LSONet: A case of layer-encoded video transmission in overlay networks

Hui Guo, Kwok Tung Lo, Jiang Li

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Live media streaming applications are increasing dramatically on the Internet such as IPTV, distance learning, video conference etc. Meanwhile, layered transmission is a promising solution to video streaming over the heterogeneous Internet. This paper presents LSONet, which leverages the advances in both the field of media compression, i.e., layered video coding, and the field of networking, i.e., application-level overlay networking. The purposes are, respectively, to obey the delay requirement, to improve bandwidth efficiency and to adapt to network jitter. The proposed system is completely self-organizing, and it can adapt to network dynamics in a fully distributed fashion. Extensive simulations have been performed. The results show that the system outperforms previous scheme in resource utilization and more robust and resilient for network fluctuation, which demonstrate that the proposed architecture and the associated protocol are well-suited for quality adaptive live streaming applications.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Multimedia Modeling - 13th International Multimedia Modeling Conference, MMM 2007, Proceedings
Number of pages10
EditionPART 1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007
Event13th International Multimedia Modeling Conference, MMM 2007 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 9 Jan 200712 Jan 2007

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 1
Volume4351 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference13th International Multimedia Modeling Conference, MMM 2007


  • Layered video coding
  • Live media streaming
  • Overlay network
  • Quality adaptive

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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