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Papers accepted at EuCNC

posted Apr 29, 2015, 5:30 AM by M Seufert
The papers "YoMoApp: a Tool for Analyzing QoE of YouTube HTTP Adaptive Streaming in Mobile Networks" by Florian Wamser, Michael Seufert, Pedro Casas, Ralf Irmer, Phuoc Tran-Gia, and Raimund Schatz and "Utilizing Home Router Caches to Augment CDNs toward Information-Centric Networking" by Michael Seufert, Valentin Burger, Florian Wamser, Phuoc Tran-Gia, Christian Moldovan, and Tobias Hoßfeld were accepted for publication at the European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC) from June 29 to July 2, 2015 in Paris.

YoMoApp: a Tool for Analyzing QoE of YouTube HTTP Adaptive Streaming in Mobile Networks:
The performance of YouTube in mobile networks is crucial to network operators, who try to find a trade-off between cost-efficient handling of the huge traffic amounts and high perceived end-user Quality of Experience (QoE). This paper introduces YoMoApp (YouTube Performance Monitoring Application), an Android application, which passively monitors key performance indicators (KPIs) of YouTube adaptive video streaming on end-user smartphones. The monitored KPIs (i.e., player state/events, buffer, and video quality level) can be used to analyze the QoE of mobile YouTube video sessions. YoMoApp is a valuable tool to assess the performance of mobile networks with respect to YouTube traffic, as well as to develop optimizations and QoE models for mobile HTTP adaptive streaming. We test YoMoApp through real subjective QoE tests showing that the tool is accurate to capture the experience of end-users watching YouTube on smartphones.

Utilizing Home Router Caches to Augment CDNs toward Information-Centric Networking:
To implement improved Quality of Service (QoS) and Quality of Experience (QoE) management for content-heavy services like video streaming, content has to be moved closer to the edge. The concept of information-centric networking (ICN) would be a prospective enabler but is currently not practically feasible yet. We propose a hierarchical caching architecture utilizing caches on home routers to augment existing content delivery network (CDN) infrastructure. This approach can be implemented via Software-defined Networking (SDN) and brings current CDNs closer towards ICN. Based on a simulation study, we confirm that our approach is able to serve content more locally, which results in QoS and QoE benefits for end users as well as inter-domain traffic savings for network operators.

The links to the papers will be provided soon.