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QoS-based application programming interface for communication middleware
Author(s): Christian Conrad; Burkhard Stiller
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Paper Abstract

Since emerging networked applications require a variety of different communication services, the number of communication subsystems and approaches to deliver flexible services has increased. Nevertheless, applications have to be programmed sufficiently on top of these communication subsystems. Providing an easy-to-use and intuitively programmable communication service for multimedia applications, an up-to- date application programming interface is needed. The developed approach offers an object-oriented interface for setting-up, accessing, and managing communication services. Moreover, these services may be of flexible nature, offering the potential to application programmers to specify communication requirements in a set of application-dependent quality-of-service (QoS) parameters. Service needs and communication demands are specified by, e.g., bandwidth requirements, delay bounds, or authentication requests. The developed and implemented application programing interface hides away communication-relevant information from applications and provides a set of efficient and stream-lined interface functions and operations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 October 1997
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3233, Broadband Networking Technologies, (6 October 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.290466
Show Author Affiliations
Christian Conrad, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Switzerland)
Burkhard Stiller, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Switzerland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3233:
Broadband Networking Technologies
Seyhan Civanlar; Indra Widjaja, Editor(s)

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