Quasi-Static Scheduling of CAL Actor Networks for Reconfigurable Video Coding

A1 Journal article (refereed)

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Publication Details

List of Authors: Jani Boutellier, Christophe Lucarz, Sébastien Lafond, Victor Martin Gomez, Marco Mattavelli
Publisher: SPRINGER
Publication year: 2011
Journal: Journal of Signal Processing Systems
Journal acronym: J SIGNAL PROCESS SYS
Volume number: 63
Issue number: 2
Start page: 191
End page: 202
Number of pages: 12
ISSN: 1939-8018
eISSN: 1939-8115


The upcoming Reconfigurable Video Coding (RVC) standard from MPEG (ISO / IEC SC29WG11) defines a library of coding tools to specify existing or new compressed video formats and decoders. The coding tool library has been written in a dataflow/actor-oriented language named CAL. Each coding tool (actor) can be represented with an extended finite state machine and the data communication between the tools are described as dataflow graphs. This paper proposes an approach to model the CAL actor network with Parameterized Synchronous Data Flow and to derive a quasi-static multiprocessor execution schedule for the system. In addition to proposing a scheduling approach for RVC, an extension to the well-known permutation flow shop scheduling problem that enables rapid run-time scheduling of RVC tasks, is introduced.


Digital signal processors, Modeling, Parallel processing, Scheduling

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