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Lehrstuhl für Informatik III

Research Area: YouTube Video Streaming

We deal within the CAN group with the research field "YouTube Video Streaming".

YouTube is one of the most popular services in today’s Internet. It has more than 1 billion users and every day people watch hundreds of millions of hours of YouTube videos. Half of those YouTube views are on mobile devices. On the one hand, (mobile) operators want to handle the huge amount of video traffic as efficiently as possible (high revenue per bit), on the other hand, they want to deliver a high Quality of Experience (QoE) to satisfy their customers. Therefore, it is very important for operators to understand the performance of their networks with respect to YouTube traffic.

We investigate the properties of the video streaming.
We offer tools for the analysis of the play behavior and define QoE models.

Best Demonstration Award auf der TMA 2018

Demo @ IEEE/IFIP NOMS 2018: QoE Monitoring of the Native Android YouTube App

YoMo-Docker Container published

Selected Findings and Results

Modeling the operation and traffic of YouTube:

  • Wamser, F., Casas, P., Seufert, M., Moldovan, C., Tran-Gia, P., Hoßfeld, T.: Modeling the YouTube Stack: from Packets to Quality of Experience. Computer Networks. 109, 211-224 (2016).
     

Software Tool to evaluate YouTube QoE for mobile networks:

YoMo - Wrapper App
A Wrapper App for YouTube's Native App
Poster (PDF)  |  Publications  |  Contact
github.com/lsinfo3/yomo-wrapperapp
 
  • Wamser, F., Seufert, M., Casas, P., Irmer, R., Tran-Gia, P., Schatz, R.: YoMoApp: a Tool for Analyzing QoE of YouTube HTTP Adaptive Streaming in Mobile Networks. European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC). , Paris, France (2015).
     

Publications

2018

  • Seufert, M., Zeidler, B., Wamser, F., Karagkioules, T., Tsilimantos, D., Loh, F., Tran-Gia, P., Valentin, S.: A Wrapper for Automatic Measurements with YouTube's Native Android App. Network Traffic Measurement and Analysis Conference (TMA). , Wien (2018).
     
  • Loh, F., Karagkioules, T., Seufert, M., Zeidler, B., Tsilimantos, D., Tran-Gia, P., Valentin, S., Wamser, F.: A Wrapper for Automated Measurements with YouTube’s Native App, (2018).
     

2017

  • Seufert, M., Wehner, N., Wamser, F., Casas, P.: YouTube QoE Monitoring with YoMoApp: a Mobile App for Crowdsourced YouTube QoE Analysis, (2017).
     
  • Seufert, M., Wehner, N., Wamser, F., Casas, P., D'Alconzo, A., Tran-Gia, P.: Unsupervised QoE Field Study for Mobile YouTube Video Streaming with YoMoApp. 9th International Conference on Quality of Multimedia Experience (QoMEX). , Erfurt, Germany (2017).
     

2016

  • Wamser, F., Casas, P., Seufert, M., Moldovan, C., Tran-Gia, P., Hoßfeld, T.: Modeling the YouTube Stack: from Packets to Quality of Experience. Computer Networks. 109, 211-224 (2016).
     
  • Seufert, M., Casas, P., Wamser, F., Wehner, N., Schatz, R., Tran-Gia, P.: Application-Layer Monitoring of QoE Parameters for Mobile YouTube Video Streaming in the Field. IEEE 6th International Conference on Communications and Electronics (ICCE). , Ha Long, Vietnam (2016).
     
  • Casas, P., Seufert, M., Wamser, F., Gardlo, B., Sackl, A., Schatz, R.: Next to You: Monitoring Quality of Experience in Cellular Networks from the End-devices. IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management. 13, 181-196 (2016).
     

2015

  • Wamser, F., Seufert, M., Tran-Gia, P., Irmer, R., Casas, P., Schatz, R.: YoMoApp - Performance Monitoring of Mobile Networks, (2015).
     
  • Seufert, M., Wamser, F., Casas, P., Irmer, R., Tran-Gia, P., Schatz, R.: On the Monitoring of YouTube QoE in Cellular Networks from End-devices, (2015).
     
  • Wamser, F., Seufert, M., Casas, P., Irmer, R., Tran-Gia, P., Schatz, R.: Understanding YouTube QoE in Cellular Networks with YoMoApp - a QoE Monitoring Tool for YouTube Mobile, (2015).
     

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