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Issue No. 03 - July-Sept. (2017 vol. 24)
ISSN: 1070-986X
pp: 48-53
Xiaoqing Zhu , Cisco Systems
Harilaos Koumaras , National Centre of Scientific Research “Demokritos”
Mea Wang , University of Calgary
David Hausheer , Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg
To understand how the design and engineering of multimedia distribution systems will be influenced by the combination of software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV), the guest editors of this special issue on advancing multimedia distribution interviewed three active researchers in this cross-disciplinary field: Baochun Li, a professor from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto; Diego R. Lopez, from Telefonica, who leads various NFV standardization efforts; and Christian Timmerer, an associate professor from the Department of Information Technology at Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt. Drawing from their diverse experiences spanning academia, industry, and various standards bodies, these interviewees discuss what challenges, opportunities, and benefits they expect to see from an SDN/NFV-enabled network.
Multimedia communication, Transform coding, Standardization, Streaming media, Software engineering, Software defined radio

X. Zhu, H. Koumaras, M. Wang and D. Hausheer, "The Future of Multimedia Distribution: An Interview with Baochun Li, Diego R. Lopez, and Christian Timmerer," in IEEE MultiMedia, vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 48-53, 2017.
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