Friday, June 15, 2018

DASH-IF awarded Excellence in DASH award at ACM MMSys 2018

The DASH Industry Forum Excellence in DASH Award at ACM MMSys 2018 acknowledges papers substantially addressing MPEG-DASH as the presentation format and are selected for presentation at ACM MMSys 2018. Preference is given to practical enhancements and developments which can sustain future commercial usefulness of DASH. The DASH format used should conform to the DASH-IF Interoperability Points as defined by http://dashif.org/guidelines/. It is a financial prize as follows: First place – €1000; Second place – €500; and Third place – €250. The winners are chosen by a DASH Industry Forum appointed committee and results are final.

Christian Timmerer (left) and Viswanathan (Vishy) Swaminathan (right)

The winners are chosen by a DASH Industry Forum appointed committee and results are final.

This year's award goes to the following papers (Two first places, one second, and one third):

1. Kevin Spiteri, Ramesh Sitaraman, Daniel Sparacio. From Theory to Practice: Improving Bitrate Adaptation in the DASH Reference Player

Christian Timmerer (from left to right), Kevin Spiteri, Ramesh Sitaraman, and Viswanathan (Vishy) Swaminathan
1. Abdelhak Bentaleb, Ali C. Begen, Roger Zimmermann, Saad Harous. Want to Play DASH? GTA: A Game Theoretic Approach for Adaptive Streaming over HTTP

Christian Timmerer (from left to right), Roger Zimmermann, Abdelhak Bentaleb, Ali C. Begen, and Viswanathan (Vishy) Swaminathan
2. Savino Dambra, Giuseppe Samela, Lucile Sassatelli, Romaric Pighetti, Ramon Aparicio Pardo, Anne-Marie Pinna-Déry. Film Editing: New Levers to Improve VR Streaming

Christian Timmerer (from left to right), Lucile Sassatelli, and Viswanathan (Vishy) Swaminathan
3. S. Silva, J. Bruneau-Queyreix, M. Lacaud, D. Négru, L. Réveillère, MUSLIN: Achieving High, Fairly Shared QoE Through Multi-Source Live Streaming

Christian Timmerer (from left to right), Simon Da Silva, and Viswanathan (Vishy) Swaminathan
We would like to congratulate all winners and hope seeing you next year at ACM MMSys 2019.
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