Towards building manageable multimedia network services

  • C. Aurrecoechea
  • A. A. Lazar
  • R. Stadler
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT)


The paper addresses the problem of designing and realizing manageable multimedia services. We introduce a generic object model which includes a set of cooperating objects that can be customized for a particular service and management requirements. These objects define the interaction between the service delivery and the service management systems and cover the aspects of instantiation of a service session, control of a session by the user, and management of sessions by the operator. By applying this model to the design of a multicast service, we enable the management system to monitor and control multicast sessions. To validate our approach, we have implemented the multicast service and the management functions on a high-performance emulation platform and we are currently porting the service to a broadband testbed. Finally, we argue that our model can be used to investigate designs for scalable and efficient systems that make possible to control the cost of management.


Service Management Multicast Service Multimedia Services Design Patterns Software Prototyping CORBA-based Management 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Aurrecoechea
    • 1
  • A. A. Lazar
    • 1
  • R. Stadler
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Telecommunications ResearchColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

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