Joint source adaptation and resource allocation for multi-user wireless video streaming

Jianwei Huang, Zhu Li, Mung Chiang, Aggelos K. Katsaggelos

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Multi-user video streaming over wireless channels is a challenging problem, where the demand for better video quality and small transmission delays needs to be reconciled with the limited and often time-varying communication resources. This paper presents a framework for joint network optimization, source adaptation, and deadline-driven scheduling for multi-user video streaming over wireless networks. We develop a joint adaptation, resource allocation and scheduling (JARS) algorithm, which allocates the communication resource based on the video users' quality of service, adapts video sources based on smart summarization, and schedules the transmissions to meet the frame delivery deadlines. The proposed algorithm leads to near full utilization of the network resources and satisfies the delivery deadlines for all video frames. Substantial performance improvements are achieved compared with heuristic schemes that do not take the interactions between multiple users into consideration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number4455569
Pages (from-to)582-594
Number of pages13
JournalIEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Media Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


  • Collaborative video streaming
  • Optimization decomposition
  • Pricing control
  • Rate-distortion modeling
  • Video adaptation


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