The Internet has nearly a ten year history as a global, public communication infrastructure. The two applications that have created the demand from private and business users have been the World-Wide Web and electronic mail. We have inthelast?veyearsseentherapidlyemergingpopularityofpeer-to-peersharing of ?les, mostly for music, and to a more limited extent also the introduction of Internet telephony, television, and radio. These services place demands on the infrastructure that are higher with respect to quality and connectivity than web sur?ng and e-mail. Mobile (cellular) telephony has rivaled the Internet with respect to growth during the last decade. The hitherto separate networks are now set to merge into a mobile Internet that will give wireless access to all Internet services. The ambition behind the Internet’s continuing development is that it should serve as a general-purpose infrastructure and provide adequate support for all types of applications in terms of quality, connectivity, and cost. Thus the demands made on all Internet services must also be met by wireless access, and the circuit quality of a voice connection for mobile telephony must also be provided in the wiredIPnetworks.
Table of ContentsPerformance Analysis.- On the Impacts of Traffic Shaping on End-to-End Delay Bounds in Aggregate Scheduling Networks.- An Adaptive RIO (A-RIO) Queue Management Algorithm.- Deterministic End-to-End Delay Guarantees in a Heterogeneous Route Interference Environment.- Delay Bounds for FIFO Aggregates: A Case Study.- Quality of Service Provisioning.- Comparative Performance Analysis of RSVP and RMD.- Global Time for Interactive Applications over Global Packet Networks.- The Performance of Endpoint Admission Control Based on Packet Loss.- TFRC Contribution to Internet QoS Improvement.- Adaptive Bandwidth Provisioning with Explicit Respect to QoS Requirements.- Wide Area Measurements of Voice over IP Quality.- Traffic Engineering and Routing.- Bi-directional Search in QoS Routing.- The NAROS Approach for IPv6 Multihoming with Traffic Engineering.- Adaptive Multipath Routing Based on Local Distribution of Link Load Information.- Statistical Point-to-Set Edge-Based Quality of Service Provisioning.- Local Area and Multi-hop Wireless Networks.- A Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation Algorithm for IEEE 802.11e WLANs with HCF Access Method.- Performance Analysis of an Enhanced IEEE 802.11 Distributed Coordination Function Supporting Service Differentiation.- Scheduling Time-Sensitive Traffic on 802.11 Wireless LANs.- Throughput Analysis of a Probabilistic Topology-Unaware TDMA MAC Policy for Ad-hoc Networks.- Study of the Capacity of Multihop Cellular Networks.- Cellular Networks.- Influence of Power Control and Link-Level Retransmissions on Wireless tcp.- A Users’ Satisfaction Driven Scheduling Strategy for Wireless Multimedia QoS.- Effects on TCP from Radio-Block Scheduling in WCDMA High Speed Downlink Shared Channels.