Blair, Gordon and Coulson, G and Papathomas, M and Robin, P and Stefani, J B and Horn, F and Hazard, L (1996) A programming model and system infrastructure for real-time synchronization in distributed multimedia systems. IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, 14 (1). pp. 249-263. ISSN 0733-8716Full text not available from this repository.
One of the major requirements of distributed multimedia applications is the need to maintain often complex, real-time synchronization constraints, More specifically, it is necessary to be able to manage arbitrary intra- and inter-media synchronization across activities in the distributed environment. Furthermore, it is important that such developments are integrated into emerging object-oriented standards for distributed computing. This paper presents an object-oriented programming model and associated implementation to meet these requirements. The main concepts behind the proposed approach are, firstly, the use of reactive objects for real-time control and synchronization and, secondly, quality of service controlled bindings for predictable communication between objects, The flexibility of the approach is demonstrated by three contrasting examples of real-time synchronization. The implementation extends the realtime capabilities of the Chorus micro-kernel by introducing the concepts of rtports, rthandlers and quality of service controlled connections, The paper demonstrates how reactive objects and bindings are realized on this infrastructure.
|Journal or Publication Title:||IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications|
|Deposited On:||12 Mar 2012 11:56|
|Last Modified:||09 Apr 2014 23:05|
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