QoS and resource management in distributed interactive multimedia environments

Klara Nahrstedt, Ahsan Arefin, Raoul Rivas, Pooja Agarwal, Zixia Huang, Wanmin Wu, Zhenyu Yang

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Quality of Service (QoS) is becoming an integral part of current ubiquitous Distributed Interactive Multimedia Environments (DIMEs) because of their high resource and real-time interactivity demands. It is highly influenced by the management techniques of available resources in these cyber-physical environments. We consider QoS and resource management influenced by two most important resources; the computing (CPU) and networking resources. In this paper, we survey existing DIME-relevant QoS and resource management techniques for these two resources, present their taxonomy, compare them, and show their impacts on DIMEs. Finally, we discuss appropriateness of those techniques in a sample DIME scenario.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)99-132
Number of pages34
JournalMultimedia Tools and Applications
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2011


  • Bandwidth management
  • DIME
  • Delay management
  • Quality of service
  • Resource management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Media Technology
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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