Technical Program

Opening Remarks
Time:9:00 - 9:15
Kuan-Ta Chen, Academia Sinica (slides)
NOSSDAV/MoVid Joint Keynote Speech
Time:9:15 - 10:15
Session Chair: Dr. Kuan-Ta Chen, Academia Sinica
Prof. Douglas L. Jones (bio)
Douglas L. Jones received the BSEE, MSEE, and Ph.D. degrees from Rice University in 1983, 1986, and 1987, respectively. During the 1987-1988 academic year, he was at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany on a Fulbright postdoctoral fellowship. Since 1988, he has been with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he is currently a Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Neuroscience, the Coordinated Science Laboratory, and the Beckman Institute. He was on sabbatical leave at the University of Washington in Spring 1995 and at the University of California at Berkeley in Spring 2002. In the Spring semester of 1999 he served as the Texas Instruments Visiting Professor at Rice University. He is an author of two DSP laboratory textbooks, and was selected as the 2003 Connexions Author of the Year. He is a Fellow of the IEEE. He served on the Board of Governors of the IEEE Signal Processing Society from 2002-2004. His research interests are in digital signal processing, including nonstationary signal analysis, adaptive processing, multisensor data processing, OFDM, and various applications such as low-power implementations, biology and neuroengineering, and advanced hearing aids and other audio systems.

Director, ADSC Illinois at Singapore
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Title: Biologically Inspired Audio
Many animals have hearing systems with capabilities unmatched by existing technologies. For example, human binaural hearing can locate and separate sound sources in complex "cocktail party" environments with performance greatly exceeding current engineered systems. The parasitoid fly Ormia ochracea can determine the direction of its cricket prey to within two degrees using a directional "ear" that is less than two millimeters across, all while consuming orders-of-magnitude less energy than modern electronics.
Inspired by these remarkable capabilities, and in collaboration with biologists and electronics engineers, we have developed novel microphone arrays and signal processing algorithms that emulate some of these feats. Biologically inspired beamforming algorithms show much better performance than existing methods in the cocktail-party environment and with very small arrays, and suggest that one of the brain's "secrets" lies in clever exploitation of the time-frequency sparseness of real-world sources. 3D audio recording for multimedia applications with very small, low-cost microphone arrays is now possible. Many-fold energy savings in audio event detection can often be achieved using adaptive "attentional" system management broadly inspired by animal behavior.
Coffee Break
Time:10:15 - 10:40
Session 1: User-Centered Applications
Time:10:40 - 12:25
Session Chair: Prof. Ralf Steinmetz, TU Darmstadt
  • Fake View Analytics in Online Video Services (slides)
    • Liang Chen, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    • Yipeng Zhou, Shenzhen University
    • Dah Ming Chiu, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Matchmaking in Multi-Player On-Line Games: Studying User Traces to Improve The User Experience (slides)
    • Maxime Véron, Université Pierre et Marie Cure - LIP6
    • Olivier Marin, Université Pierre et Marie Cure - LIP6
    • Sébastien Monnet, Université Pierre et Marie Cure - LIP6
  • Characterization of Human Mobility in Networked Virtual Environments (slides)
    • Siqi Shen, Delft University of Technology
    • Niels Brouwers, Delft University of Technology
    • Alexandru Iosup, Delft University of Technology
    • Dick Epema, Delft University of Technology
  • Interactive Zoom and Panning from Live Panoramic Video (slides)
    • Vamsidhar Reddy Gaddam, University of Oslo and Simula Research laboratory
    • Ragnar Langseth, University of Oslo and Simula Research laboratory
    • Sigurd Ljødal, University of Oslo and Simula Research laboratory
    • Pierre Gurdjos, Universite de Toulouse
    • Vincent Charvillat, Universite de Toulouse
    • Carsten Griwodz, University of Oslo and Simula Research laboratory
    • Pål Halvorsen, University of Oslo and Simula Research laboratory
  • Meta Q & A (15 minutes)
Time:12:20 - 14:00
Session 2: Quality of Service Management
Time:14:00 - 15:45
Session Chair: Prof. Mohamed Hefeeda, Simon Fraser University
  • Mixing Tile Resolutions in Tiled Video: A Perceptual Quality Assessment (slides)
    • Hui Wang, National University of Singapore
    • Vu-Thanh Nguyen, National University of Singapore
    • Wei Tsang Ooi, National University of Singapore
    • Mun Choon Chan, National University of Singapore
  • Caching in HTTP Adaptive Streaming: Friend or Foe? (slides)
    • Danny Lee, Georgia Institute of Technology
    • Constantine Dovrolis, Georgia Institute of Technology
    • Ali C. Begen, Cisco Systems
  • Low Latency Live Video Streaming over HTTP 2.0 (slides)
    • Sheng Wei, Adobe
    • Viswanathan Swaminathan, Adobe
  • Server Selection and Topology Control for Multi-Party Video Conferences
    • Shuopeng Zhang, University of Waterloo
    • Di Niu, University of Alberta
    • Yaochen Hu, University of Alberta
    • Fangming Liu, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
  • Meta Q & A (15 minutes)
Coffee break
Time:15:45 - 16:15
Session 3: Adaptive Video Streaming
Time:16:15 - 18:00
Session Chair: Prof. Ketan Mayer-Patel, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • On the Feasibility of DASH Streaming in the Cloud (slides)
    • Cong Wang, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    • Michael Zink, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • A DASH-based Free-Viewpoint Video Streaming System
    • Ahmed Hamza, Simon Fraser University
    • Mohamed Hefeeda, Qatar Computing Research Institute
  • Improving Caching Efficiency and Quality of Experience with CF-DASH (slides)
    • Zied Aouini, Orange Labs
    • Mamadou Tourad DIALLO, Orange Labs
    • Ali Gouta, Orange Labs
    • Anne-Marie Kermarrec, Inria
    • Yannick Lelouedec, Orange Labs
  • Performance Evaluation of Congestion Window Validation for DASH Transport (slides)
    • Sajid Nazir, University of Aberdeen
    • Ziaul Hossain, University of Aberdeen
    • Raffaello Secchi, University of Aberdeen
    • Matthew Broadbent, Lancaster University
    • Andreas Petlund, University of Oslo
    • Gorry Fairhurst, University of Aberdeen
  • Meta Q & A (15 minutes)
Time:19:30 - 21:00
Session 4: Understanding the Real World
Time:9:00 - 10:20
Session Chair: Prof. Pål Halvorsen, Simula / University of Oslo
  • Insight Data of YouTube from a Partner’s View (slides)
    • Xu Cheng, Simon Fraser University
    • Mehrdad Fatourechi, BroadbandTV Corp.
    • Xiaoqiang Ma, Simon Fraser University
    • Cong Zhang, Simon Fraser University
    • Lei Zhang, Simon Fraser University
    • Jiangchuan Liu, Simon Fraser University
  • An Empirical Study of Video Messaging Services on Smartphones
    • Yao Liu, SUNY Binghamton
    • Lei Guo, Ohio State University
  • Understand Instant Video Clip Sharing on Mobile Platforms: Twitter’s Vine as a Case Study (slides)
    • Lei Zhang, Simon Fraser University
    • Feng Wang, The University of Mississippi
    • Jiangchuan Liu, Simon Fraser University
  • Meta Q & A (15 minutes)
Coffee Break
Time:10:20 - 10:40
Session 5: System Issues in Coding/Transcoding
Time:10:40 - 12:00
Session Chair: Prof. Carsten Griwodz, Simula / University of Oslo
  • CPU Power Management in Video Transcoding Servers (slides)
    • Minseok Song, Inha university
    • Yeongju Lee, Inha university
    • Jinhan Park, Inha university
  • Fine-grained CUDA-based Parallel Intra Prediction for H.264/AVC
    • Wenbin Jiang, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
    • Min Long, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
    • Hai Jin, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
    • Pengcheng Wang, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
  • Complexity Aware Encoding of the Motion Compensation Process of the H.264/AVC Video Coding Standard
    • Mohsen Jamali Langroodi, Simon Fraser University
    • Joseph Peters, Simon Fraser University
    • Shervin Shirmohammadi, University of Ottawa
  • Meta Q & A (15 minutes)
Closing Remark
Time:12:00 - 12:05
MMSys 2014
Time:13:00 - 18:00
Time:19:30 - 22:30

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