Traffic control over overlayed networks

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Dr Weiping Zhu (

Description of Work: 


The emergence of Ipv6 allows a node to use multiple paths connecting itself to a destination to transfer data for high performance. The questions that one needs to consider are:

  • How to select paths dynamically that can maximize its performance?
  • How to distribute packets to each path that can balance the traffic on the available paths?
  • How avoid competition with other users (game theory in distributed control)?
  • How to predict traffic on each path/link (related to network tomography)
  • Relayer selection and functions
  • Interconnection between overlays
  • Whether the above steps will lead to a stable system?

We have some basic results in this direction, but a lot of them require further investigation.