A Decentralised, Measurement-Based Admission Control Mechanism for Self-Aware Networks

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This paper presents a decentralised Admission Control (AC) algorithm. The authors' algorithm is a multiple criteria AC algorithm, where each user can specify the QoS metrics that interest him/her, and decides whether a new call should be allowed to enter the network based on measurements of the QoS metrics on each link of the network before and after the transmission of probe packets. Their algorithm will be briefly described and they will present experimental results, conducted in a large laboratory test-bed, under highly congested circumstances.