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Policy based Management of heterogeneous Networks for guaranteed QoS

Objective

NETQOS project proposes an autonomous policy-based management for wired/wireless heterogeneous communications networks aimed to provide enhanced end-to-end QoS and efficient resource utilisation. The proposed approach assembles policies at run-time under sets of imposed constraints and goals, based on learning and context identification. The automation of network level policy management allows for dynamic adaptation of the managed system in response to changing requirements of the operational environment while coping with the originally imposed business objectives. The new approach gives more flexibility to users and applications to dynamically change their Quality of service (QoS) requirements while maintaining a smooth delivery of the required QoS.

Management of communication systems refers to the task of configuring, administering and optimizing the network resources. One aspect of management that best exemplifies the magnitude of those challenges is encountered in QoS provisioning. QoS management refers to the activities in QoS specification, negotiation, monitoring and control of network resources to meet end-to- end users and applications requirements, business objectives and resources availability. The notion of predefined policies has been introduced as a promising solution to address the needs for automated adaptation and optimisation of QoS, traffic and resources.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business

Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

TELSCOM A.G.
Address
Aarwilweg 20
3074 Muri Bei Bern
Switzerland

Participants (6)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
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3, Rue Michel-ange
Paris Cedex 16
CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO NAZIONALE PER L'INFORMATICA C.I.N.I.
Italy
Address
Via Salaria 113
00198 Roma
FRAUNHOFER IAF
Germany
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Tullastr. 72
79108 München
SALZBURG RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT M.B.H.
Austria
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Jakob Haringer Strasse 5
5020 Salzburg
TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA UNIPERSONAL
Spain
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Calle Emilio Vargas 6
28043 Madrid
UNIWERSYTET IM. ADAMA MICKIEWICZA W POZNANIU
Poland
Address
Ul. H.wieniawskiego 1
61-712 Poznan