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Data Transfers in Broadcast Networks
July 1992 (vol. 41 no. 7)
pp. 842-847

One of the main methods for designing data link protocols in broadcast networks is based on the allocation of transmission rights to nodes in timeslots guaranteeing collision-free access to the channel. Extensions of certain results on vertex coloring are used to establish bounds on the number of timeslots required for a network to finish transmitting a backlog of data. Such networks are also observed when they are structured as rings and trees. Distributed algorithms for the allocation of timeslots in these networks are presented.

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Index Terms:
data transfers; distributed algorithms; broadcast networks; data link protocols; transmission rights; collision-free access; vertex coloring; rings; trees; graph colouring; protocols; radio networks.
A. Bagchi, S.L. Hakimi, "Data Transfers in Broadcast Networks," IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 41, no. 7, pp. 842-847, July 1992, doi:10.1109/12.256452
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