— The scalable video coding extension of H.264/AVC is a current standardization project. This paper deals with unequal error protection (UEP) scheme for scalable video bitstream over packet-lossy networks using forward error correction (FEC). The proposed UEP scheme is developed by exploiting jointly the unequal importance existing both in temporal layers… (More)
We study the efficiency of deblocking algorithms for improving visual signals degraded by blocking artifacts from compression. Rather than using only the perceptually questionable PSNR, we instead propose a block-sensitive index, named PSNR-B, that produces objective judgments that accord with observations. The PSNR-B modifies PSNR by including a blocking… (More)
We examine the effect that variations in the temporal quality of videos have on global video quality. We also propose a general framework for constructing temporal video quality assessment (QA) algorithms that seek to assess transient temporal errors, such as packet losses. The proposed framework modifies simple frame-based quality assessment algorithms by… (More)
—We propose an efficient binary search algorithm for IP address lookup in the Internet routers. While most of the previous binary search algorithms do not provide a balanced search, the proposed algorithm provides a perfectly balanced search, and hence it provides excellent search performance and scalability toward large routing tables.
—High-speed IP address lookup is essential to achieve wire speed packet forwarding in Internet routers. The longest prefix matching for IP address lookup is more complex than exact matching because it involves dual dimensions: length and value. This paper presents a new formulation for IP address lookup problem using range representation of prefixes and… (More)
Forward error correction (FEC) methods have been developed for packet loss resilience in application layer for real-time video transmission over communication networks. In this paper, an efficient packet loss resilience method is proposed using closed form solution for unequal FEC assignment based on a new packet distortion model. We first derive the packet… (More)
This paper describes a novel system for computing a three-dimensional (3-D) range segmentation of an arbitrary visible scene using focus information. The process of range segmentation is divided into three steps: an initial range classification, a surface merging process, and a 3-D multiresolution range segmentation. First, range classification is performed… (More)
For the last few years, there is an explosive growth in the development and the deployment of network applications that transmit and receive audio and video over the Internet. In order for such multimedia applications to function properly, networks need to provide the level of performance, which is called the quality of services (QoS). An essential element… (More)