Systems Support for
Continuous Media



Research Project
Paper Reviews
Survey Paper




Paper reviews will contribute 20% towards you final grade.

For each of the given papers, write a 1 page review. You review should summarize the paper and highlight the main contributions. You should also comment/critize on the paper. The following list of questions are given as a guideline to help you write your review.

  • What are the problems the authors are trying to solve?
  • What are the solutions being proposed by the authors?
  • How are the solutions different from previously proposed solutions?
  • How did the author evaluate their solutions?
  • What are the drawbacks of the paper?
  • What are the insights you learned from this paper that you think can enhance the understanding of the problem/domain?
  • What are the techniques presented in this paper that you think can be useful for solving other problems?
  • What do you like/dislike about this paper?

Only your 5 best reviews will contribute towards your grade.

Review Format

Please use only the given LaTeX (recommended for research students) or Word template.

Due Date

All reviews are due on the 18th Oct, 9:00am. You may submit your reviews earlier.

Useful Links

Paper List

The papers listed here are also found on the class schedule web page. They are denoted with a [review me!].

  1. S. Deering, D. Estrin, D. Farinacci, V. Jacobson, C-G Liu, L Wei, "The PIM architecture for wide-area multicast routing", IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, 4(2) , April 1996, pg 153 -- 162.
  2. I. Busse, B. Deffner, and H. Schulzrinne, "Dynamic QoS control of multimedia applications based on RTP," Computer Communications, Jan. 1996
  3. S. B. Moon, J. Kurose, and D. Towsley, "Packet Audio Playout Delay Adjustment: Performance Bounds and Algorithms," ACM/Springer Multimedia Systems, vol. 6, pp. 17-28, January 1998. [PS]
  4. L. Wu, R. Sharma, and B. Smith, "Thin Streams: An Architecture for Multicasting Layered Video," In Proceedings of NOSSDAV, St. Louis, Mo., 19--21 May 1997, pp. 173--182 [PDF]
  5. N. Feamster, H. Balakrishnan, "Packet Loss Recovery for Streaming Video", in Proceedings of 12th International Packet Video Workshop, April 2002.
  6. M. Hofmann, E. Ng, K. Guo, S. Paul, and H. Zhang. "Caching techniques for streaming multimedia over the internet," Technical Report BL011345-990409-04TM, Bell Laboratories, April 1999.
  7. R. Rejaie, H. Yu, M. Handley, and D. Estrin, "Multimedia proxy caching mechanism for quality adaptive streaming applications in the internet," in Proc. of INFOCOM, Tel Aviv, Israel, Mar. 26--30, 2000
  8. P. J. Shenoy and H. M. Vin, "Cello: A disk scheduling framework for next generation operating systems," Technical Report, Department of Computer Sciences, Univ. of Texas at Austin, 1997

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