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    Exploring an Information Framework for Consistency Maintenance in Distributed Interactive Applications


    Zhang, Xin and Ward, Tomas E. and McLoone, Seamus (2009) Exploring an Information Framework for Consistency Maintenance in Distributed Interactive Applications. 13th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Distributed Simulation and Real Time Applications.

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    Abstract

    Abstract—Consistency maintenance in Distributed Interactive Applications (DIAs) is subjected to network characteristics such as limited bandwidth and latency. Predictive contract mechanisms are techniques that compensate for the effect of network latency by extrapolating future entity states from historical records. These approaches trade inconsistency within human perceptual limits for reduced network traffic and latency. This paper explores the use of an information metric to analyse the effect of network latency on remote consistency and thus establishes a novel framework to model predictive contract mechanisms as a lossy information sharing process. Such a perspective facilitates a novel explicit analysis of the trade-off between network traffic and inconsistency.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: consistency; Distributed Interactive Applications; information; Consistency-Throughput Trade-off;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Electronic Engineering
    Item ID: 3637
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1109/DS-RT.2009.23
    Depositing User: Dr. Seamus McLoone
    Date Deposited: 03 May 2012 15:32
    Journal or Publication Title: 13th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Distributed Simulation and Real Time Applications
    Publisher: IEEE Computer Society
    Refereed: Yes
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