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On-demand broadcast is an attractive data dissemination method for mobile and wireless computing. In this paper, we propose a new online preemptive scheduling algorithm, called PRDS that incorporates the urgency, the data size and the number of pending requests for real-time on-demand broadcast system. Furthermore, we use pyramid preemption to optimize performance and reduce overhead. We have done a series of simulation experiments to evaluate the performance of our algorithm as compared with other previously proposed methods under a range of scenarios. The experimental results show that our algorithm can substantially outperform other algorithms without jeopardizing other performance metrics, such as response time and stretch.
Date of Conference: 17-19 Aug. 2005