Special Issue "Network and Rateless Coding for Video Streaming"

A special issue of Information (ISSN 2078-2489). This special issue belongs to the section "Information and Communications Technology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 February 2018)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Nikolaos Thomos

University of Essex, Colchester, UK
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Interests: network coding; multimedia communications; networking; joint source and channel coding; device-to-device communication; signal processing; sensor networks
Guest Editor
Dr. Martin Fleury

School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, University of Essex, Colchester CO4 3SQ, UK
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Interests: multimedia networks; video streaming over wireless networks; P2P streaming; video coding; video security
Guest Editor
Dr. Dimitris Kanellopoulos

Department of Mathematics, University of Patras, Greece
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Interests: multimedia networks; wireless ad hoc networks; P2P streaming; delay-sensitive multimedia networking with network coding

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Network Coding (NC) has been approached from a multitude of disciplines, such as information theory, channel coding theory, optimization theory, and graph theory. NC (together with means of decoding at the receiver) outperforms traditional routing by improving the network throughput and minimizing the delay. NC can be applied to many forms of network communications including multicasting, while various applications could benefit from it. Such applications are content delivery through Peer-to-Peer (P2P) networks, video streaming, live broadcast, distributed content storage, content caching, interactive communications (e.g., multimedia conferencing) and so on.

This Special Issue focuses on all these aspects of NC, and especially those that are suitable for video streaming.

Prospective authors are invited to submit previously unpublished works in these areas. Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:

  • NC for video streaming and video content delivery.
  • NC schemes for multi-sender video streaming.
  • Multimedia delivery in 5G and beyond networks using NC.
  • Design of NC for P2P streaming.
  • Rateless codes for multimedia delivery.
  • Design of Rateless codes for time constrained applications.
  • Low cost network coding schemes for time constrained applications
  • High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC).
  • Cross-sensor coding techniques.
  • NC schemes for improving multimedia group synchronization.

Dr. Nikolaos Thomos
Dr. Martin Fleury
Dr. Dimitris Kanellopoulos
Guest Editors

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  • Network coding
  • Video streaming
  • Multi-view video coding
  • Video content delivery

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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