Development of network applications for commercial purposes often requires extensive verification and validation in large networks. Real networks are however commonly limited in size, number of network devices, and in topology configurations supported. Such limitations make large-scale verification and validation tests hard
Sensor networks have diverse structures and generally employ proprietary protocols to gather useful information about the physical world. This diversity generates problems to interact with these sensors since custom APIs are needed which are tedious, error prone and have steep learning curve.
The rapid growth of Internet in size and complexity, and frequent emergence of new network applications have made it necessary to develop techniques that can monitor and control the traffic. Efficient and accurate recognition of traffic is the key to the management
The increasing material costs and the rapid advances in computing technology have both motivated and promoted the study of network problems that arise in several different application domains. This dissertation consists of four chapters on network applications in transportation, telecommunications, and supply