My ten favorite "practical theory" papers

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My ten favorite "practical theory" papers
As the saying goes, "In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is." Networking research has a wealth of good papers on both sides of the theory-practice divide. However, many practical papers stop short of having a sharp problem formulation or a rigorously considered solution, and many theory papers overlook or assume away some key aspect of the system they intend to model. Still, every so often, a paper comes along that nails a practical question with just the right bit of theory. When that happens, it's a thing of beauty. These are my ten favorite examples. In some cases, I mention survey papers that cover an entire body of work, or a journal paper that presents a more mature overview of one or more conference papers, rather than single out an individual research result. (As an aside, I think good survey papers are a wonderful contribution to the community, and wish more people invested the considerable time and energy requi...
Jennifer Rexford
Added 09 Dec 2010
Updated 09 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2008
Where CCR
Authors Jennifer Rexford
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