Overall Objectives
Research Program
Highlights of the Year
New Software and Platforms
New Results
Bilateral Contracts and Grants with Industry
Partnerships and Cooperations
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Section: New Software and Platforms


Participants : Chadi Barakat [contact] , Thierry Spetebroot, Nicolas Aguilera Miranda, Damien Saucez.

ACQUA is an Application for prediCting Quality of User experience at Internet Access. It was supported by the French ANR CMON project on collaborative monitoring and will be supported in 2016 by both the Inria ADT ACQUA and the ANR Project BottleNet. ACQUA presents a new way for the evaluation of the performance of Internet access. Starting from network-level measurements as the ones we often do today (bandwidth, delay, loss rates, etc), ACQUA targets the estimated quality of experience related to the different applications of interest to the user without the need to run them (e.g. estimated Skype quality, estimated video streaming quality). An application in ACQUA is a function that links the network-level measurements to the expected quality of experience. In its first version (the version available online), ACQUA was concentrating on delay measurements at the access and on the detection and estimation of the impact of delay anomalies (local problems, remote problems, etc). The current work is concentrating on using the ACQUA principle in the estimation and prediction of the quality of experience of main user’s applications (see section 7.1.1 for more details). An Android version is under development supported by the Inria ADT ACQUA.