Title: SLA-based dynamic resource management in wireless environments: an enterprise nomadism use case

Authors: Badis Tebbani, Issam Aib, Guy Pujolle

Addresses: Laboratory of Computer Science, University of Paris 6, 104 avenue du President Kennedy, 75016, Paris, France. ' D.C. School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo, Canada. ' Laboratory of Computer Science, University of Paris 6, 104 avenue du President Kennedy, 75016, Paris, France

Abstract: In this paper, we contribute on the service-driven management of quality of service and user access in wireless corporate networks. We propose a Service-Level Agreement (SLA) oriented nomadism management architecture with a top-down vision starting by the specification of company objectives and going down to device-level configurations. We define an algorithm for the automatic translation of application-level quality assurance parameters into network-level configuration parameters. A prototype implementation of our solution to the SLA-driven enterprise nomadism management is presented along with preliminary results on the self-adaptive capabilities of our QoS mapping algorithm.

Keywords: quality of service; QoS management; dynamic resource allocation; nomadism management; SLA-based WLAN management; dynamic resource management; wireless LANs; wireless networks; corporate networks; enterprise nomadism; quality assurance.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIPT.2008.019292

International Journal of Internet Protocol Technology, 2008 Vol.3 No.1, pp.13 - 21

Published online: 06 Jul 2008 *

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