A relationship between the asymmetric communication and hotlink assignment problem was discussed. A new asymmetric communication protocol with different performance bounds was also presented. A model of an asymmetric communication channel that captures (roughly) the asymmetry in communication networks was also described. It was shown that how a hotlink assignment leads to an asymmetric communication protocol.

Theory of Computing Systems
School of Computer Science

Bose, P, Krizanc, D. (Danny), Langerman, S. (Stefan), & Morin, P. (2003). Asymmetric Communication Protocols via Hotlink Assignments. In Theory of Computing Systems (Vol. 36, pp. 655–661). doi:10.1007/s00224-003-1126-2