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With wide deployment of high-speed networks such as vBNS today, video-conference applications over WANs have become increasingly feasible. MMX has proven to be a good desktop video-conference devide for local ATM networks. Now, ALX has been designed to extend MMX's video conferencing capability to IP-over-ATM WANs such as vBNS. In this report, we discuss a floor control protocol for ALX video-conference applications. We first show how an "ideal" protocol should behave to meet our requirements. Then we compare three protocols based on distributed algorithms, and a protocol based on a centralized algorithm. Based on the comparison and performance analysis, we plan to implement the protocol based on the centralized algorithm for initial test-runs. We also describe what our future work will involve.
Qiu, Ruibiao, "Floor Control Protocol for ALX Video Conference Application" Report Number: WUCS-99-24 (1999). All Computer Science and Engineering Research.