8th IEEE International Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing

Research Article

Towards Streamed Services for Co located Collaborative Groups

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.collaboratecom.2012.250426,
        author={Ben Falchuk and Tomasz Zernicki and Michal Koziuk},
        title={Towards Streamed Services for Co located Collaborative Groups},
        proceedings={8th IEEE International Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing},
        publisher={IEEE},
        proceedings_a={COLLABORATECOM},
        year={2012},
        month={12},
        keywords={multimedia standards video streaming mobility services co-location collaboration},
        doi={10.4108/icst.collaboratecom.2012.250426}
    }
    
  • Ben Falchuk
    Tomasz Zernicki
    Michal Koziuk
    Year: 2012
    Towards Streamed Services for Co located Collaborative Groups
    COLLABORATECOM
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.collaboratecom.2012.250426
Ben Falchuk1,*, Tomasz Zernicki2, Michal Koziuk2
  • 1: Applied Communication Sciences
  • 2: Telcordia Poland Sp. z o.o
*Contact email: bfalchuk@appcomsci.com

Abstract

From both technical and social viewpoints there is great value in services that require devices (and therefore people) to be co-located. The very act of co-location brings with it entirely new dynamics and collaboration; furthermore, devices in coalition can render services and provide experiences that a single device might not be able to. In this paper we describe the motivation, design, and uses of high experience coalition-based services and outline how such services could be architecture on both the server and client sides. Extensive use of video transcoding and region-of-interest techniques - to segment and stream only portions of video frames - makes delivering experiences like “social cinema” across several co-located devices feasible. On the client side smartphone-based interactive coalition setup and control is very viable. In this paper we explore and document our functional architecture and take a closer look at the similarities and differences between OnLive and our proposed architecture and services. The rising prominence of hi-resolution LED devices together with services such as OnLive make coalition services technically viable, desirable, and worthy of both industrial and academic investigation alike.