ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on QoE-based Analysis and Management of Data Communication Networks (Internet-QoE 2016)
The emerging network paradigm of Software Defined Networking (SDN) has been increasingly adopted to improve the Quality of Experiences (QoE) across multiple HTTP adaptive streaming (HAS) instances. However, there is currently a gap between the research output and reality in this research field. QoE models, which offer user-level context to network management, are often tested in a simulation environment. Such environments do not consider the effects that network protocols, client programs, and other real world factors may have on the outcomes. On the other hand, setting up an experiment that reflects reality is a time consuming process requiring expert knowledge.
This paper shares designs and guidelines of a SDN experimentation framework (SDQ), which offers rapid evaluation of QoE models using real network infrastructures.