Group communication in distributed multimedia systems

Robert Simon, Taieb Znati, Robert Sclabassi

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This paper presents AlphaDeltaPhi (ADP) Group communication as a method of defining and conducting multi-process end-to-end connection level management in distributed multimedia systems. α represents the reliability, Δ the end-to-end delay and Φ is the synchronization interval for a group connection. In contrast to other group communication paradigms, an ADP-group is a related set of cooperating processes whose communication is supported by allowing a spectrum of quality-of-service and message delivery options to co-exist within the same group. Developed as part of our work with Multimedia Mednet, ADP-group communication is designed to provide appropriate connection management support and network control within distributed multimedia environments characterized by a heterogenous mixture of equipment types, network performance and user interaction.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1994 IEEE 14th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems - Poznan, Pol
Duration: Jun 21 1994Jun 24 1994


ConferenceProceedings of the 1994 IEEE 14th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems
CityPoznan, Pol

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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