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Advanced Transport Protocols

Designing the Next Generation

Ernesto Exposito, LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France

ISBN: 9781848213746

Publication Date: December 2012   Hardback   304 pp.

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The current diversity of transport services, as well as the complexity resulting from the deployment of specific transport protocols or mechanisms over the different services provided by heterogeneous networks, demand a novel design of the transport layer. Moreover, current and future applications will only be able to take advantage of the most adapted and available transport services if they are able to interact (i.e. discover, compose, deploy and adapt) efficiently with this advanced transport layer. The work presented in this book proposes a model-driven methodology and a service-oriented approach aimed at designing the mechanisms, functions, protocols and services of the next generation transport layer. The first part of this book presents the state of the art of transport protocols and introduces a model-driven methodology and an ontology semantic model implementation aimed at designing next generation transport protocols.The second part presents the UML-based design of a component-based transport protocol. An extension to this protocol based on service-component and service-oriented architectures is also presented. The third part presents various model-driven adaptive strategies aimed at managing the behavioral and structural adaptation of next generation autonomic transport protocols. The fourth and final part presents the design of a transport layer based on component-oriented and service-oriented approaches and integrating the autonomic computing paradigm guided by the semantic dimension provided by ontologies.


1. Introduction.
2. Transport Protocols State of the Art.
3. Semantic Modeling of Transport Protocols and Services.
4. Model-Driven Design Methodology of Transport Mechanisms and Functions.
5. Model-Driven Specification and Validation of Error Control Transport Mechanisms and Functions.
6. Model-Driven Specification and Validation of Congestion Control Transport Mechanisms and Functions.
7. Specification and Validation of QoS-Oriented Transport Mechanisms and Functions.
8. Architectural Frameworks for a QoS-Oriented Transport Protocol.
9. Service-Oriented and Component-Based Transport Protocol.
10. Adaptive Transport Protocol.
11. Autonomic Transport Protocol.

About the Authors

Ernesto Exposito has been Associated Professor at INSA, Toulouse, France since 2006, as well as a researcher at the LAAS laboratory of the CNRS, France. His research interests include autonomic communication services aimed at satisfying the requirements of new generation multimedia applications in heterogeneous network environments. His current research activities include designing, modeling and developing service-oriented, component-based and ontology-driven autonomic transport services.


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