Network-Diffused Media Scaling for Multimedia Content Services

  • Omid E. Kia
  • Jaakko J. Sauvola
  • David S. Doermann
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1718)


In this paper we propose a new approach to adaptation of content-based processing, media preparation and presentation. We address multimedia consumption terminals having a variable amount of resources. The proposed technique adapts the required service data contained within the multimedia to the abilities of the hybrid network elements and application requirements. In our approach the data representations are transformed and converted efficiently to reduce delivery requirements and to emphasize quality of service ratio. An experimental system is implemented in a distributed environment providing only low processing requirements from the data processing nodes. We perform media profiling based on cross-media translation to achieve an efficient scaling and fit the content with terminal capabilities. Our approach aims to build an intelligent content service infrastructure in a way that the servers, nodes, and terminals are aware of their capabilities along with the capabilities of their surroundings. We demonstrate with an example service with scalable multimedia delivery over hybrid network elements.


Document Image Multimedia Service Cache Size Effective Bandwidth Media Object 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Omid E. Kia
    • 1
  • Jaakko J. Sauvola
    • 2
  • David S. Doermann
    • 3
  1. 1.Information Technology LaboratoryNational Institute of Standards and TechnologyGaithersburg
  2. 2.Machine Vision and Media Processing GroupInfotech Oulu University of OuluOuluFinland
  3. 3.Language and Media Processing LaboratoryInstitute for Advanced Computing Studies University of MarylandCollege park

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