On the Model Transform in Stochastic Network Calculus

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Stochastic network calculus requires special care in the search of proper stochastic traffic arrival models and stochastic service models. Tradeoff must be considered between the feasibility for the analysis of performance bounds, the usefulness of performance bounds, and the ease of their numerical calculation. In theory, transform between different traffic arrival models and transform between different service models are possible. Nevertheless, the impact of the model transform on performance bounds has not been thoroughly investigated. This paper is to investigate the effect of the model transform and to provide practical guidance in the model selection in stochastic network calculus.