Synchronization of Temporal Constructs in Distributed Multimedia Systems with Controlled Accuracy

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Authors:Son, Sang, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Virginia Agarwal, Nipun, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Virginia
Abstract:

With the inception of technology in communication networks such as ATM it will be pos- sible to run multimedia applications on future integrated networks. Synchronization of the related media data is one of the key characteristics of a multimedia system. In this paper we present a scheme for synchronization of multimedia data across a network where the accuracy of detecting asynchronization and predicting the future asynchrony is variable and can be tailored to the intended application. The protocol has been designed keeping in mind characteristics of ATM networks such as the absence of global synchronized clocks and utilizing features as the QOS promised by them. The multimedia data when sent across the network may also be stored at an intermediate node and later retrieved for dis- play. We extend the scheme and present a mechanism wherein synchronization of all the possible temporal constructs is supported and not restricted to the "in-parallel" construct which is only one of the thirteen possible temporal relations.

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Language:
English
Source Citation:

Son, Sang, and Nipun Agarwal. "Synchronization of Temporal Constructs in Distributed Multimedia Systems with Controlled Accuracy." University of Virginia Dept. of Computer Science Tech Report (1993).

Publisher:
University of Virginia, Department of Computer Science
Published Date:
1993