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ITM Student Yueqing Zhang accepted as a speaker for IEEE ComSoc Conference

Picture of IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) Technical Committee on Communications Quality & Reliability (CQR) Congratulations to ITM Student Yueqing Zhang. She presented at the Emerging Technology Reliability Roundtable 2015. The international conference was held on May 12, 2015 in Charleston, South Carolina.

Yueqing Zhang presented the Benchmarking the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) project. Her group includes ITM students, Arthur Clouet and Oluseyi S. Awotayo and faculty support from Carol Davids
Illinois Institute of Technology and Vijay K. Gurbani from Bell Laboratories, Alcatel-Lucent.

Measuring and comparing performance of an Internet multimedia signaling protocol across varying vendor implementations is a challenging task. Tests to measure the performance of the protocol as it is exhibited on a vendor device and conditions of the laboratory setup to run the tests have to be normalized such that no special favor is accorded to a particular vendor implementation. In this paper, we describe a performance benchmark to measure the performance of a device that includes a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) proxy function.

This benchmark is currently being standardized by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). We implemented the algorithm that has been proposed in the IETF to measure the performance of a SIP server. We provide the test results of running the benchmark on Asterisk, the popular open source SIP private branch exchange (PBX).