Providing Consistent Service Levels in IP Networks

  • Solange Rito Lima
  • Pedro Sousa
  • Paulo Carvalho
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4773)


The use of Internet as an ubiquitous communication platform puts a strong demand on service providers regarding the assurance of multiple service levels consistently. Designing flexible and simple service-oriented management strategies is crucial to support multiconstained applications conveniently and to obtain a deployable and sustainable service quality offer in multiservice IP networks. In this context, this paper proposes the use of a self-adaptive QoS and SLS management strategy sustained by a service-oriented traffic admission control scheme to ensure the negotiated quality levels. A proof-of-concept of the proposed strategy is provided, illustrating its ability to self-adapt and control efficiently distinct QoS requirements in multiservice IP networks.


Multiservice Networks Admission Control Service Quality 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Solange Rito Lima
    • 1
  • Pedro Sousa
    • 1
  • Paulo Carvalho
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Minho, Department of Informatics, 4710-057 BragaPortugal

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