Wavelet-based smoothing and multiplexing of VBR video traffic Conference Paper uri icon


  • Although VBR coding is more efficient than CBR coding, the burstiness of VBR video traffic brings great difficulty to network resource management. To address this problem, we propose a novel wavelet-based traffic smoothing (WTS) algorithm. Unlike existing algorithms, which only have one resolution, the WTS algorithm has the multiresolutional property that is preferable for smoothing VBR video traffic that exhibits a self-similar behavior. WTS allows traffic smoothing at multiple resolutions and the best transmission schedule is searched as a pruned subtree of a full binary tree, which corresponds to the original VBR video traffic. WTS optimizes several metrics simultaneously for both the single and multiple-flow case while traditional algorithm only optimize one or two metrics for a single flow. The computation complexity of the WTS algorithm is also lower.

published proceedings

  • Conference Record / IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference

author list (cited authors)

  • Ye, D., Xiong, Z., Shao, H. R., Wu, Q., & Zhu, W.

complete list of authors

  • Ye, D||Xiong, Z||Shao, HR||Wu, Q||Zhu, W

publication date

  • December 2001