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Distinguished Lecture - The Evolution of Quality-of-Service on the Internet


Kevin Jeffay



Start time:

2001-02-20 14:00

End time:

2001-02-20 15:00



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Throughout the last ten years the problem of providing a better delivery service for the Internet than the original best-effort service has been at the forefront of the networking research community. Throughout this time the requirements and proposed technologies have evolved from those supporting delay and bandwidth guarantees to those simply providing a so- called better-than-best-effort service. In talk I'll survey the major currents and themes in quality-of-service research for the Internet over the last ten years with an emphasis on the technologies that are likely to be deployed in the near future.

Kevin Jeffay is S. Shepard Jones Distinguished Term Professor of Computer Science in the Department of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also serves as the Director of Undergraduate Studies for the department. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington in 1989. His research and teaching interests are in real-time systems, operating systems, networking, and multimedia systems. He and his students focus on the general problem of providing real-time computation and communication services across the Internet. Dr. Jeffay is currently the editor-in-chief of the ACM/Springer-Verlag journal Multimedia Systems. He is the program chair of the 2000 IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium and the 2000 International Workshop on Network and Operating System Support for Digital Audio and Video (NOSSDAV).