A discrete event systems approach to network fault management: detection and diagnosis of faults Academic Article uri icon


  • An important aspect of network management is fault management, which involves, detecting, locating, isolating, correcting and adapting to faults in the network. We study modeling of communication network protocol and fault detection, identification and localization in the discrete event system diagnosis framework. As an illustration of the approach, normal and faulty behavior of the X.25 network protocol is modeled as a finite state machine. This modeling formalism allows the utilization of discrete event system analysis for the detection and diagnosis of faults. Our approach provides a systematic way of performing fault diagnosis for network fault management. © 2011 John Wiley and Sons Asia Pte Ltd and Chinese Automatic Control Society.

author list (cited authors)

  • Bhattacharyya, S., Kumar, R., & Huang, Z.

citation count

  • 12

publication date

  • July 2011