Integration of QoS Metrics, Rules and Semantic Uplift for Advanced IPTV Monitoring

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Title: Integration of QoS Metrics, Rules and Semantic Uplift for Advanced IPTV Monitoring
Authors: de Fréin, Ruairí
Olariu, Cristian
Song, Yuqian
McDonagh, Patrick
Hava, Adriana
Thorpe, Christina
Murphy, John
Murphy, Liam, B.E.
et al.
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/7541
Date: Jul-2015
Abstract: Increasing and variable traffic demands due to triple play services pose significant Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) resource management challenges for service providers. Managing subscriber expectations via consolidated IPTV quality reporting will play a crucial role in guaranteeing return-on-investment for players in the increasingly competitive IPTV delivery ecosystem. We propose a fault diagnosis and problem isolation solution that addresses the IPTV monitoring challenge and recommends problem-specific remedial action. IPTV delivery-specific metrics are collected at various points in the delivery topology, the residential gateway and the Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer through to the video Head-End. They are then pre-processed using new metric rules. A semantic uplift engine takes these raw metric logs; it then transforms them into World Wide Web Consortium’s standard Resource Description Framework for knowledge representation and annotates them with expert knowledge from the IPTV domain. This system is then integrated with a monitoring visualization framework that displays monitoring events, alarms, and recommends solutions. A suite of IPTV fault scenarios is presented and used to evaluate the feasibility of the solution. We demonstrate that professional service providers can provide timely reports on the quality of IPTV service delivery using this system.
Funding Details: Science Foundation Ireland
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Springer
Journal: Journal of Network and Systems Management
Volume: 23
Issue: 3
Start page: 673
End page: 708
Copyright (published version): 2014 Springer Science+Business Media New York
Keywords: Network and system monitoringMeasuresQuality of serviceIPTVMonitoringSemantic uplift
DOI: 10.1007/s10922-014-9313-9
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Computer Science Research Collection

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