IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing

IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC) is a scholarly archival journal published monthly that focuses on the key technical issues related to Mobile Computing. It is the intent of TMC to publish mature works of research, typically those that have appeared in part in conferences. Furthermore, it is the intent of TMC to focus on issues at the link-layer and above in wireless communications, and to focus only on topics explicitly or plausibly related to mobile systems. Read the full scope of TMC

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From the April 2017 issue

Optimized Upload Strategies for Live Scalable Video Transmission from Mobile Devices

By Matti Siekkinen, Enrico Masala, and Jukka K. Nurminen

featured article thumbnailSharing live multimedia content is becoming increasingly popular among mobile users. In this article, we study the problem of optimizing video quality in such a scenario using scalable video coding (SVC) and chunked video content. We consider using only standard stateless HTTP servers that do not need to perform additional processing of the video content. Our key contribution is to provide close to optimal algorithms for scheduling video chunk upload for multiple clients having different viewing delays. Given such a set of clients, the problem is to decide which chunks to upload and in which order to upload them so that the quality-delay tradeoff can be optimally balanced. We show by means of simulations that the proposed algorithms can achieve notably better performance than naive solutions in practical cases. Especially the heuristic-based greedy algorithm is a good candidate for deployment on mobile devices because it is not computationally intensive but it still delivers in most cases on-par video quality compared to the more complex local optimization algorithm. We also show that using shorter video segments and being able to predict bandwidth and video chunk properties improve the delivered video quality in certain cases.

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Editorials and Announcements


  • We are pleased to announce that Kevin Almeroth, Professor of Computer Science at the University of California in Santa Barbara, has been named the new Associate Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing starting in 2017.

  • We are pleased to announce that Marwan Krunz, the Kenneth VonBehren Endowed Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Arizona, USA, has been named the new Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing starting in 2017.

  • According to Thomson Reuters' 2013 Journal Citation Report, TMC has an impact factor of 2.912.

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TMC is a joint publication of the:

IEEE Computer SocietyIEEE Circuits and Systems Society IEEE Comunications Society IEEE Signal Processing Society


TMC is published in cooperation with: IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Society, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, IEEE Technology Management Council, IEEE Information Theory Society, IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society, IEEE Power & Energy Society, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, and IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society

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