Scalable Video On Demand

Author: Michael Zink
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118691180
Size: 44.98 MB
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In recent years, the proliferation of available video content and the popularity of the Internet have encouraged service providers to develop new ways of distributing content to clients. Increasing video scaling ratios and advanced digital signal processing techniques have led to Internet Video-on-Demand applications, but these currently lack efficiency and quality. Scalable Video on Demand: Adaptive Internet-based Distribution examines how current video compression and streaming can be used to deliver high-quality applications over the Internet. In addition to analysing the problems of client heterogeneity and the absence of Quality of Service in the Internet, this book: assesses existing products and encoding formats; presents new algorithms and protocols for optimised on-line video streaming architectures; includes real-world application examples and experiments; sets out a practical ‘toolkit’ for Dynamically Reconfigurable Multimedia Distribution Systems. Written by an expert in the field of video distribution, Scalable Video on Demand: Adaptive Internet-based Distribution provides a novel approach to the design and implementation of Video-on-Demand systems for Software Engineers and researchers. It will also be useful for graduate students following Electronic Engineering and Computer Science courses.

Mechanism Transitions In Publish Subscribe Systems

Author: Björn Richerzhagen
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319925709
Size: 73.30 MB
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This book reports on a novel concept of mechanism transitions for the design of highly scalable and adaptive publish/subscribe systems. First, it introduces relevant mechanisms for location-based filtering and locality-aware dissemination of events based on a thorough review of the state-of-the-art. This is followed by a detailed description of the design of a transition-enabled publish/subscribe system that enables seamless switching between mechanisms during runtime. Lastly, the proposed concepts are evaluated within the challenging context of location-based mobile applications. The book assesses in depth the performance and cost of transition execution, highlighting the impact of the proposed state transfer mechanism and the potential of coexisting transition-enabled mechanisms.

Passive And Active Measurement

Author: Neil Spring
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642192599
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Passive and Active Measurement, PAM 2011, held in Atlanta, GA, USA, in March 2011. The 24 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 56 submissions. The papers were arranged into seven sessions covering passive measurement, wireless models, bandwidth, automated bots, route avoidance, interdomain protocols, timing, and diagnosis.

Networks For Pervasive Services

Author: Antonio Liotta
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789400714731
Size: 40.31 MB
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Readers will progress from an understanding of what the Internet is now towards an understanding of the motivations and techniques that will drive its future.

Distributed Multimedia Databases

Author: Timothy K. Shih
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 9781930708297
Size: 67.70 MB
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In the last few years we have observed an explosive growth of multimedia computing, communication and applications. This revolution is transforming the way people live, work, and interact with each other, and is impacting the way business, government services, education, entertainment and healthcare are operating. Yet, several issues related to modeling, specification, analysis and design of distributed multimedia database systems and multimedia information retrieval are still challenging to both researchers and praclitioners. Distributed Multimedia Databases: Techniques and Applications points out these challenges and provides valuable suggestions toward the necessary solutions, by focusing on multimedia database techniques.

Advanced Computing Networking And Informatics Volume 2

Author: Malay K. Kundu
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319073508
Size: 21.11 MB
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Advanced Computing, Networking and Informatics are three distinct and mutually exclusive disciplines of knowledge with no apparent sharing/overlap among them. However, their convergence is observed in many real world applications, including cyber-security, internet banking, healthcare, sensor networks, cognitive radio, pervasive computing amidst many others. This two-volume proceedings explore the combined use of Advanced Computing and Informatics in the next generation wireless networks and security, signal and image processing, ontology and human-computer interfaces (HCI). The two volumes together include 148 scholarly papers, which have been accepted for presentation from over 640 submissions in the second International Conference on Advanced Computing, Networking and Informatics, 2014, held in Kolkata, India during June 24-26, 2014. The first volume includes innovative computing techniques and relevant research results in informatics with selective applications in pattern recognition, signal/image processing and HCI. The second volume on the other hand demonstrates the possible scope of the computing techniques and informatics in wireless communications, networking and security.

Digital Signal Processing

Author: Kaluri V. Rangarao
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470032871
Size: 35.26 MB
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Digital signal processing is essential for improving the accuracy and reliability of a range of engineering systems, including communications, networking, and audio and video applications. Using a combination of programming and mathematical techniques, it clarifies, or standardizes the levels or states of a signal, in order to meet the demands of designing high performance digital hardware. Written by authors with a wealth of practical experience working with digital signal processing, this text is an excellent step-by-step guide for practitioners and researchers needing to understand and quickly implement the technology. Split into six, self-contained chapters, Digital Signal Processing: A Practitioner’s Approach covers: basic principles of signal processing such as linearity, stability, convolution, time and frequency domains, and noise; descriptions of digital filters and their realization, including fixed point implementation, pipelining, and field programmable gate array (FGPA) implementation; Fourier transforms, especially discrete (DFT), and fast Fourier transforms (FFT); case studies demonstrating difference equations, direction of arrival (DoA), and electronic rotating elements, and MATLAB programs to accompany each chapter. A valuable reference for engineers developing digital signal processing applications, this book is also a useful resource for electrical and computer engineering graduates taking courses in signal processing.

Scalable Video Streaming With Fountain Codes

Author: Sajid Nazir
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443898457
Size: 27.70 MB
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The area of video streaming has seen tremendous growth in recent years due to the enhanced processing power, better compression algorithms, and increased bandwidths in emerging networks. Most of the latest communication standards are IP based, whereas the Internet provides only a best-effort service model and the priority-based service models are only gradually being realized for real-time data. Current research attempts to overcome the effects of video packet losses and delays to provide a better user experience. Multimedia communication over wireless channels is especially difficult due to the fact that the channel conditions are generally poor, in addition to the rapid changes that can occur in the channel. Fountain codes can address some of the challenges in this research area, and can also be combined in innovative ways with the different importance classes of compressed video data. Considering the importance of the issues highlighted above, this book focuses on designing error correction techniques to exploit different importance classes in compressed video data for designing adaptive solutions to support multimedia traffic over wireless channels. This book represents a useful reference point for researchers, academics, research students, and industry developers interested in utilizing error correction codes for ensuring better video quality.

Management Of Multimedia On The Internet

Author: Ehab S. Al-Shaer
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540427864
Size: 75.19 MB
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In recent years we have witnessed the explosion of multimedia traffic on the Internet. The availability of high bandwidth connections together with the recent advances in high quality video and audio compression techniques have created a fertile ground for the growth of multimedia applications such as interactive video on demand, collaborative distance learning, and remote medical diagnosis. Furthermore, the availability of low bit rate video and audio applications (e.g., H.263 and G.728) and the proliferation of pervasive devices create a new demand for wireless multimedia communication systems. After a decade or more of research and development in multimedia networking, the research community has learned a number of lessons. First, increasing the capacity of the “best effort” networks and services does not provide an effective and permanent solution for offering a guaranteed Quality of Service (QoS). Second, the integration of service and network management is a key element in providing end to end service management. Third, management techniques for Internet multimedia services must be scalable and adaptive to guarantee QoS and maintain fairness with optimal network resource.

From Multimedia Services To Network Services

Author: Andre Danthine
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540639350
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 4th International COST 237 Workshop, held in Lisboa, Portugal, in December 1997 of the European COST Programme on Multimedia Telecommunication Services. The 12 revised full papers presented were selected from 24 submissions. The topics covered include multimedia presentation, QoS Control, electronic commerce, CORBA and DCE, real-time multimedia, multimedia conferenceing, multicast networking, heterogeneous communications environments, and others.