A robust QoS framework on Android for effective media delivery to DLNA enabled home gateway in smart home environment

Patel, Keyurkumar J. and Anand, S. Vijay and Kumar, Suman (2010) A robust QoS framework on Android for effective media delivery to DLNA enabled home gateway in smart home environment. In: 2010 IEEE International Conference on Wireless Communications, Networking and Information Security (WCNIS 2010), 25-27 Jun 2010, Beijing, China.


Digital technologies like DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) proliferating the home networking segment, media related services are paving way for significant enhancements to user's entertainment experience. A standard software platform like Android brings in a plethora of opportunities to offer rich multimedia content on devices. While the fundamental aspect of these new experiences being the ability to enjoy high definition multimedia content in any location throughout the home, our investigation shows the content is delivered on Best-Effort basis, especially on interoperable devices. Motivated by these observations, we propose an adaptive QoS framework on Android to address home-media sharing services on various inter-operable DLNA-enabled audio/video terminals. In this paper, we propose a novel adaptive QoS framework on Android to enhance the quality of experience of applications in wireless home
networks. The outline of paper is as follows: We first discuss a few related works which investigate the reasons for peiformance bottleneck in media delivery in inter-networked environment. Consequently, we present a different perspective of identifying, classifying, prioritizing, assigning and associating primary Network QoS parameters to various device classes specified by DLNA thereby
guaranteeing to approximate the optimal solution within a constant factor. In particular, we point out how the chain of delegation process employed in the framework can improve QoE reasonably well in DLNA Enabled Home Environment. Our approach in this work was on an optimized QoS client architecture that maximizes the average quality of multimedia content delivered on software platforms like
Android We also show the need for feedback mechanism in such a setting to determine optimal values for primary QoS parameters in a progressive manner. To validate our approach, we have also conducted a measurement on a prototype developed using our architecture. We observed significant improvement for the entire application when using our framework leading us to conclude that the system is effective at improving peiformance significantly. We also
summarize the peiformance characteristics for the trial experiments conducted.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: ©2010 IEEE. Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher's copyright policy.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2012 12:15
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 01:03
Uncontrolled Keywords: Android; QoS framework; DLNA; multimedia
Fields of Research : 10 Technology > 1005 Communications Technologies > 100509 Video Communications
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0803 Computer Software > 080305 Multimedia Programming
10 Technology > 1006 Computer Hardware > 100605 Performance Evaluation; Testing and Simulation of Reliability
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1109/WCINS.2010.5541729
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/20743

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