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Quality-of-Service support for multimedia applications

Shepherd, William and Scott, Andrew and Rodden, Thomas (1996) Quality-of-Service support for multimedia applications. Ieee multimedia, 3 (3). pp. 78-82. ISSN 1070-986X

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Abstract

A major project at Lancaster University is the development of network infrastructures capable of supporting the quality-of-service (QoS) requirements of a wide range of distributed multimedia applications. The project includes more than thirty researchers and covers not only the network support but also the enabling technologies. The authors believe that QoS development cannot be done in isolation from the applications to be supported, which must form an integral part of the project. They focus on three application areas: interactive teaching and learning, mobile systems, and virtual reality. They chose applications that stretch network support to its limit. To realize the full potential of these distributed multimedia applications, the underlying network must satisfy all these requirements concurrently. They give a brief overview of their activities to this end and discuss the need for QoS support.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Ieee multimedia
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 57636
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 15 Oct 2012 16:56
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2014 11:03
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/57636

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