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VSkyConf: Cloud-Assisted Multi-Party Mobile Video Conferencing

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Executive Summary

As an important application in today's busy world, mobile video conferencing facilitates people's virtual face-to-face communication with friends, families and colleagues, via their mobile devices on the move. However, how to provision high-quality, multi-party video conferencing experiences over mobile devices is still an open challenge. The authors' survey on 7 representative mobile video conferencing applications shows that at most 2-4 concurrent participants can be supported in one conference. The fundamental problem behind is still a lack of computation and communication capacities on the mobile devices, to scale to large conferencing sessions.

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