It is an obvious fact now that the Internet is becoming part of our life. More and more
contents are delivered over the Internet. As the heterogeneity in the Internet increases,
content providers are considering adaptive content delivery to achieve better user
satisfaction. However, so far there are still no thorough study of how contents are
delivered over the Internet and how we can achieve better adaptive content delivery.
In this book, we try to illustrate the Internet content delivery mechanism. And
based on this mechanism we propose an adaptive content delivery framework which
can greatly help Internet Service Providers and Internet Content Providers to achieve
quality-based content delivery service. This book can be used as an introduction for
Internet content based technology researchers, and can also be used as a reference book
for graduate students.
This book is the refined wisdom from the Institute of Information Security
Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University. We appreciate all of our colleagues
for their great help in this book. And we would also express our sincere appreciation
towards Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press. Without their help, we would never have
this book published so smoothly.