Über den Autor
XIAOHUA TIAN received his B.E. and M.E. degrees in communication engineering from Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an, China, in 2003 and 2006, respectively. He received his Ph.D. degree in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago, in Dec. 2010. He is currently a research associate in the Department of Electronic Engineering at Shanghai Jiaotong University, China. He won the Highest Standards of Academic Achievement 2011 of IIT, Fieldhouse Research Fellowship 2009 of IIT, which is awarded to only one student at IIT each year, and the IEEE EFSOI 2010 Student Travel Grant Award. His research interests include application-oriented networking, Internet of Things and wireless networks. He serves as the publicity co-chair of the 7th International Conference on Wireless Algorithms, Systems and Applications (WASA 2012). He also serves as the Technical Program Committee member for Communications QoS, Reliability, and Modeling Symposium (CQRM) of GLOBECOM 2011, Wireless Networking of GLOBECOM 2013 and WASA 2011.Tian is currently a research associate in Shanghai Jiao Tong University, ChinaYU CHENG has been with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, USA, as an Assistant Professor, since 2006.
Introduction.- Background and Literature Review.- Application-Oriented Multicast (AOM).- Inter-Domain AOM and Incremental Deployment.- AOM-Assisted Zapping Acceleration for IPTV.- Generic AON (GAON) Simulation Framework.- Conclusions and Open Research Issues.
Next-generation Internet providers face high expectations, as contemporary users worldwide expect high-quality multimedia functionality in a landscape of ever-expanding network applications. This volume explores the critical research issue of turning today's greatly enhanced hardware capacity to good use in designing a scalable multicast protocol for supporting large-scale multimedia services. Linking new hardware to improved performance in the Internet's next incarnation is a research hot-spot in the computer communications field.
The methodical presentation deals with the key questions in turn: from the mechanics of multicast protocols to current state-of-the-art designs, and from methods of theoretical analysis of these protocols to applying them in the ns2 network simulator, known for being hard to extend. The authors' years of research in the field inform this thorough treatment, which covers details such as applying AOM (application-oriented multicast) protocol to IPTV provision and resolving the practical design issues thrown up in creating scalable AOM multicast service models.
Covers the latest research results of multicast protocol designPresents a new multicast protocol specifically designed for the next-generation Internet with enhanced networking nodesDescribes how to apply the proposed multicast protocol to practical IPTV applications to improve the IPTV system performance