Streaming Media with Peer-to-Peer Networks: Wireless Perspectives

Streaming Media with Peer-to-Peer Networks: Wireless Perspectives

Martin Fleury (University of Essex, UK) and Nadia Qadri (COMSATS Institute of Information and Technology, Pakistan)
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Release Date: May, 2012|Copyright: © 2012 |Pages: 404|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-1613-4
ISBN13: 9781466616134|ISBN10: 146661613X|EISBN13: 9781466616141


The number of users who rely on the Internet to deliver multimedia content has grown significantly in recent years. As this consumer demand grows, so, too, does our dependency on a wireless and streaming infrastructure which delivers videos, podcasts, and other multimedia.

Streaming Media with Peer-to-Peer Networks: Wireless Perspectives offers insights into current and future communication technologies for a converged Internet that promises soon to be dominated by multimedia applications, at least in terms of bandwidth consumption. The book will be of interest to industry managers, and will also serve as a valuable resource to students and researchers looking to grasp the dynamic issues surrounding video streaming and wireless network development.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Advances in Peer-to-Peer Video Streaming
  • Broadcast and Multicast in P2P Mobile Networks
  • Case studies of Mobile Peer-to-Peer Systems
  • Cross-layer design of P2P Overlays
  • Mobile Ad Hoc Networks
  • P2P for MANETs and/or VANETs
  • Peer-to-peer over broadband, cellular, and/or wireless LANs
  • Peer-to-peer streaming in Mobile Networks
  • Quality of Experience and Quality of Service
  • Social Networking and Mobile P2P networks

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Martin Fleury holds a first degree from Oxford University, UK and an additional Maths/Physics based bachelor degree from the Open University, Milton Keynes, UK. He obtained an MSc in Astrophysics from QMW College, University of London, UK in 1990 and an MSc from the University of South-West England, Bristol in Parallel Computing Systems in 1991. He holds a PhD in Parallel Image-Processing Systems from the University of Essex, Colchester, UK. He is currently a Visiting Fellow at the University of Essex, UK, having previously worked as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Essex. Martin has authored or co-authored over two hundred and twenty five articles on topics such as document and image compression algorithms, performance prediction of parallel systems, software engineering, reconfigurable hardware, and vision systems. His current research interests are video communication over MANs, WLANs, PANs, BANs, MANETs, and VANETs. He is a guest editor of a number of journal special issues and a reviewer for a good number of journals in the IEEE Transactions series. He is also an external examiner for the Arab Open University in Kuwait and the Open University in the UK.
Nadia N. Qadri received her Masters of Engineering (Communication Systems and Networks) and Bachelors of Engineering (Computer Systems), from Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro, Pakistan in 2004 and 2002 respectively. From 2006 to 2010 she took a PhD at the University of Essex, UK, where she was awarded her doctorate with the title P2P Video Streaming in Mobile and Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks. She has more than four years of teaching and research experience at renowned universities of Pakistan viz. Mehran University of Engineering & Technology, Fatima Jinnah Womens University and COMSATS Institute of Information Technology. She is currently an Assistant Professor in charge of the Telecommunication Engineering Program at COMSATS Wah Campus in Pakistan. Her research interests include video streaming for mobile ad hoc networks and vehicular ad hoc networks, along with P2P streaming.