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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
ABSTRACT
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.
INDEX TERMS
Multimedia communication, Transform coding, Standardization, Streaming media, Software engineering, Software defined radio
CITATION

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.
doi:10.1109/MMUL.2017.3051511
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