Service Oriented Multimedia Delivery System in Pervasive Environments
Zhuzhong Qian (State Key Laboratory for Novel Software Technology, P.R. China)
Sheng Zhang (State Key Laboratory for Novel Software Technology, P.R. China)
Kangbin Yim (Soonchunhyang University, Korea)
Sanglu Lu (State Key Laboratory for Novel Software Technology, P.R. China)
Abstract: Service composition is an effective approach for large-scale multimedia delivery. In previous works, user requirement is represented as one fixed functional path which is composed of several functional components in a certain order. Actually, there may be several functional paths (deliver different quality level multimedia data, e.g., image pixel, frame rate) that can meet one request. And due to the diversity of devices and connections in pervasive environment, system should choose a suitable media quality delivery path in accordance with context, instead of one fixed functional path. This paper presents a deep study of multimedia delivery problem and proposes an on-line algorithm LDPath and an off-line centralized algorithm LD/RPath respectively. LDPath aims at delivering multimedia data to end user with lowest delay by choosing services to build delivery paths hop-by-hop, which is adapted to the unstable open environment. And LD/RPath is developed for a relatively stable environment, which generates delivery paths according to the trade-off between delay and reliability metrics, because the service reliability is also an important fact in such scenario. Experimental results show that both algorithms have good performance with low overhead to the system.
Keywords: multimedia delivery, pervasive environment, service composition