Hierarchical Summarization Techniques for Network Traffic

AN Mahood, C. Leckie, MD Rafiqul Islam, Z. Tari

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In today's high speed networks it is becoming increasingly challenging for network managers to understand the nature of the traffic that is carried in their network. A major problem for traffic analysis in this context is how to extract a concise yet accurate summary of the relevant aggregate traffic flows that are present in network traces. In this paper, we present two summarization techniques to minimize the size of the traffic flow report that is generated by a hierarchical cluster analysis tool. By analyzing the accuracy and compaction gain of our approach on a standard benchmark dataset, we demonstrate that our approach achieves more accurate summaries than those of an existing tool that is based on frequent itemset mining.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 6th IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781424487554
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventThe 6th IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications (ICIEA 2011) - Beijing Friendship Hotel, Beijing, China
Duration: 21 Jun 201123 Jun 2011


ConferenceThe 6th IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications (ICIEA 2011)
OtherThe 6th IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications (ICIEA2011) is jointly organized by the IEEE Industrial Electronics (IE) Chapter of Singapore, Beijing University of Aeronautics& Astronautics. It will be held in Beijing from 21st to 23rd June 2011. Beijing (Peking) is the capital city of the People's Republic of China, located on the northwest part of the North China Plain about 150 kilometers (93 miles) west of the Bohai Sea, with a population of over eleven million people. It is also the nation's political and cultural hub. Beijing is a fast-growing, dynamic metropolis that, while courting foreign businesses and visitors, maintains a firm grip on its rich historical and cultural heritage. It is also recognized as a modern international metropolis full of energy and vitality. Beijing is world-famous for its trove of historical sites and enchanting natural scenery,making it a compelling tourist destination.
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