On the Use of Web Services in Content Adaptation
Khalil El-Khatib (University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada), Gregor V. Bochmann (University of Ottawa, Canada) and Abdulmotaleb El Saddik (University of Ottawa, Canada)
Copyright: © 2010
The tremendous growth of the Internet has introduced a number of interoperability problems for distributed multimedia applications. These problems are related to the heterogeneity of client devices, network connectivity, content formats, and user’s preferences. The challenge is even bigger for multimedia content providers who are faced with the dilemma of finding the combination of different variants of a content to create, store, and send to their subscribers that maximize their satisfaction and hence entice them to come back. In this chapter, the authors will present a framework for trans-coding multimedia streams using an orchestration of Webservices. The framework takes into consideration the profile of communicating devices, network connectivity, exchanged content formats, context description, users’ preferences, and available adaptation services to find a chain of adaptation services that should be applied to the content to make it more satisfactory to clients. The framework was implemented as a core component for an architecture that supports personal and service mobility.