After long anticipation by academia and industry, the age of Internet video has finally arrived. In the very near future, video will become the dominant traffic type over the Internet. Like previous generations of Internet applications such as World Wide Web that make the consumption, production, and distribution of text/image content accessible to any users, Internet video applications will not only allow any user to access any video at any time from anywhere, but also enable any user to produce and distribute videos at any time to anywhere.
This vision of ubiquitous video has been around for a long time. Driven by this vision, the research community has spent significant effort and made enormous progress in diverse areas such as QoS, multicast, caching, CDN, P2P, and coding. Have all the important problems been solved? In there any good research left to be done? In this talk, I will give an overview of the state-of-art Internet video practice and outline some key challenges of realizing the full potential of ubiquitous Internet video
In this talk, Dr. Hui Zhang will discuss how Internet video is being driven by Internet technology, and highlight the capabilities required to transform the business of online video. He will also describe how real-time insights on the user experience and the entire video ecosystem are needed to ensure optimal video delivery, while managing scalability requirements as audience size grows. The role of cloud computing and other infrastructure considerations will be highlighted as well.