Coalition Game-based Approach for Improving the QoE of DASH-based Streaming in Multi-servers Scheme

Oussama El Marai, Miloud Bagaa, Tarik Taleb

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Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH) is becoming the de facto method for effective video traffic delivery at large scale. Its primer success factor returns to the full autonomy given to the streaming clients making them smarter and
enabling decentralized logic of video quality decision at granular video chunks following a pull-based paradigm. However, the pure autonomy of the clients inherently results in an overall selfish environment where each client independently strives to improve its Quality of Experience (QoE). Consequently, the clients will hurt each other, including themselves, due to their limited scope
of perception. This shortcoming could be addressed by employing a mechanism that has a global view, hence could efficiently manage the available resources. In this paper, we propose a game theoretical-based approach to address the issue of the client’s selfishness in multi-server setup, without affecting its autonomy.
Particularly, we employ the coalitional game framework to affect the clients to the best server, ultimately to maximize the overall average quality of the clients while preventing re-buffering. We validate our solution through extensive experiments and showcase the effectiveness of the proposed solution.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2020 - Proceedings
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-8298-8
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2020
MoE publication typeA4 Conference publication
EventIEEE Global Communications Conference - Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
Duration: 7 Dec 202011 Dec 2020

Publication series

NameIEEE Global Communications Conference
ISSN (Print)2334-0983
ISSN (Electronic)2576-6813


ConferenceIEEE Global Communications Conference
Abbreviated titleGLOBECOM
Country/TerritoryTaiwan, Republic of China


  • DASH
  • QoE
  • coalitional game
  • game theory
  • adaptive video streaming


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