A Time Model for Distributed Multimedia Applications

  • Winfried E. Kühnhauser
  • Martin Süßkraut
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4308)


The significant resource requirements of distributed real-time multimedia applications often push today’s system platforms to their limits. As a consequence, efficient, economic and adaptive management of resources is a major issue in distributed multimedia systems.

This paper outlines a model-based time service encompassing three different aspects of time that are fundamental for sophisticated strategies within cross layer failure semantics, flow control, and synchronization.


Observation Point Time Stamp Multimedia Application Temporal Distance Media Object 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Winfried E. Kühnhauser
    • 1
  • Martin Süßkraut
    • 2
  1. 1.Technical University at IlmenauGermany
  2. 2.Technical University at DresdenGermany

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