Asymmetric Delay in Video-Mediated Group Discussions

Abstract

Delay has been found as one of the most crucial factors
determining the Quality of Experience (QoE) in synchronous
video-mediated communication. The effect has been extensively
studied for dyadic conversations and recently the study of small
group communications has become the focus of the research
community. Contrary to dyads, in which the delay is symmetrically perceived, this is not the case for groups. Due to the heterogeneous structure of the internet asymmetric delays between participants are likely to occur.