The 23rd Packet Video Workshop 2018 co-located with ACM MMSys’18 in Amsterdam is proud to announce the following keynote:
Simultaneous Migration of Codecs, Formats and DRM
by Jason Burgess, Comcast
Abstract: Over the operational life of a large video service, codecs, formats, and digital rights management may all have to be changed to support different business needs, devices, or other technological advances. Adding or changing any one of these facets is a significant change for any service. Making changes to all three simultaneously while maintaining an uninterrupted service would seem to require feats of engineering heroics. We will explore how Comcast’s addition of HEVC, migration from HLS to DASH, and swapping of digital rights management solutions impacted its IP Video platform: what changes were needed to the architecture, and how we managed the transition of users across technologies.
Bio: Jason is the lead architect for strategic initiatives within Comcast’s VIPER (Video IP Engineering & Research) group. He has an extensive background in software and systems architecture as well as application development and systems administration. He joined Comcast 7 years ago and has lead design and development of many components of Comcast’s IP video solution. He is currently leading efforts to optimize and simplify Comcast’s IP video pipeline and prepare Comcast for the next decade of video delivery. His passion for innovation has led to multiple patent awards and filings in IP video.
In conjunction with ACM MMSys 2018, being held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands | June 12-15, 2018, the DASH Industry Forum is proud to announce the
DASH Industry Forum Excellence in DASH Award [Link]
This award offers a financial prize for those papers which best meet the following requirements:
Paper must substantially address MPEG-DASH as the presentation format
Paper must be selected for presentation in the main conference, special sessions, or co-located workshops at ACM MMSys 2018 [this includes Packet Video Workshop!]
Preference given to practical enhancements and developments which can sustain future commercial usefulness of DASH.
DASH format used should conform to the DASH-IF Interoperability Points as defined by http://dashif.org/guidelines/
Three levels of prize are awarded:
First place – €1000
Second place – €500
Third place – €250
Winners are chosen by a DASH Industry Forum appointed committee and results are final. If papers of sufficient quality are not received, then some or all of the awards may not be granted. The competition is open to any individual, commercial or academic institution. No preference is given to DASH-IF members and membership is not required in order to participate in the competition.
How to enter:
In order for your paper to be considered for the competition, please check the checkbox labelled “DASH Award” on the submission page and your paper will be forwarded to the DASH-IF for review.