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Session mobility is the transfer of media of an ongoing communication session from one device to another. This document describes the basic approaches and shows the signaling and media flow examples for providing this service using the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP). Service discovery is essential to locate targets for session transfer and is discussed(More)
—This paper describes the H.264 Scalable Video coding streaming Evaluation Framework (SVEF). This is the first open-source framework for experimental assessment of H.264 Scalable Video Coding (SVC) delivery over real networks. Effectively adapting of the transport of an H.264 SVC stream to time-varying, bandwidth constrained, and loss prone networks is an(More)
— This paper proposes a Quality of Experience (QoE) based cross-layer design (CLD) framework for High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA). The proposed scheme aims at maximizing the user satisfaction by taking advantage of the link adaptation mechanism of HSDPA and the rate adaptation capability of multimedia applications. The main contributions of the(More)
This paper proposes a Quality of Experience (QoE) based rate adaptation scheme selection approach for multi-user wireless video delivery. Transcoding and packet dropping are used as examples of rate adaptation schemes, and we investigate their impact on user perceived video quality. In the presence of constrained computation resources, the most suitable(More)
We present a location-based, ubiquitous service architecture, based on the session initiation protocol (SIP) and a service discovery protocol that enables users to enhance the multimedia communications services available on their mobile devices by discovering other local devices, and including them in their active sessions, creating a "virtual device." We(More)
Service usage in emerging ubiquitous environments includes seamless and personalized usage of public and private devices discovered in the vicinity of a user. In our work, we describe an architecture for device discovery, device configuration, and the transfer of active sessions between devices. The presented architecture uses the Session Initiation(More)
— We address the problem of video streaming over multiple parallel networks. In the context of multiple users, accessing different types of applications, we are looking for efficient ways of allocating network resources and selecting network paths for each application, in order to maximize the overall systems performance. Our optimization joint problem(More)
—This paper is among the first works to document experimental results for application-aware H.264 Scalable Video Coding (SVC) support over Wireless LANs. Application-aware support is achieved by introducing a bandwidth throttling device, called Virtual BottleNeck (VBN), before the WLAN Access Point. Throttling is set to a bandwidth slightly smaller than the(More)
The increasing popularity of user-generated content and the high quality upstreaming capabilities of mobile phones indicate a prevalence of video traffic in the uplink of next generation mobile networks. Need arises for optimizing the network resource allocation while preserving the user satisfaction. In this paper, we propose a service-centric approach for(More)