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Architecture and Protocols for High-Speed Networks

  • Otto Spaniol
  • André Danthine
  • Wolfgang Effelsberg

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Z. L. Budrikis, A. Cantoni, J. L. Hullett
    Pages 1-10
  3. S. Breuer, T. Meuser, O. Spaniol
    Pages 11-30
  4. T. Apel, C. Blondia, O. Casals, J. García, K. Uhde
    Pages 31-50
  5. Pierre E. Boyer
    Pages 51-68
  6. M. Björkman, P. Gunningberg
    Pages 133-139
  7. A. Danthine, O. Bonaventure
    Pages 179-201
  8. W. Tawbi, A. Fladenmuller, E. Horlait
    Pages 203-213
  9. G. Coulson, G. S. Blair, P. Robin, D. Shepherd
    Pages 215-234
  10. Ralf Steinmetz
    Pages 235-252
  11. K. Rothermel, I. Barth, T. Helbig
    Pages 253-271
  12. W. Effelsberg, B. Lamparter, R. Keller
    Pages 273-292

About this book


Multimedia data streams will form a major part of the new generation of applications in high-speed networks. Continuous media streams, however, require transmission with guaranteed performance. In addition, many multimedia applications will require peer-to-multipeer communication. Guaranteed performance can only be provided with resource reservation in the network, and efficient multipeer communication must be based on multicast support in the lower layers of the network.
Architecture and Protocols for High-Speed Networks focuses on techniques for building the networks that will meet the needs of these multimedia applications. In particular two areas of current research interest in such communication systems are covered in depth. These are the protocol related aspects, such as switched networks, ATM, MAC layer, network and transport layer; and the services and applications.
Architecture and Protocols for High-Speed Networks contains contributions from leading world experts, giving the most up-to-date research available. It is an essential reference for all professionals, engineers and researchers working in the area of high-speed networks.


ATM Internet Peer QoS Quality of Service Quality of Service (QoS) Switching communication communication system multimedia switch

Editors and affiliations

  • Otto Spaniol
    • 1
  • André Danthine
    • 2
  • Wolfgang Effelsberg
    • 3
  1. 1.Technical University of AachenAachenGermany
  2. 2.University of LiegeLiegeBelgium
  3. 3.University of MannheimMannheimGermany

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