A Delay-Tolerant Payment Scheme on the Ethereum Blockchain

Ahsan Manzoor, Yining Hu, Madhusanka Liyanage, Parinya Ekparinya, Kanchana Thilakarathna, Guillaume Jourjon, Aruna Seneviratne, Salil Kanhere and Mika E Ylianttila,
Proc. of WoWMoM 2018, demo session
Publication year: 2018.06

Abstract: Cash-less payment via a variety of credit, debit or prepaid cards is pervasive in our inter-connected society, but not so ubiquitous in remote rural regions where network connectivity is intermittent. We proposed a cash-less payment scheme for remote villages based on blockchains that allows to maintain a record of verifiable transactions in a distributed manner. We overcome the limitations of intermittent network connectivity by solely relying on blockchain mining nodes in the village for transaction processing and verification. The bank joins as a peer and monitors node behaviors, rewards miners and processes currency exchanges whenever the connectivity is available. We take advantage of the Ethereum network to develop our solution and demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed system on off-the-self computing devices. We emulate a remote village scenario with intermittent network connectivity and show the robustness and reliability of the proposed system.

Endpoint-transparent Multipath Transport with Software-defined Networks

D. Banfi, O. Mehani, G. Jourjon, L. Schwaighofer, and R. Holz
IEEE Local Computer Networks (LCN)
Publication year: 2016.11

Abstract: Multipath forwarding consists in using multiple paths simultaneously to transport data. While most techniques in this area require endpoint modifications, this article proposes to do it inside the network, transparently to the hosts. This approach, however, is known to introduce packet reordering at the receiving end, which may cause critical performance degradation. We present a Software Defined Network architecture which automatically sets up multipath forwarding including solutions to those issues, both at the sending side, through multipath scheduling algorithms, and the receiver side, by resequencing out-of-order packets in a dedicated in-network buffer. A prototype of the model is implemented with wide-spread technologies and evaluated in both emulated and real networks. In this demo, we will show how our solution improves Quality of Experience for high quality video streaming while remaining reactive to network congestion.

Mobile Multimedia Streaming Improvements with Freeze-DCCP

Olivier Mehani, Roksana Boreli, Guillaume Jourjon and Thierry Ernst
ACM Mobicom 2010
Publication year: 2010.09

Mobile Experiments Made Easy with OMF/Orbit

Christoph Dwertmann, Mesut Ergin, Guillaume Jourjon, Max Ott, Thierry Rakotoarivelo and Ivan Seskar
Publication year: 2009.08

Towards a Versatile Transport Protocol

Guillaume Jourjon and Emmanuel Lochin and Patrick Senac
ACM CoNext 2006
Publication year: 2006.12

Abstract: In the context of a reconfigurable transport protocol, this paper introduces two protocol instances based on the composition and specialisation of the TFRC congestion control and Selective Acknowledgment mechanisms. The two resulting transport architectures lead respectively to the QTPAF protocol, specifically designed to operate over QoS-enabled networks and the QTPlight protocol, specifically designed for resource-limited end systems connected to powerful servers. QTPAF combines QoS-aware TFRC congestion control with full reliability to provide a transport service similar to TCP but additionally taking into account network-level bandwidth reservations. QTPlight proposes a modification of TFRC that shifts from the receiver to the sender the complexity of the loss rate estimation mechanism. This modification allows to alleviate the processing and communication load of “light” resource limited mobile receivers. We present the concept of these protocols and their adaptation in the EuQoS European project framework.

IREEL: Remote Experimentation with Real Protocols and Applications over Emulated Network

Laurent Dairaine, Guillaume Jourjon, Ernesto Exposito
Publication year: 2006.06

Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation of QoS Oriented Transport Mechanisms

Guillaume Jourjon, Ernesto Exposito and Laurent Dairaine
ACM CoNext 2005
Publication year: 2005.12

Abstract: The design and development process of communication protocols and real-time systems and particularly transport protocol mechanisms requires adequate methodology and efficient instrumental support. In this paper, an extensible and QoS-oriented development framework integrating design and simulation with UML (Unified Modeling Language), and implementation and evaluation with emulation is introduced. An early use of the proposed framework is illustrated with the design and development of simple transport mechanism.