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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.advisor Manner, Jukka, Prof., Aalto University, Department of Communications and Networking , Finland
dc.contributor.author Moktan, Gautam Raj
dc.date.accessioned 2020-08-14T09:00:05Z
dc.date.available 2020-08-14T09:00:05Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.isbn 978-952-60-3983-1 (electronic)
dc.identifier.isbn 978-952-60-3982-4 (printed)
dc.identifier.issn 1799-4942 (electronic)
dc.identifier.issn 1799-4934 (printed)
dc.identifier.issn 1799-4934 (ISSN-L)
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/45758
dc.description.abstract Communication networks have come a long way since their invention and adoption in the modern society. They have fundamentally changed how society functions and the speed at which activities are conducted. Colossal amount of data is transported through today's networks to convey information between various end points. The Internet is the largest information and communication network shared by billions of end points as a common medium of data transfer today. The amount of data that can be transported through these networks within a given time period, also known as bandwidth, is the principal resource shared between the different end points. And, as is the case with many other finite resources available to modern society, scarcity of resources has led to the development of various schemes of resource distribution. The Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) is the dominant mechanism for transporting data between end points in the Internet. It provides various functionalities such as ensuring that the data is transported reliably between the end points and preventing the receiver and the network from being overwhelmed by too much data sent. TCP implements congestion control mechanisms so that multiple flows can share the network capacity. This thesis analyses the sharing of network resources in communication networks, using a customized TCP variant. Traditionally, TCP treats all flows as equal regardless of their end utility and attempts to provide equal share of the network bandwidth to each flow. This research analyses a scenario without that assumption. Specifically, short and long data transfers are considered unequal. As a manifestation of such concept, the research work developed a TCP congestion control variant which was able to provide different share of network capacity to different flow types. The performance of the protocol was then tested under multiple settings to investigate the notion further and evaluate the implications for deployment at large. Solutions to the resource assignment problem merit not just technical but also socio-economic analysis. The research explores the development of different resource assignment schemes in society at large and finds analogous schemes in communication networks. By comprehending the various notions of fairness prevalent in the society, several concerns to be addressed while developing resource assignment schemes are identified. en
dc.format.extent 76 + app. 60
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Aalto University en
dc.publisher Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.relation.ispartofseries Aalto University publication series DOCTORAL DISSERTATIONS en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 115/2020
dc.relation.haspart [Publication 1]: G.R. Moktan, S. Siikavirta, M. Särelä, J. Manner. Favoring the Short. In 2012 Proc. of INFOCOM Conference on Computer Communications Workshops, Orlando, USA, pp. 31-36, Mar. 2012. IEEE. DOI: 10.1109/INFCOMW.2012.6193513
dc.relation.haspart [Publication 2]: G.R. Moktan, S. Pokhrel, L. Schulte, M. Särelä, J. Manner. Performance Analysis of a Short Flow Favoring TCP. In 2014 Proc. of International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics (ICACCI), New Delhi, pp. 134-142, Sep. 2014. IEEE. DOI: 10.1109/ICACCI.2014.6968254
dc.relation.haspart [Publication 3]: G.R. Moktan, N. Varis, J. Manner. Utilizing Connection Usage Characteristics for Faster Web Data Transport. Journal of Computer Networks and Communications, Vol. 2018, Article ID 4520312, (2018). Hindawi. Full text in Acris/Aaltodoc: http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201808014116. DOI: 10.1155/2018/4520312
dc.relation.haspart [Publication 4]: G.R. Moktan, J. Manner. Distributive Justice in Network Communi cations. International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Sysems, Vol. 23 No. 4, (2019), pp. 499–521. Inderscience. Full text in Acris/Aaltodoc: http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201911076037. DOI: 10.1504/IJCNDS.2019.102987
dc.subject.other Communication en
dc.title Resource Assignments in Network Data Transport en
dc.type G5 Artikkeliväitöskirja fi
dc.contributor.school Sähkötekniikan korkeakoulu fi
dc.contributor.school School of Electrical Engineering en
dc.contributor.department Tietoliikenne- ja tietoverkkotekniikan laitos fi
dc.contributor.department Department of Communications and Networking en
dc.subject.keyword resource assignment en
dc.subject.keyword network data transport en
dc.subject.keyword TCP en
dc.subject.keyword fairness en
dc.identifier.urn URN:ISBN:978-952-60-3983-1
dc.type.dcmitype text en
dc.type.ontasot Doctoral dissertation (article-based) en
dc.type.ontasot Väitöskirja (artikkeli) fi
dc.contributor.supervisor Manner, Jukka, Prof., Aalto University, Department of Communications and Networking , Finland
dc.opn Mikkonen, Tommi, Prof., University of Helsinki, Finland
dc.rev Kangasharju, Jussi, Prof., University of Helsinki, Finland
dc.rev Brunström, Anna, Prof., Karlstad University, Sweden
dc.date.defence 2020-09-11
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