Scalable Multicasting over Next-Generation Internet

Design, Analysis and Applications

  • Xiaohua Tian
  • Yu Cheng

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Xiaohua Tian, Yu Cheng
    Pages 1-8
  3. Xiaohua Tian, Yu Cheng
    Pages 9-38
  4. Xiaohua Tian, Yu Cheng
    Pages 39-70
  5. Xiaohua Tian, Yu Cheng
    Pages 71-101
  6. Xiaohua Tian, Yu Cheng
    Pages 103-130
  7. Xiaohua Tian, Yu Cheng
    Pages 131-146
  8. Xiaohua Tian, Yu Cheng
    Pages 147-151
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 153-155

About this book


Next-generation Internet providers face high expectations, as contemporary users worldwide expect high-quality multimedia functionality in a landscape of ever-expanding network applications. This volume explores the critical research issue of turning today’s greatly enhanced hardware capacity to good use in designing a scalable multicast  protocol for supporting large-scale multimedia services. Linking new hardware to improved performance in the Internet’s next incarnation is a research hot-spot in the computer communications field.


The methodical presentation deals with the key questions in turn: from the mechanics of multicast protocols to current state-of-the-art designs, and from methods of theoretical analysis of these protocols to applying them in the ns2 network simulator, known for being hard to extend. The authors’ years of research in the field inform this thorough treatment, which covers details such as applying AOM (application-oriented multicast) protocol to IPTV provision and resolving the practical design issues thrown up in creating scalable AOM multicast service models.


AOM application-oriented multicast Application-oriented networking Bandwidth Efficiency Bloom filter GAON generic application-oriented networking IPTV Internet Protocol television Multicast Next-generation Internet Scalable Multicasting multimedia communication applications

Authors and affiliations

  • Xiaohua Tian
    • 1
  • Yu Cheng
    • 2
  1. 1., SEIEE Buildings 5-307Shanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghaiChina, People's Republic
  2. 2.Illinois Institute of TechnologyChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-0151-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-0152-0
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