A number of flexible control mechanisms used in buffer management, congestion control and bandwidth allocation have been proposed to improve the performance of ATM networks by introducing parameters, such as threshold, push-out probability and incremental bandwidth size of a virtual path, which are adjustable by network providers. However, it is difficult to adaptively adjust these parameters, since the traffic in ATM networks is further complicated by accommodating various kinds of services. To overcome the problem, we propose in this paper a control scheme based on the genetic algorithms and the neural estimator. The neural estimator forecasts the future QOS values for each candidate parameter set, and the genetic algorithms select the best one to control the real network. An example of buffer management in an ATM switch is examined in this paper. Simulation results show the effectiveness of the proposed control scheme in adaptively adjusting the parameter set even when the traffic environment and the QOS requirements are dynamically changing.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||IEICE Transactions on Communications|
|State||Published - Apr 1995|