Policy Management Architecture for Multimedia Services in a Multi-Provider Scenario

  • Mario Ibáñez
  • Natividad Martínez Madrid
  • Ralf Seepold
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 38)


The management of multimedia services integrated into a service platform has been taken as a starting point for the development of a new model that supports virtualization of the platform concept. The virtualization of provider dependent configuration frameworks is introduced to isolate different service providers during the installation and maintenance of new services contracted by the end user. In addition, the virtualization has to be enhanced with a system that provides a management of common resources and the way of accessing to them. That is made with a set of policy management rules and procedures that are described in this paper. The model has been evaluated in a multi-provider case study with focus on multimedia data management.


Service platforms Residential gateways Policy management 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mario Ibáñez
    • 1
  • Natividad Martínez Madrid
    • 1
  • Ralf Seepold
    • 1
  1. 1.Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, 28911 Leganés (Madrid)Spain

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