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Scalable Media Coding Enabling Content-Aware Networking
April-June 2013 (vol. 20 no. 2)
pp. 30-41
Michael Grafl, Alpen-Adria-Universität, Austria
Christian Timmerer, Alpen-Adria-Universität, Austria
Hermann Hellwagner, Alpen-Adria-Universität, Austria
George Xilouris, National Centre for Scientific Research Demokritos, Greece
Georgios Gardikis, National Centre for Scientific Research Demokritos, Greece
Daniele Renzi, bSoft, Italy
Stefano Battista, bSoft, Italy
Eugen Borcoci, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Daniel Negru, University of Bordeaux, France
Increasingly popular multimedia services are expected to play a dominant role in the future of the Internet. In this context, it is essential that content-aware networking (CAN) architectures explicitly address the efficient delivery and processing of multimedia content. This article proposes the adoption of a content-aware approach into the network infrastructure, thus making it capable of identifying, processing, and manipulating media streams and objects in real time to maximize quality of service (QoS) and experience (QoE). Our proposal is built on the exploitation of scalable media coding technologies within such a content-aware networking environment. This discussion is based on four representative use cases for media delivery (unicast, multicast, peer-to-peer, and adaptive HTTP streaming) and reviews CAN challenges, specifically flow processing, caching/buffering, and QoS/QoE management.
Index Terms:
Static VAr compensators,Receivers,Content-based retrieval,Streaming media,Unicast,Encoding,Quality of service,Internet,Media,in-network adaptation,Static VAr compensators,Receivers,Content-based retrieval,Streaming media,Unicast,Encoding,Quality of service,Internet,Media,content-aware buffering,multimedia,multimedia applications,multimedia services,scalable media coding,content-aware networking
Citation:
Michael Grafl, Christian Timmerer, Hermann Hellwagner, George Xilouris, Georgios Gardikis, Daniele Renzi, Stefano Battista, Eugen Borcoci, Daniel Negru, "Scalable Media Coding Enabling Content-Aware Networking," IEEE Multimedia, vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 30-41, April-June 2013, doi:10.1109/MMUL.2012.57
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