Quality of Service Architectures for Wireless Networks: Performance Metrics and Management

Quality of Service Architectures for Wireless Networks: Performance Metrics and Management

Sasan Adibi (University of Waterloo, Canada), Raj Jain (Washington University in St. Louis, USA), Shyam Parekh (Alcatel-Lucent, USA) and Mostafa Tofighbakhsh (AT&T Labs, USA)
Release Date: January, 2010|Copyright: © 2010 |Pages: 716|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-680-3
ISBN13: 9781615206803|ISBN10: 1615206809|EISBN13: 9781615206810|ISBN13 Softcover: 9781616922351
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Description

Quality of service provides different priorities to different users to guarantee a certain level of performance to a data flow in accordance with requests from the Internet service provider policy.

Quality of Service Architectures for Wireless Networks: Performance Metrics and Management presents a comprehensive collection of quality of service mechanisms for various access technologies and introduces existing and traditional approaches to traffic management for wireless technologies. With expert international contributions, this critical mass of knowledge covers both academic and industry-based state-of-the-art techniques and ongoing research.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • 4G networks
  • Admission control
  • Dynamic mobility management
  • Packet scheduling
  • Quality of experience
  • Quality of Service Issues
  • Vehicular Communication Networks
  • Video transmission
  • Wireless load distribution
  • Wireless Sensor Networks

Reviews and Testimonials

This book provides design considerations and guidelines for implementing Quality of Service (QoS) within emerging 4G networks. QoS best practices are recommended by the contributing authors, and new innovative concepts, solutions, and research results are presented in depth.

– Sasan Adibi, Research In Motion Raj Jain, Washington University in St. Louis Shyam Parekh, Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lcuent Mostafa Tofighbakhsh, AT&T

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Preface

This book provides design considerations and guidelines for implementing Quality of Service (QoS) within emerging 4G networks. QoS best practices are recommended by the contributing authors, and new innovative concepts, solutions, and research results are presented in depth.

The editors originally came together about four years ago as the core team of the Application Architecture Task Group of the WiMAX Forum (which later became the Application Working Group) to facilitate various applications over the mobile broadband access networks. We pursued development of best practices and guidelines to encourage the industry towards unified solutions for better interoperability and performance. Given that there was not a good reference that looked at the performance requirements of the existing and emerging voice, video and data applications in the context of the architectural constraints of the mobile broadband networks, we decided to pull together the present book to fill that void.

A recurring subtext in this book is that the wired and wireless networks have a key difference in how the QoS required for different applications can be supported over them. Although a number of intelligent solutions have been developed to manage QoS over the wired networks, because of the commoditization of the underlying resources, we find that more often than not the service providers resort to “throwing bandwidth” at the QoS issues for resolving them. Wireless networks cannot afford such a luxury. These networks not only have tight limits on how much bandwidth they can offer due to the spectrum scarcity, they need to manage interference and congestion dynamics in presence of mobility. This accompanied with the explosion of new applications over the mobile broadband networks (e.g., plethora of new Blackberry and iPhone applications) has made it critical that efficient QoS management solutions are implemented to ensure widespread success of the mobile broadband networks. The ongoing debate on net neutrality necessitates that the QoS management solutions continue to provide open access while supporting and encouraging adoption of new QoS intensive services.

Sasan Adibi, Research In Motion
Raj Jain, Washington University in St. Louis
Shyam Parekh, Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lcuent
Mostafa Tofighbakhsh, AT&T

Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Sasan Adibi is currently a Technical Staff Member of Advanced Research at Research In Motion (RIM). He is also expected to graduate from University of Waterloo in 2010 with a Ph.D. degree from Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. He has an extensive research background mostly in the areas of Quality of Service (QoS) and Security. He is the first author of +25 journal/conference/book chapter/white paper publications. He also has strong industry experiences, having worked in numerous high-tech companies, including Nortel Networks and Siemens Canada.
Raj Jain is a Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of ACM, a winner of ACM SIGCOMM Test of Time award, CDAC-ACCS Foundation Award 2009, and ranks among the top 50 in Citeseer's list of Most Cited Authors in Computer Science. Dr. Jain is currently a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. Previously, he was one of the Co-founders of Nayna Networks, Inc - a next generation telecommunications systems company in San Jose, CA. He was a Senior Consulting Engineer at Digital Equipment Corporation in Littleton, Mass and then a professor of Computer and Information Sciences at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. He is the author of "Art of Computer Systems Performance Analysis,'' which won the 1991 "Best-Advanced How-to Book, Systems'' award from Computer Press Association. His fourth book entitled "High-Performance TCP/IP: Concepts, Issues, and Solutions," was published by Prentice Hall in November 2003.
Shyam Parekh is a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff in the Network Performance & Reliability department of Bell Labs at Alcatel-Lucent. He holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering (1986) and an MA in Statistics (1984) from UC Berkeley, and a BE in Electrical & Electronics Engineering (1980) from BITS, Pilani, India. He has worked and published extensively on performance optimization and architecture of broadband wired and wireless networks. He has also contributed broadly in the areas of novel analytical and simulation techniques. He has an ongoing affiliation as a visiting faculty with the EECS department of UC Berkeley. He has been the Co-Chair of the Application Working Group of the WiMAX Forum and a Principal Investigator for an NSF funded Future Internet Design (FIND) project. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and a member of the Alcatel-Lucent Technical Academy.
Mostafa Tofighbakhsh is a Principal Member of Technical Staff in the Radio Technology Architecture group Bell Labs at AT&T. He holds a JD (1995) and completed his Ph.D. requirements for electrical engineering & computer science at GWU(1990). He taught graduate courses from 1996- 2001 at various universities as an adjunct including GWU and Southeastern University. He chaired the WiMax Forum application working group forum 2004 – 2009. He has contributed broadly in major technical conferences and he is currently involved in application performance studies and cross layer optimization and radio layer APIs. He is a Senior Member of ACM, IEEE and a member of many industry standard forums.