|Authors||C. Timmerer, C. Griwodz, A. C. Begen, T. Stockhammer and B. Girod|
|Title||IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications Special Issue: Adaptive Media Streaming|
|Afilliation||Media, Communication Systems|
|Publication Type||Edited books|
|Year of Publication||2014|
Traditional TV services, Internet TV and mobile streaming services are converging, and it is expected that this convergence trend will continue with other services. Additionally, new emerging multimedia services are being introduced. These developments in the multimedia arena mean that various content and services will be delivered over different networks, and the users expect to consume these services using those networks, depending on the availability and reach of the networks at the time of consumption. This massive heterogeneity in terms of terminal/network capabilities and user expectations requires efficient solutions for the transport of modern media in an interoperable and universal fashion. In particular, in recent years, the Internet has become an important channel for the delivery of multimedia. The Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is widely used on the Internet and it has also become a primary protocol for the delivery of multimedia content. This special issue is concerned with the latest developments in the state-of-the-art, and we can present you with a selection of 10 papers that cover a variety of aspects of modern adaptive streaming system research.