Quality of Service Management

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This information portal provides links and information on Quality of Service (QoS) Management and generally network management, including software, RFCs, reading material and tutorials. The focus is on QoS management from a variety of aspects, but people interested in other management technologies will also find interesting information. Information is made available as a free service to the Internet and research community. The portal was sponsored by the European EMANICS Network of Excellence for the Management of Internet Technologies and Complex Services.

The content related to this broad research area can be classified and accessed in a hierarchical format as indicated by the following taxonomy:

IP Networking

IP networking provides the fundamental supporting infrastructure for the emerging global multi-service network. The terrestrial Internet, its extension through satellite networks, 3G networks and emerging ad hoc, sensor and ubiquitous networks all operate on packet-based principles. Packet-based IP networking constitutes the unifying denominator behind terrestrial and satellite networking incorporating issues regarding network and service management, network security, programmable networks and mobile ad hoc and sensor networks.

In this context research in the area can be classified into the following categories:

Network and Service Management

Network and Service management in general is an important aspect of Quality of Service (QoS) management dealing mostly with the application level support and client/business viewpoints of QoS solutions.

In this context research in the area can be classified into the following categories:

MANET Management

Mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs) are an emerging paradigm in wireless communications that has recently attracted a lot of attention. Their inherent benefits such as unrestrained computing, lack of centralization and ease of deployment at low costs are tightly bound with relevant deficiencies such as limited resources and management difficulty. This way of dynamically creating a network often requires an equally dynamic ability to manage the network and supported services according to higher-level management goals, taking also into account the surrounding conditions i.e. context.

In this respect research in the area can be classified into the following categories: