Design of a middleware for QoS-aware distribution transparent content delivery

G. Fabian, Aart van Halteren, M. van de Logt, F. Stoinski

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    Developers of distributed multimedia applications face a diversity of multimedia formats, streaming platforms and streaming protocols. Furthermore, support for end-to-end quality-of-service (QoS) is a crucial factor for the development of future distributed multimedia systems. This paper discusses the architecture, design and implementation of a QoS-aware middleware platform for content delivery. The platform supports the development of distributed multimedia applications and can deliver content with QoS guarantees. QoS support is offered by means of an agent infrastructure for QoS negotiation and enforcement. Properties of content are represented using a generic content representation model described using the OMG Meta Object Facility (MOF) model. A content delivery framework manages stream paths for content delivery despite differences in streaming protocols and content encoding. The integration of the QoS support, content representation and content delivery framework results in a QoS-aware middleware that enables representation transparent and location transparent delivery of content.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication7th IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC 2002)
    EditorsA. Corradi, M. Daneshmand
    Place of PublicationLos Alamitos, CA
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)0-7695-1673-4
    Publication statusPublished - 2002
    Event7th IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications, ISCC 2002 - Taormina-Giardini Naxos, Taormina, Italy
    Duration: 1 Jul 20024 Jul 2002
    Conference number: 7

    Publication series

    NameIEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications
    ISSN (Print)1530-1346


    Conference7th IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications, ISCC 2002
    Abbreviated titleISCC


    • IR-63853
    • METIS-206978
    • EWI-8663


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