A modern communication network can be described as a large, complex, distributed system composed by higher interoperating, smaller sub-systems. Today, the proliferation and convergence of different types of wired, wireless, and mobile networks are crucial for the success of the next generation networking. However, these networks can hardly meet the requirements of future integrated-service networks, and are expected to carry multimedia traffic with various Quality of Experience (QoE) and Quality of Service (QoS) requirements. Providing all relevant QoS/QoE issues in these heterogeneous networks is then an important challenge for telecommunication operators, manufacturers, and companies. The impressive emergence and the important demand of the rising generation of real-time Multi-service (such as Data, Voice VoD, Video-Conference, etc.) over communication heterogeneous networks, require scalability while considering a continuous QoS.
This book presents and explains all the techniques in new generation networks which integrate efficient global control mechanisms in two directions: (1) maintain QoS requirements in order to maximize network resources utilization, and minimize operational costs on all the types of wired-wireless-mobile networks used to transport traffic, and (2) mix the QoS associated with home, access, and core networks in order to provide Quality of Service/Quality of Experience expected by users of new services.
Abdelhamid Mellouk is Head of the Networks and Telecommunications Department at the University of Paris XII, France
Chapter 1. Challenges for End-to-End Quality of Service over Heterogenous Networks ( Abdelhamid MELLOUK ). 1.1. Introduction. 1.2. Research challenges in end-to-end QoS. 1.3. Contents. 1.4. Conclusion. Chapter 2. Principles and Mechanisms for Quality of Service in Networks ( Zoubir MAMMERI ). 2.1. Introduction. 2.2. Concepts and definitions. 2.3. QoS parameters and application classification. 2.4. Mechanisms and functions for QoS provisioning. 2.5. Overview of IntServ, DiffServ and MPLS. 2.6. Conclusion. 2.7. References. Chapter 3. Different Approaches to Guarantee Quality of Service ( Pascale MINET ). 3.1. Introduction to QoS. 3.2. Means of managing an end-to-end time constraint. 3.3. Evaluation of the end-to-end response time. 3.4. Probabilistic guarantee of the end-to-end response time. 3.5. QoS support in a mobile ad hoc network. 3.6. Conclusion and perspectives. 3.7. References. Chapter 4. Quality of Service-based Adaptive Routing Approaches ( Abdelhamid MELLOUK and Said HOCEINI ). 4.1. Introduction. 4.2. QoS-based routing algorithms. 4.3. QoS-based routing approaches. 4.4. Inductive approaches based on machine learning paradigms. 4.5. Neural net-based approach for adaptive routing policy. 4.6. State-dependent KOQRA algorithm. 4.7. Conclusion. 4.8. References. Chapter 5. Optical Networks: New Challenges and Paradigms for Quality of Service ( Ken CHEN and Wisssam FAWAZ ). 5.1. Introduction. 5.2. Optical communication: from transmission to networking. 5.3. Optical networks as a pillar for future network infrastructure. 5.4. Routing and wavelength assignment. 5.5. GMPLS. 5.6. Towards a new optical link-based architecture. 5.7. Protection against link failures. 5.8. Optical packet switch and optical burst switch. 5.9. Conclusion. 5.10. References. Chapter 6. Pushing Quality of Service Across Inter-domain Boundaries ( Bingjie FU, Cristel PELSSER, Steve UHLIG ). 6.1. Introduction. 6.2. Background. 6.3. RSVP-TE extensions to support inter-domain LSPs. 6.4. State of the art in inter-domain PCE. 6.5.Towards inter-AS QoS. 6.6. Conclusion and perspectives. 6.7. Acknowledgments. 6.8. References. Chapter 7. Internet-based Collaborative Teleoperation: Towards Tailorable Groupware for Teleoperation ( Samir OTMANE, Nader CHEAIB and Malik MALLEM ). 7.1. Introduction. 7.2. Teleoperation via the World Wide Web. 7.3. ARITI-C: a groupware for collaborative teleoperation via the Internet. 7.4. Integrating QoS in designing tailorable collaborative teleoperation systems. 7.5. Conclusion. 7.6. References. Chapter 8. Survivability-Oriented Quality of Service in Optical Networks ( Wissam FAWAZ and Ken CHEN ). 8.1. Introduction. 8.2. Optical transport network failures. 8.3. Optical network survivability evolution. 8.4. Optical WDM-layer survivability mechanisms. 8.5. Conclusion. 8.6. References. Chapter 9. MAC Protocols for Quality of Service Provisioning in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks ( Ghalem BOUDOUR, Mahboub A. BALI and Cedric TEYSSIE ). 9.1. Introduction. 9.2. IEEE 802.11 standard basics. 9.3. Prioritization-oriented MAC protocols. 9.4. Reservation-oriented protocols. 9.5. Available bandwidth estimation methods for ad hoc networks. 9.6. Conclusion. 9.7. References. Chapter 10. Quality of Service Scheduling Mechanisms in Mobile Networks ( Mohamed BRAHMA, Abdelhafid ABOUAISSA and Pascal LORENZ ). 10.1. Introduction. 10.2. Quality of Service. 10.3. Buffer and energy-based scheduling. 10.4. Simulations and numerical results. 10.5. Conclusion. 10.6. References. Chapter 11. Quality of Service inWireless Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks ( Azzedine BOUKERCHE, Horacio A.B.F. OLIVEIRA, Eduardo F. NAKAMURA, Richard W.N. PAZZI and Antonio A.F. LOUREIRO ). 11.1. Challenges for QoS in ad hoc and sensor networks. 11.2. QoS parameters in ad hoc and sensor networks. 11.3. Components of a QoS system. 11.4. MACmeasurement and reservation. 11.5. QoS routing discovery and maintenance. 11.6. Conclusions. 11.7. References. Chapter 12. Quality of Service Challenges in WiMAX Networks ( Sahar GHAZAL and Jalel BEN-OTHMAN ). 12.1. Introduction. 12.2.QoS limitations in wireless networks. 12.3.QoS features in WiMAXnetworks. 12.4. QoS parameter set and management messages. 12.5. MAC layer and QoS architecture. 12.6. PHY layer supports QoS. 12.7. QoS previous proposed solutions for WiMAX. 12.8. Conclusion. 12.9. References. Chapter 13. Quality of Service Support for MPLS-based Wired-Wireless Domains ( Scott FOWLER, Sherali ZEADALLY and Abdelhamid MELLOUK ). 13.1.Abstract. 13.2. Introduction. 13.3. MPLS technology. 13.4. Mobility and MPLS. 13.5.Hierarchical MIP. 13.6. Extending MPLS from wired networks to wireless networks. 13.7. Multimedia support over MPLS-based networks. 13.8. Emerging trends of MPLS-based networks. 13.9. Conclusion. 13.10. References. 13.11. Appendix - list of acronyms. Chapter 14. Quality of Service Control in Voice-over IP Applications ( Vincent LECUIRE and Mouna BENAISSA ). 14.1. Introduction. 14.2. General structure of VoIP applications. 14.3. End-to-end delay analysis. 14.4. Quality of Service requirements for VoIP. 14.5. Algorithms for adaptive playout buffering. 14.6. Forward error correction mechanisms for packet loss repair. 14.7. Joint playout buffering and packet-level FEC algorithms. 14.8. Conclusion. 14.9. References. Chapter 15. Towards Collaborative Teleoperation Based On Human-Scale Networked Mixed Reality Environments ( Samir OTMANE, Nassima OURAMDANE and Malik MALLEM ). 15.1. Introduction. 15.2. Teleoperation and telerobotics. 15.3. Augmented reality assisted teleoperation. 15.4. Human-scale collaborative teleoperation. 15.5. Synthesis and problematics. 15.6. References. Chapter 16. QoS-driven Context Awareness Using Semantic Sensors Infrastructure ( Abdelghani CHIBANI and Yacine AMIRAT ). 16.1. Introduction. 16.2. Context-aware pervasive computing. 16.3. Service agent middleware for decentralized context management. 16.4. Context service discovery. 16.5. Semantic context sensor scenarios. 16.6. Conclusion. 16.7. References. Chapter 17. Effect of Transmission Delay on Haptic Perception in Shared Virtual Environments ( Hichem ARIOUI ). 17.1. Introduction. 17.2. Haptic simulation in VR applications. 17.3. Delayed force feedback systems. 17.4. The Quality of Service for a good haptic rendering. 17.5. References. List of Authors. Index.