Talks and Publications

Below is the list of my recent talks and publications (at Networked Media and OzU, i.e., post-Cisco era). For Cisco talks and publications, see this; for my PhD research, see this.

Conference and Industry Talks, and Tutorials

(Related papers are available below)

  1. Adaptive Streaming of Content-Aware-Encoded Videos in dash.js (link)
    VSF May Meeting Series - May 2021
  2. Demystifying Video Delivery Protocols (link)
    Streaming Video Alliance Webinar - July 2020
  3. Bandwidth Prediction for Multi-Bitrate Streaming at Low Latency (link)
    Kitchener-Waterloo Video Technology Meetup - June 2020
  4. Bandwidth Prediction for Multi-Bitrate Streaming at Low Latency
    9th Media Web Symp. - May 2020
  5. Bandwidth Prediction for Multi-Bitrate Streaming at Low Latency (slides/video)
    DVB Webinar: DASH: from On-demand to Large Scale Live for Premium Services - Mar. 2020
  6. Make Streaming Great Again (link)
    IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Speaker Program - Jan. 2020
    • Jan. 10th: Ege University
  7. Make Streaming Great Again (link, slides)
    IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Speaker Program - Dec. 2019
    • Dec. 9th: Portland State University
  8. Impact of New Protocols: What Happens When Everybody DASHes? (link, slides)
    Media Streaming Meets 5G - Dec. 2019
  9. A Journey towards Fully Immersive Media Access (link, slides)
    ACM Multimedia Tutorial - Oct. 2019
  10. Low Latency: Encoding, Delivery and Players
    Mile High Video Panel Session - July 2019
  11. Algorithms and Formats for Adaptive Streaming
    IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Speaker Program - July 2019
    • July 5th: University of Oslo
    • July 12th: Chalmers University of Technology
  12. Bandwidth Prediction in Low-Latency Chunked Streaming (slides)
    ACM NOSSDAV - June 2019
  13. Streaming on Steroids: Are We There Yet? (link)
    ACM Multimedia 2019 TPC Meeting and Workshop - June 2019
  14. Bandwidth Prediction in Low-Latency Chunked Streaming (link)
    8th Media Web Symp. - May 2019
  15. Make Streaming Great Again
    Sky Technology Conference (Keynote, internal) - May 2019
  16. Algorithms and Formats for Adaptive Streaming
    IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Speaker Program - Oct. 2018
    • Oct. 10th: University of Macau
    • Oct. 15th: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (link)
  17. Algorithms and Formats for Adaptive Streaming (link, slides)
    Mile High Video - July 2018
  18. Delivering Traditional and Omnidirectional Media (link, slides)
    IEEE ICME Tutorial - July 2018
  19. Ending Streaming Format Wars with CMAF (link)
    7th Media Web Symp. - May 2018
  20. Is it the End of the Streaming Format Wars?
    IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Speaker Program - Apr. 2018
    • Apr. 16th: IEEE San Diego Chapter
    • Apr. 23rd: University of California Berkeley
  21. 50 Shades of Streaming with DASH
    IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Speaker Program - Mar. 2018
    • Mar. 21st: Kingston University London
    • Mar. 22nd: Twitter London
  22. Anatomy of a DASH Client (video)
    DASH Workshop - Aug. 2017
  23. Adaptive Streaming of Traditional and Omnidirectional Media (link)
    ACM SIGCOMM Tutorial - Aug. 2017
  24. Scaling Adaptive Streaming Systems with Network Support
    IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Speaker Program - Aug. 2017
    • Aug. 15th: University of Washington
  25. Adaptive Streaming of Traditional and Omnidirectional Media (slides)
    IEEE ICME Tutorial - July 2017
  26. Scaling Adaptive Streaming Systems with Network Support
    IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Speaker Program - May 2017
    • May 8th: Technical University of Munich (TUM)
    • May 18th: Fraunhofer, HHI
  27. Scaling Adaptive Streaming Systems with Network Support
    IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Speaker Program - Mar. 2017
    • Mar. 27th: Nanyang Technological University
    • Mar. 28th: National University of Singapore (link)
    • Mar. 29th: University of New South Wales
    • Mar. 29th: Engineers Australia (Sydney Section)
  28. Scaling Adaptive Streaming Systems with Network Support
    IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecture Tour - Mar. 2017 (flyer)
    • Mar. 6 and 7th: Polytechnic University of Bari
    • Mar. 9th: University of Catania
    • Mar. 13th: University of Naples Federico II
    • Mar. 15th: University of Rome Tor Vergata
    • Mar. 17th: University of L'Aquila
  29. More Juice Less Bits: Content Aware Streaming
    ACM MMSys Keynote - May 2016

Journal and Magazine Publications

  1. Burak Kara, Mehmet N. Akcay, Ali C. Begen, Saba Ahsan, Igor D.D. Curcio and Emre B. Aksu, "Could head motions affect quality when viewing 360-degree videos?," IEEE Multimedia, to appear (DOI: 10.1109/MMUL.2022.3215089) [link]
  2. Abdelhak Bentaleb, Mehmet N. Akcay, May Lim, Ali C. Begen and Roger Zimmermann, "BoB: bandwidth prediction for real-time communications using heuristic and reinforcement learning," IEEE Trans. Multimedia, to appear (DOI: 10.1109/TMM.2022.3216456) [link]
  3. Abdelhak Bentaleb, Mehmet N. Akcay, May Lim, Ali C. Begen and Roger Zimmermann, "Catching the moment with LoL+ in Twitch-like low-latency live streaming platforms," IEEE Trans. Multimedia, vol. 24, pp. 2300-2314, 2022 (DOI: 10.1109/TMM.2021.3079288) [link]
  4. Ali C. Begen, Mehmet N. Akcay, Abdelhak Bentaleb and Alex Giladi, "Adaptive streaming of content-aware-encoded videos in dash.js," SMPTE Motion Imaging J., vol. 131/4, pp. 30-38, May 2022 (DOI: 10.5594/JMI.2022.3160560) [link]
  5. Ali C. Begen, Abdelhak Bentaleb, Daniel Silhavy, Stefan Pham, Roger Zimmermann and Will Law, "Road to salvation: streaming clients and content delivery networks working together," IEEE Commun. Mag., vol. 59/11, pp. 123-128, Nov. 2021, (DOI: 10.1109/MCOM.121.2100137) [link]
  6. Abdelhak Bentaleb, Ali C. Begen, Saad Harous and Roger Zimmermann, "Data-driven bandwidth prediction models and automated model selection for low latency," IEEE Trans. Multimedia, vol. 23, pp. 2588-2601, 2021 (DOI: 10.1109/TMM.2020.3013387) [link]
  7. Jeroen van der Hooft, Maria Torres Vega, Tim Wauters, Christian Timmerer, Ali C. Begen, Filip De Turck and Raimund Schatz, "From capturing to rendering: volumetric media delivery with six degrees of freedom," IEEE Commun. Mag., vol. 58/10, pp. 49-55, Oct. 2020 (DOI: 10.1109/MCOM.001.2000242) [link]
  8. Abdelhak Bentaleb, Christian Timmerer, Ali C. Begen and Roger Zimmermann, "Performance analysis of ACTE: a bandwidth prediction method for low-latency chunked streaming," ACM Trans. Multimedia Comput., Commun., and Appl., vol. 16/2s, pp. 69:1-69:24, June 2020 (DOI: 10.1145/3387921) [link]
  9. Sevket Arisu, Ertan Yildiz and Ali C. Begen, "Game of protocols: is QUIC ready for prime time streaming?" Int. J. Network Management, Special Issue on QoE-centric Analysis and Management of Communication Networks, vol. 30/3, pp. e2063, May/June 2020 (DOI: 10.1002/nem.2063) [link]
  10. Abdelhak Bentaleb, Ali C. Begen, Saad Harous and Roger Zimmermann, "Game of streaming players: is consensus viable or an illusion?" ACM Trans. Multimedia Comput., Commun., and Appl., vol. 15/2s, pp. 65:1-65:30, July 2019 (DOI: 10.1145/3336496) [link]
  11. Abdelhak Bentaleb, Bayan Taani, Ali C. Begen, Christian Timmerer and Roger Zimmermann, "A survey on bitrate adaptation schemes for streaming media over HTTP," IEEE Commun. Surveys Tuts., vol. 21/1, pp. 562-585, Firstquarter 2019 (DOI: 10.1109/COMST.2018.2862938) [link]
  12. Abdelhak Bentaleb, Ali C. Begen and Roger Zimmermann, "ORL-SDN: online reinforcement learning for SDN-enabled HTTP adaptive streaming," ACM Trans. Multimedia Comput., Commun., and Appl., vol. 14/3, pp. 71:1-71:28, Aug. 2018 (DOI: 10.1145/3219752) [link]
  13. Abdelhak Bentaleb, Ali C. Begen and Roger Zimmermann, "QoE-aware bandwidth broker for HTTP adaptive streaming flows in an SDN-enabled HFC network," IEEE Trans. Broadcast., Special Issue on Quality of Experience for Advanced Broadcast Services, vol. 64/2, pp. 575-589, June 2018 (DOI: 10.1109/TBC.2018.2816789) [link]
  14. Emmanuel Thomas, M.O. van Deventer, Thomas Stockhammer, Ali C. Begen, Mary-Luc Champel and Ozgur Oyman, "Application of SAND technology in DASH-enabled content delivery networks and server environments," SMPTE Motion Imaging J., vol. 127/1, pp. 48-54, Jan./Feb. 2018 (DOI: 10.5594/JMI.2017.2762528) [link]
  15. Abdelhak Bentaleb, Ali C. Begen, Roger Zimmermann and Saad Harous, "SDNHAS: an SDN-enabled architecture to optimize QoE in HTTP adaptive streaming," IEEE Trans. Multimedia, Special Issue on Video over Future Networks: Emerging Technologies, Infrastructures, and Applications, vol. 19/10, pp. 2136-2151, Oct. 2017 (DOI: 10.1109/TMM.2017.2733344) [link]
  16. Emmanuel Thomas, M.O. van Deventer, Thomas Stockhammer, Ali C. Begen and Jeroen Famaey, "Enhancing MPEG DASH performance via server and network assistance," SMPTE Motion Imaging J., vol. 126/1, pp. 22-27, Jan./Feb. 2017 (DOI: 10.5594/JMI.2016.2632338) [link]
  17. Ali C. Begen, "Spending quality time with the Web video," IEEE Internet Comput., vol. 20/6, pp. 42-48, Nov./Dec. 2016 (DOI: 10.1109/MIC.2016.49) [link]

Editorials

  1. Michael Zink, Laura Toni and Ali C. Begen, "Introduction to the best papers from the ACM Multimedia Systems (MMSys) 2019 and co-located workshops," ACM Trans. Multimedia Comput., Commun., and Appl., vol. 16/2s, pp. 66:1-66:2, June 2020 (DOI: 10.1145/3398384) [link]
  2. Zhou Su, Qing Fang, Honggang Wang, Sanjeev Mehrotra, Ali C. Begen, Qiang Ye and Andrea Cavallaro, "Guest editorial trustworthiness in social multimedia analytics and delivery," IEEE Trans. Multimedia, vol. 21/3, pp. 537-538, Mar. 2019 (DOI: 10.1109/TMM.2019.2899279) [link]
  3. Ali C. Begen, Patrick-Benjamin Bok and Panagiotis Saltsidis, "Networking standards," IEEE Commun. Standards Mag., vol. 1/4, pp. 70, Dec. 2017 (DOI: 10.1109/MCOMSTD.2017.8258606) [link]
  4. Christian Timmerer and Ali C. Begen, "Best papers of the 2016 ACM Multimedia Systems (MMSys) Conference and Workshop on Network and Operating System Support for Digital Audio and Video (NOSSDAV) 2016," ACM Trans. Multimedia Comput., Commun., and Appl., vol. 13/3s, pp. 40:1-40:2, June 2017 (DOI: 10.1145/3084539) [link]
  5. Ali C. Begen, Patrick-Benjamin Bok and Panagiotis Saltsidis, "Networking standards," IEEE Commun. Standards Mag., vol. 1/1, pp. 74, Mar. 2017 (DOI: 10.1109/COMSTD.2017.7885242) [link]
  6. Ali C. Begen, Mario Kolberg and Madjid Merabti, "Consumer communications and the next generation broadcast networks," IEEE Commun. Mag., vol. 54/12, pp. 140, Dec. 2016 (DOI: 10.1109/MCOM.2016.7786124) [link]
  7. Han Hu, Yonggang Wen, Honggang Wang and Ali Begen, "Cloud mobile media," China Comm., vol. 13/8, pp. iv-vi, Aug. 2016 (DOI: 10.1109/CC.2016.7563683) [link]
  8. Ali C. Begen, Mario Kolberg and Madjid Merabti, "Consumer communications and networking," IEEE Commun. Mag., vol. 54/6, pp. 87, June 2016 (DOI: 10.1109/MCOM.2016.7497772) [link]

Conference Publications

  1. Louay Bassbouss, Ali C. Begen, Daniel Silhavy, Omar Sherif Gamal Attia, Julia Kenyon, Ofer Shem Tov and Jonas Birmé, "Streamlining WebRTC and DASH for near-real-time media delivery," in Proc. SMPTE Media Tech. Summit, Hollywood, CA, Oct. 2022
  2. Ali C. Begen, Yasser Syed and Alex Giladi, "Upgrading performance of your streaming services using server hints," in Proc. SMPTE Media Tech. Summit, Hollywood, CA, Oct. 2022
  3. Tankut Akgul, Deniz Ugur and Ali C. Begen, "Automated adaptive playback for encoder-adjudicated live sports," in Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. Multimedia Information Processing and Retrieval (MIPR), Online, Aug. 2022 (DOI: 10.1109/MIPR54900.2022.00065) [link]
  4. Mehmet N. Akcay, Burak Kara, Saba Ahsan, Ali C. Begen, Igor Curcio and Emre Aksu, "Rate-adaptive streaming of 360-degree videos with head-motion-aware viewport margins," in Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. Multimedia Information Processing and Retrieval (MIPR), Online, Aug. 2022 (DOI: 10.1109/MIPR54900.2022.00056) [link]
  5. Julia Kenyon, Thomas Stockhammer, Ali C. Begen, Ofer Shem Tov, Louay Bassbouss and Daniel Silhavy, "Marrying WebRTC and DASH for interactive streaming," in Proc. ACM Mile-High Video (MHV), Denver, CO, Mar. 2022 (DOI: 10.1145/3510450.3517296) [link]
  6. Minh Nguyen, Christian Timmerer, Stefan Pham, Daniel Silhavy and Ali C. Begen, "Take the red pill for H3 and see how deep the rabbit hole goes," in Proc. ACM Mile-High Video (MHV), Denver, CO, Mar. 2022 (DOI: 10.1145/3510450.3517302) [link]
  7. May Lim, Mehmet N. Akcay, Abdelhak Bentaleb, Ali C. Begen and Roger Zimmermann, "The benefits of server hinting when DASHing or HLSing," in Proc. ACM Mile-High Video (MHV), Denver, CO, Mar. 2022 (DOI: 10.1145/3510450.3517317) [link]
  8. Mehmet N. Akcay, Burak Kara, Saba Ahsan, Ali C. Begen, Igor Curcio and Emre Aksu, "Head-motion-aware viewport margins for improving user experience in immersive video," in Proc. ACM Multimedia Asia (MMAsia), Gold Coast, Australia, Dec. 2021 (DOI: 10.1145/3469877.3490573) [link]
  9. Ali C. Begen, Mehmet N. Akcay, Abdelhak Bentaleb and Alex Giladi, "Adaptive streaming of content-aware-encoded videos in dash.js," in Proc. Int. Broadcasting Convention Conf. (IBC), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Dec. 2021 (DOI: )
  10. Yasser F. Syed, Alex Giladi and Ali C. Begen, "Enabling automation for mapping linear channel feeds and VOD files into DASH structures," in Proc. SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, Atlanta, GA, Oct. 2021
  11. Tankut Akgul, Tugce Erkilic Civelek, Deniz Ugur and Ali C. Begen, "COSMOS on steroids: a cheap detector for cheapfakes," in Proc. ACM Multimedia Systems Conf. (MMSys), Istanbul, Turkey, Sept. 2021 (DOI: 10.1145/3458305.3479968) [link] (Winner in YouTube's grand challenge)
  12. Omer F. Aladag, Deniz Ugur, Mehmet N. Akcay and Ali C. Begen, "Content-aware playback speed control for low-latency live streaming of sports," in Proc. ACM Multimedia Systems Conf. (MMSys), Istanbul, Turkey, Sept. 2021 (DOI: 10.1145/3458305.3478437) [link] (Best Demo and Industry Paper Award and DASH-IF Excellence in DASH Award)
  13. Abdelhak Bentaleb, May Lim, Mehmet N. Akcay, Ali C. Begen and Roger Zimmermann, "Common media client data (CMCD): initial findings," in Proc. ACM Int. Wksp. Network and Operating Systems Support for Digital Audio and Video (NOSSDAV), Istanbul, Turkey, Sept. 2021 (DOI: 10.1145/3458306.3461444) [link] (DASH-IF Excellence in DASH Award)
  14. Ali C. Begen, "Manus manum lavat: media clients and servers cooperating with common media client/server data," in Proc. ACM Applied Networking Research Wksp. (ANRW), Virtual Event, USA, July 2021 (DOI: 10.1145/3472305.3472886) [link] (Invited talk)
  15. Kerem Durak, Mehmet N. Akcay, Yigit K. Erinc, Boran Pekel and Ali C. Begen, "Evaluating the performance of Apple's low-latency HLS," in Proc. IEEE Int. Wksp. Multimedia Signal Processing (MMSP), Tampere, Finland, Sept. 2020 (DOI: 10.1109/MMSP48831.2020.9287117) [link]
  16. Burak Kara, Sarp Ozturk and Ali C. Begen, "HTTP adaptive streaming over multiple network interfaces," in Proc. ACM Multimedia Systems Conf. (MMSys), Istanbul, Turkey, June 2020 (DOI: 10.1145/3339825.3393588) [link]
  17. Adem A. Karmis, Alper Derya and Ali C. Begen, "Metadata-based user interface design for enhanced content access and viewing," in Proc. ACM Multimedia Systems Conf. (MMSys), Istanbul, Turkey, June 2020 (DOI: 10.1145/3339825.3393589) [link]
  18. May Lim, Mehmet N. Akcay, Abdelhak Bentaleb, Ali C. Begen and Roger Zimmermann, "When they go high, we go low: low-latency live streaming in dash.js with LoL," in Proc. ACM Multimedia Systems Conf. (MMSys), Istanbul, Turkey, June 2020 (DOI: 10.1145/3339825.3397043) [link] (Runner-up in Twitch's grand challenge)
  19. Jeroen van der Hooft, Maria Torres Vega, Christian Timmerer, Ali C. Begen, Filip De Turck and Raimund Schatz, "Objective and subjective QoE evaluation for adaptive point cloud streaming," in Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. Quality of Multimedia Experience (QoMEX), Athlone, Ireland, May 2020 (DOI: 10.1109/QoMEX48832.2020.9123081) [link] (Best-paper Award)
  20. Abdelhak Bentaleb, Christian Timmerer, Ali C. Begen and Roger Zimmermann, "Bandwidth prediction in low-latency chunked streaming," in Proc. ACM Int. Wksp. Network and Operating Systems Support for Digital Audio and Video (NOSSDAV), Amherst, MA, June 2019 (DOI: 10.1145/3304112.3325611) [link] (DASH-IF Excellence in DASH Award)
  21. Reza Shokri Kalan, Muge Sayit and Ali C. Begen, "Implementation of SAND architecture using SDN," in Proc. IEEE Conf. Network Functions Virtualization and Software Defined Networking (NFV-SDN), Verona, Italy, Nov. 2018 (DOI: 10.1109/NFV-SDN.2018.8725632) [link]
  22. Yasser Syed, Ali C. Begen and Alex Giladi, "Designing video services for low-latency distributions in IPTV cable systems," in Proc. SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, Atlanta, GA, Oct. 2018
  23. Abdelhak Bentaleb, Ali C. Begen, Saad Harous and Roger Zimmermann, "A distributed approach for bitrate selection in HTTP adaptive streaming," in Proc. ACM Multimedia, Seoul, Korea, Oct. 2018 (DOI: 10.1145/3240508.3240589) [link]
  24. Avsar Asan, Werner Robitza, Is-haka Mkwawa, Lingfen Sun and Ali C. Begen, "Optimum encoding approaches on video resolution changes: a comparative study," in Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. Image Processing (ICIP), Athens, Greece, Oct. 2018 (DOI: 10.1109/ICIP.2018.8451635) [link]
  25. Yasser Syed and Ali C. Begen, "Adjusting content workflow infrastructures for HDR," in Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. Multimedia and Expo Wksp. (ICMEW), San Diego, CA, July 2018 (DOI: 10.1109/ICMEW.2018.8551490) [link]
  26. Abdelhak Bentaleb, Ali C. Begen and Roger Zimmermann, "Game theory based bitrate adaptation for dash.js reference player," in Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. Multimedia and Expo Wksp. (ICMEW), San Diego, CA, July 2018 (DOI: 10.1109/ICMEW.2018.8551495) [link] (Winner in DASH-IF's grand challenge)
  27. Ali C. Begen and Yasser Syed, "Are the streaming format wars over?" in Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. Multimedia and Expo Wksp. (ICMEW), San Diego, CA, July 2018 (DOI: 10.1109/ICMEW.2018.8551563) [link] [poster]
  28. Sevket Arisu and Ali C. Begen, "Quickly starting media streams using QUIC," in Proc. Packet Video Wksp., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 2018 (DOI: 10.1145/3210424.3210426) [link] [code] (Best-paper Award Finalist)
  29. Abdelhak Bentaleb, Ali C. Begen, Saad Harous and Roger Zimmermann, "Want to play DASH? a game theoretic approach for adaptive streaming over HTTP," in Proc. ACM Multimedia Systems Conf. (MMSys), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 2018 (DOI: 10.1145/3204949.3204961) [link] [code/demo] (Best Student-paper Award and DASH-IF Excellence in DASH Award)
  30. Christian Timmerer, Anatoliy Zabrovskiy and Ali C. Begen, "Automated objective and subjective evaluation of HTTP adaptive streaming systems," in Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. Multimedia Information Processing and Retrieval (MIPR), Miami, FL, Apr. 2018 (DOI: 10.1109/MIPR.2018.00080) [link] (Invited paper)
  31. Christian Timmerer and Ali C. Begen, "A framework for adaptive delivery of omnidirectional video," in Proc. Human Vision and Electronic Imaging (HVEI), Burlingame, CA, Jan. 2018 (DOI: 10.2352/ISSN.2470-1173.2018.14.HVEI-524) [link] (Invited paper)
  32. Abdelhak Bentaleb, Ali C. Begen and Roger Zimmermann, "SDNDASH: improving QoE of HTTP adaptive streaming using software defined networking," in Proc. ACM Multimedia, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Oct. 2016 (DOI: 10.1145/2964284.2964332) [link]
  33. Emmanuel Thomas, M.O. van Deventer, Thomas Stockhammer, Ali C. Begen, Mary-Luc Champel and Ozgur Oyman, "Applications and deployments of server and network assisted DASH (SAND)," in Proc. Int. Broadcasting Convention Conf. (IBC), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Sept. 2016 (DOI: 10.1049/ibc.2016.0022) [link]

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