Special Issue "Multimedia Content Delivery over Mobile Networks"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2021) | Viewed by 7412
Interests: multihop wireless networks; image and video coding; wireless video delivery; multimedia protocols; parallel computing
Interests: UAV networking and communications solutions; drone swarms; UAS traffic management (UTM); IoT; Traffic management
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The volume and variety of multimedia content and related services have been growing at an impressive speed in recent years. One enabling factor is the proliferation of powerful portable devices, such as embedded systems, smartphones, tablets, laptops, drones, and head-mounted displays equipped with small high resolution cameras and multihomed wireless network interfaces (3G/4G/5G, BT, WiFi, even WiMax). This fact allows people to create multimedia content in a simple way, thus dramatically enlarging the population of multimedia “producers” and “consumers” of high-quality and high-definition (HQ/HD) multimedia content. Mobile multimedia applications such as online gaming, video conferencing, video streaming, 3D/360 video, immersive content, and peer-to-peer streaming are examples of highly demanding applications that will be fully supported in the near future over a great number of mobile devices.
Thus, several technological challenges need to be addressed to pave the way for this kind of applications towards their deployment in latest-generation mobile devices. Therefore, efficient multimedia representation/coding, wireless delivery, cross-layer design, quality of service (network and application), low complexity algorithms, and power-aware networking are some of the areas that may be responsible of the success of multimedia content delivery services.
The objective of this Special Issue is to bring together state-of-the-art research contributions that address the key aspects of multimedia content delivery over mobile networks. Specific topics include but are not limited to the following:
- Multimedia representation and compression, such as the coding of image, video, and immersive modalities;
- Low-complexity multimedia coding algorithms;
- Real-time reliable multimedia streaming;
- QoS provisioning in heterogeneous mobile networks;
- Network scalability, mobility, and security issues;
- Simulation models and tools for multimedia delivery;
- Testbed and prototype implementations;
- Emerging standards and technologies for wireless multimedia communications.
Prof. Dr. Carlos Tavares Calafate
Prof. Dr. Glenn Van Wallendael
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- Efficient multimedia coding
- Wireless delivery
- QoS provisioning
- Network security
- Simulation models and tools
- Multihop wireless network technologies