TEEVE: Next Generation Architecture for Tele-immersive Environments

Date: 
Wednesday, June 14, 2006 - 9:30am

Klara Nahrstedt
Date: Monday, June 19, 2006
Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Engineering I, Room 2114

Abstract:
Tele-immersive 3D multi-camera room environments are starting to emerge
and with them new challenging research questions. One important question
is how to organize the large amount of visual data, being captured,
processed, transmitted and displayed, and their corresponding resources
over current COTS computing and networking infrastructures so that
“everybody” would be able to install and use tele-immersive environments
for conferencing and other activities. In this talk, I will present a
novel cross-layer control and streaming framework over general purpose
delivery infrastructure, called TEEVE (Tele-immersive Environments for
EVErybody). TEEVE aims for effective and adaptive coordination,
synchronization and soft QoS-enabled delivery of tele-immersive visual
streams to remote room(s) over Internet2 networks.

Our current initial TEEVE experiments between UIUC and UC Berkeley show
that we can sustain communication of up to 12 3D video streams with up
to 5 frames per second for each stream, rendering therefore up to 5 4D
video frames per second. I will discuss the successes and the various
challenges that still remain in this very interesting application.

This is a joint work with Zhenyu Yang, Wanmin Wu, Bin Yu, Jin Liang,
Ruzena Bajcsy and Sang-Hack Jung.

Biography:
Klara Nahrstedt is a professor at the University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Computer Science Department. Her research
interests are directed towards multimedia middleware systems, quality of
service (QoS), QoS routing, QoS-aware resource management in distributed
multimedia systems, and multimedia security. She is the coauthor of the
widely used multimedia books `Multimedia: Computing, Communications and
Applications’ published by Prentice Hall, and ‘Multimedia Systems’
published by Springer Verlag. She is the recipient of the Early NSF
Career Award, the Junior Xerox Award, the IEEE Communication Society
Leonard Abraham Award for Research Achievements, and the Ralph and
Catherine Fisher Professorship Chair. She is the editor-in-chief of
ACM/Springer Multimedia Systems Journal, and the general co-chair of ACM
Multimedia 2006.

Klara Nahrstedt received her BA in mathematics from Humboldt University,
Berlin, in 1984, and M.Sc. degree in numerical analysis from the same
university in 1985. She was a research scientist in the Institute for
Informatik in Berlin until 1990. In 1995 she received her PhD from the
University of Pennsylvania in the department of Computer and Information
Science.

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