Patrick McDonagh

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Future communication networks will be faced with increasing and variable traffic demand, due largely to various services introduced on the Internet. One particular service that will greatly impact resource management of future communication networks is IPTV, which aims to provide users with a multitude of multimedia services (e.g. HD and SD) for both live(More)
The vast amount of data being collected about individuals has brought new challenges in protecting their privacy when this data is disseminated. As a result, Privacy-Preserving Data Publishing has become an active research area, in which multiple anonymization algorithms have been proposed. However, given the large number of algorithms available and limited(More)
The combination of increased data rates in 4G cellular networks (such as LTE Advanced), dedicated multicast/ broadcast services (e-MBMS) and the emergence of scalable video coding standards (H.264 SVC) allow mobile operators to offer multimedia-based services with a high quality of experience to end users. H.264 SVC offers three dimensions of scalability(More)
One difficulty facing Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) service providers is the issue of monitoring and managing their service delivery network. An in-depth monitoring regime is required, which performs measurements within different networking devices. When network conditions deteriorate to the point where they could disrupt IPTV services, Network(More)
Increasing and variable traffic demands due to triple play services pose significant Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) resource management challenges for service providers. Managing subscriber expectations via consolidated IPTV quality reporting will play a crucial role in guaranteeing return-on-investment for players in the increasingly competitive IPTV(More)
Scalable video coding (H.264 SVC) is an attractive option for video service providers due to its ability to adapt a video’s bitstream at the server to suit different network conditions and device characteristics. Lowering a video’s bitrate can be achieved through reductions in frame rate, spatial resolution, and/or by increasing the quantization levels(More)
IPTV is a method of delivering TV content to endusers that is growing in popularity. It is a paid service, hence the implications of poor video quality may ultimately be a loss of revenue for the provider. Consequently, it is vital to provide service monitoring and reconfiguration mechanisms to ensure quality requirements set out in service level agreements(More)
In privacy-preserving data publishing, approaches using Value Generalization Hierarchies (VGHs) form an important class of anonymization algorithms. VGHs play a key role in the utility of published datasets as they dictate how the anonymization of the data occurs. For categorical attributes, it is imperative to preserve the semantics of the original data in(More)
Datasets of different characteristics are needed by the research community for experimental purposes. However, real data may be difficult to obtain due to privacy concerns. Moreover, real data may not meet specific characteristics which are needed to verify new approaches under certain conditions. Given these limitations, the use of synthetic data is a(More)