QoE-Driven Resource Allocation Optimized for Delay-Sensitive VR Video Uploading over Cellular Network

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PubDate: January 2020

Teams: Chongqing University of Posts & Telecom;University of Washington

Writers: Junchao Yang; Jiangtao Luo; De Meng; Jenq-Neng Hwang

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Abstract

Uploading Virtual Reality (VR) video over cellular networks is expected to boom in near future, as general consumers could generate high-quality VR videos with portable 360-degree cameras and are willing to share with others. Con-sequently, concerns of uplink bandwidth and delay arose for current popular technology of tile-based VR video streaming, which requires high quality video to transcode into multiple representations for further adaptive streaming. Motivated by this, we proposed a novel scheme for uplink delivery of tile-based VR video over cellular network, in which encoding bit rate of each tile is determined by uplink resource allocation (RA), and quality of content (QoC) contribution of each tile and channel quality of user equipments (UEs) are jointly considered during RA. Moreover, the RA problem is formulated as a frequency and time dependent non-deterministic polynomial(NP)-hard problem, which can be effectively solved by our proposed approximate convex algorithm. Simulation results show that the proposed algorithm can achieve higher utility, that is higher total quality of experience (QoE) for viewers.

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