Framework Design Supporting QoS-Power Trade-Offs for Heterogeneous Networked Systems

  • Christos Antonopoulos
  • Evangelos Topalis
  • Aggeliki Prayati
  • Spilios Giannoulis
  • Antonis Athanasopoulos
  • Stavros Koubias
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5186)


The work reported here was performed as part of the ongoing research Program PYTHAGORAS II and funded by the European Social Fund (ESF), in particular by the Operational Program for Educational and Vocational Training II (EPEAEK II).Two of the main research efforts in wireless systems, nowadays, are the Power awareness and Quality of Service (QoS) integration. As frameworks are developed to handle dynamic reconfiguration, the need for a power optimization methodology to investigate alternative cross-layer configurations is critical. However, as networks become more complex and energy savings become crucial, this leads to the consideration of constructs for treating QoS-power trade-offs and adjust to the heterogeneous nature of network systems. In this paper, we propose an interoperable framework design for heterogeneous network systems, where communication is treated transparently and enhancements are proposed to improve QoS by the definition of a framework also supporting dynamic power optimization.


Interoperability framework 802.11x heterogeneous networked systems QoS support 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christos Antonopoulos
    • 1
  • Evangelos Topalis
    • 1
  • Aggeliki Prayati
    • 1
  • Spilios Giannoulis
    • 1
  • Antonis Athanasopoulos
    • 1
  • Stavros Koubias
    • 1
  1. 1.Applied Electronics Laboratory, Department of Electrical & Computer EngineeringUniversity of PatrasGreece

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