ISM 2010
Conference paper

Non-intrusive adaptive multi-media routing in peer-to-peer multi-party video conferencing

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Motivated by the problem of limited bandwidth in peer-to-peer (P2P) multi-party video conferencing systems, in this paper we propose a non-intrusive adaptive multi-media routing algorithm that effectively calculates stream routing to achieve a maximum number of receiving streams. The technique is non-intrusive in that it makes use of current streaming status to infer link bottlenecks rather than sending active probing packets, which would seriously interfere with the latency-sensitive video conferencing application and waste bandwidth. When link bottlenecks are detected, the method will adaptively calculate streaming routes, allowing bandwidth abundant peers to act as relays. To test the performance, we use real data from a world wide bandwidth distribution archive and investigate the algorithm convergence rate and distribution fairness through simulation. Results show that the technique works well to achieve effective multi-media routing for latency-sensitive video conferencing applications. © 2010 IEEE.