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Multicast Services For Multimedia Collaborative Applications, Emad Eldin Mohamed Mohamed Jan 2000

Multicast Services For Multimedia Collaborative Applications, Emad Eldin Mohamed Mohamed

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This work aims at providing multicast services for multimedia collaborative applications over large inter-networks such as the Internet. Multimedia collaborative applications are typically of small group size, slow group membership dynamics, and awareness of participants' identities and locations. Moreover, they usually consist of several components such as audio, video, shared whiteboard, and single user application sharing engines that collectively help make the collaboration session successful. Each of these components has its demands from the communication layer that may differ from one component to another. This dissertation identifies the overall characteristics of multimedia collaborative applications and their individual components. It also ...