This book presents a framework for a new hybrid scheduling strategy for heterogeneous, asymmetric telecommunication environments. It discusses comparative advantages and disadvantages of push, pull, and hybrid transmission strategies, together with practical consideration and mathematical reasoning.
1. Introduction 2. Related Work in Push-Pull Scheduling 3. Hybrid Push-Pull Scheduling 4. Adaptive Push-Pull Algorithm with Performance Guarantee 5. Hybrid Scheduling with Client’s Impatience 6. Dynamic Hybrid Scheduling with Request Repetition 7. Service Classification in Hybrid Scheduling for Differentiated QoS 8. Online Hybrid Scheduling over Multiple Channels 9. Conclusions and Future Works