based on conservative cascades. Our results, that include applying the fitting procedure to real observed data with multifractal scaling behavior, show that L-system based models can achieve excellent fitting performance in terms of first and second order statistics and queuing behavior.

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Global Telecommunications Conference, 2002. GLOBECOM '02. IEEE  (Volume:3 )

Date of Conference:

17-21 Nov. 2002