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Media-Aware Networks in Future Internet Media

  • Georgios GardikisEmail author
  • Evangelos Pallis
  • Michael Grafl
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Abstract

Within the Future Internet scene, where multimedia traffic is expected to play a dominant role, the network infrastructure needs to be transformed from a service-agnostic to a media-aware domain, able to offer service-specific handling and in-network operations to the traversing media flows. In this context, this chapter discusses techniques for Media-Aware Networking and illustrates the approaches which have been adopted in the FP7 ALICANTE project towards a novel Media-Aware Network Element (MANE). The media-centric functions of the MANE are presented, namely, content awareness, caching/buffering, QoS management, and flow processing/stream thinning. The added value of media-aware networking is also discussed for four use cases (unicast VoD, multicast streaming, peer-to-peer streaming, and dynamic adaptive streaming over HTTP).

Keywords

Scalable Video Code Content Awareness CATI Header Media Awareness Medium Service Provider 
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Notes

Acknowledgement

This work was supported in part by the EC in the context of the ALICANTE project (FP7-ICT-248652).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Georgios Gardikis
    • 1
    Email author
  • Evangelos Pallis
    • 2
  • Michael Grafl
    • 3
  1. 1.NCSR “Demokritos”Institute of Informatics and TelecommunicationsAghia ParaskeviGreece
  2. 2.TEI of Crete, Department of Applied Informatics and MultimediaHeraklionGreece
  3. 3.Alpen-Adria-Universitaet KlagenfurtKlagenfurtAustria

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