Technical Report 2005-08-02
Internetworking and Media Communications Research Laboratories
Department of Computer Science, Kent State University
Interactive Protocols For Extensible
Raid Y. Zaghal
Advisor: Dr. Javed I. Khan
Department of Computer Science
Kent State University
We propose and investigate a new networking
paradigm: Interactive Transparent
Networking (InTraN). The InTraN paradigm calls for
meta-engineering of existing network protocols to add interactivity.
Protocol end-point components are metaengineered to create an
interactive version of a protocol with added handles and extended API
that facilitates event passing and controlled access to its internal
state information. The scheme provides a framework for researchers to
deploy protocol modifications without embedding custom codes within the
network layer itself. Instead, InTraN provides the necessary
infrastructure for such modifications to be implemented at the
application layer. We have realized a FreeBSD implementation of the
scheme and designed a solution for two disciplines: adaptive video
transmission on interactive TCP, and loss-free rapid handoff for mobile
networking. Performance evaluations from the real experimentation have
revealed substantial improvements in performance (e.g., video frame
delay and handoff latency). In this dissertation we show that InTraN
can pave the way for a new generation of network solutions that are
more dynamic, efficient, and most importantly, practically deployable.
- Dissertation [pdf]
- Publications & Technical Reports
- Javed I. Khan, Raid Y. Zaghal, Interactive Transparent
Networking: Protocol meta modeling based on EFSM, Computer
Communications Journal. Accepted on May, 2006. Available online at
- Javed I. Khan and Raid Y. Zaghal, Symbiotic Rate
Adaptation for Time Sensitive Elastic Traffic with Interactive
Transport, Elsevier’s Computer Networks Journal. Accepted on March,
2006. Available online at [www.elsevier.com/locate/comnet].
- Raid Y. Zaghal and Javed I. Khan. Interactive
Transparent Networking - Modeling Examples of Snoop and WTCP Protocols.
Elsevier’s Computer Communications Journal, Volume 28, Issue 6 , 15
April 2005, Pages 702-711.
- Sandeep Davu, Raid Y. Zaghal, and Javed I. Khan. An
Infrastructureless End-to-End High Performance Mobility Protocol for
Connection Oriented Applications Using Interactive Transparent
Networking. IEEE International Conference On Electro Information
Technology – EIT 2005, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. May 2005.
- Raid Zaghal, Sandeep Davu, and Javed Khan. An
Interactive Transparent Protocol for Connection Oriented Mobility -
Performance Analysis with Voice Traffic. Third International Symposium
on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad-hoc and Wireless Networks –
WiOpt'05, Riva Del Garda, Trentino, Italy. April 2005.
- Javed Khan and Raid Zaghal. Protocol Modeling with
Transparent Networking. International Conference on Computing,
Communications and Control Technologies - CCCT'04, Austin, TX, USA.
August 2004. pp. 66 – 71, Vol. 7.
- Javed Khan and Raid Zaghal. Jitter and Delay Reduction
for Time Sensitive Elastic Traffic for TCP-Interactive Based World Wide
Video Streaming Over ABone. Proceedings of the 12th International
Conference on Computer Communications and Networks 2003 - ICCCN'03,
Dallas, TX, USA. October 2003. pp. 311 – 316.
- Javed Khan, Raid Zaghal, and Q. Gu. Dynamic QoS
Adaptation for Time Sensitive Traffic with Transientware. Proceedings
of the IASTED International Conference on Wireless and Optical
Communications 2003 – WOC'03, Banff, Canada. July 2003. pp. 225 – 229.
- Javed Khan and Raid Zaghal. Symbiotic Streaming of
Elastic Traffic on Interactive Transport. IEEE International Symposium
on Computers and Communications - ISCC'03, Antalya, Turkey. July 2003.
pp. 1435 – 1440, Vol. 2.
- Javed Khan and Raid Zaghal. Dynamic Transport
Enhancement for Time Elastic Traffic with Transientware. NASA Space
Internet Workshop - SIW'02. Cleveland, Ohio, USA. June 4-6, 2003.
- Javed Khan, Raid Zaghal, and Q. Gu. Rate Control in an
MPEG-2 Video Rate Transcoder. International Packetvideo Workshop - PV
2002, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. April 24 – 26, 2002.
- TR2005-07-22: EFSM/SDL modeling of the original TCP
standard (RFC793) and the Congestion Control Mechanism of TCP Reno.
Raid Y. Zaghal and Javed I. Khan, July 2005.
- TR2005-03-16: A TCP/IP Mobility Solution with Loss-Free
Rapid Handoff. Raid Y. Zaghal, Javed I. Khan, and Sandeep Davu, March
- TR2003-02-03: Performance Analysis of TCP Interactive
based World Wide Video Streaming over ABONE: Delay & Jitter
Experiments. Javed I. Khan and Raid Y. Zaghal, February 2003.
- TR2003-02-02: Event Model and Application Programming
Interface of TCP Interactive. Javed I. Khan and Raid Y. Zaghal,
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