Technical Program for the INFOCOM workshop on Communication and Networking Techniques for Contemporary Video


bulletAshish Khisti, (Univ. of Toronto)
bulletBen Liang (Univ. of Toronto)
bulletEmina Soljanin (Bell Labs)


9:00 - 9:10

Welcome Remarks

9:10 - 10:00

Keynote Lecture - Design of Low Delay Video Applications: Optimizing Perceptual Quality and Error Resilience, Prof. Yao Wang (Polytechnic School of Engineering, NYU, USA)


Coffee Break


 Session 1 (Coding Techniques)
Chair: Mohammad Ali Maddah-Ali (Bell Labs, Alcatel Lucent, USA)



Coded Caching with Nonuniform Demands, Urs Niesen (Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent, USA); Mohammad Ali Maddah-Ali (Bell Labs, Alcatel Lucent, USA)
  10:50-11:10  The Effect of Block-wise Feedback on the Throughput-Delay Trade-off in Streaming, Gauri Joshi (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA); Yuval Kochman (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel); Gregory Wornell (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  11:10-11:30 Distributed Caching and Coding in VoD, Arezou Pourmir (University of Wisconsin Madison, USA); Parmesh Ramanathan (University of Wisconsin at Madison, USA)
  11:30-11:50 Dealing with User Heterogeneity in P2P Multiparty Video Conferencing: Layered Coding Versus Receiver Partitioning, Eymen Kurdoğlu (Polytechnic School of Engineering, NYU, USA); Yong Liu (Polytechnic School of Engineering, NYU, USA); Yao Wang (Polytechnic School of Engineering, NYU, USA)
  11:50-12:10 Hierarchical Hexagonal Modulation with Ternary Symbols for Wireless Video Transmission, Zhe Yang (University of Victoria, Canada); Lin Cai (University of Victoria, Canada); Xuan Wang (University of Victoria, Canada); Siyuan Xiang (University of Victoria, Canada); Jianping Pan (University of Victoria, Canada)

Lunch Break (12:15-1:45 pm)

1:45 - 3:00

 Panel Discussion:  The Many Homes of Contemporary Video

Panelists: Prof. Sheila Hemami (Northeastern University), Prof. Jorg Liebherr (Univ. of Toronto), Dr. Shantanu Rane (MERL), Prof. Yao Wang (NYU)

3:00 - 3:30

Coffee Break

3:30 - 5:30 Session 2 (Scheduling and Networking Techniques)
Chair: Parameswaran Ramanathan (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
  3:30-3:50 An Evaluation of RTP Circuit Breaker Performance on LTE Networks, Zaheduzzaman Sarker (Ericsson AB, Sweden); Varun Singh (Aalto University, Finland); Colin Perkins (University of Glasgow, United Kingdom)
  3:50- 4:10 Bounded Delay Scheduling with Packet Dependencies, Michael Markovitch (Ben-Gurion University, Israel); Gabriel Scalosub (Ben-Gurion University, Israel)
  4:10- 4:30 Content Relevance Opportunistic Routing for Wireless Multimedia Sensor Networks, Petros Spachos (University of Toronto, Canada); Angelos K. Marnerides (Lancaster University, United Kingdom); Dimitrios Hatzinakos (University of Toronto, Canada)
  4:30- 4:50 Leveraging Users' Likes in a Video Streaming P2P Platform,  Laura Natali (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy); Maria Luisa Merani (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy); Cettina Barcellona (Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy)
  4:50- 5:10 Dynamic Rate Allocation and Opportunistic Routing for Scalable Video Multirate Multicast over Time-Varying Wireless Networks, Chenglin Li (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, P.R. China); Hongkai Xiong (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, P.R. China); Junni Zou (Shanghai University, P.R. China); Dapeng Oliver Wu (University of Florida, USA)
  5:10-5:30 Performance evaluation of streaming algorithms for network cameras, Gonzalo Muñoz (Universidad de Chile, Chile); Hugo Méric (INRIA Chile, Chile); Jose Piquer (University of Chile, Chile); Javier Bustos-Jiménez (NIC Chile Research Labs, Chile)


We are pleased to announce the following Panel

The Many Homes of Contemporary Video


Contemporary video applications have progressed well beyond traditional streaming and encompass diverse disciplines such as information theory, signal processing, machine learning, and computer science. In this panel, experts working in some of these areas will share their vision and research results.  Some topics to be addressed include 1) Performance metrics for assessing video quality 2) Advanced video delivery mechanisms (Caching and Storage techniques, FEC, Scalable Video Codecs etc.)  and 3) Future trends in video research.  Ultimately we expect all participants to encounter several stimulating question for further research in this area.

Confirmed Panelists:

bulletProf. Yao Wang, (NYU)
bulletDr. Shantanu Rane (MERL)
bulletProf. Sheila Hemami (Northeastern University, USA)
bulletProf. Jorg Liebherr (Univ. of Toronto)


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