IPTV - Transport, Distribution and Quality of Experience

Speaker:	Dr. Ali C. Begen

Title:		"IPTV - Transport, Distribution and Quality of

Date:		Thursday, 7 October, 2010

Time:		2:00pm - 3:00pm

Venue:		Room 3311 (via lifts 17/18), HKUST


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.


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.