Flow-Admission Control Based on Equality of Heterogeneous Traffic (Two-Type Flow Model)

Sumiko MIYATA  Katsunori YAMAOKA  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E93-B   No.12   pp.3564-3576
Publication Date: 2010/12/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E93.B.3564
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Network System
Keyword: 
admission control,  QoS,  reservation control,  equality,  total call-blocking rate,  

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Summary: 
Multimedia applications such as video and audio have recently come into much wider use. Because this heterogeneous traffic consumes most of the network's resources, call admission control (CAC) is required to maintain high-quality services. User satisfaction depends on CAC's success in accommodating application flows. Conventional CACs do not take into consideration user satisfaction because their main purpose is to improve the utilization of resources. Moreover, if we assume a service where an ISP provides a "flat-based charging," each user may receive same user satisfaction as a result of users being accommodated in a network, even if each has a different bandwidth. Therefore, we propose a novel CAC to maximize total user satisfaction based on a new philosophy where heterog eneous traffic is treated equally in networks. Theoretical analysis is used to derive optimal thresholds for various traffic configurations with a full search system. We also carried out theoretical numerical analysis to demonstrate the effectiveness of our new CAC. Moreover, we propose a sub-optimal threshold configuration obtained by using an approximation formula to develop practical CAC from these observations. We tested and confirmed that performance could be improved by using sub-optimal parameters.