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Multimedia Networking and Coding

Book Description

Advances in multimedia communication systems have enhanced the need for improved video coding standards. Due to the inherent nature of video content, large bandwidths and reliable communication links are required to ensure a satisfactory level of quality experience; inspiring industry and research communities to concentrate their efforts in this emerging research area.

Multimedia Networking and Coding covers widespread knowledge and research as well as innovative applications in multimedia communication systems. This book highlights recent techniques that can evolve into future multimedia communication systems, also showing experimental results from systems and applications.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  5. Preface
  6. Section 1: Video Compression Principles
    1. Chapter 1: A Survey on Video Coding Principles and Standards
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. PRINCIPLES OF VIDEO CODING
      4. VIDEO CODING STANDARDS EVOLUTION
      5. VIDEO QUALITY ASPECTS
      6. CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS AND FUTURE TRENDS
      7. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 2: Compression Artifacts in Modern Video Coding and State-of-the-Art Means of Compensation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. NEW CODING TOOLS, NEW ARTIFACTS
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 3: Performance Scalable Motion Estimation for Video Coding
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. BLOCK-BASED MOTION ESTIMATION TECHNIQUES
      5. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    4. Chapter 4: Advances in Region-of-Interest Video and Image Processing
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ROI-BASED ERROR-RESILIENCE TECHNIQUES FOR IMAGE/VIDEO TRANSMISSION
      4. REGION OF INTEREST CODING IN H.264/SVC STANDARD
      5. COMPLEXITY AWARE REGION OF INTEREST SCALABLE VIDEO CODING BY PERFORMING PRE-PROCESSING
      6. COMPLEXITY AWARE BIT ALLOCATION FOR THE REGION OF INTEREST SCALABLE VIDEO CODING
      7. MEDIUM GRAINED SCALABILITY AND COARSE GRAIN SCALABILITY COMPRESSION
      8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS AND CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 5: Technical Challenges of 3D Video Coding
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. FRAMEWORK FOR 3D VIDEO SYSTEMS
      4. DEPTH ESTIMATION
      5. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 6: State-of-the Art Motion Estimation in the Context of 3D TV
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE ROLE OF MCME IN AN END-TO-END 3D TV SYSTEM
      4. DECODING/DECOMPRESSION
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
  7. Section 2: Video Transmission
    1. Chapter 7: Source Coding Methods for Robust Wireless Video Streaming
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. VIDEO STREAMING PRINCIPLES
      4. ERROR RESILIENT TECHNIQUES
      5. ERROR CONCEALMENT TECHNIQUES
      6. ASSESSMENT OF ERROR RESILIENCE TECHNIQUES
      7. CASE STUDY: ERROR RESILIENT STREAM-SWITCHING
      8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      9. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 8: Resilient Video Coding via Improved Motion Compensated Prediction
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ERROR RESILIENCY TOOLS IN H.264/AVC
      5. RATE DISTORTION OPTIMIZATION FOR VIDEO
      6. END-TO-END DISTORTION ESTIMATION
      7. REFERENCE FRAME MODIFICATION
      8. IMPROVED MOTION COMPENSATED PREDICTION
      9. IMPROVED REFERENCE FRAME MODIFICATION SCHEMES
      10. SIMULATION RESULTS
      11. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 9: Free-Viewpoint 3DTV
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. FREE-VIEWPOINT 3D VIDEO: ALGORITHM, CODING, AND STREAMING
      4. MULTI-VIEW CODING AND FVP
      5. 3D MULTI-VIEW VIDEO STEAMING
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 10: Peer-to-Peer Video Streaming
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. PEER-TO-PEER VIDEO STREAMING
      5. RESEARCH CHALLENGES, STANDARDIZATION EFFORTS AND RELEVANT PROJECTS ON P2P VIDEO STREAMING
      6. CONCLUSION
  8. Section 3: Multimedia Applications
    1. Chapter 11: Improved Subject Identification in Surveillance Video Using Super-Resolution
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. PERSON TRACKING
      4. INTEGRATED SYSTEMS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 12: Medical Quality of Service (m-QoS) and Quality of Experience (m-QoE) for 4G-Health Systems
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS AND RESULTS
      4. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 13: Peer-to-Peer Network-Based Image Retrieval
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. OVERVIEW OF CBIR AND MPEG-7
      4. THE P2P-CBIR SYSTEM
      5. RECONFIGURABLE P2P-CBIR
      6. EXPERIMENTAL STUDY
      7. CONCLUSION
  9. Compilation of References
  10. About the Contributors