VideoNext 2014

December 2, Sydney, Australia


VideoNext: Design, Quality and Deployment of Adaptive Video Streaming

As we continue to develop our ability to generate, process, and display video at increasingly higher quality, we confront the challenge of streaming the same video to the end user. Device heterogeneity in terms of size and processing capabilities combined with the lack of timing guarantees of packet switching networks is forcing the industry to adopt streaming solutions capable of dynamically adapting the video quality in response to resource variability in the end-to-end transport chain. For example, many vendors and providers are already trialing their own proprietary adaptive video streaming platforms while MPEG has recently ratified a standard, called Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH), to facilitate widespread deployment of such technology. However, how to best adapt the video to ensure highest user quality of experience while consuming the minimum network resources poses many fundamental challenges, which is attracting the attention of researchers from both academia and industry. The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers and developers working on all aspects of adaptive video streaming with special emphasis on innovative concepts backed up by experimental evidence.

Important Dates

Paper Submission August 29, 2014 (20:59 PDT)
Notification of Acceptance September 30, 2014
Workshop date December 2, 2014

Best Poster/Demo Awards

There were two best poster/demo awards:

  Transitions in Live Video Streaming Services
  Bjorn Richerzhagen, Stefan Wilk, Julius Ruckert, Denny Stohr, Wolfgang Effelsberg (TU Darmstadt)
  Empirical Evaluation of Real-Time Video Foveation
  Ayub Bokani (UNSW)