5th International ICST Conference on Heterogeneous Networking for Quality, Reliability, Security and Robustness

Research Article

A request-driven swarming scheme for P2P data streaming

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.QSHINE2008.3937,
        author={Jialing Xu and Victor O.K. Li},
        title={A request-driven swarming scheme for P2P data streaming},
        proceedings={5th International ICST Conference on Heterogeneous Networking for Quality, Reliability, Security and Robustness},
        publisher={ICST},
        proceedings_a={QSHINE},
        year={2010},
        month={5},
        keywords={peer-to-peer streaming swarming request-driven.},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.QSHINE2008.3937}
    }
    
  • Jialing Xu
    Victor O.K. Li
    Year: 2010
    A request-driven swarming scheme for P2P data streaming
    QSHINE
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.QSHINE2008.3937
Jialing Xu1,*, Victor O.K. Li1,*
  • 1: Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong, China
*Contact email: jlxu@eee.hku.hk, vli@eee.hku.hk

Abstract

Data streaming by swarming over peer-to-peer overlay networks has attracted much attention in recent years and initially the swarming solution is based on data-driven schemes. This paper presents a new request-driven swarming scheme. The scheme offers several advantages: high efficiency in data delivery, low control overhead, and flexibility in streaming control. Some key issues on the design of the relevant scheduling and forwarding mechanisms are discussed. We simulated our proposed request-driven scheme and compared it with an existing data-driven scheme. According to the simulation results, our request-driven scheme incurs much lower control overhead while providing comparable or better efficiency in data delivery.