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IPTV - Transport, Distribution and Quality of Experience
Speaker: Dr. Ali C. Begen Cisco Title: "IPTV - Transport, Distribution and Quality of Experience" Date: Thursday, 7 October, 2010 Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm Venue: Room 3311 (via lifts 17/18), HKUST Abstract: Service providers have been recently investing heavily in IP technologies with the goal of providing reliable, high-quality digital TV content to their subscribers with rich personalization features. This new form of television, called IPTV, leverages many existing networking architectures and protocol specifications, but also led the way to develop new ones to address its specific requirements. In this talk, we provide an overview of IPTV and its building blocks, summarize the architectures and protocols used to carry video over IP in core, aggregation and access networks. We also briefly discuss several concepts related to quality of experience. ****************** Biography: Ali C. Begen is with the Video and Content Platforms Research and Advanced Development Group at Cisco. His interests include networked entertainment, Internet multimedia, transport protocols and content distribution. Ali is currently working on architectures for next-generation video transport and distribution over IP networks, and he is an active contributor in the IETF in these areas. Ali holds a Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from Georgia Tech. He received the Best Student-paper Award at IEEE ICIP 2003, and the Most-cited Paper Award from Elsevier Signal Processing: Image Communication in 2008. He is a member of the IEEE and ACM.