QoS and Resource Management in Distributed Interactive Multimedia Environments
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.