Review of content-aware resource allocation schemes for video streaming over wireless networks

Peshala V. Pahalawatta*, Aggelos K. Katsaggelos

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As wireless technology evolves towards its fourth generation (4G) of development, the prospect of offering multimedia services such as on-demand video streaming and video conferencing to wireless mobile clients becomes increasingly more viable. The eventual success of such applications depends on the efficient management of the limited system resources while taking into account the time-varying wireless channel conditions as well as the varying multimedia source content. In this paper, we review some of the recent advances in cross-layer design schemes, which aim at providing significant gains in performance for video streaming systems through content-aware resource allocation. Advances in both, real-time video streaming, where the video is encoded and transmitted in real-time, as well as, on-demand video streaming, where the video is pre-encoded in a media server, are considered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)131-142
Number of pages12
JournalWireless Communications and Mobile Computing
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2007


  • Cross-layer optimization
  • Multi-user video transmission
  • Video streaming
  • Wireless video

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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