Introduction

Recent advances in networking technologies, personal, entertainment, home equipments, and multimedia services have dramatically changed users’ consumption models for multimedia and audiovisual services creating a new category of users known as prosumers (producers-consumers). Users are now empowered with lowcost technologies that enable them to create and contribute a whole range of different media types and applications and making them available through various ways such as UGC (User Generated Contents) on YouTube or Dailymotion. ...

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