Evaluation and Comparison of MBAC Solutions
Admission control is a mechanism used to restrict access to a computer network to some flows based on the current utilization level of the network resource. By regulating the number of on-going flows, admission control aims at preventing overloading, congestion and performance collapses, so that, accepted flows receive a sufficient level of Quality of Service (QoS). In this paper, the authors evaluate three existing Measurement-Based Admission Control (MBAC) solutions, and they compare their efficiency in the context of semantic networks. Semantic networks refer to networks that autonomously acquire a knowledge on the on-going traffic as well as on any new incoming flow requesting admission.