The Moving Picture Experts Group

Workshop on session management and control for MPEG DASH

Sunday, 28 July 2013 - 7:00am to 11:00am
Austria Trend Eventhotel Pyramide
Parkallee 2
2334 Vösendorf

Workshop on Session Management and Control for
MPEG Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH)

(Co-located with the 105th MPEG Meeting)
28th July  2013 – Vienna, Austria

Submissions and presentations:

In recent years, the Internet has become an important channel for the delivery of multimedia using HTTP as its primary protocol. In April 2012, ISO/IEC published MPEG Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH) as an international standard that specified formats for the media presentation description (MPD) and ISO-BMFF/MPEG-2TS segments. As DASH does not define a system or protocol, DASH is considered as an enabler for efficient and high-quality delivery of multimedia content over the Internet.

Currently, MPEG is working towards the 2nd edition of the DASH standard and soliciting contributions related to the DASH delivery covering underlying network protocols (e.g., HTTP 1.1 and 2.0) and infrastructure components (e.g., servers, proxies, caches, CDN). One of the main goals is to understand whether MPEG should do any normative work in the delivery aspects of DASH or can rely on existing standards and other organizations.

Therefore, MPEG will hold a public workshop to bring together experts from various standardization organizations (IETF, MPEG, W3C, 3GPP, etc.), network operators, and (over-the-top) service providers to discuss the delivery aspects of DASH and how to enhance them with the existing standards. Interested parties are kindly invited to submit a position paper providing a title and extended abstract (1-2 pages) related to the following topics:

  • Unidirectional/bidirectional, point-to-point/multipoint communication with and without session (management) between servers/CDNs and DASH clients
  • Providing content-awareness towards the underlying protocol stack incl. server/network assistance
  • Various impacts on the existing Internet infrastructure such as servers, proxies, caches and CDNs
  • QoS and QoE support for DASH-based services
  • Scalability in general and specifically for logging interfaces
  • Analytics and monitoring of DASH-based services

Important dates:

  • Position paper due: June 15th
  • Acceptance notification: June 30th
  • Program available: July 10th
  • (Free) Workshop Registration by: July 15th
  • Workshop date/time: July 28th (9am-1pm)

Please submit your position papers to the workshop chairs:

  • Iraj Sodagar, MPEG-DASH AhG&BoG chair,
  • Thomas Stockhammer, MPEG-DASH editor,
  • Ali C. Begen, IETF Audio/Video Transport Payloads chair,
  • Christian Timmerer, local chair,

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