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Talk at COST ACROSS workshop

posted Feb 19, 2014, 5:31 AM by M Seufert   [ updated Jul 21, 2014, 7:43 AM by Corinna Schmitt ]

Christian Schwartz (University of Würzburg) presented results from the ITC SSEEGN published paper "Trade-Offs for Video-Providers in LTE Networks: Smartphone Energy Consumption Vs Wasted Traffic“ at the COST ACROSS  workshop and MC meeting hosted at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI)  in Amsterdam. This talk allowed for the further dissemination of results obtained in the SmartenIT project to a wider audience.

COST | European Cooperation in Science and Technology

The COST ACROSS action ( aims to create a network of experts, from both academia and industry, aiming at the development of autonomous control methods and algorithms for a reliable and quality-aware IoS. This goal results in an natural intersection of interests with SmartenIT.

The talk by Christian Schwartz showed the trade-off between end user in terms of energy consumption and service provider in terms of cost and delivery bandwidth vor video streaming services which is one of the selected SmartenIT applications. As an outcome, it is shown that traditional traffic management approaches are not able to satisfy the contradicting goals of the stakeholders in the SmartenIT ecosystem.
1) Network configuration in terms of timer selection in LTE/3G networks is not possible.
2) Application traffic configuration is also not possible Therefore, new traffic management approaches are required.

Furthermore, the talk referenced the impact of the presented results ongoing work in the SmartenIT project (

The following discussion provided insight on possibilities to use application and UE knowledge to optimise energy consumption caused by RF equipment depending on the used mobile communication standard.