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

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 can be represented with an extended finite state machine and the dependencies between the tools are described as dataflow graphs. This paper proposes an approach to model the CAL actor network with Parameterized Syn- chronous 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.


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