Delaney, Declan and Ward, Tomas and McLoone, Seamus
On Consistency and Network Latency in Distributed Interactive Applications: A Survey—Part I.
Teleoperators and Virtual Environments, 15 (2).
This paper is the first part of a two-part paper that documents a detailed survey
of the research carried out on consistency and latency in distributed interactive applications
(DIAs) in recent decades. Part I reviews the terminology associated with DIAs and offers
definitions for consistency and latency. Related issues such as jitter and fidelity are also
discussed. Furthermore, the various consistency maintenance mechanisms that researchers
have used to improve consistency and reduce latency effects are considered. These
mechanisms are grouped into one of three categories, namely time management,
Information management and system architectural management. This paper presents the
techniques associated with the time management category. Examples of such mechanisms
include time warp, lock step synchronisation and predictive time management. The
remaining two categories are presented in part two of the survey.
||Consistency and Network Latency; Distributed Interactive Applications; Survey—Part I
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