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Total Management of Transmissions for the End User

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Publiceringsår: 1998
Språk: Engelska
Dokumenttyp: Konferensbidrag

Sammanfattning

With the growth of mobile computing, users will have simultaneous access to multiple networks, each
with different characteristics, services and costs. This paper introduces TOMTEN (TOtal Management
Of Transmissions for the ENd-user), a framework for managing resources in this environment.
TOMTEN is a reactive framework that is only active when either the application is started up or the
user indicates dissatisfaction with a current session. The framework being reactive, positions it in
contrast with all Quality of Service (QoS) frameworks proposed to date, since these are continuously
trying to predict the user’s perceived quality and preferences.
In addition to this reactive QoS, TOMTEN also supports application adaptivity within the framework.
Application adaptivity in TOMTEN does not require modifications to the application as it is done
transparently using proxy modules.
This paper presents the TOMTEN framework and shows how it attempts to assist the user in
maximising their resource utilisation through the usage of the reactive QoS management scheme and
application adaptation. The paper discusses the different components that form TOMTEN, before
introducing a prototype implementation and presenting experimental results using two applications – a
MPEG player and a web browser.

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Nyckelord

  • Technology and Engineering

Övrigt

HIPPARCH 98
1998-06-15/1998-06-16
London, UK
Published
Yes

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