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APEX: A Personalization Framework to Improve Quality of Experience for DVD-Like Functions in P2P VoD Applications

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Executive Summary

The requirement for supporting DVD-like functions raises new challenges to the design of P2P VoD systems. The uncertainty of frequent user DVD-like interactivity makes it difficult to ensure user perceived Quality of Experience (QoE) for real-time streaming services over distributed self-organized P2P overlay networks. Most existing solutions are based on the unreasonable assumption that all the users in P2P VoD systems have the same preference. Few attention has been paid to personalization, which accommodates the differences between users. In this paper, the authors present a video model which characterizes the personalization information for users' contents and preferences. Based on this model, they develop APEX, a practical personalization framework for P2P VoD applications.

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