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Introduction to Special Issue on Multimedia Big Data: Networking
Mianxiong Dong, Vincenzo Piuri, Shueng-Han Gary Chan, Ramesh Jain
Article No.: 70
Toward Delay-Efficient Game-Aware Data Centers for Cloud Gaming
Maryam Amiri, Hussein Al Osman, Shervin Shirmohammadi, Maha Abdallah
Article No.: 71
Gaming on demand is an emerging service that has recently started to garner prominence in the gaming industry. Cloud-based video games provide affordable, flexible, and high-performance solutions for end-users with constrained computing resources...
Video Management and Resource Allocation for a Large-Scale VoD Cloud
Zhangyu Chang, S.-H. Gary Chan
Article No.: 72
We consider providing large-scale Netflix-like video-on-demand (VoD) service on a cloud platform, where cloud proxy servers are placed close to user pools. Videos may have heterogeneous popularity at different geo-locations. A repository provides...
A Deployment Optimization Scheme Over Multimedia Big Data for Large-Scale Media Streaming Application
Taotao Wu, Wanchun Dou, Fan Wu, Shaojie Tang, Chunhua Hu, Jinjun Chen
Article No.: 73
With the prosperity of media streaming applications over the Internet in the past decades, multimedia data has sharply increased (categorized as multimedia big data), which exerts more pressure on the infrastructure, such as networking of the...
A Tensor-Based Framework for Software-Defined Cloud Data Center
Liwei Kuang, Laurence T. Yang, Seungmin (Charlie) Rho, Zheng Yan, Kai Qiu
Article No.: 74
Multimedia has been exponentially increasing as the biggest big data, which consist of video clips, images, and audio files. Processing and analyzing them on a cloud data center have become a preferred solution that can utilize the large pool of...
Device-to-Device Communication for Mobile Multimedia in Emerging 5G Networks
Jiajia Liu, Nei Kato, Hirotaka Ujikawa, Kenichi Suzuki
Article No.: 75
Device-to-device (D2D) communication, which utilizes mobile devices located within close proximity for direct connection and data exchange, holds great promise for improving energy and spectrum efficiency of mobile multimedia in 5G networks. It...
In the age of multimedia big data, the popularity of mobile devices has been in an unprecedented growth, the speed of data increasing is faster than ever before, and Internet traffic is rapidly increasing, not only in volume but also in...
Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is an emerging architecture for the next-generation Internet, providing unprecedented network programmability to handle the explosive growth of big data driven by the popularisation of smart mobile devices and the...
Section: Special Section on Multimedia Big Data: Networking
The binding between computing devices and displays is becoming dynamic and adaptive, and screencast technologies enable such binding over wireless networks. In this article, we design and conduct the first detailed measurement study on the...
Content distribution, especially the distribution of video content, unavoidably consumes bandwidth resources heavily. Internet content providers invest heavily in purchasing content distribution network (CDN) services. By deploying tens of...
Mobile Video Streaming over Dynamic Single-Frequency Networks
Saleh Almowuena, Mohamed Hefeeda
Article No.: 81
The demand for multimedia streaming over mobile networks has been steadily increasing over the past several years. For instance, it has become common for mobile users to stream full TV episodes, sports events, and movies while on the go....
A Content-Aware Video Adaptation Service to Support Mobile Video
Stefan Wilk, Denny Stohr, Wolfgang Effelsberg
Article No.: 82
Adaptive video streaming systems rely on the availability of different quality versions of a video. Such a system can dynamically adjust the quality of a video stream during its playback depending on the available network throughput. Even if the...
Congestion-Aware MAC Layer Adaptation to Improve Video Telephony over Wi-Fi
Wei Chen, Liangping Ma, Chien-Chung Shen
Article No.: 83
In wireless networks such as those based on IEEE 802.11, packet losses due to fading and interference are often misinterpreted as indications of congestion by the congestion control protocol at higher layers, causing an unnecessary decrease in the...
Content-Adaptive Display Power Saving for Internet Video Applications on Mobile Devices
Yao Liu, Mengbai Xiao, Ming Zhang, Xin Li, Mian Dong, Zhan Ma, Zhenhua Li, Lei Guo, Songqing Chen
Article No.: 84
Backlight scaling is a technique proposed to reduce the display panel power consumption by strategically dimming the backlight. However, for mobile video applications, a computationally intensive luminance compensation step must be performed in...