Special Issue "Video Streaming Algorithms"

A special issue of Algorithms (ISSN 1999-4893). This special issue belongs to the section "Evolutionary Algorithms and Machine Learning".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2020).

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Vaneet Aggarwal
Guest Editor
School of Industrial Engineering & School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA
Interests: cloud and storage systems; video streaming; statistical machine learning
Dr. Luca De Cicco
Guest Editor
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica e dell'Informazione, Polytechnic University of Bari, 70126 Bari, Italy
Interests: video streaming; congestion control; control of networks

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Online video streaming has gone through an unprecedented evolution, with more than 55% of the US population using paid video streaming services based on stats revealed by Deloitte for the year 2017. The shift in the ways video streaming services function today and the ways the consumers consume the content requires novel solutions for video streaming algorithms. Even though the popularity of online video streaming is on the rise, delivering high quality streaming video over networks remains extremely challenging. Almost every viewer at some point in time can relate to experiences of choppy videos, stalls, etc. Improving congestion over both the wired and the wireless links involved in delivering video, as well as the quality adaptation algorithms for video streaming are important research problems. More than 50% of over-the-top video traffic are now delivered through content distribution networks (CDNs). Even though multiple solutions have been proposed for improving congestion in the CDN system, managing the ever-increasing traffic requires a fundamental understanding of the system and the different design flexibilities (control knobs) to make the best use of the limited hardware resources.

The main purpose of this Special Issue is to provide a premier forum for researchers working on emerging technologies and applications for video streaming to present their recent research results. We invite submissions of high-quality papers on either original research or survey/overview, which have not been published previously.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Adaptive bit-rate streaming algorithms;
  • Algorithms for streaming videos over cloud;
  • Device-to-device (D2D) communications for video streaming;
  • Video streaming algorithms in autonomous vehicles;
  • Machine learning algorithms/solutions applied in video streaming;
  • Algorithms for video streaming over wired/wireless networks;
  • Caching for video streaming;
  • Live video streaming, video-on-demand streaming algorithms;
  • Video resource management, distribution, and scheduling ;
  • Security and privacy of video contents in cloud systems;
  • Emerging VR/AR applications like panoramic video streaming, 3D mesh streaming, immersive communications, and so on;
  • Video streaming with use of drones;
  • Collaborative video streaming algorithms.

Dr. Vaneet Aggarwal
Dr. Luca De Cicco
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Video streaming
  • Bit-Rate adaptation
  • Resource management
  • Scheduling
  • VR/AR streaming

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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