Layered Coding Control
Participants : François Baccelli, Danny De Vleeschauwer [ Alcatel-Lucent ] , Dohy Hong [ N2NSoft ] .
TREC participated in the design of a software tool developed by N2NSoft for the optimal control of the diffusion of video on demand in a large DSL access network. The setting is that of layered coding where a controlled degradation of the quality of the video streams may be preferred to the rejection of customers. Various schemes are implemented in the software tool including a scheme based on Markov decision theory. This work was part of a research contract of Alcatel-Lucent involving TREC and N2NSoft.