Imagine a taxi driver wanting to watch a football game while working. Events in the game cannot be predetermined, the driver’s available attentional resources vary and network connections change from non-existing to excellent, so it will be necessary to develop a viewing application that can adapt to circumstances.
Development of network applications for commercial purposes often requires extensive verification and validation in large networks. Real networks are however commonly limited in size, number of network devices, and in topology configurations supported. Such limitations make large-scale verification and validation tests hard to accomplish. By emulating a network, the size, router specifications, and topology can [...]
The rapid growth of Internet in size and complexity, and frequent emergence of new network applications have made it necessary to develop techniques that can monitor and control the traffic. Efficient and accurate recognition of traffic is the key to the management in real time. This thesis work accomplishes the performance evaluation and optimization of [...]
The increasing material costs and the rapid advances in computing technology have both motivated and promoted the study of network problems that arise in several different application domains. This dissertation consists of four chapters on network applications in transportation, telecommunications, and supply chain management. The core of our research is to apply heuristic search procedures [...]