Design and implementation of a measurement-based policy-driven resource management framework for converged networks

Suleiman Yerima, Gerard Parr, Sally McClean, Phillip Morrow, Krishna Sivalingam

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This paper presents the design and implementation of a measurement-based QoS and resource management framework, CNQF (Converged Networks’ QoS Management Framework). CNQF is designed to provide unified, scalable QoS control and resource management through the use of a policy-based network management paradigm. It achieves this via distributed functional entities that are deployed to co-ordinate the resources of the transport network through centralized policy-driven decisions supported by measurement-based control architecture. We present the CNQF architecture, implementation of the prototype and validation of various inbuilt QoS control mechanisms using real traffic flows on a Linux-based experimental test bed.
Original languageEnglish
JournalICTACT Journal on Communication Technology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011


  • Policy-based network management
  • Resource Management
  • QoS control framework

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