Date Added: Apr 2011
Network advance reservation is an area of growing interest and focus today. However, most proposed solutions in this field have only focused on the scheduling of point-to-point client connections. Now as applications and user communities continue to expand, there is a growing need to extend advance reservation support for multi-point services. To address this concern, a heuristic solution is presented for virtual overlay network scheduling. The scheme uses graph-theoretic schemes and is analyzed in detail using network simulation.