Summary of Research Project Results under JSPS FY2001
"Research for the Future Program"



1.Research Institution Osaka University
 
2. University-Industry Cooperative Research Committee
 163rd Committee Internet Technology
 
3.Term of Project FY 1997 〜 FY 2001
 
4.Project Number 97R16301
 
5.Title of Project Integrated Network Architecture for Advanced Multimedia Application Systems

6.Project Leader
Name Institution,Department Title of Position
Hideo Miyahara Osaka University, Graduate School of Engineering Science professor

7.Core Members

Names Institution,Department Title of Position
Shinji Shimojo Osaka University, Cybermedia Center Professor
Masayuki Murata Osaka University, Cybermedia Center Professor
Yuji Oie Kyusyu Institute of Technology, Faculty of Computer Science and Systems Engineering Professor

8.Summary of Research Results

The main objective of the project is to build an integrated network architecture for realizing advanced multimedia application systems. Several networking technologies − Internet, ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode), and xDSL (Digital Subscriber Line) - are integrated to support various multimedia applications requiring different types of QoS(Quality of Services).
1997 BULDING TEST-BED
A test-bed for experimentation of existing networking technologies has been developed at Osaka University, Japan. This test-bed combines various networking technologies including Internet, ATM, xDSL, and CATV.
1998 APPLICATION PROTOTYES
Several Prototypes of advanced multimedia applications have been developed on the test−bed. Requirements of those application prototypes on future networking technologies have been clarified.
1999 NETWORK ARCHITECTURE
An integrated network architecture has been designed and proposed. Protocols in three layers (i.e., link, network, and transport layers) have also been designed.
2000 IMPLEMENTATION AND EVALUATION
We are currently working on implementing proposed protocols. After finishing implementation, performance evaluation of the proposed protocols will be performed. We also plan to participate in standardization activities.
2001 FINAL INTEGRATION
The proposed protocols in three layers will be integrated. Effectiveness of our network architecture will be demonstrated using several advanced multimedia applications.

9.Key Words

(1)Ultra high speed Internet Architecture、(2)Server Measurement、(3)Brain science
(4)High band width data base、(5)Medical Network、(6)Internet for a physically handicapped person
(7)Quality of Service、(8)An area Internet、(9)Multicast


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