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Towards Consistency of State in MMOGs through SemanticallyAware Contention Management

Lookup NU author(s): Dr William Blewitt, Matthew Brook, Dr Craig Sharp, Dr Gary Ushaw, Dr Graham Morgan

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Abstract

This work presents a protocol which utilises semantically aware, transaction-based contention management to reduce rollback and improve consistency in massively multiuser systems. Of particular relevance to Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOGs), the proposed system is adaptive and scales with respect to connection latency. The work presents some background to the area of state management and consistency in MMOGs, and their impact on user Quality of Service (QoS). Our solution is then outlined in significant detail, with particular attention paid to the manner in which it maps to the structure of MMOGs. A simulation is demonstrated and its behaviours discussed in-depth in order to support arguments regarding the suitability of the protocol.


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Author(s): Blewitt W, Brook M, Sharp C, Ushaw G, Morgan G

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing

Year: 2014

Issue: 99

Pages: 1

Print publication date: 26/06/2014

Online publication date: 26/06/2014

Acceptance date: 04/02/2014

ISSN (electronic): 2168-6750

Publisher: IEEE

URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TETC.2014.2331682

DOI: 10.1109/TETC.2014.2331682


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