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The book focuses on the fundamental models of queueing theory as well as advanced models for recent communication systems and networks. It gives an introduction in common methods of performance modeling and analysis of communication systems. These methods form the basis of traffic engineering, teletraffic theory, and system analytical dimensioning tools. The fundamentals of probability theory, stochastic processes, Markov processes, and embedded Markov chains are presented. Basic queueing models are described with applications in communication networks. Advanced methods are presented that have been frequently used in practice, especially discrete-time analysis algorithms, or which go beyond classical performance like quality of experience or energy efficiency. Recent examples of modern communication networks include Software Defined Networking or the Internet of Things. Throughout the book, illustrative examples are used to provide practical experience in performance modeling and analysis.


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 Tran-Gia, Phuoc & Hossfeld, Tobias (2021).
Performance Modeling and Analysis of Communication Networks
- A Lecture Note. Würzburg University Press. 

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  title  = " Performance Modeling and Analysis of Communication Networks",
  subtitle = "A Lecture Note",
  author = "Tran-Gia, Phuoc and Ho\ss{}feld, Tobias",
  year  = 2021,
  publisher = "W\"urzburg University Press",
  isbn = "978-3-95826-153-2",
  doi = "
  url = ""

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