COST Action 290: WiQoST – Traffic and QoS Management in Wireless Multimedia Networks

This research Action is funded by the European Coordination in the field of Scientific and Technical Research (COST), which is part of the European Science Foundation (ESF), and will run from March 2004 until June 2008. For more information se the COST Action 290 website.


The main objective of the Action is to increase the knowledge on future advanced Multiservice Wireless Networks (MWNs). Special attention is given to Quality of Service and related aspects in both access networks and core networks in the presence of mixed multimedia traffic. To accomplish this, new analytical tools, software implementations and prototypes have to be developed and validated. Four broad areas encompass different interrelated aspects for future MWNs. In particular, important research tasks to be addressed are: the analysis of the impact of multi-class traffics on network design and dimensioning; the definition of techniques to provide adequate QoS differentiation among traffic classes; the identification of new network planning criteria to cope with the integration of heterogeneous traffic flows; the definition of new services able to provide the requested multimedia contents to users on the move.


For more info: Vasilios Siris Tel: +30 2810 391726 Email: vsiris "at" ics "dot" forth "dot" gr

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