1st Edition

Advanced Video Communications over Wireless Networks

Edited By Ce Zhu, Yuenan Li Copyright 2013
    520 Pages 256 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    520 Pages 256 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Wireless video communications encompass a broad range of issues and opportunities that serve as the catalyst for technical innovations. To disseminate the most recent advances in this challenging yet exciting field, Advanced Video Communications over Wireless Networks provides an in-depth look at the fundamentals, recent technical achievements, challenges, and emerging trends in mobile and wireless video communications.

    The editors have carefully selected a panel of researchers with expertise in diverse aspects of wireless video communication to cover a wide spectrum of topics, including the underlying theoretical fundamentals associated with wireless video communications, the transmission schemes tailored to mobile and wireless networks, quality metrics, the architectures of practical systems, as well as some novel directions. They address future directions, including Quality-of-Experience in wireless video communications, video communications over future networks, and 3D video communications.

    The book presents a collection of tutorials, surveys, and original contributions, providing an up-to-date, accessible reference for further development of research and applications in mobile and wireless video communication systems. The range of coverage and depth of expertise make this book the go-to resource for facing current and future challenges in this field.

    Fundamentals of Mobile and Wireless Video Communications
    Fundamentals of video coding
    State-of-the-art video coding
    Multiple description coding
    Distributed video coding
    Energy management of video coding
    Power constraint video coding
    R-D analysis and modeling
    Relationship between power consumption and R-D performance
    Rate control for wireless video communication
    Introduction of wireless/mobile networks
    Network coding for video communications
    Joint source network coding
    Game theoretic models for video communications

    Wireless Video Communications: When Video Coding Meets Mobile and Wireless Networks
    Multiple access for wireless video
    Network-adaptive video communications
    Video adaption for wireless communications
    Video streaming over cognitive radio networks
    Wireless P2P video streaming
    Wireless video protocols and standards
    Retransmission techniques for wireless video communications
    Congestion control and traffic engineering for wireless video communications
    Cross-layer design and optimization techniques for wireless video communications
    Network technologies for emerging broadband multimedia services
    Cloud/Grid-based content management and delivery
    Multimedia in femtocells
    Distributed multimedia networking
    Green multimedia networking
    Multimedia over future networks

    Quality-of-Experience in Mobile and Wireless Video Communications
    Metrics of Quality-of-Experience
    Modeling of Quality-of-Experience in mobile and wireless video communications
    Subjective testing methodologies of Quality-of-Experience
    Quality-of-Experience support for video delivery over mobile and wireless networks
    Quality-of-Experience based resource management
    Quality-of-Experience feedback
    Quality-of-Experience versus Quality-of-Service


    Zhu, Ce; Li, Yuenan

    "The editors have presented a compilation of 15 peer-reviewed chapters from several well-known researchers in the area of wireless video technologies to provide an overview of the state of the art, challenges, and emerging trends. … The chapters in this book are written in a way that renders them useful for a broad spectrum of readers, from undergraduate students right to researchers/practitioners. All chapters have significant background information and also provide references for follow-up."
    —Satyajayant Misra, from IEEE Wireless Communications, February 2015