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Group Support in Multimedia Communications Systems

Mauthe, Andreas and Coulson, Geoffrey and Hutchison, David and Namuye, Silvester (1996) Group Support in Multimedia Communications Systems. In: Teleservices and Multimedia Communications Second International COST 237 Workshop Copenhagen, Denmark, November 20–22 1995 Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science . Springer Verlag, Berlin, pp. 1-18. ISBN 978-3-540-61028-1

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Abstract

Communication among multiple entities is becoming more and more widespread in computing and telecommunications. Although many existing communications protocols and services do offer some limited support for multicast or group communication, the new requirements of multipeer applications make it difficult to find efficient and comprehensive solutions. In this paper we discuss the required characteristics of group services and survey the extent of the support provided by today's services and protocols. In addition, a brief outline of standardisation efforts in this area within ISO and ITU is given and selected examples of research projects which deal with different aspects of group communication are presented.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 56876
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 29 Aug 2012 14:37
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014 01:20
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/56876

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