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Handbook of Research on Wireless Multimedia: Quality of Service and Solutions

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The Handbook of Research on Wireless Multimedia: Quality of Service and Solutions highlights and discusses the underlying QoS issues that arise in the delivery of real-time multimedia services over wireless networks. This cutting-edge book presents state-of-the-art solutions from leading researchers active in the field to address the QoS issues for different wireless multimedia applications.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. List of Reviewers
  3. Foreword
  4. Preface
  5. Network Quality of Service
    1. Evaluating QoS in a Multi–Access Wireless Network
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. QUALITY OF SERVICE IN MULTI-ACCESS NETWORKS
      4. MULTI ACCESS TESTBED
      5. UTRAN
      6. WLAN AP
      7. EVALUATING INTERACTIVE TRAFFIC IN A HETEROGENEOUS WIRELESS NETWORK
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
    2. Radio Resource Management Strategies for HSDPA–Enhanced UMTS Networks
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION TO THE HIGH SPEED DOWNLINK PACKET ACCESS
      3. HSDPA PRINCIPLES
      4. SHARING CODE AND POWER RESOURCES BETWEEN HSDPA AND DCH
      5. IMPACT OF RESOURCE ALLOCATION SCHEMES ON HSDPA AND DCH PERFORMANCE
      6. FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS
      7. REFERENCES
    3. Handoff Management in Next Generation Wireless Networks
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. NEURAL NETWORK-BASED VERTICAL HANDOFF MANAGER
      4. NUMERICAL RESUTLS AND DISCUSSION
      5. SUMMARY AND OPEN PROBLEMS
      6. REFERENCES
    4. Resource Management in IEEE: 802.11 Based Wireless Networks
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND AND MOTIVATION
      4. RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN WIRELESS LANs
      5. RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN MULTI-CELL WIRELESS LANs AND HETEROGENEOUS WIRED/WIRE-LESS NETWORKS
      6. RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN MANETS
      7. RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN WMNS
      8. SUMMARY AND FUTURE TRENDS
      9. REFERENCES
  6. Application Quality of Service
    1. Adaptive Codec Selection for VoIP in Multi–Rate WLANs
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. VOIP OVER WLANS
      3. COPING WITH THE MULTI-RATE EFFECT
      4. OPEN ISSUES AND FUTURE GUIDELINES
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
    2. Buffer Control Techniques for QoS Provisioning in Wireless Networks
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. BUFFER CONTROL USING THE SFM/IPA FRAMEWORK
      5. SIMULATION AND RESULTS
      6. FUTURE TRENDS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
    3. Power Saving in Wireless Multimedia Streaming to Mobile Devices
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. WIRELESS MULTIMEDIA STREAMING TO MOBILE DEVICES MOBILE DEVICES
      4. POWER SAVING IN MULTIMEDIA STREAMING
      5. IEEE 802.11 WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS
      6. ADAPTIVE-BUFFER POWER SAVE MECHANISM
      7. EXPERIMENTAL TESTING
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ENDNOTES
    4. Multimedia Services Provision in MANETs
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION TO MANETs
      3. OBJECTIVES
      4. CHARACTERISTICS OF MANETs AND THEIR IMPACT ON MULTIMEDIA SERVICES
      5. QOS MECHANISMS IN MANETs: LINK LAYER
      6. QOS MECHANISMS IN MANETs: NETWORK LAYER
      7. QOS MECHANISMS IN MANETs: TRANSPORT LAYER
      8. CROSS-LAYER APPROACH TO QOS PROVISION FOR MULTIMEDIA APPLICATIONS OVER MANETs
      9. SERVICE DISCOVERY
      10. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE TRENDS
      11. REFERENCES
      12. APPENDIX A: COMPREHENSIVE GLOSSARY
  7. End–User Quality of Service
    1. Quality Assurance in the IMS–Based NGN Environment
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. QUALITY MECHANISMS
      4. THE NGN ENVIRONMENT
      5. QUALITY ASSURANCE IN THE NGN
      6. SERVICE-AWARE IMS-BASED NGN QUALITY ASSURANCE PROCEDURE
      7. TRANSPORT-LAYER QOS MECHANISMS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
    2. Quality of Experience for Video Services
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. QUALITY OF SERVICE (QOS) AND QUALITY OF EXPERIENCE (QOE)
      4. INTEGRATED QOS AND QOE MODEL
      5. EXAMPLE: IPTV SERVICES
      6. VIDEO QUALITY MEASUREMENT
      7. QOE ASSURANCE GUIDELINES FOR IPTV SERVICES
      8. FINAL CONSIDERATIONS
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ENDNOTES
    3. Perceptual Voice Quality Measurements for Wireless Networks
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SUBJECTIVE DETERMINATION OF VOICE QUALITY
      4. OBJECTIVE DETERMINATION OF VOICE QUALITY
      5. VOICE QUALITY FOR WIRELESS NETWORKS
      6. MOST WIDELY USED METHODS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      9. REFERENCES
    4. Enhancing the Multimedia Tour Guide Experience: Transmission Tailoring Based on Content, Location, and Device Type
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONTEXT AWARE COMPUTING
      4. MOBILE INFORMATION ACCESS
      5. PERCEPTUAL-BASED MULTIMEDIA PROFILING
      6. CAMPUS GUIDE APPLICATION
      7. APPLICATION WALKTHROUGH
      8. EXPERIMENTAL STUDY
      9. RESULTS SUMMARY
      10. CONCLUSION
      11. REFERENCES
      12. APPENDIX: CAMPUS GUIDE QUESTIONNAIRE
  8. PQoS Assessment Methods for Multimedia Services
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. PQOS ASSESSMENT MODELS FOR WEB-BASED SERVICES
    5. PQOS ASSESSMENT MODELS FOR ENCODED VIDEO SERVICES
    6. PQOS ASSESSMENT MODELS FOR VOIP APPLICATIONS
    7. BEYOND ASSESSMENT: PREDICTING MODELS
    8. FUTURE TRENDS: INTEGRATED PQOS FRAMEWORKS
    9. CONCLUSION
    10. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    11. REFERENCES
  9. Cross–Layered Solutions
    1. Scheduling and Access Control for Wireless Connections with Throughput Guarantees
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SCHEDULING
      4. ACCESS CONTROL
      5. NUMERICAL ANALYSIS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
    2. Broadband Satellite Multimedia Networks
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ETSI BSM PROTOCOL STACK
      4. QOS CLASSES AND MECHANISMS
      5. RESOURCE MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES
      6. HYBRID SYSTEMS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      9. REFERENCES
    3. End–to–End Support for Multimedia QoS in the Internet
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MULTIMEDIA QOS ISSUES AND LIMITATIONS
      4. TRANSPORT-LAYER SOLUTIONS FOR MEDIA DELIVERY AND WIRELESS LINKS
      5. PERFORMANCE STUDIES
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
    4. Cross–Layer Radio Resource Management Protocols for QoS Provisioning in Multimedia Wireless Networks
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE CROSS-LAYER DESIGN FOR SUPPORTING MULTIMEDIA SERVICES IN WIRELESS
      5. PROTOCOLS DESIGNS: CONSTRAINTS AND SOLUTIONS
      6. A CROSS-LAYERED CALL ADMISSION CONTROL ARCHITECTURE
      7. PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF CROSS-LAYERED RRM PROTOCOLS
      8. REFERENCES
    5. Transport Protocols and QoS for Wireless Multimedia
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MULTIMEDIA TRANSMISSION OVER WIRELESS NETWORKS
      4. TRANSPORT PROTOCOLS
      5. CROSS-LAYER PROTOCOL APPROACHES
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      8. REFERENCES
  10. Compilation of References
  11. About the Contributors
  12. Index