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Principles of QoS in group communications

Mathy, Laurent and Edwards, Christopher and Hutchison, David (1999) Principles of QoS in group communications. TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, 11 (1-2). pp. 59-84. ISSN 1018-4864

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Abstract

In this paper, we consider QoS support in the context of group communications. In particular, we present fundamental properties of QoS in group communications, which, although quite simple, have been widely overlooked and/or misunderstood. Because distributed multimedia applications require flexible QoS agreements, end-to-end QoS negotiation will play an important role. We show how such a negotiation mechanism can be designed, taking the fundamental QoS properties into account. This leads us to the design of an algorithm for QoS negotiation whose computational overhead proves to be independent of the size of the group of receivers.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS
Uncontrolled Keywords: cs_eprint_id ; 2147 cs_uid ; 421
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 11667
Deposited By: ep_importer_comp
Deposited On: 07 Jul 2011 16:46
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2013 16:05
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/11667

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