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dressler2003metric


Falko Dressler, "A Metric for Numerical Evaluation of the QoS of an Internet Connection," Proceedings of 18th International Teletraffic Congress (ITC), vol. 5b, Berlin, Germany, August 2003, pp. 1221-1230.

Abstract

Today, the importance of providing quality of service (QoS) in the network for various types of real-time applications is widely accepted. Examples for such services are video communications and distributed co-working scenarios. Various mechanisms to provide or even to guarantee some minimum QoS values have been developed and others are current work in progress. Typically, the problem for an application and an end user is to estimate the currently available network quality. Even if QoS mechanisms are employed on all used parts of the network, it cannot be taken for granted that the prerequisites are met. Besides measurement mechanisms and analysis methods a metric is required allowing a numerical comparison of the available service quality and the demands of the particular application. This paper introduces a new calculation method which allows one to use measured QoS values and the application requirements to compute a numerical representation for the service quality. Additionally, the result of the computation enables a direct comparison of different communication paths for the same kind of service.

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@inproceedings{dressler2003metric,
    author = {Dressler, Falko},
    editor = {Charzinski, J. and Lehnert, R. and Tran-Gia, P.},
    title = {{A Metric for Numerical Evaluation of the QoS of an Internet Connection}},
    booktitle = {18th International Teletraffic Congress (ITC)},
    series = {Providing Quality of Service in Heterogeneous Environments},
    pages = {1221-1230},
    volume = {5b},
    year = {2003},
    month = {August},
    address = {Berlin, Germany},
    publisher = {Elsevier},
    isbn = {0-444-51455-4},
   }
   
   

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