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Multi-source video multicast in internet-connected wireless mesh networks.

Tu, Wanqing; Sreenan, Cormac J.; Jha, Sanjay; Zhang, Qian


Wanqing Tu

Cormac J. Sreenan

Sanjay Jha

Qian Zhang


Wireless mesh networks (WMNs) connect to the Internet via access gateways. This paper studies multi-source video multicast in Internet-connected WMNs. The focus is on the design of a shareable integrated multicast that allows the multicasts of video sources to employ common Internet shortcuts or WMN paths to avoid potentially high WMN overheads and excessive Internet usage. Several algorithms are described that together form a video multicast framework running a controlled number of shareable multicasts under the constraint of Internet availability. These algorithms are the resource-efficient source group algorithm, the efficient integrated architecture algorithm, and the interference-controlled multicasting tree algorithm. These algorithms represent different approaches to overcoming various costs arising from multi-source video multicast, enabling multiple video sources to distribute delay, and throughput-guaranteed videos to receivers across large-scale areas. Simulation results are presented that quantify the performance gains that can be achieved.


TU, W., SREENAN, C.J., JHA, S. and ZHANG, Q. 2017. Multi-source video multicast in internet-connected wireless mesh networks. IEEE transactions on mobile computing [online], 16(12), pages 3431-3444. Available from:

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Apr 6, 2017
Online Publication Date Apr 6, 2017
Publication Date Dec 31, 2017
Deposit Date May 18, 2017
Publicly Available Date May 18, 2017
Journal IEEE transactions on mobile computing
Print ISSN 1536-1233
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 16
Issue 12
Pages 3431-3444
Keywords Multisource multicast; Wireless mesh networks; Largescale routing; Video streaming; Shareable multicast
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