Bisante - to support network service providers in management of their services and capacity planning of their resources by providing a simulation methodology realised in a workbench developed in Bisante.
The characteristics of multimedia traffic are mostly unknown. In order to design and dimension networks carrying this traffic, it is necessary to first study the traffic characteristics. The impact of the network on the services and applications is of great importance as the user-perceived Quality of Service (QoS) may vary due to varying network conditions.
Bisante will carry out subjective tests to determine the user-perceived QoS and create a workbench integrating both traffic and network models.
Some of the objectives of Bisante are:
? to develop a knowledge base of user profiles, derived from information gathered by chaaracterising of application and user behaviour ? to characterise and model broadband terrestrial, mobile and satellite networks ? to build a workbench able to map user/application characteristics across protocol layers in a network environment, to allow user-perceived QoS to be evaluated.
The project consortium is led by Thomson CSF (France), with the Department of Distributed Systems at the University of Vienna and Netway (Austria), Solinet (Germany), Département Informatique at INT (France) and the Centre for Communication Systems Research at the University of Surrey (UK) as partners.
- Forschungsgruppe Distributed Systems
- Fakultät für Informatik