An agent-based approach for quality of service negotiation and management in distributed multimedia systems [chapter]

Luiz A. G. Oliveira, Paulo C. Oliveira, Eleri Cardozo
1997 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Quality of service (QoS) is receiving strong attention due to its key role in distributed multimedia computing. QoS is not a new concept, being usually employed in the domain of computer networks to specify a set of parameters typically assigned to transport connections. As a rule, QoS is established through negotiation between service users and providers. The process of negotiation is simple if the resources are managed by a centralized entity (e.g. an operating system) or by a set of
more » ... us entities such as a network protocol. Unfortunately, in distributed multimedia applications the negotiation and management of resources is a difficult task since resources are very diversified, dispersed and maintained by heterogeneous entities. To cope with diversity and distribution, an Agent based approach for QoS negotiation and management in open distributed environments is proposed in this paper.
doi:10.1007/3-540-62803-7_19 fatcat:ioao46dv4bbvhiqtspcmta6u6i