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    An Information-Based Dynamic Extrapolation Model for Networked Virtual Environments

    Zhang, Xin and Ward, Tomas E. and McLoone, Seamus (2012) An Information-Based Dynamic Extrapolation Model for Networked Virtual Environments. ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications, 8 (3). 27.1-27.19. ISSN 1551-6857

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    Various Information Management techniques have been developed to help maintain a consistent shared virtual world in a Networked Virtual Environment. However, such techniques have to be carefully adapted to the application state dynamics and the underlying network. This work presents a novel framework that minimizes inconsistency by optimizing bandwidth usage to deliver useful information. This framework measures the state evolution using an information model and dynamically switches extrapolation models and the packet rate to make the most information-efficient usage of the available bandwidth. The results shown demonstrate that this approach can help optimize consistency under constrained and time-varying network conditions.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: The definitive version of this article is available at DOI: 10.1145/2240136.2240140
    Keywords: Measurements; Performance; Theory; Consistency; collaborative virtual environments; distributed interactive applications; distributed interactive simulation; networked multi-player computer games; networked virtual environments; information management techniques;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Electronic Engineering
    Item ID: 6745
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    Depositing User: Dr Tomas Ward
    Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2016 17:01
    Journal or Publication Title: ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications
    Publisher: ACM
    Refereed: Yes
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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