Multi-Source Network Coding

  • Raymond W. Yeung
Part of the Information Technology: Transmission, Processing and Storage book series (PSTE)


In Chapter 11, we have discussed the single-source network coding problem in which an information source is multicast in a point-to-point communication network. The maximum rate at which information can be multicast has a simple characterization in terms of the maximum flows in the graph representing the network. In this chapter, we consider the more general multi-source network coding problem in which more than one mutually independent information sources are generated at possibly different nodes, and each of the information sources is multicast to a specific set of nodes. We continue to assume that the point-to-point communication channels in the network are free of error.


Information Source Sink Node Network Code Information Rate Rate Constraint 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Raymond W. Yeung
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  1. 1.The Chinese University of Hong KongHong Kong

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