Energy-efficient device-differentiated cooperative adaptive multimedia delivery solution in wireless networks

Ruiqi Ding, Cristina Hava Muntean, Gabriel-Miro Muntean
2015 Journal of Network and Computer Applications  
There is very much interest in balancing remote delivered multimedia quality and energy consumption in a heterogeneous wireless network environment. This paper proposes a solution for Energy-efficient Device-differentiated Cooperative Adaptive Multimedia Delivery over wireless networks (EDCAM), a hybrid innovative approach which combines multimedia quality adaptation and content sharing mechanisms to save energy at client devices according to their different characteristics. EDCAM relies on an
more » ... utomatic application-aware device profiling, which is proposed to assess individual device energy constraints. These constraints along with QoS delivery scores are used as metrics for the multimedia delivery quality adaptation. Devices make use of content sharing partners with which retrieve the content cooperatively, reducing the usage of high energy consuming networks and therefore increase the delivery energy efficiency. Simulation tests in a WiFi and LTE-based heterogeneous wireless network environment with in creasing number of video flows and users show how the proposed EDCAM solution results in significant improvements of up to 40% in terms of energy efficiency in comparison with three other state of the art solutions, while maintaining the performance of multimedia content delivery and estimated user perceived quality at the highest levels. DRAFT Simulation-based testing in different conditions and with various load shows how EDCAM outperforms other state of the art solutions in terms of energy-efficiency and performance of delivery. The structure of this paper is as follows. Section II discusses related works on energy-efficient wireless multimedia content delivery. Section III introduces EDCAM's principle, its architecture and algorithms. Section IV presents EDCAM performance evaluation in comparison with other approaches and section October 1, 2015 DRAFT
doi:10.1016/j.jnca.2015.09.006 fatcat:3lotxylownegvjko7lqub2hm34