Enable QoS for Distributed Object Applications by ORB-Based Active Networking

  • Thomas Becker
  • Hui Guo
  • Stamatis Karnouskos
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1942)


Future requirements for supporting distributed object applications by active networks are discussed. A middleware approach for active networking is presented. A CORBA-based distributed processing environment (DPE) is described as an interoperable service platform in an active network to enable end-to-end QoS for distributed object communication. Three key platform services are presented, including QoS binding, component management and resource control. A binding framework is enhanced to achieve transparent QoS binding; an active component management service is proposed as an out-band signaling to install service objects; active node resources are adaptively managed to support generic reservation requirements. As a whole, the paper presents a distributed computing model for active networks so that active services can be dynamically deployed as downloadable objects to apply different QoS architectures on demand. With this model, distributed object-oriented systems directly benefit from active networking technology with respect to QoS need.


Active Network Active Node Node Resource Object Request Broker Credential Manager 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Becker
    • 1
  • Hui Guo
    • 1
  • Stamatis Karnouskos
    • 1
  1. 1.German National Research Center for Information TechnologyResearch Institute for Open Communication Systems GMD-FOKUSBerlinGermany

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