Performance evaluation of hybrid multimedia-on-demand systems with reneging users

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1430-1433
Journal / PublicationIEICE Transactions on Communications
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2004


We study the user reneging behavior in a hybrid Multimedia-on-Demand (MoD) system [1], which provides both interactive and batch services. Reneging happens when users become reluctant to wait for a batch service and quit the service. They will either join the interactive service or quit the system. In this letter, the analytical model for the MoD system with user reneging behavior is provided. Numerical results show that the reneging behavior has a significant impact on system performance. Therefore, careful consideration on reneging behavior should be made for designing a MoD system.

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  • Batch service, Interactive service, Multimedia-on-Demand, Performance evaluation, Reneging