ADAptative Management of mediA distributioN based on saTisfaction orIented User Modelling )


Acronym: ADAMANTIUM
Title: ADAptative Management of mediA distributioN based on saTisfaction orIented User Modelling )
Status: Active
Funding Organization: European Union

ICT- FP7-214751

NCSR D

Role:

Coordinator
Leader in charge: A. Kourtis
Start Date: 1/3/2008
Duration: 30 months
Project

Website:

 http://www.ict-adamantium.eu/
Summary The predominant candidate for the current trend of multimedia services convergence with mobile/fixed networks and broadcast-interactive applications is the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS). IMS entails novel business opportunities for pioneering and emerging multimedia services, such as IPTV and VoIP video call applications. However, this strong commercial interest is balanced by the lack of efficient user/customer-centric network management mechanisms. ADAMANTIUM proposes a user-aware MCMS, an IMS-compatible Multimedia Content Management System, focused on performing dynamic cross layer adaptations for optimization of the user experience in terms of perceptual quality for IPTV and VoIP services. The MCMS acts as the orchestrator element focused on enhancing users Quality of Experience (QoE) by applying adaptation actions along all the network layers and nodes of the media-delivery chain. Then, ADAMANTIUM is based on a user/customer-centric approach rather than a typical engineering one. In this framework, the MCMS utilizes advanced machine learning decision algorithms, considering various constraints in the decision process, such as the content characteristics, the network condition and the encoding type, aiming at the optimization of the user satisfaction.