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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A 2006 Vol.7 No.100 P.7~12


Quality incentive based congestion control for multimedia communication over IP networks

Author(s):  Johansen Stian, Kim Anna N., Perkis Andrew

Affiliation(s):  Centre for Quantifiable Quality of Service in Communication Systems, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim N-7034, Norway

Corresponding email(s):   stianjo@q2s.ntnu.no, annak@q2s.ntnu.no, andrew@q2s.ntnu.no

Key Words:  Congestion control, Incentives, Video communication, Joint source/channel coding, Unequal error protection

Johansen Stian, Kim Anna N., Perkis Andrew. Quality incentive based congestion control for multimedia communication over IP networks[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science A, 2006, 7(100): 7~12.

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In this paper we introduce a framework for using quality as an incentive to promote proper application level congestion control. Through integrating a joint-source channel coder and feedback-based congestion control scheme, we are able to construct accurate and efficient quality incentives. The framework is applicable in all network architectures where end-to-end congestion control may be used, and is as such not specific to either best-effort or traffic class-based architectures. The concept is presented along with preliminary simulations that highlight the resulting rate control accuracy. We also discuss how to implement some well-known congestion control schemes within our framework.

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