December 02, 2016

Improving QoE and Fairness in HTTP Adaptive Streaming Over LTE Network

  • Changuel N.
  • Cical S.
  • Faucheux F.
  • Kerboeuf S.
  • Sayadi B.
  • Tralli V.

HTTP adaptive streaming (HAS) has emerged as the main technology for video streaming applications. Multiple HAS video clients sharing the same wireless channel may experience different video qualities as well as different play-out buffer levels, as a result of both different video content complexities and different channel conditions. This causes unfairness in the end-user quality of experience. In this paper, we propose a quality-fair adaptive streaming solution with fair buffer (QFAS-FB) to deliver fair video quality and to achieve asymptotically fair play-out buffer levels among HAS clients competing for the same wireless resources in a long-term evolution (LTE) cell. In the QFAS-FB framework, the share of radio resources is optimized according to video content characteristics, play-out buffer levels, and channel conditions. The proposed solution is compared with the other state-of-the-art strategies, and the numerical results show that it significantly improves the quality fairness among heterogeneous HAS users, reduces the video quality variations, and improves the fairness among the user’s play-out buffers.

View Original Article

Recent Publications

August 09, 2017

A Cloud Native Approach to 5G Network Slicing

  • Francini A.
  • Miller R.
  • Sharma S.

5G networks will have to support a set of very diverse and often extreme requirements. Network slicing offers an effective way to unlock the full potential of 5G networks and meet those requirements on a shared network infrastructure. This paper presents a cloud native approach to network slicing. The cloud ...

August 01, 2017

Modeling and simulation of RSOA with a dual-electrode configuration

  • De Valicourt G.
  • Liu Z.
  • Violas M.
  • Wang H.
  • Wu Q.

Based on the physical model of a bulk reflective semiconductor optical amplifier (RSOA) used as a modulator in radio over fiber (RoF) links, the distributions of carrier density, signal photon density, and amplified spontaneous emission photon density are demonstrated. One of limits in the use of RSOA is the lower ...

July 12, 2017

PrivApprox: Privacy-Preserving Stream Analytics

  • Chen R.
  • Christof Fetzer
  • Le D.
  • Martin Beck
  • Pramod Bhatotia
  • Thorsten Strufe

How to preserve users' privacy while supporting high-utility analytics for low-latency stream processing? To answer this question: we describe the design, implementation and evaluation of PRIVAPPROX, a data analytics system for privacy-preserving stream processing. PRIVAPPROX provides three properties: (i) Privacy: zero-knowledge privacy (ezk) guarantees for users, a privacy bound tighter ...