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14th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (1994)
Pozman, Poland
June 21, 1994 to June 24, 1994
ISBN: 0-8186-5840-1
pp: 294-301
R. Simon , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Pittsburgh Univ., PA, USA
T. Znati , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Pittsburgh Univ., PA, USA
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. /spl alpha/ represents the reliability, /spl Delta/ the end-to-end delay and /spl Phi/ 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.<>
multimedia systems, synchronisation, performance evaluation, delays, protocols

R. Simon, T. Znati and R. Sclabassi, "Group communication in distributed multimedia systems," 14th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems(ICDCS), Pozman, Poland, 1994, pp. 294-301.
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