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JSW 2009 Vol.4(7): 675-685 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.4304//jsw.4.7.675-685

QoS Perceived by Users of Ubiquitous UMTS: Compositional Models and Thorough Analysis

Andrea Bondavalli, Paolo Lollini, Leonardo Montecchi
Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Dipartimento di Sistemi e Informatica, viale Morgagni 65, I-50134, Firenze, Italy

Abstract—This paper provides a QoS analysis of a dynamic, ubiquitous UMTS network scenario in the automotive context identied in the ongoing EC HIDENETS project. The scenario comprises different types of mobile users, applications, trafc conditions, and outage events reducing the available network resources. Adopting a compositional modeling approach based on Stochastic Activity Networks (SAN) formalism, we analyze the Quality of Service (QoS) both from the users' perspective and from the mobile operator's one. The classical QoS analysis is enhanced by taking into account the congestion both caused by the outage events and by the varying trafc conditions. The impact of users' mobility on the selected QoS indicators is further investigated combining the SAN modelling approach with an ad-hoc mobility simulator, which also allows to rene the model representing the UMTS network behavior.

Index Terms—QoS analysis, UMTS networks, partial outages, compositional modeling, stochastic activity networks, mobility simulator.

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Cite: Andrea Bondavalli, Paolo Lollini, Leonardo Montecchi, "QoS Perceived by Users of Ubiquitous UMTS: Compositional Models and Thorough Analysis," Journal of Software vol. 4, no. 7, pp. 675-685, 2009.

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ISSN: 1796-217X (Online)
Frequency:  Quarterly
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Antanas Verikas
Executive Editor: Ms. Yoyo Y. Zhou
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