Optimising quality of service through the controlled aggregation of traffic

M. E. Culverhouse, B. V. Ghita, P. Reynolds, X. Wang

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Abstract

The multimedia enriched transport supported by the Internet today continues to pose a challenge to engineers who attempt to provide QoS for its users. The popular method of using Diffserv solutions is typically too static to meet the mixed user traffic model. This paper introduces a novel user-centric approach of dynamically evaluating and policing incoming Internet flows to control the ratio of traffic types for individual users. After describing its theoretical rationale, the proposed method is presented as an integrated architecture (Congestion Aware Packet Scheduler - CAPS), which allows seamless integration with existing Diffserv networks. An ns2 implementation of the CAPS architecture is presented and investigated for a number of different scenarios. The evaluation of CAPS indicates that the architecture outperforms best effort, traditional Diffserv and weighted-RED alternatives, providing a better, dynamic QoS balance for a wide range of traffic profiles without the need for explicit predetermined precedence on traffic types.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions, ICITST 2010
PublisherIEEE
ISBN (Print)9781424488629
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event2010 International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions, ICITST 2010 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 Nov 201011 Nov 2010

Conference

Conference2010 International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions, ICITST 2010
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period8/11/1011/11/10

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Keywords

  • Quality of Service
  • Queueing analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Finance

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Culverhouse, M. E., Ghita, B. V., Reynolds, P., & Wang, X. (2010). Optimising quality of service through the controlled aggregation of traffic. In 2010 International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions, ICITST 2010 [5678553] IEEE.