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Paper accepted at CNSM

posted Oct 15, 2015, 8:29 AM by M Seufert
The paper "Impact of Intermediate Layer on Quality of Experience of HTTP Adaptive Streaming" by Michael Seufert, Tobias Hoßfeld, Christian Sieber was accepted for publication at the 11th International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM) from November 9-13, 2015 in Barcelona, Spain.


HTTP Adaptive Streaming (HAS) adapts the video quality to the current network condition by switching between different quality layers. As HAS was shown to perform better than classical video streaming, it is becoming increasingly popular. Recent research showed that quality switch amplitude and time on layer have an impact on the Quality of Experience (QoE) of HAS. However, those studies focused only on adaptation between two layers so far. This work extends these findings by taking adaptation between three layers into account. Thereby, especially the impact of an intermediate layer on user perceived quality is investigated. Crowdsourcing experiments were conducted in order to collect subjective ratings for adaptation between three layers. The results indicate that the quality of each layer and the time on each layer are important QoE parameters. This encourages the usage of temporal pooling approaches for QoE prediction and QoE-aware traffic management. Therefore, mean pooling of per-frame metrics will be applied and its performance will be validated with the subjective crowdsourcing results.

Link to paper will be provided soon.