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Quality of experience ties together user perception, experience, and expectations to application and network performance, typically expressed by quality of service parameters. Quantitative relationships between QoE and QoS are required in order to be able to build effective QoE control mechanisms onto measurable QoS parameters. Against this background, this(More)
—This paper addresses the challenge of assessing and modeling Quality of Experience (QoE) for online video services that are based on TCP-streaming. We present a dedicated QoE model for YouTube that takes into account the key influence factors (such as stalling events caused by network bottlenecks) that shape quality perception of this service. As second(More)
In the planning of modern cellular mobile communication systems, customer behavior has to becarefully taken into account. In this paper, two models dealing with the call retrial phenomenon are presented. The rst model considers a base station with a nite customer population and repeated attempts. A Markov c hain modeling is proposed and a recursive solution(More)
Crowdsourcing is becoming more and more important for commercial purposes. With the growth of crowdsourcing platforms like Amazon Mechanical Turk or Microworkers, a huge work force and a large knowledge base can be easily accessed and utilized. But due to the anonymity of the workers, they are encouraged to cheat the employers in order to maximize their(More)
Changing network conditions pose severe problems to video streaming in the Internet. HTTP adaptive streaming (HAS) is a technology employed by numerous video services which relieves these issues by adapting the video to the current network conditions. It enables service providers to improve resource utilization and Quality of Experience (QoE) by(More)
— Wireless network devices are equipped with multiple access technologies like UMTS and Wireless LAN. The handover between the technologies has been widely studied in literature. Several of these research papers build their handover mechanisms on top of existing protocols like Mobile IP. The protocols however, operate on the network layer and only react on(More)
—The OpenFlow concept of flow-based forwarding and separation of the control plane from the data plane provides a new flexibility in network innovation. While initially used solely in the research domain, OpenFlow is now finding its way into commercial applications. However, this creates new challenges, as questions of OpenFlow scalability and performance(More)