18th International workshop on
Network and Operating Systems Support
for Digital Audio and Video
Braunschweig, Germany    May 28-30, 2008

Workshop Program

Wednesday, 28. May 2008

19:00 - Reception

Thursday, 29. May 2008

09:00-09:15 Welcome
09:15-10:15 Keynote: Overlays can do more ... if not everything
10:15-10:45 Break
10:45-12:15 Session 1
12:15-13:15 Break
13:15-14:45 Session 2
14:45-15:15 Break
15:15-16:45 Session 3
16:45-17:15 Break
17:15-18:15 Session 4
20:00- Workshop event

Friday, 30. May 2008

08:30-09:15 Demo Overview Madness (2 min per Demo)
09:15-11:00 Demo session
11:00-11:15 Demo Teardown Break
11:15-12:45 Session 5
12:45-13:45 Break
13:45-14:45 Invited Talk
14:45-15:15 Break
15:15-16:45 Session 6
16:45-17:00 Summary

Session 1: Networking for Virtual Worlds
Session chair: JongWon Kim

Optimising Online FPS Game Server Discovery through Clustering Servers by Origin Autonomous System
Grenville Armitage (Swinburne University of Technology, AU)
Receiver-Driven View-Dependent Streaming of Progressive Mesh
Wei Cheng, Wei Tsang Ooi (National University of Singapore, SG)
Selection Strategies for Peer-to-Peer 3D Streaming
Wei-Lun Sung, Shun-Yun Hu, Jehn-Ruey Jiang (National Central University, TW)

Session 2: NOSS
Session chair: Ewa Kusmierek

Remote Active Queue Management
Dan Ardelean (Google Inc., US); Ethan Blanton (Purdue University, US); Maxim Martynov (Purdue University, US)
Group Unicast for the Real World
Elad Lahav, Martin Karsten, Tim Brecht, Weihan Wang, Tony Zhao (University of Waterloo, CA)
Evaluation of Multi-Core Scheduling Mechanisms for Heterogeneous Processing Architectures
Håkon Stensland, Carsten Griwodz, Pål Halvorsen (Simula Research Laboratory, NO)

Session 3: DAV
Session chair: Matthias Hollick

Analyzing Video Services in Web 2.0: A Global Perspective
Mohit Saxena, Umang Sharan, Sonia Fahmy (Purdue University, US)
Decoding-Workload-Aware Video Encoding
Yicheng Huang, Guangming Hong, Vu An Tran, Ye Wang (National University of Singapore, SG)
On Developing Tangible Interfaces for Video Streaming Control: a Real Case Study
Stefano Ferretti, Marco Roccetti, Fabio Strozzi (University of Bologna, IT)

Session 4: Video Streaming in Wireless Environments
Session chair: Markus Kampmann

Performance Evaluation of Video Streaming in Multihop Wireless Mesh Networks
Xiaolin Cheng (University of California, Davis, US); Prasant Mohapatra (University of California, Davis, US); Sung-Ju Lee (HP Labs, US); Sujata Banerjee (Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, US)
An H.264/SVC-based adaptation proxy on a WiFi router
Ingo Kofler, Martin Prangl, Robert Kuschnig, Hermann Hellwagner (Klagenfurt University, AT)

Session 5: Analyses and conclusions
Session chair: Ye Wang

Traffic Analysis of Avatars in Second Life
James Kinicki (University of Michigan, US); Mark Claypool (Worcester Polytechnic Institute, US)
Understanding Hybrid CDN-P2P: Why Limelight Needs Its Own RedSwoosh
Cheng Huang (Microsoft Research, US); Angela Wang (Polytechnic University, US); Jin Li (Microsoft Research, US); Keith W. Ross (Brooklyn Polytech, US)
Skype Video Responsiveness to Bandwidth Variations
Luca De Cicco, Saverio Mascolo, Vittorio Palmisano (Politecnico di Bari, IT)

Session 6: Streaming with P2P support
Session chair: Wei Tsang Ooi

Modeling and Evaluation of Overlay Generation Problem for Peer-assisted Video Adaptation and Streaming
Razib Iqbal (University of Ottawa, CA); Behnoosh Hariri (Sharif University of Technology, IR); Shervin Shirmohammadi (University of Ottawa, CA)
Replication for P2P VoD: Eager or Lazy
Bin Cheng (Huazhong University of Science and Technology, CN); Lex Stein (Microsoft Research Asia, CN); Hai Jin (Huazhong University of Science and Technology, CN); Zheng Zhang (Microsoft Research Asia, CN)
Load Balancing for Multimedia Streaming in Heterogeneous Peer-to-Peer Systems
Kalman Graffi, Sebastian Kaune, Konstantin Pussep, Aleksandra Kovacevic, Ralf Steinmetz (Technische Universität Darmstadt, DE)

Demo session
Session chair of the Demo Overview Madness: Ralf Steinmetz

A Demo for Affinity based Content Delivery Architectures
Christian Spielvogel (University Neuchatel, CH); Laszlo Böszörmenyi (Klagenfurt University, AT); Peter Kropf (University Neuchatel, CH)
A Mechanism for Presentation-Layer Media Continuity in Media Playback Mode
Ishan Vaishnavi, Pablo Cesar, A.J. Jansen, Bo Gao, Dick C.A. Bulterman (Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica (CWI), NL)
A Multi-Agent-based Toolkit for Multimedia-oriented Collaboration Environments
Sangwoo Han, JongWon Kim (Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, KR)
Adaptive Video Streaming for Mobile Clients
Jens Brandt, Lars Wolf (TU Braunschweig, DE)
Fast and Flexible Video Content Browsing based on H.264/AVC Features
Klaus Schöffmann, Laszlo Böszörmenyi (Klagenfurt University, AT)
IMS Advanced Media Delivery
Heiko Perkuhn, Markus Kampmann (Ericsson Research, DE)
iTVP: platform for digital audio and video delivery over broadband IP networks
Miroslaw Czyrnek, Cezary Mazurek, Ewa Kusmierek, Maciej Stroinski (Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center, PL)
MPEG Analyzer: A Tool for visualizing MPEG encoding characteristics
Matthias Dick, Sven Lahde, Lars Wolf (TU Braunschweig, DE)
Planet PI4
Tonio Triebel, Benjamin Guthier, Richard Süselbeck, Gregor Schiele, Wolfgang Effelsberg (University of Mannheim, DE)
QoS Adaptation in Streaming 3D Graphics for FAIRVIEW
Shinya Yamamoto (Nara Institute of Science and Technology, JP); Yoshihiro Murata (Nara Institute of Science and Technology, JP); Naoki Shibata (Shiga University, JP); Keiichi Yasumoto (Nara Institute of Science and Technology, JP); Minoru Ito (Nara Institute of Science and Technology, JP)
TCP Enhancements for Interactive Thin Stream Applications
Andreas Petlund, Kristian Evensen, Carsten Griwodz, Pål Halvorsen (Simula Research Laboratory, NO)
Transparent Protocol Translation and Load Balancing on a Network Processor in a Media Streaming Scenario
Håvard Espeland, Carl Henrik Lunde, Håkon Kvale Stensland, Carsten Griwodz, Pål Halvorsen (Simula Research Laboratory, NO)
Receiver-Driven View-Dependent Streaming of Progressive Mesh (demo)
Wei Cheng, Wei Tsang Ooi (National University of Singapore, SG)
NMP: Network-centric Music Performance
Zefir Kurtisi, Xiaoyuan Gu, Matthias Dick, Lars Wolf (Technische Universität Braunschweig, DE)
The Impact of Packet Loss on Perceptual Video Quality
Mu Mu, Andreas Mauthe (Lancaster University, UK)