Multimedia applications are becoming increasingly important as networks arc now capable to carry continuous media traffic, such as voice and video, to the end user. Most of the multimedia applications need multicast support too. In dynamic multicasting, destination nodes can join and leave the group during the communication period. Total or partial rerouting can optimize the tree cost to some extent. But rerouting for optimization is complex as cell-ordering at ATM switches has to be preserved. Optimum Steiner tree is NP-complete and therefore the present problem too. We propose a heuristic centralized routing algorithm, which optimize the total cost of the Steiner tree over the whole session period, where information about the joining and leaving of participants are available, at the time s/he actually joins. With this algorithm, the average hop-length from source to destination has also reduced considerably. The efficiency of our algorithm and comparison with other proposed algorithms is shown by various simulation results.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||European Transactions on Telecommunications|
|Publication status||Published - 1999 Mar|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering