1st Edition

Broadband Mobile Multimedia Techniques and Applications

Edited By Yan Zhang, Shiwen Mao, Laurence T. Yang, Thomas M Chen Copyright 2008
    584 Pages 159 B/W Illustrations
    by Auerbach Publications

    Multimedia service provisioning is believed to be one of the prerequisites to guarantee the success of next-generation wireless networks. Examining the role of multimedia in state-of-the-art wireless systems and networks, Broadband Mobile Multimedia: Techniques and Applications presents a collection of introductory concepts, fundamental techniques, the latest advances, and open issues in this important area.

    Divided into four sections, the volume begins with an introduction to various broadband wireless multimedia systems. Using video as an application example, it then focuses on the routing and cross-layer design issue of multimedia communication over multihop wireless ad hoc and sensor networks. The next section discusses issues related to multimedia communications over WLANs—a dominant part of today’s broadband wireless access networks. The book concludes with recent developments in quality-of-service (QoS) provisioning mechanisms and other enabling technologies, including middleware, mobility management, scheduling, and power control.

    With numerous illustrative figures and extensive references, this useful technical guide gives in-depth treatments of basic topics, a solid overview of cutting-edge advances, and a representative sampling of important research outcomes.

    Design Challenges for Wireless Multimedia Sensor Networks
    Tommaso Melodia and Kaushik R. Chowdhury
    Performance Analysis of Multimedia Traffic over HSDPA
    Irene de Bruin, Frank Brouwer, Neill Whillans, Yusun Fu, and Youqian Xiao
    Interactive Mobile TV Technologies: An Overview
    Ramakrishna Vedantham and Igor D.D. Curcio
    Multiparty Audioconferencing on Wireless Networks
    R. Venkatesha Prasad, Vijay S. Rao, H.N. Shankar, and R. Muralishankar
    Routing for Video Communications over Wireless Ad HocNetworks
    Shiwen Mao, Y. Thomas Hou, Hanif D. Sherali, and Scott F. Midkiff
    Multipath Unicast and Multicast Video Communication over Wireless Ad HocNetworks
    Wei Wei and Avideh Zakhor
    Video Communications over Wireless Sensor Networks
    Min Chen, Shiwen Mao, Yong Yuan, and Victor C.M. Leung
    Multimedia Quality-of-Service Support in IEEE 802.11 Standards
    Zhifeng Tao, Thanasis Korakis, Shivendra Panwar, and Leandros Tassiulas
    Peer-Assisted Video Streaming over WLANs
    Danjue Li, Chen-Nee Chuah, Gene Cheung, and S.J. Ben Yoo
    Multimedia Services over Broadband Wireless LAN
    Jianhua He, Zuoyin Tang, Yan Zhang, and Zongkai Yang
    Improving User-Perceived Quality for Video Streaming over WLAN
    Nikki Cranley and Gabriel-Miro Muntean
    End-to-End QoS Support for Video Delivery over Wireless Internet
    Qian Zhang, Wenwu Zhu, and Ya-Qin Zhang
    Handoff Management of Wireless Multimedia Services: A Middleware Approach
    P. Bellavista, A. Corradi, and L. Foschini
    Packet Scheduling in Broadband Wireless Multimedia Networks
    Rong Yu, Yan Zhang, Zhi Sun, and Shunliang Mei
    The Peak-to-Average Power Ratio in Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing Wireless Communication Systems
    Tao Jiang, Laurence T. Yang, and Yan Zhang


    Yan Zhang, Shiwen Mao, Thomas M. Chen