Service definition of a multimedia partial order connection

  • Christophe Chassot
  • Michel Fournier
  • Michel Diaz
  • André Lozes
Session C: Broadband Network and Transport Services
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1052)


Starting from a new concept of connection, the partial order connection (POC), we introduce the design principles of a multimedia partial order Transport connection (MM-POC), that allows one to define a multimedia QoS consistent with multimedia application requirements. A complete definition of the proposed multimedia partial order service (MM-POS) is provided including complete definition of the QoS parameters and the service primitives needed to open/close a connection, negotiate/renegociate the QoS parameters, transmit data and notify service users when loss occurs or the negotiate QoS is not being provided.

Key words

partial order partial order connection connection-oriented protocol connectionless protocol multimedia and high speed protocol quality of service multimedia Transport protocol multimedia Transport service 


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Christophe Chassot
    • 1
  • Michel Fournier
    • 1
  • Michel Diaz
    • 1
  • André Lozes
    • 1
  1. 1.LAAS du CNRSToulouseFrance

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