Electrical Engineering
      and Computer Sciences

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

UC Berkeley

Floor Control for Large-Scale MBone Seminars

Radhika Malpani and Lawrence A. Rowe

EECS Department
University of California, Berkeley
Technical Report No. UCB/CSD-97-955
April 1997

The development of MBone videoconferencing tools has led to a large number of seminars being broadcast over the internet. Most MBone seminars have little remote participation. One reason might be the absence of good floor control mechanisms. This paper describes a tool we developed, called the Questionboard, that implements floor control to facilitate question asking in large-scale MBone seminars. The qb protocol is described including the mechanisms used for reliable transmission of data and the floor control and crash recovery protocols.


BibTeX citation:

@techreport{Malpani:CSD-97-955,
    Author = {Malpani, Radhika and Rowe, Lawrence A.},
    Title = {Floor Control for Large-Scale MBone Seminars},
    Institution = {EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley},
    Year = {1997},
    Month = {Apr},
    URL = {http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/1997/5893.html},
    Number = {UCB/CSD-97-955},
    Abstract = {The development of MBone videoconferencing tools has led to a large number of seminars being broadcast over the internet. Most MBone seminars have little remote participation. One reason might be the absence of good floor control mechanisms. This paper describes a tool we developed, called the Questionboard, that implements floor control to facilitate question asking in large-scale MBone seminars. The qb protocol is described including the mechanisms used for reliable transmission of data and the floor control and crash recovery protocols.}
}

EndNote citation:

%0 Report
%A Malpani, Radhika
%A Rowe, Lawrence A.
%T Floor Control for Large-Scale MBone Seminars
%I EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley
%D 1997
%@ UCB/CSD-97-955
%U http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/1997/5893.html
%F Malpani:CSD-97-955