Adaptive online bandwidth allocation and reservation for QoS sensitive multimedia networks

Sungwook Kim, Pramod K. Varshney

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Bandwidth is an extremely valuable and scarce resource in multimedia networks. Therefore, efficient bandwidth management is necessary in order to provide high quality service to users in a multimedia network. In this paper, we propose new online bandwidth management algorithms for adaptation and reservation. Our on-line approach is dynamic and flexible that responds to current network conditions. In addition, proposed algorithms are combined in an integrated framework where they are able to cooperate with each other to strike an appropriate network performance balance between contradictory QoS requirements. With a simulation study, we demonstrate the excellent performance of our scheme under widely diverse traffic load intensities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1959-1969
Number of pages11
JournalComputer Communications
Issue number17
StatePublished - Oct 17 2005


  • Adaptive allocation
  • Bandwidth reservation
  • Multimedia networks
  • On-line decisions
  • Preemption
  • Quality of service

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications


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