Manycast Multiple QoS Constraints Based Routing Algorithms Over Optical Burst Switched Networks
Distributed applications such as video conferencing require data to be transmitted to a group of destinations from a single source. Such applications can be implemented using multicasting. However, in multicasting, if any one of the fixed members in the group can not satisfy the service requirement of the application, the multicast request is said to be blocked. This drawback of multicasting has paved way for the communication paradigm called manycasting, where in, the destination can join or leave the group dynamically, depending on whether it satisfies the service requirement or not. Manycasting over Optical Burst Switched (OBS) networks is Quality of Service (QoS) constraints based.