Recent advances in multimedia networking

Eduardo Cerqueira, Sherali Zeadally, Mikołaj Leszczuk, Marilia Curado, Andreas Mauthe

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In recent years, the ubiquity of multimedia services along with the proliferation of mobile devices and the demand for new audio and video applications are changing the life style of users. User demands for multimedia access anywhere, anytime from any device are creating new challenges for research communities from both academia and industry. It is expected that video-based services alone will account for 50 percent of all consumer network traffic in 2012 and we will continue to witness the explosive growth in users sharing multimedia content over the Internet. In this context, new network, application, and user-based approaches must be created to deal with such complex multimedia systems. This paper presents some of the recent advances in multimedia networking focusing primarily on areas that have been receiving attention recently and are expected to continue to generate further interests in coming years. These areas include Quality of Experience (QoE) and various related standardization issues, Content Distribution Networks (CDNs), multimedia communications, mobile Multimedia. This paper also briefly highlights some of the major challenges that still need to be addressed to enable the support and delivery of multimedia services anywhere, anytime over highly heterogeneous infrastructures and user terminal devices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)635-647
Number of pages13
JournalMultimedia Tools and Applications
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2011

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Acknowledgements Eduardo Cerqueira was supported by CNPq 476202/2009-4, PROPESP UFPA and FAPESPA 5183.UNI319.4107.07072009 – 5467.UNI317.1279.31082009. Mikołaj Leszczuk has received funding from the European Community‘s Seventh Framework Program (FP7/2007–2013) under grant agreement n° 218086 and from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Poland, under the projects n° PBZ-MNiSW-02/II/2007 and POIG.01.01.02-00-045/09-00 (European Regional Development Fund, Future Internet Engineering) - 5467.UNI317.1279.31082009. Sherali Zeadally was supported by an NSF award (No. 0911969) and a grant from the District of Columbia NASA Space Grant Consortium during this work. Marilia Curado was supported by FCT UBIQUIMESH project (PTDC/EEATEL/105472/2008).

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Media Technology
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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