DNIS : Dynamic Network Interface Scheduling




The widespread deployment of varying networking technologies, coupled with the exponential increase in end-user data demand, have led to the proliferation of multi-homed or multi-interface enabled devices. To date, these interfaces are mainly utilized one at a time based on network availability, cost, and user-choice. Researchers have recently focused on leveraging these interfaces simultaneously by proposing solutions to aggregate their bandwidths in order to ultimately increase throughput and satisfy the end-user’s growing demand on data. These solutions, however, have faced a steep deployment barrier. In this project, we propose a novel optimal, energy-aware, and deployable bandwidth aggregation system for multiple interfaces enabled devices. Our system aims at satisfying a number of goals: achieving a user defined throughput level with optimal energy consumption, deployability without changes to current legacy servers, and leveraging incremental deployment to achieve incremental performance gains.

Sponsors

This project is funded by the Carnegie Mellon University in QatarITIDA:Information Technology Industry Development Agency and NTRA:National Telecom Regulatory Authority.

People

Collaborators

Awards:

  1. Best Computing and Information Technology Research Program of the Year Award,
    The Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference, Doha, Qatar, November 24-25, 2013.
  2. Best Computing and Information Technology Research Program of the Year Award,
    The Third Qatar Foundation Annual Research Forum, Doha, Qatar, October 21-23, 2012.
  3. Second place award winner in ACM SIGMobile Undergraduate Student Research Competition (SRC),
    The Fifteenth Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom’09), Beijing, China, September
    21-26, 2009.

Media Coverage:

  1. http://www.gulf-times.com/site/topics/article.asp?cu_no=2&item_no=539113&version=1&template_id=36&parent_id=16
  2. http://www.qatarisbooming.com/2012/10/23/qf-awards-select-scientists-for-their-groundbreaking-discoveries-at-3rd-annual-research-forum/
  3. http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/qatar/12-researchers-awarded-grants-for-discoveries-1.1092901
  4. http://www.qatar-tribune.com/data/20121023/content.asp?section=Nation1_1
  5. http://thepeninsulaqatar.com/qatar/211760-12-researchers-honoured-for-scientific-discoveries.html
  6. http://www.albawaba.com/business/pr/qatar-foundation-research-forum-447755

List of Publications:

Journal Publications:

  1. An optimal deployable bandwidth aggregation system 
    Karim Habak, Moustafa Youssef and Khaled A. Harras
    Computer Networks (Elsevier) Journal ,VOL 57, 2013.
    Download: PDF
  2. DNIS: a middleware for dynamic multiple network interfaces scheduling 
    Ahmed Saeed, Karim Habak, Mahmoud Fouad and Moustafa Youssef
    Mobile Computing and Communications Review,VOL 14, Issue 2, April 2010.
    Download: PDF

Conference Publications:

  1. OPERETTA: An Optimal Energy Efficient Bandwidth Aggregation System
    Karim Habak, Khaled A. Harras, and Moustafa Youssef
    IEEE Communications Society Conference on Sensor, Mesh and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks (SECON 2012), Seoul, Korea, June 18-21, 2012.
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  2. DBAS: A Deployable Bandwidth Aggregation System 
    Karim Habak, Moustafa Youssef, and Khaled Harras
    IFIP International Conference on New Technologies, Mobility and Security (NTMS 2012), Istanbul, Turkey, May 7-10, 2012.
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  3. G-DBAS: A Green and Deployable Bandwidth Aggregation System 
    Karim Habak, Moustafa Youssef, and Khaled A. Harras
    IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC 2012), Paris, France, April 1-4, 2012.
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Technical Reports:

  1. DBAS: A Deployable Bandwidth Aggregation System 
    Karim Habak, Moustafa Youssef, and Khaled A. Harras
    Arxiv preprint arXiv:1201.2760, 2012.
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Extended Abstracts:

  1. OSCAR: An Incentive-Based Collaborative Bandwidth Aggregation System
    Karim Habak, Khaled A. Harras, and Moustafa Youssef
    in The Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference Proceedings: Vol 2013, ICTO-07, Doha, Qatar, November 24-25, 2013
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  2. OPERETTA: An Optimal Deployable Energy Efficient Bandwidth Aggregation System
    Karim Habak, Khaled A. Harras, and Moustafa Youssef
    in The Third Qatar Foundation Annual Research Forum Proceedings: Vol 2012,  CSO7, Doha, Qatar, October 21-23, 2012
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Posters:

  1. DNIS: A Middleware for Dynamic Multiple Network Interface Scheduling
    Ahmed Saeed, Karim Habak, Mahmoud Fouad and Moustafa Youssef
    in ACM MobiCom, 2009. Second place winner in the ACM SIGMOBILE Undergraduate Student Research Competition.

Demos:

  1. OPERETTA: Demonstrating An Optimal Energy Efficient Bandwidth Aggregation System
    Karim Habak, Khaled A. Harras and Moustafa Youssef
    In IEEE SECON, 2012. [Invited]
  2. DNIS: Demonstrating Dynamic Multiple Network Interface Scheduler
    Ahmed Saeed, Karim Habak, Mahmoud Fouad and Moustafa Youssef
    in ACM MobiCom, 2009.

Inventions and Patents:

  1. OPERETTA: An Optimal Energy Efficient Bandwidth Aggregation System
    Karim Habak, Moustafa Youssef, and Khaled Harras
    Patent Application No. 61/850,432, USA.