Date Added: Dec 2009
Service-oriented architecture provides a solution to the increasing network complexity due to ever-growing heterogeneous networks. As the most significant component of SOA, the decision engine is to create a workflow, defined as a sequence of individual data processing entities, for providing end-to-end QoS of a given task. Although the workflow of video transmission is generally known, existing solutions are often monolithic. Furthermore, there is no decision engine to select a workflow based on the best user-perceived quality. In this paper, the authors propose a service-oriented decision engine framework, which consists of a decision engine, a performance evaluation component, and other major SOA components to support real-time video transmission over wireless multihop networks, aiming to provide the best user-perceived video quality under application-centric QoS constraints.