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Video Quality Driven Multimedia Streaming in Mobile Wireless Networks

Final Report Summary - QOSTREAM (Video Quality Driven Multimedia Streaming in Mobile Wireless Networks)

QoSTREAM – Video Quality Driven Multimedia Streaming in Mobile Wireless Networks is an FP7 Marie Curie International Research Staff Exchange Scheme (IRSES) project. The project started on February 1st 2012 and ended on January 31st 2016.

The main objective of QoSTREAM was to establish new partnerships and to reinforce already existing paths of cooperation between participating European and non-European research institutions through a coordinated multiannual joint research programme in the field of multimedia processing/communications and quality of experience for real-time multimedia streaming applications over emerging wireless networks.

Due to the complementary expertise of the chosen participating institutions, enhanced efficiency of multimedia delivery schemes in this research programme has been pursued through the inter-disciplinary combination of: i) applications of state-of-the-art multimedia processing and compression schemes such as scalable video coding, error resilience, network-adaptive media, video analysis; ii) advanced communication techniques such as fountain coding, network coding, source-aware resource allocation, packet scheduling and prioritization; and iii) light-weight video quality assessment algorithms suitable for implementations embedded in all sorts of mobile receivers; all of these contributing to practical and optimal system design.

The project brought together leading and complementary research teams in Europe and in Brazil, Japan, South Africa, USA and Singapore in the field of multimedia processing and compression, communications and networking, video quality assessment and user experience enhancement, machine learning and embedded system design. All were willing to share their expertise and accumulated knowledge. The synergy and intensive collaboration between researchers in different sub-disciplines led to high-quality research results, strengthening of the ties between the participating institutions and fostered new joint projects. Special attention was paid to the development of complementary skills of early-stage researchers, allowing them to acquire the skills needed to themselves become research leaders.

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