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Distinguished Lecture - The Evolution of Quality-of-Service on the Internet
Throughout the last ten years the problem of providing a better delivery service for the Internet
than the original best-effort service has been at the forefront of the networking research
community. Throughout this time the requirements and proposed technologies have evolved
from those supporting delay and bandwidth guarantees to those simply providing a so-
called better-than-best-effort service. In talk I'll survey the major currents and themes in
quality-of-service research for the Internet over the last ten years with an emphasis on the
technologies that are likely to be deployed in the near future.
Kevin Jeffay is S. Shepard Jones Distinguished Term Professor of Computer Science in the
Department of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also
serves as the Director of Undergraduate Studies for the department. He received his Ph.D.
from the University of Washington in 1989. His research and teaching interests are in
real-time systems, operating systems, networking, and multimedia systems. He and his
students focus on the general problem of providing real-time computation and communication
services across the Internet. Dr. Jeffay is currently the editor-in-chief of the
ACM/Springer-Verlag journal Multimedia Systems. He is the program chair of the 2000 IEEE
Real-Time Systems Symposium and the 2000 International Workshop on Network and
Operating System Support for Digital Audio and Video (NOSSDAV).