OSA's Digital Library

Journal of Optical Communications and Networking

Journal of Optical Communications and Networking

  • Editors: Keren Bergman and Vincent Chan
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 2 — Jul. 1, 2009
  • pp: A270–A283

Application-Driven Control of Network Resources in Multiservice Optical Networks

Barbara Martini, Valerio Martini, Fabio Baroncelli, Karim Torkman, and Piero Castoldi  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, Vol. 1, Issue 2, pp. A270-A283 (2009)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (1036 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



Network architectures whose resources are open to control by user applications require the design of a service platform that performs resource virtualization and service abstraction. While a few commercial architectures for packet networks already exist, service platforms for connection-oriented networks (e.g., optical) are currently under investigation. After introducing the service concept in the optical network scenario, the paper proposes and experimentally validates a service platform for application-driven resource management in a GMPLS-controlled optical network. Specifically, upon a service request issued by an application, the proposed service platform performs admission control and enforces proper traffic policies to ensure the quality of service (QoS) required by the application data flow. This enables QoS control on a per-application basis while preserving scalability and timing of application signaling. The experimental results show that service setup is realized in a time of the order of a few seconds. Scalability remarks show that this order of magnitude can also be guaranteed for networks of larger size.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(000.1200) General : Announcements, awards, news, and organizational activities
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications

ToC Category:
Optical Networks for the Future Internet

Original Manuscript: November 7, 2008
Revised Manuscript: February 25, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: March 13, 2009
Published: July 1, 2009

Virtual Issues
Optical Networks for the Future Internet (2009) Journal of Optical Networking

Barbara Martini, Valerio Martini, Fabio Baroncelli, Karim Torkman, and Piero Castoldi, "Application-Driven Control of Network Resources in Multiservice Optical Networks," J. Opt. Commun. Netw. 1, A270-A283 (2009)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. Global Environment for Network Innovations (GENI) Project, http://www.geni.net.
  2. Future Internet Design (FIND) Initiative, http://www.nets-find.net.
  3. Future Internet Research & Experimentation (FIRE) Initiative, www.cordis.europa.eu/fp7/ict/fire.
  4. “AKARI,” Architecture Design Project for New Generation Network, http://akari-project.nict.go.jp/eng/index2.htm.
  5. T. Aoyama, “A new generation network—beyond NGN—,” in 1st ITU-T Kaleidoscope Academic Conf., Innovations in NGN: Future Network and Services, 2008. K-INGN 200, Geneva, Switzerland, May 12–13 2008, pp. 3–10.
  6. “3rd Generation Partnership Project; technical specification group services and system aspects, in multimedia subsystem (IMS), stage 2 (release 8),” ETSI 3GPP TS 23.228 V8.6.0, Sept. 2008.
  7. “Telecommunications and Internet converged services and protocols for advanced networking (TISPAN); NGN Release 1,” ETSI TR 180 001 Ver. 1.1.1, March 2006.
  8. “Functional requirements and architecture of the NGN release 1,” ITU-T Y.2012, Sept. 2006.
  9. “Resource and admission control functions in next generation networks,” ITU-T Y.2111, Sept. 2006.
  10. J. Song, M. Y. Chang, S. S. Lee, J. Joung, “Overview of ITU-T NGN QoS control,” IEEE Commun. Mag., vol. 45, no. 9, pp. 116–123, Sept. 2007. [CrossRef]
  11. Telecommunication Standardization Sector of ITU, “Report: ITU-T Workshop on NGN and Its Transport Networks,” Kobe, Japan, April 20–21, 2006.
  12. E. Mannie, “Generalized Multi-Protocol Label Switching (GMPLS) architecture,” IETF RFC 3945, Oct. 2004.
  13. E. Brendel, “Bridging the gap between service and network control,” Workshop on Programmable Routers for the Extensible Service of Tomorrow (PRESTO), Princeton, NJ, May 2007.
  14. A. Feldmann, J. Rexford, “IP network configuration for intradomain traffic engineering (2001),” IEEE Network Mag., vol. 15, pp. 46–57, Sept./Oct. 2001. [CrossRef]
  15. M. A. Callejo-Rodrìguez, J. Enrìquez-Gabeiras, “Bridging the standardization gap to provide QoS in current NGN architectures,” IEEE Commun. Mag., vol. 46, no. 10, 132–137, Oct. 2008. [CrossRef]
  16. “Introduction to the Q.330x series of recommendations,” ITU-T Rec. Q.3300, Jan. 2008.
  17. P. Calhoun, J. Laughney, E. Guttman, G. Zorn, J. Arkko, “Diameter base protocol,” IETF RFC 3588, Sept. 2003.
  18. D. Durham, J. Boyle, R. Cohen, S. Herzog, R. Rajan, A. Sastry, “The Common Open Policy Service protocol,” IETF RFC 2748, Jan. 2000.
  19. T. Shan, O. W. W. Yang, “Bandwidth management for supporting differentiated-service-aware traffic engineering,” IEEE Trans. Parallel Distrib. Syst., vol. 18, no. 9, pp. 1320–1331, Sept. 2007. [CrossRef]
  20. J. Barakovic, H. Bajric, A. Husic, “QoS design issues and traffic engineering in next generation IP/MPLS network,” in 9th Int. Conf. on Telecommunications, 2007. ConTel 200, Zagreb, Croatia, June 2007, pp. 203–210. [CrossRef]
  21. EuQoS Project FP6 IST-004503, www.euqos.eu.
  22. NetQoS Project FP6 IST-033516, www.netqos.eu.
  23. B. Martini, F. Baroncelli, P. Castoldi, “A novel service oriented framework for automatically switched transport network,” in 2005 9th IFIP/IEEE Int. Symp. on Integrated Network Management, 2005. IM 2005, Nice, France, May 15–19 2005, pp. 295–308. [CrossRef]
  24. “Architecture for the Automatically Switched Optical Network (ASON),” ITU-T Rec. G.8080/Y1304, June 2006.
  25. T. Lehman, J. Sobieski, B. Jabbari, “DRAGON: a framework for service provisioning in heterogeneous grid networks,” IEEE Commun. Mag., vol. 44, no. 3, pp. 84–90, March 2006. [CrossRef]
  26. H. Zhang, M. Savoie, S. Campbell, S. Figuerola, G. von Bochmann, B. S. Arnaud, “Service-oriented virtual private networks for grid applications,” in IEEE Int. Conf. on Web Services, 2007. ICWS 2007, Salt Lake City, UT, July 9–13, 2007, pp. 944–951.
  27. F. L. Verdi, R. Duarte, F. C. de Lacerda, E. Cardozo, M. Magalhaes, E. Madeira, “Provisioning and management of interdomain connections in optical networks: a service oriented architecture-based approach,” in 10th IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symp., 2006. NOMS 2006, Vancouver, Canada, Apr. 3–7, 2006, pp. 1–4. [CrossRef]
  28. G. Markidis, A. Tzanakaki, N. Ciulli, G. Carrozzo, D. Simeonidou, R. Nejabati, G. Zervas, “EU Integrated Project PHOSPHORUS: grid-GMPLS control plane for the support of grid network services,” in 9th Int. Conf. on Transparent Optical Networks, 2007. ICTON ’07, Rome, Italy, July 1–5, 2007, pp. 26–31. [CrossRef]
  29. F. Baroncelli, B. Martini, V. Martini, P. Castoldi, “A distributed signaling for the provisioning of on-demand VPN services in transport networks,” in 10th IFIP/IEEE Int. Symp. on Integrated Network Management, 2007. IM ’07, Munich, Germany, May 21, 2007, pp. 789–792. [CrossRef]
  30. F. Baroncelli, B. Martini, V. Martini, P. Castoldi, “Supporting control plane-enabled transport networks within ITU-T next generation network (NGN) architecture,” in IEEE Network Operations and Management Symp., 2008. NOMS 2008, Salvador, Brazil, Apr. 7–11, 2008, pp. 271–278. [CrossRef]
  31. F. Le Faucheur, W. Lai, “Requirements for support of differentiated service aware MPLS traffic engineering,” IETF RFC 3564, July 2003.
  32. R. Enns, “NETCONF configuration protocol,” IETF RFC 4741, Dec. 2006.
  33. J. Rosenberg, H. Schulzrinne, G. Camarillo, A. Johnston, J. Peterson, R. Sparks, “SIP: Session Initiation protocol,” IETF RFC6261, June 2002.
  34. “Packet based multimedia communication systems,” ITU-T Rec. H.323, Nov. 2000.
  35. H.-L. Lu, “Resource and admission control for next generation networks,” presented at ITU-T Workshop “NGN and its Transport Networks,” Kobe, Japan, April 20–21, 2006.
  36. “MythTV, open source DVR,” http://www.mythtv.org.
  37. B. Davie, A. Charny, J. C. R. Bennet, K. Benson, J. Y. Le Boudec, W. Courtney, S. Davari, V. Firoiu, D. Stiliadis, “An expedite forwarding PHB,” IETF RFC 3246, March 2002.
  38. J. Heinanen, F. Baker, W. Weiss, J. Wroclawsky, “Assured Forwarding PHB Group,” IETF RFC 2597, June 1999.
  39. M. Alvarez, E. Salami, A. Ramirez, M. Valero, “A performance characterization of high definition digital video decoding using H.264/AVC,” in Proc. IEEE Int. Workload Characterization Symp., 2005, Austin, Texas, Oct. 6–8, 2005, pp. 24–33. [CrossRef]
  40. T. F. Franco, W. Q. Lima, G. Silvestrin, R. C. Pereira, M. J. B. Almeida, L. M. R. Tarouco, L. Z. Granville, A. Beller, E. Jamhour, M. Fonseca, “Substituting COPS-PR: an evaluation of NETCONF and SOAP for policy provisioning,” in 7th IEEE Int. Workshop on Policies for Distributed Systems and Networks (POLICY’06), London, Canada, June 5–7, 2006, pp. 195–204. [CrossRef]
  41. “Call processing performance for voice service in hybrid IP networks,” ITU-T Rec. Y.1530, Nov. 2007.
  42. ITU-T Rec. Y.1531, “SIP-based call processing performance,” Nov. 2007.

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited