Considering user behavior and multiple QoS supports in multimedia streaming caching

Taeseok Kim, Hyokyung Bahn, Kern Koh

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With the prevalence of video-on-demand (VOD) services as well as the diffusion of various multimedia devices, caching in a multimedia streaming server is becoming increasingly important. However, due to some peculiar characteristics of multimedia objects and user activities in streaming services, design of an efficient caching system becomes a more challenging problem compared to the traditional caching systems. This paper discusses some important issues that are of interest in the domain of multimedia streaming caching and presents a new cache management scheme for multimedia streaming servers. Our new scheme considers different streaming rates of multimedia objects as well as the inter-arrival time between two consecutive requests on an identical object. It also considers user activities in requesting and playing multimedia contents. Trace-driven simulations with real world VOD traces show that the proposed scheme improves the performance of multimedia streaming systems significantly.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-122
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of VLSI Signal Processing Systems for Signal, Image, and Video Technology
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - Mar 2007


  • Multimedia server
  • Popularity
  • QoS(Quality of Service)
  • Streaming caching


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