Dynamicity issues in broadband network computing

  • Steven Gutfreund
  • Jose Diaz-Gonzalez
  • Russell Sasnett
  • Vincent Phuah
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 614)


A compound multi-media document consists of a mix of continuous media elements (audio, video, instrument sensors, etc.) and computational elements that display, chart, record, and process the media elements. In a network environment, where these elements exist at different locations on the communication fabric, there are obvious synchronization problems. However, there is also a class of problems we call dynamicity issues, which are concerned with the need to: reconfigure the network, add and remove connections that bind the elements, deal with mobile elements. In this paper we characterize the different types of dynamicity that occur in networked compound documents and present a top-level architecture for managing dynamicity.


Asynchronous Transfer Mode Computational Element Tuple Space Dynamicity Issue Plastic Interface 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Steven Gutfreund
    • 1
  • Jose Diaz-Gonzalez
    • 1
  • Russell Sasnett
    • 1
  • Vincent Phuah
    • 1
  1. 1.Distributed Multi-Media Applications ProjectGTE Laboratories, Inc.WalthamUSA

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