Publication: A Survey of Application-Layer Networking Techniques for Real-Time Distributed Groupware

Real-time distributed groupware (RTDG) applications enable users to collaborate or compete in real time and over distance. RTDG includes network games, computer supported cooperative work (CSCW) applications, and collaborative virtual environments (CVE). These applications must send information over networks in real time in order to share information among group members. During transmission, the information is subjected to network loss, jitter, latency, and limited bandwidth, which can cause severe usability problems in these types of systems. One approach to improving performance is to design applications to make more efficient use of network resources – by applying application-layer networking techniques. This survey presents application-layer networking techniques that have been applied to RTDG, as well as comparisons with other applied areas to learn what needs to be done next in order to improve RTDG performance.

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Jeff Dyck
University of Saskatchewan

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Dyck, J. 2006. A Survey of Application-Layer Networking Techniques for Real-Time Distributed Groupware., Technical Report HCI-TR-06-06, Computer Science Department, University of Saskatchewan.

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@techreport {networking,
author= {Jeff Dyck},
title= {A Survey of Application-Layer Networking Techniques for Real-Time Distributed Groupware},
year= {2006},
number= {HCI-TR-06-06},
school= {Computer Science Department, University of Saskatchewan}
}