A machine learning-based approach for estimating available bandwidth

Ling Jyh Chen*, Cheng Fu Chou, Bo Chun Wang

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In this paper, we propose a machine learning-based approach for estimating available bandwidth. We evaluate the approach via simulations using two probing models: a packet train probing model and a pathChirp-like probing model. The simulation results show that the former cannot yield accurate estimates in our system; however, using the pathChirp-like probing model, the proposed approach can estimate the available bandwidth with moderate traffic overhead more accurately than two widely used tools, pathChirp and Spruce. Moreover, we propose a normalization method that improves our approach's ability to estimate available bandwidth, even if there are no samples with similar properties to the measured path in the training dataset. The effectiveness and simplicity of this novel approach make it a promising scheme that goes a long way toward achieving accurate estimation of available bandwidth on Internet paths.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTENCON 2007 - 2007 IEEE Region 10 Conference
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE Region 10 Conference, TENCON 2007 - Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 2007 Oct 302007 Nov 2

Publication series

NameIEEE Region 10 Annual International Conference, Proceedings/TENCON


OtherIEEE Region 10 Conference, TENCON 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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