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The MPEG-DASH standard has raised a huge momentum within both industry and academia. The DASH-IF provides – among others – interoperability guidelines and test vectors, and closes the gap enabling interoperable deployments. In recent years, we have seen a tremendous amount of research papers addressing various issues in and around DASH, and thus, the DASH-IF established an academic track to:

  • identify research communities working in the area of DASH,
  • create awareness of DASH-IF material and promote it within the academic community, and
  • solicit research within and collect results from the academic community.

Upcoming Events

Submissions are still open for the following events:

  • ACM MMsys 2017 – Excellence in DASH Award (Link)
  • IEEE ICME 2017 – DASH-IF Grand Challenge (Link)

Also check the conference/workshop pages for the up-to-date information.


Past Events

ACM MMSys 2016

The DASH-IF created the “Excellence in DASH Award” for the first time at ACM MMSys 2016 Conference. The results were announced here. The award was selected by members of the DASH-IF and instead of a first, second, and third place the DASH-IF concluded to give the first price to all three papers:

  • “ABMA+: lightweight and efficient algorithm for HTTP adaptive streaming” by Andrzej Beben, Piotr Wiśniewski, Jordi Mongay Batalla, Piotr Krawiec (Warsaw University of Technology, Poland)
  • “Delivering Stable High-Quality Video: An SDN Architecture with DASH Assisting Network Elements” by Jan Willem Martin Kleinrouweler, Sergio Cabrero, Pablo Cesar (Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica, Netherlands)
  • “SQUAD: A Spectrum-based Quality Adaptation for Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP” by Cong Wang, Amr Rizk, Michael Zink (University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA)

See pictures here.


Wiki and Email List

For academics who want to join the DASH-IF Academic Track, please subscribe to the public email reflector. Up-to-date information as well as an Academic Event calendar is provided in our Wiki.