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Technique for modelling population movements in a region Disclosure Number: IPCOM000029058D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Jul-25
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Jul-25

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To allow for accurate network planning and traffic engineering, a characterization and generation of realistic workload is important. A proper prediction of the workload within a network has to consider load fluctuations induced by traffic variability as well as by user mobility. To predict the behavior of users, the investigated region of interest is divided into zones which represent homogeneous areas with respect to socio-economic characteristics. Zones are described by multiple properties: number of workplaces, number of residents, etc.. It is proposed to apply the population movement prediction to a real-time data networks. A possible realization of that idea is shown in the figure 1. Here, the traffic engineering endpoints in the core network cooperate with the mobility model to determine future population movements. This information is fed to a network management entity, which can reconfigure traffic engineering tunnels to ensure that the core network can handle future population distributions in the most efficient manner.