Date Added: Aug 2011
In this paper, the authors consider burst assembly algorithms and traffic prediction. The ultimate goal is to propose a new burst assembly algorithm which is based on time-burst length (hybrid) threshold with traffic prediction. The main goal is to reduce burst assembly delay in Optical Burst Switching (OBS) networks. Research has shown that traffic always change from time to time hence any measure that is put in place should be able adapt to such changes. With their proposed burst assembly algorithm, the traffic rate is predicted and the predicted rate is used to dynamically adjust the burst assembly length.