James Nightingale

James Nightingale
University of Strathclyde · Department of Computer and Information Sciences

PhD

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July 2015 - December 2016
University of the West of Scotland
Position
  • SELFNET – FRAMEWORK FOR SELF-ORGANIZED NETWORK MANAGEMENT IN VIRTUALIZED AND SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKS
November 2014 - present
University of the West of Scotland
Position
  • UAV-based flood monitoring
October 2012 - October 2014
University of the West of Scotland
Position
  • Enabler for Next GenerationMobile Video Applications
Description
  • Investigating mechansisms for delivery of high efficiency (HEVC) encoded video streams in multihomed mobile networks.
Education
October 2009 - October 2012
University of the West of Scotland
Field of study
  • Computer Networking

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Publications (49)
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Mobile video applications have started to dominate the global mobile data traffic in recent years, and both opportunities and challenges have arisen when the emerging mobile cloud paradigm is introduced to support the resource-demanding video processing and networking services. This chapter offers in-depth discussions for content- and context-aware...
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Traffic on future fifth-generation (5G) mobile networks is predicted to be dominated by challenging video applications such as mobile broadcasting, remote surgery and augmented reality, demanding real-time, and ultra-high quality delivery. Two of the main expectations of 5G networks are that they will be able to handle ultra-high-definition (UHD) v...
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Ultra-High-Definition (UHD) video applications such as streaming are envisioned as a main driver for the emerging Fifth Generation (5G) mobile networks being developed worldwide. This paper focuses on addressing a major technical challenge in meeting UHD users' growing expectation for continuous high-quality video delivery in 5G hotspots where cong...
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The 5G infrastructure initiative in Europe¹ 5G Infrastructure Public Private Partnership, [Online]. Available here: https://5g-ppp.eu/ has agreed a number of challenging key performance indicators (KPIs) to significantly enhance the user experience and support a number of use cases with very demanding requirements on the network infrastructure. At...
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In this paper, we investigate the publish/subscribe standard WS-Notiflcation with respect to deployment and use in the tactical domain. We leverage a network emulator, CORE, to generate a testbed for controlled and repeatable experiments exhibiting typical tactical network traits: Limited data rates, delays, and packet loss, as well as node mobilit...
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Today's “connected soldier” is both the source of and destination for electronically transmitted data used by an ever growing range of battlefield information services. In much the same way as the demand for new video services has driven innovation in the consumer domain, the acquisition and dissemination of high resolution Full Motion Video (FMV),...
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As the capabilities of high end consumer devices increase, streaming and playback of ultra-high definition (UHD) is set to become commonplace. Already UHD televisions, display screens and even mobile devices with 4K (3840 x 2160) screen resolutions are widely available and full ultra-high definition (FUHD) 8K (7680 x 4320) televisions are beginning...
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Software Defined Networks (SDN), when combined with Network Function Virtualization (NFV) represents a paradigm shift in how future networks will behave and be managed. SDN’s are expected to provide the underpinning technologies for future innovations such as 5G mobile networks and the Internet of Everything. The SDN architecture offers features th...
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We thank all the authors who responded to the call for papers. We also wish to acknowledge all the reviewers for their dedicated efforts in ensuring a high standard for the selected papers.
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Sharp increase of video traffic is expected to account for the majority of traffic in future 5G networks. This paper introduces the SELFNET 5G project and describes the video streaming use case that will be used to demonstrate the self-optimising capabilities of SELFNET’s autonomic network management framework. SELFNET’s framework will provide an a...
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To meet the challenging key performance indicators of the fifth generation (5G) system, the network infrastructure becomes more heterogeneous and complex. This will bring a high pressure on the reduction of OPEX and the improvement of the user experience. Hence, shifting today’s manual and semi-automatic network management into an autonomic and...
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Mobile video applications have started to dominate the global mobile data traffic in recent years, and both opportunities and challenges have arisen when the emerging mobile cloud paradigm is introduced to support the resource-demanding video processing and networking services. This chapter offers in-depth discussions for content- and context-aware...
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Future Fifth-Generation (5G) networks are expected to be underpinned by Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and to predominantly carry multimedia traffic. Ambitious 5G Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) call for reliable, low-latency and high-density networks capable of supporting Ultra High-Definition (UHD) video. Video streaming and multimedia traff...
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Future 5G networks have stringent end-user requirements on data rate and error performance. In order to satisfy these requirements, innovative wireless networking technologies and models need be researched. One particular example is the two-way relaying channel, which can have as much as 100% higher theoretical data rate than current systems where...
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The application of small civilian unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) has attracted great interest for disaster sensing. However, the limited computational capability and low energy resource of UAVs present a significant challenge to real-time data processing, networking and policy making, which are of vital importance to many disaster related applicat...
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The Motion Imagery Standards Board (MISB) specifies imaging standards in the military domain. MISB standards are based on commercial standards which, although proven, are at least 10 years old and do not represent the current state of the art in video encoding. High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), a major step forward in video compression technolog...
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In recent years video traffic has become the dominant application on the Internet with global year-on-year increases in video-oriented consumer services. Driven by improved bandwidth in both mobile and fixed networks, steadily reducing hardware costs and the development of new technologies, many existing and new classes of commercial and industrial...
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Video streaming and other multimedia applications account for an ever increasing proportion of all network traffic. The recent adoption of High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) as the H.265 standard provides many opportunities for new and improved services multimedia services and applications in the consumer domain. Since the delivery of version one...
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Mobile video applications have started to dominate the global mobile data traffic in recent years, and both opportunities and challenges have arisen when the emerging mobile cloud paradigm is introduced to support the resource-demanding video processing and networking services. This chapter offers in-depth discussions for content- and context-aware...
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Video and multimedia streaming services continue to grow in popularity and are rapidly becoming the largest consumers of network capacity in both fixed and mobile networks. In this article, we discuss the latest advances in video compression technology and demonstrate their potential to improve service quality for consumers whilst reducing bandwidt...
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— Users of modern portable consumer devices (smartphones, tablets etc.) expect ubiquitous delivery of high quality services, which fully utilise the capabilities of their devices. Video streaming is one of the most widely used yet challenging services for operators to deliver with assured service levels. This challenge is more apparent in wireless...
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In emergency situations, the ability to remotely monitor unfolding events using high-quality video feeds will significantly improve the incident commander’s understanding of the situation and thereby aids effective decision making. This paper presents a novel, adaptive video monitoring system for emergency situations where the normal communications...
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As network service providers seek to improve customer satisfaction and retention levels, they are increasingly moving from traditional quality of service (QoS) driven delivery models to customer-centred quality of experience (QoE) delivery models. QoS models only consider metrics derived from the network however, QoE models also consider metrics de...
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High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), the latest video compression standard (also known as H.265), can deliver video streams of comparable quality to the current H.264 Advanced Video Coding (H.264/AVC) standard with a 50% reduction in bandwidth. Research into SHVC, the scalable extension to the HEVC standard, is still in its infancy. One important a...
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Mobile multimedia computing has become ubiquitous in everyday life. However, mobile device users involved in resource-demanding visual applications such as video streaming often encounter performance degradations due to their mobile devices' intrinsic constraints in processing power, storage, and battery capacity. Cloud computing can be explored to...
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Mobile multimedia computing has become ubiquitous in everyday life. However, mobile device users involved in resource-demanding visual applications such as video streaming often encounter performance degradations due to their mobile devices’ intrinsic constraints in processing power, storage, and battery capacity. Cloud computing can be explored to...
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Consumption of rich multimedia content has grown exponentially in recent years. Increasingly, this content is delivered over converged IP networks, employing heterogeneous network technologies, to a myriad of end user devices. Multimedia content applications such video streaming are known to be sensitive to network impairments. Network operators ha...
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High-quality real-time video streaming to users in mobile networks is challenging due to the dynamically changing nature of the network paths, particularly the limited bandwidth and varying end-to-end delay. In this paper, we empirically investigate the performance of multipath streaming in the context of multihomed mobile networks. Existing scheme...
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SHVC, is the proposed scalable extension to the, soon to be adopted, next generation High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) standard. HEVC delivers a 50% reduction in bandwidth for the same video quality when compared to current standards while SHVC offers a scalable format that can be readily adapted to meet network conditions or terminal capabilitie...
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The emerging High Efficiency Video Coding standard (HEVC) will bring the benefit of delivering the same statistical quality at about half of the bandwidths required in the current H.264/AVC standard. Such significantly higher compression efficiency of HEVC will, however, potentially lead to higher sensitivity to packet loss and thus have a great im...
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SHVC is the proposed scalable extension to the next-generation High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) standard, which delivers a 50% bandwidth reduction for the same video quality when compared to the current H.264/AVC standard. SHVC further offers a scalable format that can be readily adapted to meet network conditions or terminal capabilities. Both...
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The rapid growth in the use of video streaming over IP networks has outstripped the rate at which new network infrastructure has been deployed. These bandwidth-hungry applications now comprise a significant part of all Internet traffic and present major challenges for network service providers. The situation is more acute in mobile networks where t...
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Nomadic users of streamed multimedia content in mobile networks are often faced with resource-constrained network paths that suffer from low bandwidth. Streaming high-quality video in such a challenging scenario demands a set of highly adaptive schemes, which have not been sufficiently explored in particular for the emerging H.264 Scalable Video Co...
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Work towards the standardisation of High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), the next generation video coding scheme, is currently gaining pace. HEVC offers the prospect of a 50% improvement in compression over the current H.264 Advanced Video Coding standard (H.264/AVC). Thus far, work on HEVC has concentrated on improvements to the coding efficiency...
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The pace at which powerful portable wireless consumer devices such as smartphones and tablets have been adopted has not been matched by the ability of mobile networks to deliver high-quality video streams consistently to such nomadic users. In this work, we propose CMT-NEMO, a novel concurrent multipath transfer scheme for the delivery of scalable...
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The pace at which more powerful portable wireless consumer devices such as smartphones and tablets have been adopted has not been matched by the ability of mobile networks to deliver high-quality video streams consistently to such nomadic users. In this work, we propose CMT-NEMO, a novel concurrent multipath transfer scheme for the delivery of scal...
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In this paper, we empirically investigate the performance of path selection and packet scheduling algorithms for the delivery of H.264/SVC scalable video streams to users in multihomed mobile networks. These algorithms use the aggregated bandwidth of multiple concurrent paths to deliver media streams in environments where no single, sufficiently hi...
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In this paper, we empirically investigate the performance of path selection and packet scheduling algorithms for the delivery of H.264/SVC scalable video streams to users in multihomed mobile networks. These algorithms use the aggregated bandwidth of multiple concurrent paths to deliver media streams in environments where no single, sufficiently hi...
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There has been a significant amount of recent research in the computer networking community on the emerging wireless networking paradigm known as Mobile Networks; while the real-time image processing community have expended much effort on the development of scalable video encoding techniques and investigating the multipath streaming of real-time mu...
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Users of the next generation wireless paradigm known as multihomed mobile networks expect satisfactory quality of service (QoS) when accessing streamed multimedia content. The recent H.264 Scalable Video Coding (SVC) extension to the Advanced Video Coding standard (AVC), offers the facility to adapt real-time video streams in response to the dynami...
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Consumer demand for portable wireless devices such as smartphones or tablets capable of receiving high quality video content has risen sharply in recent years. This paper considers the real-time delivery of streamed H.264 Scalable Video Coding (SVC) content to users of such devices within mobile networks (e.g. situations where they are part of a gr...

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