E3DOAS: Balancing QoE and Energy-Saving for Multi-Device Adaptation in Future Mobile Wireless Video Delivery

Longhao Zou, Ramona Trestian, Gabriel-Miro Muntean
2018 IEEE transactions on broadcasting  
Smart devices (e.g. smartphones, tablets, smarthome devices, etc.) have become important companions to most people in their daily activities, and are very much used for multimedia content exchange (i.e. video sharing, real-time/nonreal-time multimedia streaming), contributing to the exponential increase in mobile traffic over the current wireless networks. While the next generation mobile networks will provide higher capacity than the current 4G systems, the network operators will face
more » ... challenges associated with the outstanding increase of both video traffic and user expectations in terms of their levels of perceived quality or Quality of Experience (QoE). Furthermore, the heterogeneity of mobile devices (e.g. screen resolution, battery life, hardware performance) also impacts severely the end-user QoE. In this context, this paper proposes an Evolved QoE-aware Energy-saving Device-Oriented Adaptive Scheme (E 3 DOAS ) for mobile multimedia delivery over future wireless networks. E 3 DOAS makes use of a coalition gamebased rate allocation strategy within the multi-device heterogeneous environment, and optimizes the trade-off between the end-user perceived quality of the multimedia delivery and the mobile device energy-saving. Testing has involved a prototype of E 3 DOAS , a crowd-sourcing-based QoE assessment method to model non-reference perceptual video quality, and an energy measurement testbed introduced to collect power consumption parameters of the mobile devices. Simulation-based performance evaluation showed how E 3 DOAS outperformed other state of the art multimedia adaptive solutions in terms of energy saving, endto-end Quality of Service (QoS) metrics and end-user perceived quality.
doi:10.1109/tbc.2017.2722221 fatcat:rmg7xvz4yzdznegpo6rj4qarua