5G-MEDIA technical dissemination activities carried out by CERTH (June 2018)

The 5G-MEDIA project has recently published one article, “Quality of Experience for 3-D Immersive Media Streaming”, led by CERTH, in the IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting journal, and it  successfully presented the paper “Subjective Quality Assessment of Textured Human Full-Body 3D Reconstructions” at the 10th International Conference on Quality of Multimedia Experience (QoMEX 2018), held in Sardinia, Italy, from May 29 to June 1st.

In the paper “Quality of Experience for 3-D Immersive Media Streaming”, a Quality of Experience (QoE) study is presented regarding live spectating next generation 3D Immersive media in a Virtual Reality setting and in the context of next-gen augmented virtuality tele-immersive gaming. The 3D Immersive-Media content consists of full body 3D Reconstructions of the game’s players that are produced in real-time and are embedded inside the shared virtual game world using VR headsets. The studied factors affecting the QoE that are considered in this work are the network conditions (that affect latency) along with the parameters of the 3D reconstruction pipeline, namely geometry and texture resolutions that affect the visual quality of the reconstructions.

This work is one of the first studies in this context and the results reveal the complexity of the domain, with no single parameter dominating the end-user’s QoE. The work concludes with a preliminary QoE prediction model based on an artificial neural network that can be used as a baseline for future studies.

In addition to this, our colleague Dimitrios Zarpalas from CERTH presented the paper “Subjective Quality Assessment of Textured Human Full-Body 3D Reconstructions” during the QoMEX 2018 event.

The full paper can be downloaded here

Stay tuned on our website and Twitter account  for more information about our project’s activities!

IEEE International Symposium on Broadband Multimedia Systems and Broadcasting

From 6th to 8th June, Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) hosted the 13th IEEE International Symposium on Broadband Multimedia Systems and Broadcasting in Valencia, Spain. The objective of this Symposium is serving as a forum for the presentation and exchange of technical advances in the areas of multimedia broadcasting, telecommunications, consumer electronics, and networking technologies.

In such scenario, 5G-MEDIA hosted a dedicated workshop on “Media delivery innovations using flexible network models in 5G”. Our colleague Juan Pedro López from UPM was in charge of chairing this workshop with the objective of presenting the advances in 5G delivery networks for new media services, emphasizing the 5G-MEDIA Use Cases with 5 different technical papers.

Juan Pedro Lopez Velasco

Technical University Madrid (UPM)

Chairing and presenting the paper “Virtualized Module for Distributed Quality Assessment Applied to Video Streaming in 5G Networks Environments”

Gino Carrozzo

NEXTWORKS

Presenting the papers “A service platform architecture enabling programmable edge-to-cloud virtualization for the 5G Media industry” and “Virtual CDNs over 5G networks: scenarios and requirements for ultra-high definition media distribution”

Madeleine Keltsch

Institute for Broadcasting Technology (IRT)

Presenting the paper “Mobile contribution, remote and smart production over 5G networks”

Alexandros Doumanoglou

CERTH

Presenting the paper “A System Architecture for Live Immersive 3D-Media Transcoding over 5G Networks``

5G-MEDIA at EuCNC 2018

EuCNC 2018 (June 18-21, Ljubljana, Slovenia) is the 27th edition of a successful series of technical conferences in the field of telecommunications, sponsored by IEEE ComSoc and EURASIP, and financially supported by the European Commission. The conference brings together researchers from all over the world to present their latest advances, being one of the main venues for showcasing the outcomes of successful European R&D programmes.

In this exciting context, 5G-MEDIA will have an active participation in several workshops and activities to outline how the project is streamlining the Media Industry with the Power of 5G and with the cooperation with the European 5G PPP Community.

Workshop 1: Vertical Industries & Services for 5G (VIS5G)

The workshop, which is jointly organised by 5G-MEDIA, will drive vertical industry adoption of 5G by promoting and nurturing research in applications of 5G communications. Experts on 5G will discuss the possible vertical applications of 5G, as well as how the envisioned applications are growing with the development of standards.

Pasquale Andriani (Engineering SpA, Italy)

Boosting the Media Industry with 5G: the 5G-MEDIA project use cases

Workshop 2: From cloud ready to cloud native transformation: What it means and Why it matters

This workshop aims at reinforcing this European research ecosystem by strengthening the liaison between the participating projects, facilitating the exchange of ideas and helping each research group to take advantage of the results produced by other projects, improving focus of innovation and aligning towards common goals and milestones, thus maximizing the overall impact.

David Breitgand (IBM Research-Haifa, Israel)

Towards Using FaaS for Network Functions Virtualization

Workshop 3 : Multi-provider, multi-vendor, multi-player orchestration: from distributed cloud to edge and fog environments in 5G

The workshop will provide the links between the Phase 1 of the 5G PPP and the ongoing projects of Phase 2 conducting research in the areas of SDN and NFV multi-domain orchestration and federation, fog, edge and distributed cloud computing, empowering effective knowledge transfer, potent partnerships and mutual collaboration amongst them.

Smatina Rizou (SingularLogic, Greece)

A service platform architecture enabling programmable edge-to-cloud virtualization for the 5G Media industry

Workshop 6: 5th International Workshop on programmable networks: Demystifying software networks for Vertical Industries

This workshop aims at bringing together top researchers in the area of software networks under the umbrella of the 5G PPP projects to share their ideas and research results, creating an opportunity for synergy.

Gino Carrozzo (NextWorks, Italy)

5G-MEDIA: Transforming the Media Industry with 5G

DEMO SPACE

During the 3 days of the event, our partner NextWorks will demo at the 5G PPP-SMEs booth the 5G-MEDIA Use Case on ‘Dynamic and Flexible UHD Content Distribution over 5G CDNs’.

Do not hesitate to participate in one of our workshops, visit us at the 5G PPP-SMEs booth and to contact us to schedule a meeting during EuCNC18!

5G-MEDIA ACTIVITIES: MAY & JUNE 2018

A very intensive month of workshops, technical dissemination and participation in events lies ahead the Team 5G-MEDIA. Our colleagues will outline the most significant objectives and preliminary outcomes of the project, explaining how 5G-MEDIA disrupts the Media Industry with the Power of 5G.

25th NEM General Assembly (May 30, Brussels, Belgium)

5G-MEDIA has been committed to collaborate with the European New European Media (NEM) Initiative since the beginning of the project towards the innovation of Media and Content over 5G. To reinforce our participation in the past NEM Summit 2017, our partner UPM will join the 25th NEM General Assembly.

QoMEX 2018 (May 30, Sardinia, Italy)

In parallel with the NEM Assembly, 5G-MEDIA will be involved in the 10th International Conference on Quality of Multimedia Experience (QoMEX) 2018. The primary goal of the conference is to bring together leading professionals and scientists in multimedia quality and user experience from around the world. Our colleagues from CERTH will present their results on “Subjective quality assessment of textured human full-body 3D-reconstructions” in the Technical Session OS5 – Video & 3D.

ACM SYSTOR 2018 (June 4-6, Haifa, Israel)

The ACM International Systems and Storage Conference (SYSTOR) 2018 is an international forum for interaction across the systems research community. The conference program includes innovative, peer-reviewed research papers in the broad area of systems and storage, as well as distinguished keynote lecturers, a poster session, and social events.  Our partner IBM will have the opportunity to emphasize the value of cloud native Framework-as-a-Service (FaaS) technology to VNF orchestration in 5G-MEDIA scenarios, by presenting the poster “Towards Serverless NFV for 5G Media Applications“.

IEEE BMSB 2018 (June 8, Valencia, Spain)

The IEEE Broadband Multimedia Systems and Broadcasting (BMSB) 2018, the 13th in the series, is a the premier forum for the presentation and exchange of technical advances in the areas of multimedia broadcasting, telecommunications, consumer electronics, and networking technologies. In such scenario, 5G-MEDIA will host a dedicated workshop on “Media delivery innovations using flexible network models in 5G”. Our colleague Federico Alvarez, UPM, will chair this workshop with the objective of presenting the advances in 5G delivery networks for new media services, putting emphasis on the 5G-MEDIA Use Cases with 3 technical papers:

  • A System Architecture for Live Immersive 3D-Media Transcoding over 5G Networks“, presented by Alexandros Doumanoglou, CERTH
  • Mobile contribution, remote and smart production over 5G networks” presented by Madeleine Keltsch, IRT
  • Virtual CDNs over 5G networks: scenarios and requirements for ultra-high definition media distribution“, presented by Gino Carrozzo, Nextworks.

In addition to the workshop, Smatina Rizou, 5G-MEDIA Technical Coordinator and member of SingularLogic, collaborates in the main track paper “A platform architecture enabling programmable edge-to-cloud virtualization for the 5G Media industry“.

More information on our website and Twitter account.

Stay tuned!

5G-MEDIA Technical publications

The 5G-MEDIA project has recently published three articles, led by University College London, that re-imagine how advanced applications are placed in the network for improved user Quality of Experience. In 5G-MEDIA, applications are deployed as virtualised software components and embedded in edge data centres in 5G networks and throughout the Internet. The advantages of using virtualised components is that they can be deployed rapidly and can be positioned according to dynamically changing user demand patterns. This raises new opportunities for applying advanced optimisation algorithms for the placement and selection of media services to trade-off user experience, system performance and operational costs.

In “Utility-centric Networking: Balancing Transit Costs with Quality of Experience” published in IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, we propose a new framework that takes into account the utility of particular QoS metrics for highly demanding services, e.g. tele-immersive 3D gaming needs low delay and ultra-high definition video streaming needs high bandwidth. We propose new algorithms to optimise service placement and selection, where users are directed to the best copies of the service. Our approach also opens the possibilities of redesigning Software Defined Networking controllers to tailor routing and path selection to the QoS needs of different media applications.

In “Utilitarian Placement of Composite Services” published in IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, we extend this framework to composite services made up of several autonomous software components running in different parts of the network. Given the complexity of this problem we applied state-of-the-art machine learning techniques to achieve efficient service placement with low start-up delays. These techniques are being applied to ultra-high definition content distribution systems in 5G-MEDIA for dynamic cache management and for personalised content adaptation.

Finally, in “DR-Cache: Distributed Resilient Caching with Latency Guarantees” presented in IEEE INFOCOM 2018, we centre our analysis around network resilience to build service placement algorithms which minimise the probability of disruption when links fail. This work will be crucial for services that require high availability, e.g. remote production systems for broadcast-quality media, multimedia for healthcare, and traffic control systems for autonomous vehicles.

Stay tuned on our website and Twitter account for more information about our project’s activities!

 

 

5G-MEDIA @MWC18

 

Just a few days to go until Mobile World Congress 2018!

Mobile World Congress is the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry, organised by the GSMA and held in the Mobile World Capital, Barcelona, 26 February – 1 March 2018.

Our colleague Jose Gonzalez (Dissemination and Communication Leader, InterInnov) will be present at the 5G Infrastructure Association/5G-PPP booth  (n. 7K17, Hall7), to show the main benefits, innovations and key technical objectives of 5G-MEDIA.

Please, do not hesitate to visit us at the 5G IA/5G-PPP booth and to contact us to schedule a meeting during the MWC18.

Stay tuned on our Twitter account and LinkedIn page for more information!

 

 

 

 

5G-MEDIA PARTICIPATION @NemSummit 2017

 

5G-MEDIA was present last November 29-30 at the NEM Summit 2017 – “Smart Content for Smart Creators”, the 10th edition of this international conference and exhibition celebrated in Madrid, Spain.

Over the years, the NEM Summit has grown to become an annual not-to-be-missed event for all those interested in broad area of Media, Content, and Creativity. Organised every year since 2008 by the NEM Initiative, it provides attendees with a key opportunity to meet and network with prominent stakeholders, access up-to-date information, discover latest technology and market trends, identify research and business opportunities, and find partners for upcoming EU-funded calls for projects.

This year’s conference, as its title implies, addressed topics related to Smart Content by Smart Creators, such as research and business challenges, societal and user needs including accessibility, implementation requirements for smart content and media convergence, as well as the regulatory and standardization environment.

 The program brought together keynote presentations and invited talks, an exhibition space focused on the presentation of research results achieved by various projects and organizations, Scientific and Technical Summit Tracks, a special session on Social Media as well as Show Cases on Media and ICT for Creative Industries.

In this context, 5G-MEDIA participated with the technical publication Media industry meets 5G: the 5G-MEDIA project in 5G PPP Phase 2. Pasquale Andriani -project’s coordinator- presented the outcomes during the Opening Plenary Session, explaining the objectives, technical approach and reference Use Cases of the initiative. With this paper, 5G-MEDIA becomes part of the discussions on the latest developments in the landscape of European media, content, and creativity.

The paper is available for download here and Pasquale Andriani’s presentation can be downloaded for free by signing up to the NEM Collaboration platform: https://goo.gl/VbMDJb

5G-MEDIA First brochure

The 5G-MEDIA first project brochure is out and available for download here:

http://www.5gmedia.eu/cms/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/5g-Media-brochure-A5-final-web.pdf

Take a look at it and discover more about our project!

5G PPP Phase-II Projects brochure

The 5G Infrastructure Public Private Partnership (5GPPP) published a brochure on the “Second Wave of Research & Innovation Projects”.

This includes a one-page description of each 5G PPP Phase-II project, including 5G-MEDIA, outlining:

  • Main Objectives
  • Applications
  • Technical and Research Challenges
  • Expected Impact

The full brochure also includes an introduction to the 5G PPP partnership as well as  a description of the Working Groups.

Our page of the brochure can be viewed directly here:
5G-MEDIA Page

You can download the full brochure here.

Stay tuned on our website and Twitter account for more information!

5G-MEDIA @InfoCom World Conference 2017

The 19th InfoCom World Conference 2017 with the title “Fiber to the people: The Gigabit Era!” took place on 25 October 2017, in Athens (Greece). It is an annual international conference organized by the “Mobile Telephony & Telecommunications” and “InfoCom” magazines and Smart Press S.A. Furthermore, this event was a meeting point for executives of Telecommunications, IT and Media, who had the opportunity to attend and actively participate in several sessions by presenting their innovative works towards the technology evolution.

The 5G-MEDIA project was presented during the special session organized by OTE (Hellenic Telecommunications Organization S.A.) and concerned all European research projects that OTE participates. Mrs. Maria Belesioti (Research Programs Section, OTE S.A.) demonstrated the main objectives, technical challenges and use cases of the 5G-MEDIA project. During her speech, it was clarified how 5G-MEDIA intends to investigate advanced media applications in order to realize the benefits of 5G networks. It is also worth noting that the attendees were very interested on this topic, mainly asking questions about a more detailed technical explanation and implementation of the different use cases.

Stay tuned on our website and Twitter account for more information!