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An Architecture for Flexible Group Management Services

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference paper

Published

Publication date07/1996
Number of pages4
Pages44-47
Original languageEnglish

Conference

ConferenceThird Communication Networks Symposium
CityManchester
Period1/07/96 → …

Abstract

An architecture for connection management of distributed group applications is presented in this paper. The architecture is intended to encourage a uniform appearance to all group applications to assist in their collective management, whilst being sufficiently flexible to cope with all likely multicast mechanisms upon which such applications may be based. The concept of a media channel is introduced as the application-independent instance of a single application, and becomes the basic unit of management in a group user-agent which therefore manages multiple applications.

Bibliographic note

Internal Report No. MPG-96-22 Presented by Silvester Namuye