Joint reinforcement learning and game theory bitrate control method for 360-degree dynamic adaptive streaming

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4230-4234
Journal / PublicationICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings
Volume2021-June
Online published13 May 2021
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Conference

Title2021 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2021
PlaceCanada
CityVirtual, Toronto
Period6 - 11 June 2021

Abstract

A joint reinforcement learning (RL) and game theory method is presented for segment-level continuous bitrate selection and tile-level bitrate allocation in tile-based 360-degree streaming to increase users' quality of experience (QoE). First, a viewpoint prediction method based on single-user (SU) viewpoint traces and the saliency map (SM) model is presented to model viewing behaviours. Second, an RL method is proposed to predict segment bitrate and a cooperative bargaining game theory is proposed for bitrate allocation optimization to choose a suitable bitrate for every tile with the help of the viewpoint prediction map. Performance evaluation results indicate that the proposed method can outperform the state-of-the-art methods in terms of different QoE objectives.

Research Area(s)

  • 360° video streaming, Game theory, Quality of experience, Reinforcement learning

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Joint reinforcement learning and game theory bitrate control method for 360-degree dynamic adaptive streaming. / Wei, Xuekai; Zhou, Mingliang; Kwong, Sam; Yuan, Hui; Xiang, Tao.

In: ICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings, Vol. 2021-June, 2021, p. 4230-4234.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review