WebNSM a novel scalable WebRTC signalling mechanism for many-to-many video conferencing

Naktal Moaid Edan, Ali Al-Sherbaz, Scott Turner

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Abstract

There is a strong focus on the use of Web Real-Time Communication (WebRTC) for many-to-many video conferencing, while the IETF working group has left the signalling issue on the application layer. The main aim of this paper is to create a novel scalable WebRTC signalling mechanism called WebNSM for many-to-many (bi-directional) video conferencing. WebNSM was designed for unlimited users over the mesh topology based on Socket.io (API) mechanism. A real implementation was achieved via LAN and WAN networks, including the evaluation of bandwidth consumption, CPU performance, memory usage, maximum links and RTPs calculation; and Quality of Experience (QoE). In addition, this application supplies video conferencing on different browsers without having to download additional software or user registration. The results present a novel signalling mechanism among various users, devices and networks to open one or multi rooms at the same time using the same server, determine room initiator to keep the session active even if the initiator or another peer leaves, sharing new user with current participants, etc. Moreover, this experiment highlights the limitations of CPU performance, bandwidth consumption and using mesh topology for WebRTC video conferencing.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Conference on Collaboration and Internet Computing
Place of PublicationSan Jose, California, USA
PublisherIEEE
Pages27-33
Number of pages7
Volume1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Aug 2017
Event2017 IEEE 3rd International Conference on Collaboration and Internet Computing (CIC) - San Jose, United States
Duration: 15 Oct 201717 Oct 2017

Conference

Conference2017 IEEE 3rd International Conference on Collaboration and Internet Computing (CIC)
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose
Period15/10/1717/10/17

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Keywords

  • The Real-Time Web Communication (WebRTC)
  • Socket.IO signalling mechanism
  • Local Area Network (LAN)
  • Wide Area Network (WAN)
  • Quality of Experience (QoE)
  • Mesh topology and a Web New Signalling Mechanism (WebNSM)

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Edan, N. M., Al-Sherbaz, A., & Turner, S. (2017). WebNSM a novel scalable WebRTC signalling mechanism for many-to-many video conferencing. In IEEE Conference on Collaboration and Internet Computing (Vol. 1, pp. 27-33). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/CIC.2017.00015