Minimax disappointment criterion for video broadcasting

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Users of media broadcasting services generally experience different grades of overall performance because of the non-uniform quality of their channel conditions. In order to provide all users equally satisfactory performance, we propose a new performance criterion named "minimax disappointment", based on layered service levels and the basic principle of joint source-channel coding [1]. This criterion minimizes for all users the maximum value of performance degradation between the received performance and the expected optimal performance, given each user's individual channel situation. In support of this criterion, we develop two broadcasting systems and a gradient-based optimization scheme. Our systems achieve universally near-maximal performance for multiple user classes by providing layered service.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2001
EventIEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP) 2001 - Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: Oct 7 2001Oct 10 2001


OtherIEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP) 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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