END TO END ADAPTATION FOR THE WEB - Matching Content to Client Connections

Kristoffer Getchell, Martin Bateman, Colin Allison, Alan Miller

Abstract

The size and heterogeneity of the Internet means that the bandwidth available for a particular download may range from many megabits per second to a few kilobits. Yet Web Servers today provide a one size fits all service and consequently the delay experienced by users accessing the same Web Page may range from a few milliseconds to minutes. This paper presents a framework for making Web Servers aware of the Quality of Service that is likely to be available for a user session, by utilising measurements of past traffic conditions. The Web Server adapts the fidelity of content delivered to users in order to control the delay experienced and thereby optimise the browsing experience. Where high bandwidth connectivity and low congestion exist high fidelity content will be delivered, where the connectivity is low bandwidth, or the path congested, lower fidelity content will be served, and delay controlled.

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Getchell K., Bateman M., Allison C. and Miller A. (2005). END TO END ADAPTATION FOR THE WEB - Matching Content to Client Connections . In Proceedings of the Second International Conference on e-Business and Telecommunication Networks - Volume 1: ICETE, ISBN 972-8865-32-5, pages 131-136. DOI: 10.5220/0001416901310136


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icete05,
author={Kristoffer Getchell and Martin Bateman and Colin Allison and Alan Miller},
title={END TO END ADAPTATION FOR THE WEB - Matching Content to Client Connections},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Second International Conference on e-Business and Telecommunication Networks - Volume 1: ICETE,},
year={2005},
pages={131-136},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001416901310136},
isbn={972-8865-32-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Second International Conference on e-Business and Telecommunication Networks - Volume 1: ICETE,
TI - END TO END ADAPTATION FOR THE WEB - Matching Content to Client Connections
SN - 972-8865-32-5
AU - Getchell K.
AU - Bateman M.
AU - Allison C.
AU - Miller A.
PY - 2005
SP - 131
EP - 136
DO - 10.5220/0001416901310136