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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.

 

Past Events

IEEE ICME 2017

The DASH-IF established the Grand Challenge on Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP for the first time at IEEE ICME 2017. The press release can be found here and the DASH-IF is pleased to announce the following winners:

  • WINNER: “A Hybrid P2P/Multi-Source Quality-Adaptive Live-Streaming Solution for high end-user’s QoE” by Joachim Bruneau-Queyreix, Mathias Lacaud, Daniel Negru
  • RUNNER-UP: “Optimal Viewport Adaptive Streaming for 360-Degree Videos” by Zhimin Xu, Lan Xie, Xinggong Zhang, Han Hu, Yixuan Ban, Zongming Guo

 

ACM MMSys 2017

The DASH-IF hosted the Excellence in DASH Award for the second time at ACM MMSys 2017. The press release can be found here and the DASH-IF is pleased to announce the winners:

  1. Ahmed H. Zahran, Jason J. Quinlan, K. K. Ramakrishnan, and Cormac J. Sreenan. 2017. SAP: Stall-Aware Pacing for Improved DASH Video Experience in Cellular Networks. In Proceedings of the 8th ACM on Multimedia Systems Conference (MMSys’17). Taiwan, Taipei, June 2017.
  2. Jan Willem Kleinrouweler, Britta Meixner, and Pablo Cesar. 2017. Improving Video Quality in Crowded Networks Using a DANE. In Proceedings of the 27th Workshop on Network and Operating Systems Support for Digital Audio and Video (NOSSDAV’17). Taiwan, Taipei, June 2017.
  3. Mario Graf, Christian Timmerer, and Christopher Mueller. 2017. Towards Bandwidth Efficient Adaptive Streaming of Omnidirectional Video over HTTP: Design, Implementation, and Evaluation. In Proceedings of the 8th ACM on Multimedia Systems Conference (MMSys’17). Taiwan, Taipei, June 2017.

A summary about MMSys (incl. pictures) can be found here.

 

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.

 

Contact

For further information please contact Christian Timmerer <christian(dot)timmerer(at)bitmovin(dot)com>and/or Ali C. Begen <acbegen(at)ieee(dot)org>.