A boosting-based framework for self-similar and non-linear internet traffic prediction

Hanghang Tong, Chongrong Li, Jingrui He

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Internet traffic prediction plays a fundamental role in network design, management, control, and optimization. The self-similar and non-linear nature of network traffic makes highly accurate prediction difficult. In this paper, a boosting-based framework is proposed for self-similar and non-linear traffic prediction by considering it as a classical regression problem. The framework is based on Ada-Boost on the whole. It adopts Principle Component Analysis as an optional step to take advantage of self-similar nature of traffic while avoiding the disadvantage of self-similarity. Feed-forward neural network is used as the basic regressor to capture the non-linear relationship within the traffic. Experimental results on real network traffic validate the effectiveness of the proposed framework.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)931-936
Number of pages6
JournalLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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