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IShare Publications in 2007 and 2008

Title: 1. A Context-aware Resource Management Middleware for Service Oriented Applications Based on Cross-Layer Monitoring
Authors: Shudong Chen, Johan Lukkien, Richard Verhoeven
Abstract: Distributed services hosted by electronic devices can be composed into applications using external service orchestration. Since the collaboration involves multiple parties and happens over the Internet, without access control and proper quality of service (QoS) management this type of application is unacceptable. This paper presents VICSDA, a context-aware resource management middleware for service oriented applications, which aims to secure service discovery and access, and to handle the inherent dynamics of services and the network. Devices and services are organized in virtual communities. All activities happen within a virtual community. Only authenticated users are capable to access services and resources. VICSDA accepts application-oriented QoS, gathers statistics of required services and their dynamic resource utilization through a cross-layer monitoring architecture, and updates the service coordination decisions according the real time states of the environment of a running application. For these, two novel services are designed. One is the resource manager which anticipates the performance of both required services and the network and be aware of the environment changes. Another is a device manager which runs on each device and has the fully control of services and their underlying resources. A 3D video streaming application is chosen to prove the feasibility of VICSDA. The system adapts the video encoding parameters and the delivery protocol to the observed capability of the end device and the bandwidth of the channel. Concrete results showed that based on measurable and manageable services, VICSDA is context-aware and can optimize the overall performance of service oriented applications.
Fbref: Freeband/I-Share/D1.24v1.0
Access: public
Where: Submitted to IEEE Transaction on System Man and Cybernetics, 2008.
Keywords: Context-aware resource management, Virtual community, Cross-layer monitoring, Service orientation
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Title: 2. Context-Aware Resource Management for End-to-End QoS Provision in Service Oriented Applications
Authors: Shudong Chen, Johan Lukkien, Richard Verhoeven, Pim Vullers, Goran Petrovic
Abstract: Electronic devices admit the composition of applications from distributed services, like shared content, functionality and resources. Without proper management the quality of service (QoS) of this type of application is unacceptable. This paper presents a context-aware resource management middleware for service oriented applications, which aims to handle the inherent dynamics of services and the network. A way to manage the services and resources of a device is presented. Based on measurable and manageable services, this middleware can cope with changes of the environment of an application and optimize its overall performance. User desired application-oriented QoS is specified by an Orchestrator, which orchestrates the collaboration of distributed services to accomplish an application. A resource management service is built to support making dynamic service coordination decisions for the Orchestrator. For this, the resource management service gathers statistics of the required services and their resource utilization over a cross-layer monitoring model. An important aspect for keeping the privacy of the services and controlling the access to resources, all devices and services are organized in virtual communities. Only authenticated users are capable to access services and resources. A free view point 3D video streaming application is chosen to prove the feasibility of the proposed middleware.
Fbref: Freeband/I-Share/PXXv1.0
Access: public
Where: In the Proc. of the SUPE2008 workshop, in conjunction with IEEE GLOBECOM'08, New Orleans, USA, December, 2008
Keywords: Access control; Resource managemen; Service oriented applicaitons
URL: PDF

Title: 3. Secure Resource Control in Service Oriented Applications
Authors: S. Chen and J. J. Lukkien
Abstract: This paper presents a secure resource control solution for service oriented applications. Through this, resources on a shared device can be protected from malicious abuse and become controllable for special QoS provisioning. Services are grouped into virtual communities and service access can only be done within the scope of a virtual community. Using soft-state management, services and their underlying resources are monitored by a novel device management service which runs on each device and can activate or deactivate hosted services.
Fbref: Freeband/I-Share/PXXv1.0
Access: public
Where: In the Proc. of the IEEE CCNC¡¯09, Las Vegas, USA, January, 2009.
Keywords: Resource control, Access control, Soft-state management, Service oriented architecture
URL: PDF

Title: 4. Obtaining Resource Controllability in Service Cooperation Environments
Authors: S. Chen and J. J. Lukkien
Abstract: In a ubiquitous computing environment, devices host services that are accessed by anonymous users. This causes threats of resource abuse through malicious attacks or resource scarcity through unintentional excessive service invocations. In this paper, the secure resource control for service sharing is presented which depends on two basic functionalities: access control and soft-state management. Services are grouped into virtual communities for secure access. Service cooperation through external orchestration can only be done within a virtual community. Services can be activated/deactivated by a device management service running on their host devices. Real-time resource utilization of services for virtual community applications is monitored. Therefore, resources on a shared device can be protected from malicious use and become controllable for special quality of service provisioning.
Fbref: Freeband/I-Share/PXXv1.0
Access: public
Where: In the Proc. of the ACM MUM'08, Umea, Sweden, December, 2008.
Keywords: Access control, Resource control, Service cooperation
URL: PDF

Title: 5. Secure and Resource-aware Service Sharing in Virtual Communities and 3D video streaming with depth creation and free-view rendering
Authors: Shudong Chen, Johan Lukkien, Richard Verhoeven, Rene Klein-Gunnewiek, Ping Li, Goran Petrovic, Peter de With
Where: Poster at the Freeband October 2&3 event 2008
URL: PDF

Title: 6. VICSDA ¨C VIrtual Community for Service Discovery and Access
Authors: Shudong Chen, Johan Lukkien, Richard Verhoeven
Where: Poster at the Freeband October 2&3 event 2008
URL: PDF

Title: 7. Virtual Community Management for Enabling P2P Services in the IMS Network
Authors: Igor Radovanovic, Johan Lukkien, Shudong Chen, Chris Molanus, Tanir Ozcelebi
Abstract: This paper addresses forming and management of a virtual community (VC) in the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) network. A VC provides scope for mobile peer-to-peer (P2P) service sharing among end users and allows them control of sharing. The paper describes a number of services that enable forming and management of virtual communities and presents several service-oriented system architecture alternatives focusing on distribution of service access control and service discovery control between end users and operators as the owners of the IMS home-networks. Presented architecture alternatives are IMS compatible since they only introduce 5 additional services into the existing IMS architecture. A key service is an orchestrator that exposes new services composed of other services. A proofof- concept realization of the IMS architecture in which control of mobile service sharing is distributed among end users and operators is shown.
Fbref: Freeband/I-Share/PXXv1.0
Access: public
Where: In the Proc. of the IMSAA'08, Bangalore, India, December, 2008.
Keywords: Virtual community, IMS network
URL: PDF

Title: 8. Improving TCP/IP Performance over Last-hop Wireless Networks for Streaming Video Delivery
Authors: Igor Radovanovic, Richard Verhoeven, Johan Lukkien
Abstract: This paper discusses a link layer protocol that enhances performance of the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) over a last-hop wireless network (LHWN) to make it more suitable for delivery of a live video with a short playout deadline. The presented protocol provides preference control of the transmission of video data within the network and it maximizes network goodput (the successfully transmitted amount of useful video data) by maximizing reliability of transmission for a given playout deadline and a varying digital bandwidth. The protocol makes use of the skip function in the TCP receiver [1], [2] to maximize end-to-end throughput of the connection at the expense of reducing full reliability. It can be implemented in a wireless access point to improve quality of the received live video over an Internet connection to an office or home. The main ideas of the protocol are: hide packet losses from the sender by performing local retransmissions based on the information from the video application and according to a certain scheduling policy, drop stale segments before they arrive at the receiver and prevent end-to-end retransmissions of segments received by the access point. The performance of the TCP Reno protocol [3] in combination with both the presented protocol and the skip function in the receiver is compared against the performance of TCP Reno [3], TCP-RTM [2], TCP Reno in combination with Snoop [4] and TCP-RTM in combination with Snoop. The results of simulations show improvement of network goodput across a wide range of packet-error rates.
Fbref: Freeband/I-Share/PXXv1.0
Access: public
Where: Accepted by the IEEE Transactions on CE, 2008
Keywords: TCP/IP, last-hop wireless, live video.
URL: PDF

Title: 9. A service-oriented virtual community overlay network for secure external service orchestration
Authors: Shudong Chen, Johan Lukkien
Where: In the Proc. of the 5th International Workshop on Middleware for Pervasive and Ad-Hoc Computing, in conjunction with Middlware 2007. Newport Beach, California, USA, December 2007.
URL: PDF

Title: 10. VICSDA: Using Virtual Communities to Secure Service Discovery and Access.
Authors: Shudong Chen, Johan Lukkien, Igor Radovanovic, et al.
Where: In the Proc. of the Fouth International Conference on Heterogeneous Networking for Quality, Reliability, Security and Robustness. Vancouver, Canada, August, 2007.
Keywords: Security, Service discovery and access, Virtual community, 3D video streaming
URL: PDF

Title: 11. Virtual Community Based Secure Service Discovery and Access for 3D Video Steaming Applications
Authors: Shudong Chen, Igor Radovanovic, Johan Lukkien, et al.
Where: In the Proc. of the International Workshop on Multimedia Content Analysis and Mining International Workshop on Multimedia Content Analysis and Mining. Weihai, China, June 2007.
URL: PDF

Title: 12. Improving TCP/IP Performance over Last-hop Wireless Networks for Streaming Video Delivery
Authors: Igor Radovanovic, Richard Verhoeven, Johan Lukkien
Where: In Digest of technical papers of the International Conference on Consumer Electronics, 2007, ICCE 2007. Las Vegas, USA, January 2007.
URL: PDF

Title: 13. Prototype of resource-aware and reliable free view point 3D video streaming in virtual communities.
Authors: Shudong Chen, Johan J. Lukkien, Richard Verhoeven, et al.
Abstract: In this demonstrator, multimedia services, including 3D video streaming services and display services are shared then composed into distributed applications in a virtual community. Using the access control of the virtual community, the secure sharing of these services can be achieved. During the 3D video streaming over a fix network and a mobile network, capacity of the delivery channel and resource limitation of the underlying devices are being taken into account. Video encoding protocols can adapt to the real states of these mediums. And delivery protocols are matched with the coded video 3D format to facilitate enhanced reliability and robustness.
Fbref: Freeband/I-Share/D3.17v1.0
Access: public
Where: IShare deliverable D3.17. TU Eindhoven, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. September, 2008.
Keywords: Demonstrator, resource-aware, 3D video streaming, virtual community
URL: Report
URL: Source Code Download

Title: 14. Prototype of secure service discovery and access in virtual communities
Authors: Shudong Chen, Johan J. Lukkien, Richard Verhoeven, Remi Bosman, Jurjen Middendorp.
Where: IShare deliverable D3.11. TU Eindhoven, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. February, 2008.
URL: Report
URL: Source Code Download

Title: 15. VICSDA System Design and Prototype
Authors: Shudong Chen, Johan J. Lukkien, Richard Verhoeven, Remi Bosman, Melissa Tjiong
Where: IShare deliverable D1.16. TU Eindhoven, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. December, 2007.
URL: PDF

Title: 16. Interactive 3D Video Rendering Using Service Sharing Technology
Authors: Shudong Chen, Johan J. Lukkien, Richard Verhoeven, Remi Bosman, Melissa Tjiong, Goran Petrovic, Peter H. N. de With
Where: IShare deliverable D3.8. TU Eindhoven, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science & Department of Electrical Engineering. June, 2007.
Keywords: Prototype, Service cooperation, Interactive 3D video rendering
URL: Report
URL: Source Code Download

Title: 17. Service Discovery, Access and Cooperation in Virtual Communities
Authors: Shudong Chen, Johan J. Lukkien, Igor Radovanovic
Where: IShare deliverable D1.5 TU Eindhoven, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. March, 2007.
Keywords: Secure service discovery and access, Virtual community
URL: PDF