Scalable Transmission of Adaptive Multimedia based on P2P


The convergence of the communication and computing industries has resulted in an explosion of powerful media consuming electronic devices such as smart phones, smart TVs, gaming consoles and tablets. Services requiring high bandwidth such as video conferencing, video gaming, social networking and video content distribution has resulted in the creation of a heterogeneous networking environment – with support for live video streaming being a key element of this environment.
The video streaming architectures currently employed in the developed countries are not suitable for developing countries, not least because the networking conditions of developed and developing countries are quite different (bandwidth available to end users is much lower and communication links are often more unreliable), not to mention the problems related to acute power shortages and breakdowns.
These architectures are not robust enough to cope with the highly unreliable and fragile nature of Pakistani internet connections – results in a very high user churn rate.
To make matters worse, these network architectures are mostly proprietary in nature and hence cannot be customized to better fit the networking conditions of Pakistan. This prevents both academia and industry professionals from making research contributions and rapid prototyping to improve the architectures.
STAMP is an indigious network architecture designed from the ground up to handle the challenging infrastructure requirements of developing countries. It will boast enhanced robustness to peer churning, efficient peer selection and content distribution strategies, scalability and heterogeneity

ThemeP2P streamingTypeTelecom/