Report on the 5th IFIP international workshop on quality of service (IWQOS'97)

Oguz Angin, Andrew T. Campbell, Lai-Tee Cheok, Raymond R-F Liao, Koon-Seng Lim, Klara Nahrstedt
1997 Computer communication review  
This paper presents a summary of the fifth International Workshop on Quality of Service (IWQOS) which was held at Columbia University in May 1997. The goal of this three-day meeting was to foster interaction between researchers active in the area of Quality of Service (QOS) research, to reflect on past experiences and lessons learnt, and to discuss future QOS challenges. To reflect this goal, this year's workshop included a hot program made up of (i) a keynote address on "Programming
more » ... cations Networks"; (ii) panels addressing "QOS for Distributed Object Computing Middleware -Fact or Fiction?" and "Reservations about Reservations"; (iii) a workshop invited paper entitled, "Quality of Service -Where are we?" and (iv) ten technical sessions that included new topics for IWQOS such as mobile communications, QOS routing and QOS-based transport systems. This report summarizes the technical program and captures the main themes and major areas of discussion that emerged during IWQOS'97. IWQOS'97 Program Outline This year's workshop included an invited program, which comprised a keynote address, panels and a workshop invited paper. The keynote address given by Aurel A. Lazar (Columbia University) was entitled "Programming Telecommunications Networks". The invited panels addressed two aspects of delivering QOS in distributed computing environments and the Internet. The first panel, chaired by Douglas Schmidt (Washington University), addressed the question: "QOS for Distributed Object Computing Middleware -Fact or Fiction?". The second workshop panel entitled "Reservations about Reservations" and chaired by Henning Schulzrinne (Columbia University), discussed the topic of QOS provision in the next generation Internet. To complete the IWQOS'97 invited program, we had a reality check in the form of the workshop invited paper by Ralf Steinmetz and Lars Wolf (Darmstadt University) on "Quality of Service -Where are we?". A strong technical program that included twenty long papers and twenty short papers complemented the IWQOS invited program, which were chosen from more than seventy papers from nine countries. Programming Telecommunications Networks Keynote Speaker: Aurel A. Lazar, Columbia University Recent moves toward market deregulation and open competition have sparked a wave of serious introspection in the telecommunications service industry. Telecom providers and operators are now required to open up their primary revenue channels to competing industries. In the keynote address, Aurel Lazar [Lazar,97] focussed on the problem of programmability of telecommunications networks for new services. The speaker outlined an agenda for realizing an open programmable networking environment based on the concept of a broadband kernel that better reflects the service creation and deployment environment and economic concerns of future telecommunications systems.
doi:10.1145/263932.264025 fatcat:lwuklckdsbewlhj77lyvpl74mu