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Experience Aware Networking

Experience Aware Networking leverages novel network paradigms (i.e. Software Defined Networking) and the state-of-the-art of Quality of Experience (QoE) research to optimize the experience of users in adaptive media applications. Video is already the #1 traffic source in the Internet and new services are emerging rapidly, such as VR or AR. As a consequence, networks suffer from bottlenecks due too heavy traffic loads, too many users, or a combination of both. Current network resource allocation techniques, such as bitrate-fairness or client-based adaptation algorithms, do not translate in overall user experience optimization. We create QoE-aware models, optimization algorithms, and software prototypes with the aim of understanding how these applications scale and how network resources can be managed to improve the QoE of users.



  • J.W. Kleinrouweler, S. Cabrero, and P. Cesar An SDN Architecture for Privacy-friendly Network Assisted DASH. ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing Communications and Applications (ACM TOMM), 13(3s), Article 44, 22 pages, 2017.
  • Excelence in DASH Award 2nd place (sponsored by the DASH Industry Forum)
    J.W. Kleinrouweler, B. Meixner, and P. Cesar Improving Video Quality in Crowded Networks Using a DANE. In Proceedings of the International Workshop on Network and Operating Systems Support for Digital Audio and Video (NOSSDAV 2017), New York, NY, USA, pp. 73-78, 2017.
  • J.W. Kleinrouweler, S. Cabrero, R. van der D. Mei, and P. Cesar A Model for Evaluating Sharing Policies for Network-Assisted HTTP Adaptive Streaming. Elsevier Computer Networks Journal (ComNet), 109(part 2) : pp. 234-245, 2016.
  • Excelence in DASH Award (sponsored by the DASH Industry Forum)
    J.W. Kleinrouweler, S. Cabrero, and P. Cesar Delivering Stable High-Quality Video: An SDN Architecture with DASH Assisting Network Elements. In Proceedings of the ACM Multimedia Systems Conference (ACM MMSys 2016), New York, NY, USA, Article 4, 10 pages.
  • J.W. Kleinrouweler, S. Cabrero, R. van der Mei, and P. Cesar Modeling Stability and Bitrate of Network-Assisted HTTP Adaptive Streaming Players. In Proceedings of the 27th International Teletraffic Congress (ITC 27), Ghent, Belgium, pp. 177-184, 2015.


  • Jan Willem Kleinrouweler, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands, expected 2019