Towards Energy Efficient Multimedia Streaming to Mobile Devices

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School of Science | Doctoral thesis (article-based) | Defence date: 2013-11-22
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2013
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en
Pages
56 + app. 70
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Aalto University publication series DOCTORAL DISSERTATIONS, 187/2013
Abstract
The rapid development in mobile and telecommunication industries together pushed up the popularity of multimedia streaming applications among the smartphone users. The streaming applications in smartphones heavily depend on wireless networking activities as a substantial amount of data is transmitted from a server to the streaming clients. Because of the very high energy requirement of wireless network interfaces, multimedia streaming applications are considered as the most energy hungry applications. Therefore, improving battery life time of the smartphones is essential while experiencing multimedia streaming. In this thesis, we investigate the energy consumption of modern mobile devices while experiencing multimedia from different video services and propose two energy efficient streaming techniques to reduce energy consumption of the smartphones when receiving multimedia content via Wi-Fi, 3G or LTE. The first technique is a server-side technique. It considers the available free buffer space at the client, burst size and TCP flow control while sending content to the client in periodic bursts. The second technique is a client-side technique that considers the probability of a user's abandonment during a video streaming session. In addition to the energy savings, we also study the performance of cellular networks in presence of our first proposed streaming technique.
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Supervising professor
Ylä-Jääski, Antti, Prof., Aalto University, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Finland
Thesis advisor
Siekkinen, Matti, Doctor, Aalto University, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Finland
Nurminen, Jukka K., Prof., Aalto University, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Finland
Keywords
burst, energy, HSPA, LTE, multimedia, power, PSM, PSM-A, Wi-Fi, traffic shaping, wireless
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  • [Publication 1]: Mohammad Ashraful Hoque, Matti Siekkinen and Jukka K. Nurminen. Energy Efficient Multimedia Streaming to Mobile Devices - A Survey. In IEEE Communications Survey and Tutorials, November 2012.
  • [Publication 2]: Mohammad Ashraful Hoque, Matti Siekkinen, Jukka K. Nurminen and Mika Aalto. Dissecting Mobile Video Services: An Energy Consumption Perspective. In 14th IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks, WoW- MoM 2013, Madrid, Spain, June 2013.
  • [Publication 3]: Mohammad Ashraful Hoque, Matti Siekkinen, Jukka K. Nurminen. TCP Receive Buffer Aware Wireless Multimedia Streaming–An Energy Efficient Approach. In 23rd ACM Workshop on Network and Operating Systems Support for Digital Audio and Video (NOSSDAV’ 2013), Oslo, Norway, 6, February 2013.
  • [Publication 4]: Mohammad Ashraful Hoque, Matti Siekkinen, Jukka K. Nurminen. Using Crowd- Sourced Viewing Statistics to Save Energy in Wireless Video Streaming. In 19th Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom’ 2013), Miami Florida, 29, September 2013.
  • [Publication 5]: Matti Siekkinen, Mohammad Ashraful Hoque, Jukka K. Nurminen. Streaming over 3G and LTE: How to Save Smartphone Energy in Radio Access Network-Friendly Way. In 5th ACM Workshop on Mobile Video (MoVid 2013), Oslo, Norway, 6, February 2013.
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