Enforcing QoS: Myth or Reality?
In recent years, the research community has investigated how quality of ser- vice (QoS) can be integrated into services such that it can be managed, i.e., configured, monitored and enforced. The gradual growth in network-based ser- vices is making it necessary to implement some notion of quality of service into products such that service providers can differentiate their services, for example, provide different classes of service, where a service is end-to-end. Are research results, approaches sufficient to address this need? Do we know how to provide customer-oriented quality of service? Do we know what quality of service pa- rameters are demanded by customers, which of them provide useful and relevant information? How can we specify and measure these QoS parameters? What are the appropriate approaches?