A Flexible Middleware for Multimedia Communication: Design, Implementation, and Experience

Burkhard Stiller, Christina Class, Marcel Waldvogel, Germano Caronni, Daniel Bauer: A Flexible Middleware for Multimedia Communication: Design, Implementation, and Experience. In: IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, 17 (9), S. 1580-1598, 1999.

Abstract

Distributed multimedia applications require a variety of com-munication services. These services and different application requirements have to be provided and supported within (1) end-systems in an efficient and integrated manner, combining the precise specification of Quality-of-Service (QoS) requirements, application interfaces, multicast support, and security features, and within (2) the network. The Da CaPo++ system presented here provides an efficient end-system middleware for multimedia applications, capable of handling various types of applications in a modular fashion. Application needs and communication demands are specified by values in terms of QoS attributes and functional properties, such as encryption requirements or multicast support. Da CaPo++ automatically configures suitable communication protocols, provides for an efficient run-time support, and offers an easy-to-use, object-oriented application programming interface. While its applicability to real-life applications was shown by prototype implementations, performance evaluations have been carried out yielding practical experiences and numerical results.

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@article{Stiller1999Flexible,
title = {A Flexible Middleware for Multimedia Communication: Design, Implementation, and Experience},
author = {Burkhard Stiller and Christina Class and Marcel Waldvogel and Germano Caronni and Daniel Bauer},
url = {https://netfuture.ch/wp-content/uploads/1999/stiller99flexible.pdf},
year  = {1999},
date = {1999-01-01},
journal = {IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications},
volume = {17},
number = {9},
pages = {1580-1598},
abstract = {Distributed multimedia applications require a variety of com-munication services. These services and different application requirements have to be provided and supported within (1) end-systems in an efficient and integrated manner, combining the precise specification of Quality-of-Service (QoS) requirements, application interfaces, multicast support, and security features, and within (2) the network. The Da CaPo++ system presented here provides an efficient end-system middleware for multimedia applications, capable of handling various types of applications in a modular fashion. Application needs and communication demands are specified by values in terms of QoS attributes and functional properties, such as encryption requirements or multicast support. Da CaPo++ automatically configures suitable communication protocols, provides for an efficient run-time support, and offers an easy-to-use, object-oriented application programming interface. While its applicability to real-life applications was shown by prototype implementations, performance evaluations have been carried out yielding practical experiences and numerical results.},
keywords = {Middleware, Quality of Service},
pubstate = {published},
tppubtype = {article}
}

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