A max-min fairness congestion control for layered streaming of scalable video

Hsu-Feng Hsiao*, Jenq Neng Hwang

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In a best-effort networking environment, efficient and fair congestion control is highly desired for every traffic flow to share the bandwidth appropriately. This paper proposes a congestion control algorithm for user datagram protocol rate-based layered streaming of scalable video, e.g., 3-D wavelet based scalable video streaming, which provides a variety of video bit rates. This proposed congestion control mechanism, as an extension of explicit control protocol that is a newly proposed congestion control protocol believed to be superior to transport control protocol, accommodates both window-based and rate-based flows to the heterogeneous network environment which can include wired and wireless channels. This paper further introduces the notion of reserved packet length so that the traffic of layered video can better share the bandwidth of a network by taking account of the max-min fairness with other traffic.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1705480
Pages (from-to)1074-1085
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2006


  • Explicit control protocol
  • Layered video coding
  • Max-min fairness
  • Rate-based congestion control
  • Reserved packet length (RPL)


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