JOURNAL OF CHINA UNIVERSITIES OF POSTS AND TELECOM ›› 2017, Vol. 24 ›› Issue (3): 24-32.doi: 10.1016/S1005-8885(17)60208-5

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Quality of experience evaluation of HTTP video streaming based on user interactive behaviors


  • Received:2016-12-01 Revised:2017-06-14 Online:2017-06-30 Published:2017-06-30
  • Contact: Ou-Zhou DONG
  • Supported by:
    ;National Science Foundation of China

Abstract: User interactive behaviors play a dual role during the hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP) video service: reflection and influence. However, they are seldom taken into account in practices. To this end, this paper puts forward the user interactive behaviors, as subjective factors of quality of experience (QoE) from viewer level, to structure a comprehensive multilayer evaluation model based on classic network quality of service (QoS) and application QoS. First, dual roles of user behaviors are studied and the characteristics are extracted where the user experience is correlated with user interactive behaviors. Furthermore, we categorize QoE factors into three dimensions and build the metric system. Then we perform the subjective tests and investigate the relationships among network path quality, user behaviors, and QoE. Ultimately, we employ the back propagation neural network (BPNN) to validate our analysis and model. Through the simulation experiment of mathematical and BPNN, the dual effects of user interaction behaviors on the reflection and influence of QoE in the video stream are analyzed, and the QoE metric system and evaluation model are established.

Key words: HTTP video streaming, QoE, user interactive behaviors, BPNN

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