Mauro Fonseca

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12 OLSR is an optimization over classical link state protocols tailored for mobile ad hoc networks. In this paper, we pro-13 pose the QOLSR protocol which includes quality parameters to the standard OLSR. Three variants of QOLSR are intro-14 duced, taking into account the delay measurement together with the hop count metric. Then, we analyze new heuristics(More)
To adapt the data rate in accordance with the quality of the link, the IEEE 802.11b standard proposes the variable rate shifting functionality. This intrinsic functionality of the 802.11b products progressively degrades the bit rate when a host detects unsuccessful frame transmissions. Furthermore, the basic CSMA/CA channel access method guarantees that the(More)
We propose ZAP, an algorithm for the distributed channel assignment in cognitive radio (CR) networks. CRs are capable of identifying underutilized licensed bands of the spectrum, allowing their reuse by secondary users without interfering with primary users. In this context, efficient channel assignment is challenging as ideally it must be simple, incur(More)
This paper describes a new framework for the interoperability between ISP management domain for the purpose of satisfying end user requirement based on service level agreements (SLA) set up between a customer and its related ISP and also SLA set up between ISPs. The paper considers future policy based enabled equipments and management centers based on the(More)
This work proposes a XML-based model for defining service level agreements (SLA). The model has XML elements to define a semantic to represent key performance indicators (KPI) and key quality indicators (KQI) and the relationship between them. Upper and lower thresholds are associated to the indicators in order to indicate warnings or errors conditions. The(More)
The objective of this work is to propose an architectural solution to achieve an efficient, distributed control and management of DiffServ enabled networks. DiffServ offers a scalable QoS provisioning solution but it introduces a certain amount of complexity in terms of management and control. The proposed solution is an alternative to the client/server(More)
In this work, we will focus on the work undertaken in the specification of policies, the different notations developed, and how policies are deployed within a managed system. We will motivate, analyze, and classify all major existing policy notations through several criteria and try to consider the consistent merging of their strengths into a more(More)