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VIDIOS - VIdeo DIstribution Over MPLS networks

Staff: Xiaoming Fu, Ingo Juchem, Jun Lei
Project Partners: T-Systems, FH Mannheim, Lucent, Quix, Satec, Scopus, Telefonica, and U. Murcia
Sponsors(s): T-Systems International, EC Eureka Celtic Initiative

The VIDIOS (VIdeo DIstribution Over MPLS networks supporting heterogeneous format environments) project develops, integrates and tests all parts of the "media chain" over wireless and wired broadband Internet access networks and Multiple Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) backbones.

The converging ICT sector brings about changes and new opportunities in the Multimedia and Networking sector. Despite the economic downturn, Broadband Accesses are a growing market. Internet Service Providers, IP backbone carriers and Multimedia vendors recognise the impact and chances resulting from Media Content Creation, Transport and Distribution over Internet backbones and broadband access networks. The VIDIOS (VIdeo DIstribution Over MPLS networks supporting heterogeneous format environments) project develops, integrates and tests all parts of the "media chain" over wireless and wired broadband Internet access networks and Multiple Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) backbones.

As a project supported by the European EUREKA's cluster project CELTIC (Telecommunication Solutions through Collaborative Research) Initiative and Deutsche Telekom T-Systems, VIDIOS develops, integrates and tests a complete media chain from Media Content Creation to Transport and Distribution over Internet backbones and broadband access networks.

By applying application-oriented state-of-the-art technology, VIDIOS innovations create opportunities for maximising the investment returns of the capital starved telecommunication industry. Multimedia contents so far are produced and distributed across rather reliable and error free communication networks. VIDIOS designs and validates an architecture delivering end-to-end Quality of Service for multimedia transmissions across error prone networks such as Internet backbones and mobile access networks. MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding, combined with robust and scalable coding techniques are applied by VIDIOS for robust transport over an MPLS backbone. The MPLS backbone further protects the application stream by QoS based on already implemented standards. In a first step, an Internet Service Provider will simply invoke application agnostic network services while he delivers videos to the end users. In a second step, Bandwidth on Demand services are introduced enabling multimedia contribution and personal video-conferencing. All solutions will be demonstrated by VIDIOS using real production facilities to the utmost extent. VIDIOS is a serious contribution in keeping the European Multimedia ICT sector at the forefront of global development.

In this project Dr. Xiaoming Fu is the project coordination committee member and principal investigator on behalf of the University of Göttingen. Technically, we are the main contributor to the design, development and evaluation of the VIDIOS bandwidth-on-demand network architecture and protocols. Another interesting aspect is application-layer and overlay multicast, as network layer multicast solutions may take long to get materialized in the Internet scale. We are currently studying the state-of-the-art overlay and network-layer multicast solutions, and investigating the potentially alternative approaches.

Team:

  • Xiaoming Fu (project leader)
  • Dieter Hogrefe
  • Ingo Juchem
  • Jun Lei
  • Deguang Le
  • Bernd Schloer


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2007
DMMP: A New Dynamic Mesh-based Overlay Multicast Protocol Framework, Jun Lei, Xiaoming Fu, and Dieter Hogrefe, Proceedings of the 2007 IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference - Workshop on Peer-to-Peer Multicasting (P2PM 2007), Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, IEEE Communications Society, January 2007.
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2006
Dynamic Mesh-based overlay Multicast Protocol (DMMP), Jun Lei, Xiaoming Fu, and Dieter Hogrefe, Internet Research Task Force, Internet draft (draft-lei-samrg-dmmp-01), work in progress, Scalable Adaptive Multicast (SAM) Research Group, October 2006.
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DMMP: A New Dynamic Mesh-based Overlay Multicast Protocol Framework, Jun Lei, Xiaoming Fu, and Dieter Hogrefe, Technical Report No. IFI-TB-2006-05, Institute of Computer Science, University of Goettingen, Germany, ISSN 1611-1044, July 2006.
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2005
Architectural Thoughts and Requirements Considerations on Video Streaming over the Internet, Jun Lei, Ingo Juchem, Xiaoming Fu, and Dieter Hogrefe, Technical Report No. IFI-TB-2005-06, Institute of Computer Science, University of Goettingen, Germany, ISSN 1611-1044, November 2005.
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Advanced Authentication and Authorization for Quality of Service Signaling, Tseno Tsenov, Hannes Tschofenig, Xiaoming Fu, and Eckhart Koerner, 1st IEEE Workshop on Security and QoS in Communication Networks (SecQoS 2005), Athens, Greece (in conjunction with the first IEEE International Conference on Security and Privacy for Emerging Areas in Communication and Networks - SECURECOM 2005), Pages 224-235, IEEE Computer Society Press, September 2005.
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Implementation of a Signaling Router for the Euro6IX Premium Service, Ingo Juchem, Master's thesis No. ZFI-BM-2005-03, Center for Informatics, University of Goettingen, Germany, ISSN 1612-6793, March 2005.
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