A critical look at power law modelling of the Internet

Paper type: 
Journal Paper
Richard G. Clegg, Carla Di Cairano-Gilfedder and Shi Zhou
Computer Communications, 33(3), 2010
Abstract: 
This paper takes a critical look at the usefulness of power law models of the Internet. The twin focuses of the paper are Internet traffic and topology generation. The aim of the paper is twofold. Firstly it summarises the state of the art in power law modelling particularly giving attention to existing open research questions. Secondly it provides insight into the failings of such models and where progress needs to be made for power law research to feed through to actual improvements in network performance.
Description: 
The aim of this paper is to provide a summary and a critique of power law modelling in the internet. Long-range dependence and self-similarity are considered as well as scale-free topology analysis.
Preprint: 
bibtex: 
@article{power_laws_2010,
title = "A critical look at power law modelling of the Internet ",
journal = "Computer Communications ",
volume = "33",
number = "3",
pages = "259 - 268",
year = "2010",
author = "Richard G. Clegg and Carla Di Cairano-Gilfedder and Shi Zhou"
}
doi: 
doi://10.1016/j.comcom.2009.09.009