Handling Concurrent Admission Control in Multiservice IP Networks

Solange Lima, Paulo Carvalho, Vasco Freitas

Universidade do Minho
Departamento de Informática
P-4710-057 Braga, Portugal

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This paper debates the problem of handling concurrent admission control decisions in multiservice networks, putting forward solutions to mitigate the negative impact that distributed admission of flows might have on the service level guarantees provided to network customers. Keeping in mind that simplicity is a key factor for deployable solutions, we suggest and discuss the use of (i) a service-dependent concurrency index; (ii) a token-based system and (iii) a rate-based credit system, as alternative or complementary proposals to minimize or solve QoS degradation resulting from AC false acceptance.

IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC 2006), vol 1, pp 20-24, ISBN 1-4244-0085-6, Las Vegas, USA, Jan 8-10, 2006