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Network support for a multimedia conference scheduling service
Author(s): Yee-Hsiang Chang
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Paper Abstract

Current efforts in multimedia communications emphasized on network infrastructure research and development in areas such as coding, compression, multicast, high-performance transport protocols, service interface, and resource management. These efforts intend to support a general service for efficient point-to-point and multipoint communications. However, other services, which were overlooked in the past, also demand network infrastructure support. For example, no specific way is currently proposed to perform conference services such as scheduling, announcement, and discovery. In the case of conference scheduling, the network resources and conference-related information need to be set up ahead of time. This requires scheduling support from the low-layer functions and protocols, including connection/configuration management, resource management and their associated protocols. This issue has not bee discussed seriously or included in any of the current proposed solution. In this paper, we will concentrate mainly on how to support the multimedia conferencing scheduling service in the network protocol layers. A novel scheme, which separates the connection phases, is proposed as the foundation to support the scheduling ability and scalability. The impact of scheduling to the API, reservation protocols, and resource management is also addressed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1994
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2188, High-Speed Networking and Multimedia Computing, (1 April 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.171691
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Yee-Hsiang Chang, Hewlett-Packard Labs. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2188:
High-Speed Networking and Multimedia Computing
Arturo A. Rodriguez; Mon-Song Chen; Jacek Maitan, Editor(s)

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