dr. ir. Maxim Claeys

Maxim Claeys obtained a masters degree in computer science from Ghent University, Belgium, in June 2012. In August 2012, he joined the Department of Information Technology at Ghent University, where he is active as a Ph.D. student. His main research interests are the application of autonomic network management approaches in multimedia delivery. The focus of this research is mainly on the end-to-end Quality of Experience optimization, ranging from the design of autonomous clients to intelligent in-network decision taking.

Contact

iGent tower, office 200.012

Technologiepark-Zwijnaarde 15

9052 Ghent

T +32 9 331 49 40

maxim.claeys@ugent.be

Research Projects

During his PhD, Maxim is/has been involved in several national and international research projects.

MISTRAL (iMinds ICON)

(Start: 01/01/2012, end: 31/12/2013)

The amount of video streamed over the Internet is soaring – both for home entertainment purposes and in a professional context (e.g. video conferencing tools). Complicating this challenge is end-users’ demand for premium-quality video streams on any device, a requirement current Internet technologies cannot meet. In response, MISTRAL investigated the creation of the next generation of Internet-based video streaming technology.

SHIFT-TV (iMinds ICON)

(Start: 01/01/2015, end: 31/12/2016)

SHIFT-TV wants to develop the next generation IPTV architecture. It is characterized by location (on multiple screens) and time independent TV viewing and will be easy to integrate with web-based streaming services. In order to achieve this goal, SHIFT-TV will develop new protocols and dynamic and self-learning algorithms to stream video to any client device even within a home network.

Flamingo (EU FP7)

(Start: 01-11-2012, end: 01-11-2016)

Flamingo is a European (ICT-FP7 Network of Excellence) Project focussing on Network and Service Management. The goals of FLAMINGO are:

  • to strongly integrate the research of leading European research groups in the area of network and service management,
  • to strengthen the European and worldwide research in this area, and
  • to bridge the gap between scientific research and industrial application.

Supervised Thesis Students

During his PhD, Maxim has supervised the Masters thesis of the following students:

Publications

Journal Papers

  1. Maxim Claeys, Daphne Tuncer, Jeroen Famaey, Marinos Charalambides, Steven Latré, George Pavlou, Filip De Turck. Hybrid Multi-tenant Cache Management for Virtualized ISP Networks. Journal of Network and Computer Applications (JNCA), Elsevier, 2016.
  2. Maxim Claeys, Niels Bouten, Danny De Vleeschauwer, Werner Van Leekwijck, Steven Latré, Filip De Turck. Cooperative Announcement-based Caching for Video-on-Demand Streaming. IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management (TNSM), IEEE, 2016.
  3. Daphne Tuncer, Vasilis Sourlas, Marinos Charalambides, Maxim Claeys, Jeroen Famaey, George Pavlou, Filip De Turck. Scalable Cache Management for ISP-operated Content Delivery Services. IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC) Special Issue on "Video Distribution in the Future Internet", IEEE, 2016.
  4. Stefano Petrangeli, Jeroen Famaey, Maxim Claeys, Filip De Turck, Steven Latré. QoE-Driven Rate Adaptation Heuristic for Fair Adaptive Video Streaming. Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications (TOMM), ACM, 2015.
  5. Maxim Claeys, Steven Latré, Jeroen Famaey, Filip De Turck. Design and Evaluation of a Self-Learning HTTP Adaptive Video Streaming Client. IEEE Communications Letters, IEEE, 2014.
  6. Maxim Claeys, Steven Latré, Jeroen Famaey, Tingyao Wu, Werner Van Leekwijck, Filip De Turck. Design and Optimization of a (FA)Q-Learning-based HTTP Adaptive Streaming Client. Connection Science, Taylor & Francis, 2014.
  7. Nicolas Staelens, Jonas De Meulenaere, Maxim Claeys, Glenn Van Wallendael, Wendy Van den Broeck, Jan De Cock, Filip De Turck, Rik Van de Walle, Piet Demeester. Subjective Quality Assessment of Longer Duration Video Sequences Delivered over HTTP Adaptive Streaming to Tablet Devices. IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting, IEEE, 2014.
  8. Femke Ongenae, Maxim Claeys, Thomas Dupont, Wannes Kerckhove, Piet Verhoeve, Tom Dhaene, Filip De Turck. A Probabilistic Ontology-based Platform for Self-learning Context-aware Healthcare Applications. Expert Systems with Applications, Pergamon, 2013.
  9. Femke Ongenae, Maxim Claeys, Wannes Kerckhove, Thomas Dupont, Piet Verhoeve, Filip De Turck. A Self-learning Nurse Call System. Computers in Biology and Medicine, Pergamon, 2013.

Conference Proceedings

  1. Maxim Claeys, Niels Bouten, Danny De Vleeschauwer, Koen De Schepper, Werner Van Leekwijck, Steven Latré, Filip De Turck. Deadline-aware TCP Congestion Control for Video Streaming Services. In proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM), Montreal, Canada, 2016.
  2. Niels Bouten, Maxim Claeys, Bert Van Poecke, Steven Latré, Filip De Turck. Dynamic Server Selection Strategy for Multi-server HTTP Adaptive Streaming Services. In proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM), Montreal, Canada, 2016.
  3. Stefano Petrangeli, Maxim Claeys, Filip De Turck, Tim Wauters, Patrick Van Staey. Energy-aware Quality Adaptation for Mobile Video Streaming. In proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM), Montreal, Canada, 2016.
  4. Niels Bouten, Maxim Claeys, Rashid Mijumbi, Joan Serrat, Jeroen Famaey, Steven Latré. Semantic Validation of Affinity Constrained Service Function Chain Requests. In proceedings of the 2016 IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization (NetSoft), Seoul, Korea, 2016.
  5. Maxim Claeys, Niels Bouten, Danny De Vleeschauwer, Werner Van Leekwijck, Steven Latré, Filip De Turck. An Announcement-based Caching Approach for Video-on-Demand Streaming. In proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM), Barcelona, Spain, 2015.
  6. Stefano Petrangeli, Niels Bouten, Maxim Claeys, Filip De Turck. Towards SVC-based Adaptive Streaming in Information Centric Networks. In proceedings of the 2015 workshop on Multimedia Streaming in Information-Centric Networks (MuSIC), Torino, Italy, 2015.
  7. Jeroen van der Hooft, Stefano Petrangeli, Maxim Claeys, Jeroen Famaey, Filip De Turck. A Learning-Based Algorithm for Improved Bandwidth Awareness of Adaptive Streaming Clients. In proceedings of the 2015 IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management (IM), Ottawa, Canada, 2015.
  8. Maxim Claeys, Daphne Tuncer, Jeroen Famaey, Marinos Charalambides, Steven Latré, George Pavlou, Filip De Turck. Proactive Multi-tenant Cache Management for Virtualized ISP Networks. In proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2014.
  9. Maxim Claeys, Daphne Tuncer, Jeroen Famaey, Marinos Charalambides, Steven Latré, Filip De Turck, George Pavlou. Towards Multi-tenant Cache Management for ISP Networks. In proceedings of the 2014 European Conference on Networks and Communications (EUCNC), Bologna, Italy, 2014.
  10. Rashid Mijumbi, Juan-Luis Gorricho, Joan Serrat, Maxim Claeys, Jeroen Famaey, Filip De Turck. Neural Network-based Autonomous Allocation of Resources in Virtual Networks. In proceedings of the 2014 European Conference on Networks and Communications (EUCNC), Bologna, Italy, 2014.
  11. Maxim Claeys, Steven Latré, Filip De Turck. Efficient Management of Virtualized Information-Centric Networks. In proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Autonomous Infrastructure, Management and Security (AIMS), Brno, Czech Republic, 2014.
  12. Niels Bouten, Maxim Claeys, Steven Latré, Jeroen Famaey, Werner Van Leekwijck, Filip De Turck. Deadline-based Approach for Improving Delivery of SVC-based HTTP Adaptive Streaming Content. In proceedings of the 2014 IEEE/IFIP International Workshop on QoE Centric Management (QCMan), Krakow, Poland, 2014.
  13. Sebastiaan Laga, Thomas Van Cleemput, Filip Van Raemdonck, Felix Vanhoutte, Niels Bouten, Maxim Claeys, Filip De Turck. Optimizing Scalable Video Delivery Through OpenFlow Layer-based Routing. In proceedings of the 2014 IEEE/IFIP International Workshop on Management of the Future Internet (ManFI), Krakow, Poland, 2014.
  14. [Winner of the best student paper award] Rashid Mijumbi, Joan Serrat, Juan Luis Gorricho, Maxim Claeys, Filip De Turck, Steven Latré. Design and Evaluation of Learning Algorithms for Dynamic Resource Management in Virtual Networks. In proceedings of the 2014 IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS), Krakow, Poland, 2014.
  15. Stefano Petrangeli, Maxim Claeys, Steven Latré, Jeroen Famaey, Filip De Turck. A Multi-Agent Q-Learning-based Framework for Achieving Fairness in HTTP Adaptive Streaming. In proceedings of the 2014 IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS), Krakow, Poland, 2014.
  16. Maxim Claeys, Steven Latré, Jeroen Famaey, Tingyao Wu, Werner Van Leekwijck, Filip De Turck. Design of a Q-Learning-based Client Quality Selection Algorithm for HTTP Adaptive Video Streaming. In proceedings of the 2013 workshop on Adaptive and Learning Agents (ALA), Saint Paul (MN), USA, 2013.

Demos

  1. Niels Bouten, Robin Bailleul, Jin Li, Maxim Claeys, Jan De Cock, Jeroen Famaey. The future of Internet-based live television. iMinds The Conference, Brussels, Belgium, 2013.
  2. Niels Bouten, Maxim Claeys, Robin Bailleul, David Lou, Jeroen Famaey, Steven Latré, Jan De Cock, Filip De Turck. Improved Delivery of Live SVC-based HTTP Adaptive Streaming Content. 2014 IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS) Demo Track, Krakow, Poland, 2014.