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Type of Document Dissertation
Author Hossain, Gm Tareq
URN etd-07272011-151748
Title Multimedia Streaming Rate Optimization in Peer-to-peer Network
Degree PhD
Department Computer Science
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Yi Cui Committee Chair
Aniruddha Gokhale Committee Member
Kenneth R. Pence Committee Member
William H. Robinson Committee Member
Yuan Xue Committee Member
  • distributed
  • peer-to-peer
  • layered
  • scalable video
  • optimization
  • multimedia
Date of Defense 2011-04-08
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The recent advancement in compression techniques

and networking technologies have resulted in

wide deployment of novel content distribution applications. These applications enable the

end-users to have ubiquitous access to media streaming services such as live broadcasting, video-on-demand, and video conferencing. Peer-to-peer (P2P) has become the most popular means

for media distribution because it provides an application-layer platform that can abstract the underlying network heterogeneity. However, the lack of dedicated bandwidth means that P2P

systems must implement proper

resource-allocation techniques to optimally

utilize available bandwidth.

In the thesis, we present bandwidth optimization algorithms for two types of media streams: Continuous and Scalable. In continuous stream,

we present an optimization algorithm based on Convex Optimization framework. For scalable stream, we present a distributed

message-passing framework for optimization using sum-product update algorithm. Advantage of this approach over existing heuristic-based algorithm is that the optimization algorithm itself is independent of the underlying constraints. The algorithm iteratively updates resource allocation decision based on a given set of codewords. The

codewords are binary representation of various network and video constraints. Therefore, any number of constraints can be used to generate a set of codewords without modifying the algorithm.

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