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How to Measure the Average and Peak Age of Information in Real Networks?

Barakat, Basel, Yassine, Hachem, Keates, Simeon, Wassell, Ian and Arshad, Kamran (2019) How to Measure the Average and Peak Age of Information in Real Networks? In: European Wireless 2019; 25th European Wireless Conference.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)


The Age of information (AoI) was proposed in the literature to quantify the freshness of information. The majority of the work done in this area has theoretically evaluated AoI and its Peak (PAoI). In this paper, a method for obtaining the value of AoI and PAoI from experiments is proposed. We conducted an experiment emulating an M/M/1 queue and used the proposed method to evaluate AoI and PAoI. The values were compared to the expressions presented previously in the literature. Our results show that the proposed method is accurate for the M/M/1 queue. A statistical test was conducted to confirm the reliability of this conclusion.

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Depositing User: Basel Barakat


Item ID: 14183
ISBN: 9783800749485
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ORCID for Basel Barakat: ORCID iD

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Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2022 15:24
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2022 09:45


Author: Basel Barakat ORCID iD
Author: Hachem Yassine
Author: Simeon Keates
Author: Ian Wassell
Author: Kamran Arshad

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Faculty of Technology > School of Computer Science



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