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Internet Tomography

An Introduction to Concepts, Techniques, Tools and Applications

Author(s): Ivan Ganchev, Abia Moloisane, Máirtín O’Droma

Book Description

Internet tomography, introduced from basic principles through to techniques, tools and applications, is the subject of this book. The design of Internet Tomography Measurement Systems (ITMS) aimed at mapping the Internet performance profile spatially and temporally over paths between probing stations is a particular focus.

The Internet Tomography Measurement System design criteria addressed include:

• Minimally-invasive, independent and autonomous, active or passive measurement;
• Flexibility and scalability;
• Capability of targeting local, regional and global Internet paths and underlying IP networks;
• Compliance with the standardised performance methodologies and quality of service (QoS) metrics such as thoseof the Internet Engineering Task Force’s IP Performance Metrics Working Group.

The book also features:

• The use of Internet tomography measurement in modelling support, through network simulation and emulation, for real network and service design and analysis, and new service deployment;
• The exploration of spatial and temporal Internet performance variations by means of scenario-based analysis using real-time Internet performance data;
• Aspects of Internet tomography in next generation wireless network – wireless NGN – architectures;
• The role of ITMS in Service Level Agreement design, implementation and compliance.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-4421-5
ISBN-10: 1-4438-4421-7
Date of Publication: 01/03/2013
Pages / Size: 170 / A5
Price: £39.99


Abia Moloisane, BSc (Ed), BTech, MEng, is a LAN-WAN Networks and Systems Consultant in the UK and Lesotho.

Dr Ivan Ganchev, DipEng, PhD, SMIEEE, is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), USA. He received his engineering (summa cum laude) and doctoral degrees from the Saint-Petersburg State University of Telecommunications in 1989 and 1995, respectively. He is an Associate Professor at the University of Plovdiv and an ITU-T Invited Expert. Currently he is lecturing in the University of Limerick, Ireland, where he also acts as a Deputy Director of the Telecommunications Research Centre ( Previously, he has served as a member of the Academic Network for Wireless Internet Research in Europe (ANWIRE) and two European Science Foundation “COoperation in the field of Science and Technology research” Actions: COST 285 “Modelling and Simulation Tools for Research in Emerging Multi-service Telecommunications” and COST 290 “Traffic and QoS Management in Wireless Multimedia Networks”. Currently he is a member of COST Actions IC0906 “Wireless Networking for Moving Objects (WiNeMO)” and IC0905 “Techno-Economic Regulatory Framework for Radio Spectrum Access for Cognitive Radio/Software Defined Radio (TERRA)”. His research interests include: next generation wireless networks, new telecommunications paradigms, always best connected and best served (ABC and S), third-party authentication, authorization and accounting (3P-AAA), trust management, wireless billboard channels (WBC), cognitive pilot channels (CPC), Internet tomography, mobile eLearning. Dr Ganchev has served on the Technical Program Committees of a number of prestigious international conferences, symposia, and workshops. He has authored/co-authored over 180 research publications in refereed journals, international conferences and books.

Dr Máirtín O’Droma, BE, PhD, CEng, FIET, SMIEEE, is Director of the Telecommunications Research Centre, Senior Lecturer, and Governing Authority Member at the University of Limerick, Ireland. He is also an IEEE Subject Matter Expert; an Invited Expert, UN’s International Telecommunications Union (ITU-T); Chairman, Royal Irish Academy’s Communications and Radio Science Committee; President, All-Ireland Official Commission Members, International Union of Radio Science (URSI); Ireland’s delegate to a number of European Science Foundation’s Cooperation in the field of Science and Technology (COST) Research Actions such as “Techno-Economic Regulatory Framework for Radio Spectrum Access for Cognitive Radio/Software Defined Radio,” TERRA, and “RF/microwave communication subsystems for emerging wireless technologies,” RFCSET; and Steering Committee member on the All-Ireland Telecommunications Graduate Initiative.