Protocol for collaborative multimedia presentations

E. Hwang, B. Prabhakaran

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Many multimedia presentation applications involve retrieval of objects from more than one collaborating server. For instance, we can consider distributed video servers where blocks of movies are distributed over a set of servers. Here, blocks of a movie from different video servers have to be retrieved and presented continuously without any gaps in the presentation. Such applications first need an estimate of the available network resources to each of the collaborating server in order to identify a schedule for retrieving the objects composing the presentation. A collaborating server can suggest modifications of the retrieval schedule depending on its load. These modifications can potentially affect the retrieval schedule for other collaborating applications. In this paper, we propose an application sub-layer protocol, Resource Lock Commit Protocol (RLCP), for handling the negotiation and commitment of the resources required for a collaborative multimedia presentation application.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes
Event2000 IEEE Internatinal Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME 2000) - New York, NY, United States
Duration: 2000 Jul 302000 Aug 2


Other2000 IEEE Internatinal Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME 2000)
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew York, NY

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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