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.
Further details can be found here.
ACM MMSys 2020
ACM MMSys 2020: Open Call
ACM MMSys 2019
The DASH Industry Forum Excellence in DASH Award at ACM MMSys 2019 acknowledges papers substantially addressing MPEG-DASH as the presentation format and are selected for presentation at ACM MMSys 2019. Preference is given to practical enhancements and developments which can sustain future commercial usefulness of DASH. The DASH format used should conform to the DASH-IF Interoperability Points as defined by http://dashif.org/guidelines/. It is a financial prize as follows: first place – €1000; second place – €500; and third place – €250. The winners are chosen by a DASH Industry Forum appointed committee and results are final.
This year’s award goes to the following papers (Two first places, and one third):
- WINNER (1st place, ex-equo): “Evaluation of shared resource allocation using SAND for ABR streaming” by Stefan Pham, Patrick Heeren, Daniel Silhavy, Stefan Arbanowski & “Bandwidth prediction in low-latency chunked streaming” by Abdelhak Bentaleb, Christian Timmerer, Ali C. Begen, Roger Zimmermann
- RUNNER-UP (3rd place): “LIME: understanding commercial 360° live video streaming services” by Xing Liu, Bo Han, Feng Qian, Matteo Varvello
Additionally, for the first time, the DASH Industry Forum (DASH-IF) awarded the best PhD dissertation on algorithms and protocols for adaptive content delivery over the internet at ACM MMSys 2019. After a public call, the DASH-IF received a good number of nominations from all around the world to pick one winner. Due to the high number and quality of nominations (and since it’s the first time), the DASH-IF decided to award also the second and third best dissertation; increasing its financial prize as follows: first place – $750; second place – $500; and third place – $250. The winners are chosen by a DASH Industry Forum appointed committee and results are final.
And the winners are…
- First place: Dr. Abdelhak Bentaleb (National University of Singapore) for the dissertation “Enabling Optimizations of Video Delivery in HTTP Adaptive Streaming”
- Second place: Dr. Jeroen van der Hooft (Ghent University), Low-Latency Delivery of Adaptive Video Streaming Services
- Third place: Dr. Jonathan Kua (Swinburne University of Technology), Achieving High Performance Content Streaming with Adaptive Chunklets and Active Queue Management
The DASH-IF would like to congratulate all winners and hope seeing you next year at ACM MMSys 2020.
Finally, the DASH-IF sponsored the ice cream social event at ACM MMSys 2019 which allowed for networking and discussions. Here are some impressions from this unique event…
IEEE ICME 2018
The DASH-IF sponsored the Grand Challenge on Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP at IEEE ICME 2018. The press release can be found here and the DASH-IF is pleased to announce the following winners:
- WINNER: “Game Theory Based Bitrate Adaptation for dash.js Reference Player” by Abdelhak Bentaleb, Ali C. Begen, Roger Zimmermann
- RUNNER-UP: “Tile-based QoE-driven HTTP/2 Streaming System for 360 Video” by Zhimin Xu, Yixuan Ban, Kai Zhang, Lan Xie, Xinggong Zhang, Zongming Guo, Shengbin Meng, Yue Wang
ACM MMSys 2018
The DASH-IF sponsored the Excellence in DASH Award for the third time at ACM MMSys 2018. The press release can be found here and the DASH-IF is pleased to announce the winners:
- Kevin Spiteri, Ramesh Sitaraman, Daniel Sparacio. From Theory to Practice: Improving Bitrate Adaptation in the DASH Reference Player. In Proceedings of the 8th ACM Multimedia Systems Conference (MMSys’18). Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 2018
- Abdelhak Bentaleb, Ali C. Begen, Roger Zimmermann, Saad Harous. Want to Play DASH? GTA: A Game Theoretic Approach for Adaptive Streaming over HTTP. In Proceedings of the 8th ACM Multimedia Systems Conference (MMSys’18). Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 2018
- Savino Dambra, Giuseppe Samela, Lucile Sassatelli, Romaric Pighetti, Ramon Aparicio Pardo, Anne-Marie Pinna-Déry. Film Editing: New Levers to Improve VR Streaming. In Proceedings of the 8th ACM Multimedia Systems Conference (MMSys’18). Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 2018
- Simon Da Silva, Joachim Bruneau-Queyreix, Mathias Lacaud, Daniel Négru, Laurent Réveillère, MUSLIN: Achieving High, Fairly Shared QoE Through Multi-Source Live Streaming. In Proceedings of the 23rd Packet Video Workshop (PV’18). Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 2018
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 sponsored 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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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. 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.
For further information please contact Christian Timmerer (christian.timmerer AT bitmovin.com) or Ali C. Begen (acbegen at ieee.org).