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An agent based adaptive bandwidth allocation scheme for multimedia applications

Manvi, SS and Venkataram, Pallapa (2005) An agent based adaptive bandwidth allocation scheme for multimedia applications. In: Journal of Systems and Software, 75 (3). pp. 305-318.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jss.2003.09.031


Bandwidth allocation for multimedia applications in case of network congestion and failure poses technical challenges due to bursty and delay sensitive nature of the applications. The growth of multimedia services on Internet and the development of agent technology have made us to investigate new techniques for resolving the bandwidth issues in multimedia communications. Agent technology is emerging as a flexible promising solution for network resource management and QoS (Quality of Service) control in a distributed environment. In this paper, we propose an adaptive bandwidth allocation scheme for multimedia applications by deploying the static and mobile agents. It is a run-time allocation scheme that functions at the network nodes. This technique adaptively finds an alternate patchup route for every congested/failed link and reallocates the bandwidth for the affected multimedia applications. The designed method has been tested (analytical and simulation)with various network sizes and conditions. The results are presented to assess the performance and effectiveness of the approach. This work also demonstrates some of the benefits of the agent based schemes in providing flexibility, adaptability, software reusability, and maintainability. (C) 2004 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Systems and Software
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Communication Engineering
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2010 06:57
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 06:00
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/27187

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