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Meta-signalling for open network control

Edwards, Christopher and Waddington, Daniel and Hutchison, David (1999) Meta-signalling for open network control. In: 1999 IEEE Second Conference on Open Architectures and Network Programming, 1999. OPENARCH '99., 1999-03-261999-03-27, New York, NY, USA.

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Abstract

Distributed applications have wide ranging requirements. Message-based applications must now co-exist with multimedia-based applications that often require precise bounds on the delivery of data. A single best effort service is no longer sufficient. Attempts at supporting a wide variety of applications have come from different directions, and have inevitably led to a scenario where one is better at supporting a certain type of application than the other. What is clear is that different network services and different protocol stacks are required in order to satisfy the needs of the emerging variety of application types. This paper discusses an approach to providing seamless integration for different network control mechanisms, providing access to network services in a clear and consistent manner. We build on the previously defined Open Service Model and introduce the idea of meta-signalling, used to negotiate end-to-end network requirements. We employ the Internet Protocol as a means for signalling control information, and object technology as a mechanism for providing distributed resource management. We look at the requirements for a signalling protocol, notably reliability, low bit rate and low delay, and consider how in the context of an IP network we can provide a level of quality of service for signalling messages

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Journal or Publication Title: 1999 IEEE Second Conference on Open Architectures and Network Programming, 1999. OPENARCH '99.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Internet ; computer network reliability ; distributed object management ; open systems ; protocols ; quality of service ; telecommunication signallingInternet Protocol ; Open Service Model ; control information signalling ; data delivery ; distributed applications ; distributed resource management ; end-to-end network requirement negotiation ; low bit rate ; low delay ; message-based applications ; meta-signalling ; multimedia-based applications ; network service access ; object technology ; open network control ; protocol stacks ; reliability ; signalling protocol cs_eprint_id ; 2149 cs_uid ; 421
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 11700
Deposited By: ep_importer_comp
Deposited On: 07 Jul 2011 16:46
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 20:51
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/11700

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