Special Issue "QoS in Wired and Wireless IP Networks"
A special issue of Future Internet (ISSN 1999-5903).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2010)
Prof. Dr. Fernando Cerdán (Website)
Department of Information Technologies and Communications, Polytechnic University of Cartagena, Antiguo Cuartel de Antigones (Campus Muralla del Mar), Plaza del Hospital 1, 30202 Cartagena, Spain
Interests: QoS in wired and wireless IP networks; deployment of ubiquitous services and applications; engineering education
Today, QoS is undoubtedly a key element in any packet network technology. Despite of important advances in QoS in communication networks, IP QoS is still an issue that challenges the scientific community. Current networks are deeply heterogeneous as well as future networks. The IP protocol, the main piece of Internet, plays a decisive role, since has been chosen to provide the interconnection framework among the multiple existing and emerging technologies. QoS requires a study end to end by access networks and their interconnections. Service convergence and integration needs a network able to match user contracts with traffic control and traffic management in the global IP network, even when the user moves changing the access technology. Apart from original papers in basic research for providing IP end to end QoS over wired and wireless networks, this special issue also will pay special attention to papers providing studies on efficiently support applications such as voice over IP (VoIP), video streaming, music downloading and many others, and studies devoted to performance evaluation on QoS architectures for emerging networks such as IPTV, body networks and wearable networks.
Prof. Dr. Fernando Cerdán