June 3, 1996 to June 4, 1996
A. Findlay , Comput. Centre, Brunel Univ., Uxbridge, UK
Multi-media communication tools now exist which have support for group communication using multicast protocols. The same tools can be used in unicast mode for one-to-one communication. The focus of development so far has been on group-working and conference support. As a result, there is a session directory tool that allows users to advertise conferences and to join the ones that interest them. On the other hand, the support for setting up one-to-one sessions and closed-group conferences is rather limited. A new set of session-control facilities is needed to create a 'multi-media telephone' from the components now available. This paper lists some requirements and proposes mechanisms to address them.
protocols; multimedia communication; telephony; telecommunication control; teleconferencing; mobile communication; multi-media telephone; directory service; session control; multi-media communications; group communication; multicast protocols; one-to-one communication; unicast mode; group-working; conference support; closed-group conferences
A. Findlay, "The multi-media telephone: directory service and session control for multi-media communications", SDNE, 1996, Services in Distributed and Networked Environments, Workshop, Services in Distributed and Networked Environments, Workshop 1996, pp. 169, doi:10.1109/SDNE.1996.502461