Supporting service quality assurance via trouble management

Sinnott, R.O., Gringel, T., Tschichholz, M. and Vortisch, W. (2000) Supporting service quality assurance via trouble management. In: Neuman de Souza, J. and Boutaba, R. (eds.) IEEE/IFIP TC6-WG6.4 & WG6.6 Third International Conference on Management of Multimedia Networks and Services (MMNS'2000), September 25-28, 2000, Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil. Series: International federation for information processing (54). Kluwer Academic: Boston, USA, pp. 193-206. ISBN 9780792379621

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The open service market encourages competition between service providers. To attract and keep customers, service providers require – amongst other things - better tools and techniques to increase their competitiveness. In this paper we address one area for tool support: namely, tools for the support of service quality assurance, i.e. so that checks can be made to ensure that services (and the networks they operate over) fulfil the expectations of customers who have subscribed to them. To demonstrate this, we show how trouble management techniques can be applied to develop generic and reusable components. The test-bed for this work is based on a TINA platform Y.TSP that has been extended with a trouble management component. We show how this trouble management component can be used to support service quality assurance via two application cases studies.

Item Type:Book Sections
Keywords:Trouble management, trouble ticketing, service level agreements, service quality assurance, CORBA, TINA
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Sinnott, Professor Richard
Authors: Sinnott, R.O., Gringel, T., Tschichholz, M., and Vortisch, W.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
College/School:University Services > IT Services > Computing Service
Journal Name:Proceedings of Third International Conference on Management on Multimedia Networks and Services 2000
Publisher:Kluwer Academic
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2000 Springer
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.

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