Title
PCN based admission control for autonomic video quality differentiation : design and evaluation
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Sciences. Mathematics and Computer Science
Publication type
article
Publication
New York ,
Subject
Mass communications
Computer. Automation
Source (journal)
Journal of network and systems management. - New York
Volume/pages
19(2011) :1 , p. 32-57
ISSN
1064-7570
ISI
000287527200004
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Abstract
The popularity of multimedia services has introduced important new challenges for broadband access network management. As these services are very prone to network anomalies such as packet loss and jitter, accurate admission control mechanisms are needed to avoid congestion. Traditionally, centralized admission control mechanisms often underperform in combination with multimedia services, as they fail to effectively characterize the amount of needed resources. Recently, measurement based admission control mechanisms have been proposed such as the IETF Pre-Congestion Notification (PCN) mechanism, where the network load is measured at each intermediate node and signaled to the edge, where the admittance decision takes place. In this article, we design a PCN based admission control mechanism, optimized for protecting bursty traffic such as video services, which is currently not studied in the PCN working group. We evaluated and identified the effect of PCN's configuration in protecting bursty traffic. The proposed admission control mechanism features three main improvements to the original PCN mechanism: first, it uses a new measurement algorithm, which is easier to configure for bursty traffic. Second, it allows to automatically adapt PCN's configuration based on the traffic characteristics of the current sessions. Third, it introduces the differentiation between video quality levels to achieve an admission decision per video quality level of each request. The mechanism has been extensively evaluated in a packet switched simulation environment, which shows that the novel admission control mechanism is able to protect
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