Bounds implied by drift and applications

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A recurring theme in the design of control schemes for computer communication networks has been to identify the drift of critical quantities such as queue lengths, and then devise control strategies that close the loop. A useful tool for the performance analysis of such strategies are bounds on deviations from the expected trajectory. This talk identifies an incomplete list of such tools that have been used in a broad class of applications, for both stochastic and deterministically constrained models of load.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalPerformance Evaluation Review
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jun 24 2015
EventACM SIGMETRICS International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems, SIGMETRICS 2015 - Portland, United States
Duration: Jun 15 2015Jun 19 2015


  • Drift analysis
  • Lyapunov function
  • Stability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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