Publications

Selected Referred Papers

Mohammad A. Alsmirat and Nabil J. Sarhan. Cross-Layer Optimization for Many-to-One Wireless Video Streaming Systems. Multimedia Tools and Applications, Volume 77, Number 4, page 1 - 23, DOI 10.1007/s11042-018-5698-x, February 2018.

Sina G. Davani and Nabil J. Sarhan. Experimental Analysis of Bandwidth Allocation in Automated Video Surveillance Systems. In Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference on Multimedia (MM '17), pages 1457-1464, Mountain View, California, USA, October 2017. Best venue in the area.

Yousef O. Sharrab and Nabil J. Sarhan. Modeling and Analysis of Power Consumption in Live Video Streaming Systems. ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing Communications and Applications (ACM TOMM), Volume 13, Issue 4, pages 54:1-54:25, September 2017.

Musab Al-Hadrusi, Nabil J. Sarhan, and Sina G. Davani. A Clustering Approach for Controlling PTZ Cameras in Automated Video Surveillance. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia (ISM 2016), pages 333-336, San Jose, CA, USA, December 2016.

Mohammad Alsmirat and Nabil J. Sarhan. Cross-Layer Optimization for Automated Video Surveillance. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia (ISM 2016), pages 243-246, San Jose, CA, USA, December 2016.

Kamal Nayfeh and Nabil J. Sarhan. A Scalable Solution for Interactive Near Video-on-Demand Systems. IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, Volume 26, Number 10, pages 1907 - 1916, October 2016.

Kamal Nayfeh and Nabil J. Sarhan. Client-Side Cache Management for Scalable and Interactive Video Streaming. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo (ICME 2016), pages 1-6, Seattle, WA, 2016, Acceptance rate: 30%.

Musab Al-Hadrusi and Nabil J. Sarhan. A Scalable Delivery Solution and a Pricing Model for Commercial Video-on-Demand Systems with Video Advertisements. Multimedia Tools and Applications, Volume 73, Issue 3, pp 1417-1443, Springer US, December 2014.

Kamal Nayfeh and Nabil J. Sarhan. Design and Analysis of Scalable and Interactive Near Video-on-Demand Systems. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, San Jose, California, July 2013. Best Paper Candidate. Acceptance rate for regular papers (with oral presentations): 12.7% (79 accepted out 622 papers).

Yousef Sharrab and Nabil J. Sarhan. Aggregate Power Consumption Modeling of Live Video Streaming Systems. In Proceedings of the ACM Multimedia Systems (MMSys 2013), Oslo, Norway, February 27 - March 1, 2013. Acceptance rate: 23.8%.

Yousef Sharrab and Nabil J. Sarhan. Detailed Comparative Analysis of VP8 and H.264. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia (ISM 2012), pages 133 - 140, Irvine, California, December 2012. Acceptance rate: 24.8%.

Musab Al-Hadrusi and Nabil J. Sarhan. Efficient Control of PTZ Cameras in Automated Video Surveillance Systems. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia (ISM 2012), pages 356 - 359, Irvine, California, December 2012.

Mohammad Alsmirat and Nabil J. Sarhan. Cross-Layer Optimization and Effective Airtime Estimation for Wireless Video Streaming. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN 2012), pages 1 - 7, Munich, Germany, July 2012. Acceptance rate: 30%.

Yousef Sharrab and Nabil J. Sarhan. Accuracy and Power Consumption Tradeoffs in Video Rate Adaptation for Computer Vision Applications. In Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo (ICME 2012), pages 410 - 415, Melbourne, Australia, July 2012. Acceptance rate: 30%.

Musab Al-Hadrusi and Nabil J. Sarhan. Client-Driven Price Selection for Scalable Video Streaming with Advertisements. In Proceedings of the International MultiMedia Modeling Conference (MMM 2012), pages 429 - 439, Klagenfurt, Austria, January 2012. Acceptance rate: 34.9%.

Nabil J. Sarhan. Vehicular Multimedia and Communication Systems: Recent and Future Trends. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Advanced Research and Applications in Mechanical Engineering (ICARAME 2011), June 2011.

Nabil J. Sarhan and Musab Al-Hadrusi. Waiting-Time Prediction and QoS-Based Pricing for Video Streaming with Advertisements. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia (ISM 2010), pages 17 - 24, Taichung, Taiwan, December 2010. Acceptance rate: 31%.

Bashar Qudah and Nabil J. Sarhan. Efficient Delivery of On-Demand Video Streams to Heterogeneous Receivers. ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications, and Applications (ACM TOMCCAP), Volume 6, Issue 3, August 2010.

Nabil J. Sarhan, Mohammad A. Alsmirat, and Musab Al-Hadrusi. Waiting-Time Prediction in Scalable On-Demand Video Streaming. ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications, and Applications (ACM TOMCCAP), Volume 6, Issue 2, March 2010.

Mohammad Alsmirat and Nabil J. Sarhan. Detailed Performance and Waiting-Time Predictability Analysis of Scheduling Options in On-Demand Video Streaming. EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing, Volume 2010, 2010.

Nabil. J. Sarhan. Is 3D Here to Stay? Analysis of 3D Video Projection Technologies. ESD Technology Century, Vol. 15 No. 3, Fall 2010.

Bashar Qudah and Nabil J. Sarhan. Workload-Aware Resource Sharing and Cache Management for Scalable Video Streaming. IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, Vol. 19, No. 3, March 2009.

Nabil. J. Sarhan. Do You ... YouTube? YouTube and the Technology Behind It. ESD Technology Century, Vol. 14, No. 2, April-May 2009. (This article was the only article featured on the cover page.)

Jeffrey R. Ostrowski and Nabil J. Sarhan. Characterization of Social Video. In Proceedings of SPIE Multimedia Computing and Networking (MMCN), San Jose, California, USA, January 2009. Acceptance rate: 35%.

Mohammad Alsmirat and Nabil J. Sarhan. Performance and Waiting-Time Predictability Analysis of Design Options in Cost-Based Scheduling for Scalable Media Streaming. In Proceedings of the International Multimedia Modeling Conference (MMM 2009), pages 150-162, Antipolis, France, January 2009. Acceptance rate: 30.7%.

Musab Al-Hadrusi and Nabil J. Sarhan. A Scalable Delivery Framework and a Pricing Model for Streaming Media with Advertisements. In Proceedings of SPIE/ACM Multimedia Computing and Networking (MMCN), San Jose, California, USA, January/February 2008. Acceptance Rate: 26%.

Mohammad Alsmirat and Nabil J. Sarhan. Predictive Cost-Based Scheduling for Scalable Video Streaming. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo (ICME 2008), pages 857 - 860, Hannover, Germany, June 2008. Acceptance rate for oral presentations: 20%.

Mohammad Alsmirat, Musab Al-Hadrusi, and Nabil J. Sarhan. Analysis of Waiting-Time Predictability in Scalable Media Streaming. In Proceedings of ACM Multimedia, pages 727 - 736, Augsburg, Germany, September 2007. Acceptance Rate: 19%.

Musab Al-Hadrusi and Nabil J. Sarhan. Scalable Delivery and Pricing of Streaming Media with Advertisements. Short Paper. In Proceedings of ACM Multimedia, pages 791 - 794, Augsburg, Germany, September 2007. Acceptance Rate: 27%

Nabil J. Sarhan and Bashar Qudah. Efficient Cost-Based Scheduling for Scalable Media Streaming. In Proceedings of the SPIE/ACM Multimedia Computing and Networking Conference (MMCN 2007), San Jose, California, USA, January/February 2007. Acceptance Rate: 30%.

Bashar Qudah and Nabil J. Sarhan. Towards Enhanced Resource Sharing in Video Streaming with Generalized Access Patterns. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo (ICME 2007), pages 1219 - 1222, Beijing, China, July 2007. Acceptance Rate: 45%.

Bashar Qudah and Nabil J. Sarhan. Towards Scalable Delivery of Video Streams to Heterogeneous Receivers. In Proceedings of ACM Multimedia, pages 347 - 356, Santa Barbra, California, USA, October 2006. Acceptance Rate: 16%.

Bashar Qudah and Nabil J. Sarhan. Analysis of Resource Sharing and Cache Management Techniques in Scalable Video-on-Demand. In Proceedings of the 14th IEEE International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (MASCOTS 2006), pages 327 – 334, Monterey, California, USA, September 2006. Acceptance Rate: 36%.

Nabil J. Sarhan and Chita R. Das. Caching and Scheduling in NAD-Based Multimedia Servers. IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), Vol. 15, No. 10, pages 921 - 933, October 2004.

Nabil J. Sarhan and Chita R. Das. A New Class of Scheduling Policies for Providing Time of Service Guarantees in Video-On-Demand Servers. In Proceedings of the 7th IFIP/IEEE International Conference on Management of Multimedia Networks and Services (MMNS 2004), pages 127 - 139, San Diego, California, USA, October 2004. Acceptance Rate: 31.0%.

Nabil J. Sarhan and Chita R. Das. An Integrated Resource Sharing Policy for Multimedia Storage Servers Based on Network-Attached Disks. In Proceedings of the 23rd IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS 2003), pages 136 - 143, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, May 2003. Acceptance Rate: 17%.

Nabil J. Sarhan and Chita R. Das. Providing Time of Service Guarantees in Video-On-Demand Servers. In Poster Proceedings of the Twelfth International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2003), Budapest, Hungary, May 2003.

Nabil J. Sarhan and Chita R. Das. A Simulation-Based Analysis of Scheduling Policies for Multimedia Servers. In Proceedings of the 36th Annual Simulation Symposium (ANSS 2003), pages 183 - 190, Orlando, Florida, USA, March 30 - April 2, 2003. Acceptance Rate: 39%.

Nabil J. Sarhan and Chita R. Das. Adaptive Block Rearrangement Algorithms for Video-On-Demand Servers. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP 2001), pages 452 - 459, Valencia, Spain, September 2001.


Editorships

Guest Editor, Special Issue on Cloud Computing for Multimedia, IEEE COMSOC MMTC E-Letter, Vol. 8, No. 6, November 2013.

Guest Editor with SooKyun Kim, Henry Duh, and Vladimir Hahanov, Special Issue on Real-time Multimedia Computing, Multimedia Tools and Applications Journal, 65(2), July 2013.

Editor, Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications, May 16 – 18, 2011, Washington, DC, USA, ISBN 978-88986-871-7.

Co-Director of Editorial Board, IEEE Computer Society Multimedia Communications Technical Committee R-Letter, Vol. 3, No 3, June 2012.

Co-Director of Editorial Board, IEEE Computer Society Multimedia Communications Technical Committee R-Letter, Vol. 3, No 2, April 2012.

Co-Director of Editorial Board, IEEE Computer Society Multimedia Communications Technical Committee R-Letter, Vol. 3, No 1, February 2012.

Co-Director of Editorial Board, IEEE Computer Society Multimedia Communications Technical Committee R-Letter, Vol. 2, No 6, December 2011.

Co-Director of Editorial Board, IEEE Computer Society Multimedia Communications Technical Committee R-Letter, Vol. 2, No 5, October 2011.

Co-Director of Editorial Board, IEEE Computer Society Multimedia Communications Technical Committee R-Letter, Vol. 2, No 4, August 2011.

Co-Director of Editorial Board, IEEE Computer Society Multimedia Communications Technical Committee R-Letter, Vol. 2, No 3, June 2011.

Co-Director of Editorial Board, IEEE Computer Society Multimedia Communications Technical Committee R-Letter, Vol. 2, No 2, April 2011.

Co-Director of Editorial Board, IEEE Computer Society Multimedia Communications Technical Committee R-Letter, Vol. 2, No 1, February 2011.

Co-Director of Editorial Board, IEEE Computer Society Multimedia Communications Technical Committee R-Letter, Vol. 1, No 2, December 2010.

Co-Director of Editorial Board, IEEE Computer Society Multimedia Communications Technical Committee R-Letter, Vol. 1, No 1, October 2010.


Referred Book Chapters

Nabil. J. Sarhan. Streaming Multimedia. Book Chapter. The Handbook of Computer Networks. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., November 2007.


Invited Articles

Nabil. J. Sarhan. Recent and Future Trends in Mobile Video Streaming. IEEE Computer Society Multimedia Communications Technical Committee e-Letter, Special Issue on Multimedia Streaming over Mobile Networks, Vol. 8, No. 5, September 2013.

Nabil. J. Sarhan. Broadcast and Multicast Based Mobile Video Distribution. IEEE Computer Society Multimedia Communications Technical Committee e-Letter, Vol. 4, No. 8, September 2009.


Technical Reports

Nabil J. Sarhan. Overall Sensitivity Weight Assignment in Automated Video Surveillance. Technical Report, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Wayne State University, July 2010.

Nabil J. Sarhan and Mohammad Alsmirat. Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation for Automated Video Surveillance. Technical Report, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Wayne State University, July 2009.

Bashar Qudah and Nabil J. Sarhan. Workload-Aware Resource Sharing and Cache Management for Scalable Video Streaming. Technical Report, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Wayne State University, October 2007.

Bashar Qudah and Nabil J. Sarhan. Enhanced Delivery of Video-on-Demand Streams to Heterogeneous Receivers. Technical Report, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Wayne State University, June 2007.

Nabil J. Sarhan and Bashar Qudah. Cost-Based Scheduling for Scalable Media Streaming. Technical Report, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Wayne State University, June 2006.

Nabil J. Sarhan and Chita R. Das. Provision of Time of Service Guarantees in Video-on-Demand Servers. Technical Report CSE 03-013, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, July 2003.

Nabil J. Sarhan and Chita R. Das. A Detailed Study of Request Scheduling in Multimedia Systems. Technical Report CSE-03-002, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, January 2003.

Nabil J. Sarhan and Chita R. Das. Caching and Scheduling Techniques for Multimedia Storage Servers Based on Network-Attached Disks. Technical Report CSE-02-013, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, September 2002.

Nabil J. Sarhan and Chita R. Das. Proposing Block Rearrangement for VOD Servers. Technical Report CSE-01-019, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, June 2001.