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ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (TOIT), Volume 3 Issue 4, November 2003

Quality of service in an information economy
R. Braumandl, A. Kemper, D. Kossmann
Pages: 291-333
DOI: 10.1145/945846.945847
Accessing and processing distributed data sources have become important factors for businesses today. This is especially true for the emerging virtual enterprises with their data and processing capabilities spread across the Internet. Unfortunately,...

Efficient scheduling of Internet banner advertisements
Ali Amiri, Syam Menon
Pages: 334-346
DOI: 10.1145/945846.945848
Despite the slowdown in the economy, advertisement revenue remains a significant source of income for many Internet-based organizations. Banner advertisements form a critical component of this income, accounting for 40 to 50 percent of the total...

Measuring and characterizing end-to-end Internet service performance
Ludmila Cherkasova, Yun Fu, Wenting Tang, Amin Vahdat
Pages: 347-391
DOI: 10.1145/945846.945849
Fundamental to the design of reliable, high-performance network services is an understanding of the performance characteristics of the service as perceived by the client population as a whole. Understanding and measuring such end-to-end service...

Architecture and performance of server-directed transcoding
Björn Knutsson, Honghui Lu, Jeffrey Mogul, Bryan Hopkins
Pages: 392-424
DOI: 10.1145/945846.945850
Proxy-based transcoding adapts Web content to be a better match for client capabilities (such as screen size and color depth) and last-hop bandwidths. Traditional transcoding breaks the end-to-end model of the Web, because the proxy does not know the...