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Title: Towards Multi-Site Collaboration in 3D Tele-Immersive Environments
Author(s): Wu, Wanmin; Yang, Zhenyu; Gupta, Indranil; Nahrstedt, Klara
Subject(s): tele-immersive environments networking
Abstract: 3D tele-immersion (3DTI) has recently emerged as a new way of video- mediated collaboration across the Internet. Unlike conventional 2D video-conferencing systems, it can immerse remote users into a shared 3D virtual space so that they can interact or collaborate "virtually". However, most existing 3DTI systems can support only two sites of collaboration, due to the huge demand of networking resources and the lack of a simple yet efficient data dissemination model. In this paper, we propose a general publish-subscribe model for multi-site 3DTI systems, which efficiently utilizes limited network resources by leveraging user interest. We focus on the overlay construction problem in the publish-subscribe model by exploring a spectrum of heuristic algorithms for data dissemination. With extensive simulation, we identify the advantages of a simple randomized algorithm. We propose optimization to further improve the randomized algorithm by exploiting semantic correlation. Experimental results demonstrate that we can achieve an improvement by a factor of five.
Issue Date: 2008-03
Genre: Technical Report
Type: Text
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/11430
Other Identifier(s): UIUCDCS-R-2008-2951
Rights Information: You are granted permission for the non-commercial reproduction, distribution, display, and performance of this technical report in any format, BUT this permission is only for a period of 45 (forty-five) days from the most recent time that you verified that this technical report is still available from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Computer Science Department under terms that include this permission. All other rights are reserved by the author(s).
Date Available in IDEALS: 2009-04-22
 

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