Date Added: Oct 2010
Quality of Service (QoS) is becoming an integral part of current ubiquitous Distributed Interactive Multimedia Environments (DIMEs) because of their high resource and real-time interactivity demands. It is highly influenced by the management techniques of available resources in these cyber-physical environments. The authors consider QoS and resource management influenced by two most important resources; the ComPUting (CPU) and networking resources. In this paper, the authors survey existing DIME-relevant QoS and resource management techniques for these two resources, present their taxonomy, compare them, and show their impacts on DIMEs. Finally, the authors discuss appropriateness of those techniques in a sample DIME scenario.