Reducing Network Latency on Consistency Maintenance Algorithms in Distributed Network Games

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Title Reducing Network Latency on Consistency Maintenance Algorithms in Distributed Network Games
Author Moon, Kyung-Seob; Muthukkumarasamy, Vallipuram; Nguyen, Anne T.
Publication Title Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference: Applied Computing 2006
Editor Nuno Guimaraes, Pedro Isaias, Ambrosio Goikoetxea
Year Published 2006
Publisher IADIS Press
Abstract Network latency and bandwidth are important factors in online games for satisfying users' playability. On one hand, the development of networking technology enables the spread of broadband Internet connection, which is now common in developed counties. Therefore, the bandwidth problem is less significant than the network latency problems. On the other hand, due to the physical properties of data transmission it is hard to solve the network latency problems. Consistency is another important factor in online games for state update and player action fairness. Event ordering is one of the methods for maintaining consistency in traditional multi-process environments. The network latency and consistency maintenance are mutually exclusive relationship. Therefore, we will examine various consistency maintenance algorithms and suggest transmission schemes which can reduce network latency without increasing bandwidth requirement significantly. Our experimental results also show the effects of transmission schemes with consistency maintenance algorithms on game sessions of various numbers of players.
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2006 IADIS Press. Use hypertext link for access to the publisher's website.
ISBN 972-8924-09-7
Conference name IADIS International Conference: Applied Computing 2006
Location San Sebastian, Spain
Date From 2006-02-25
Date To 2006-02-28
Date Accessioned 2007-03-15
Language en_AU
Research Centre Institute for Integrated and Intelligent Systems
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Computer Communications Networks; Other Information, Computing and Communication Sciences
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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