Congestion Control: Design, Applications and Protocols


Series: Computer Science, Technology and Applications

BISAC: COM014000

Nowadays, network connectivity and the Internet have been an indispensable part of our daily lives via various services/applications supporting all of the industry areas ranged from trade and business, administration to entertainment, transportation, education, and healthcare. Typically, the concepts and introductions of terms, such as the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud or edge/fog computing, and content-oriented network services, have been investigated as emerging topics toward the realization of the Internet of Everything (IoX) in the future.

Toward this end, developing an efficient congestion control mechanism is regarded as a key to an efficient and robust network design since the network availability and stability can directly affect the network performance, in terms of interoperability and robustness, especially in the case of an explosive increase in the network traffic volume. In particular, when a network link becomes corrupted or overload, congestion may occur due to packet drops. As a result, the overall network performance, including network throughput, latency, and response time will be degraded.

The book is not intended to provide a comprehensive description of various congestion control techniques. Rather, with the assumptions that the readers have some general knowledge of networking fundamentals, the main goal of this book is to bring together distinguished perspectives of congestion control in different network platforms and technologies, ranged from TCP/IP, MPTCP (Multipath TCP) in heterogeneous networks, wireless networks to information-centric networks as future networks, and even supercomputing. The book then aims to give a new insight into this challenging and important topic of congestion control to overcome network performance degradation when congestion occurs from both theory/principles and practical viewpoints. Hence, we hope that this book provides a broader picture of the Congestion control concept in the context of communication networks toward efficient network design.

Table of Contents


PART I . Congestion Control in TCP/IP Network Models
Chapter 1. Introduction to the Internet and Congestion Control in TCP/IP
(Cutifa Safitri and Quang Ngoc Nguyen – Faculty of Computing, President University, Cikarang, Indonesia, et al.)

Chapter 2: Design of an Optimal Pi (Proportional–Integral) Controller for the Robust Control of Uncertain TCP Traffic
(Samira Chebli, Ahmed El Akkary, Nacer Sefiani – LASTIMI, Superior School of Technology of Sale, Mohammadia School of Engineering, Mohamed V University, Rabat, Morocco)

Chapter 3. Performance Evaluation of MPTCP Congestion Control in Heterogeneous Environment
(Kien Nguyen, Mirza Golam Kibria, Phi-Le Nguyen, Quang Ngoc Nguyen, Hiroo Sekiya – Graduate School of Engineering, Chiba University, Chiba, Japan, et al.)

PART II. Congestion Control in Wireless Networks and Future Content-Oriented Networks
Chapter 4. Congestion Control in Wireless Networks
(Rosilah Hassan and Ahmed Mahdi – Centre for Cyber Security, Faculty of Information Science & Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia)

Chapter 5. Adaptive Congestion Control toward Future Green Connected Wireless Sensor-Enabled Communications
(Quang Ngoc Nguyen – Department of Communications and Computer Engineering, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan)

Chapter 6. Congestion Control in Information-Centric Network for Vehicular Content Management
(Cutifa Safitri and Quang Ngoc Nguyen – Faculty of Computing, President University, Cikarang, Indonesia, et al.)

PART III. Congestion Control in InfiniBand for Supercomputing
Chapter 7. Congestion Control in Infiniband Network: Design, Protocols and Applications
(Qian Liu – Computer Science and Information Systems Department, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI, USA)



“If you care about communications and computer networks and want to know how congestion control techniques work in different network platforms and technologies to not only overcome network performance degradation but also enhance network stability, in terms of interoperability and robustness, then this book is definitely a must-read! Read this book, and you’ll see how Dr. Quang Nguyen composed and edited a unique, inspiring and delightful guide to the complex domain of classical and advanced congestion control methodologies in networking, from both principles and practical perspectives.” – Takuro Sato, IEEE Life Fellow, IEICE Life Fellow, and Senior Research Professor at Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan

“I’m highly recommending this book because even though there are several books with a comprehensive description of various congestion control techniques in networking, surprisingly, there isn’t another on this topic that attempts to discuss and give new insight into building the efficient congestion control mechanism as a key to an efficient and robust network design. Dr. Quang has made a right step in this interesting direction, and as a professor in communications and networking, I enjoyed reading this book and can’t wait to share it with my students, colleagues, collaborators and industrial partners.” – Tarik Taleb, Recipient of the IEEE Fred W. Ellersick Prize 2017, and Professor, Aalto University, Espoo, Finland

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