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Expanding Confidence in Network Simulation
John Heidemann, Kevin Mills and Sri Kumar
USC/Information Sciences Institute


John Heidemann, Kevin Mills and Sri Kumar. Expanding Confidence in Network Simulation. IEEE Network Magazine. 15, 5 (Sep. 2001), 58–63. [PDF] [alt PDF]


Networking research increasingly depends on simulation to investigate new protocol behavior, performance, and interactions. In spite of wide use of simulation, today there is no common understanding of what level of simulation validation is required for these tasks, and limited background of what validation techniques are being used and their effectiveness. This paper reports on discussions of these issues that arose from the Network Simulation Validation Workshop sponsored by DARPA and NIST in May 1999. We describe best-current-practices of general validation and validation of TCP, how scale and validation interact, and workshop consensus

Bibtex Citation

  author = {Heidemann, John and Mills, Kevin and Kumar, Sri},
  title = {Expanding Confidence in Network Simulation},
  journal = {IEEE Network Magazine},
  year = {2001},
  sortdate = {2001-09-01},
  project = {ant, scadds, nocredit},
  jsubject = {network_simulation},
  volume = {15},
  number = {5},
  month = sep,
  pages = {58--63},
  location = {johnh: pafile xxx},
  keywords = {vint, networks simulation, data diffusion},
  otherurl = {},
  url = {},
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  myorganization = {USC/Information Sciences Institute}
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