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Reading: The First and the Classic Papers

      (Still under construction. Please send me comments.)


  • The first paper:

   When I was pursuing my PhD, the first academic paper I read was "A. K. Parekh, R. G. Gallager, A generalized processor sharing approach to flow control in integrated services networks: the single-node case," IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, vol. 1, no. 3, pp. 344-357, June 1993," which is no doubt a classic paper in the networking area, yet a little difficult to an entry-level research student (you now know why I escaped from the topic of queue management, and resorted to multimedia systems :-).

     To my students, I would like to recommend  "S. H. Bokhari, On the Mapping Problem, IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 30, no. 3, pp. 207-214, March 1981" as the first academic paper for your reading and learning  its concise style is vanishing in most recent papers.

     BTW: If you're a Chinese student, I suggest that you read Dr.Chien Mu (錢穆)'s book 《中國史學名著》, which is his lecture notes for a postgraduate course at Taiwan in 1970s. While originally for PhD students in history,  it is really talking about the general principles on how to do research.


  • The classic papers:

              30 papers that every PhD in the field of networks should know by Henning Schulzrinne

              Network paper reading list by Xiaowen Chu



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