Thursday, February 17, 2011

Workshop on Multimedia-Aware Networking 2011 (WoMAN'11)

Deadline extensions: March 07, 2011
--co-located with ICME2011, July 11-15, 2011, Barcelona, Spain

Call for Papers

Workshop organizers: Christian Timmerer (Klagenfurt University, Austria), Daniel Negru (LaBRI, France), Eugen Borcoci (UPB, Romania), George Xilouris (Demokritos, Greece)

Latest advances in multimedia content encoding and representation, including HDTV, 3DTV, multi-view video and associated added-value interactive services, are offering to the end user a truly rich multimedia experience. At the same time advances in communications systems and network technologies give the ability to apply in-network processing techniques in order to take advantage of the available user and media contextual information for efficient, flexible and auto-configurable media transmission. On the other hand network-aware applications and cross-layer mechanisms are being developed in order to take advantage of network information in order to adapt the media to the current network conditions, terminal capabilities, and user preferences.

This workshop solicits novel contributions and breaking results on all aspects of multimedia-aware networking. In particular, workshop papers should describe algorithms, issues and experiences related to content-aware networking and network-aware applications, future (media) Internet architectures, self-* and adaptivity, cross-layer design and optimization, applications, and interoperability.

We are particularly interested in (but not limited to) areas such as:
  • Content Aware Networking and Network Aware Applications
    • Content creation: coding (e.g., 2D/3D, SVC, HEVC), preparation, packaging
    • Content delivery: transport, streaming, live, on-demand, real-time, download
    • Content adaptation: server, in-network, client
    • Content-aware and media-aware forwarding and routing
    • Content consumption: widget
  • Context Aware Applications and Networks
    • Future Internet architectures
    • Content/media centric aspects
    • Network/infrastructure management
    • Network virtualization
    • Cross-layer design, cross-layer optimization
  • Self-* and adaptivity
    • Self-organization
    • Self-configuration
    • Self-healing
  • Interoperability: standardization
    • High-Efficiency Video Coding
    • 3D Video Coding
    • Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP
    • Modern Media Transport
The papers of WoMAN’11 will be published within the proceedings of ICME’11 and, thus, must be formatted according to the author guidelines of ICME’11 (see for details). Accepted papers will be also available through IEEE Xplore™.

Best paper awards
The best paper awards are sponsored by Dolby and RADVISION respectively.

Contact: Christian Timmerer, christian(dot)timmerer(at)itec(dot)uni-klu(dot)ac(dot)at,

Important Dates
  • Paper submission: March 07, 2011 (extended)
  • Acceptance notification: April 10, 2011
  • Camera-ready submission: April 20, 2011
    Technical Program Committee (tentative)
    • Hamid Asgari, Thales Research and Technology, UK
    • Ali C. Begen, Cisco, Canada
    • Laszlo Böszörmenyi, Klagenfurt University, Austria
    • Pascal Frossard, EPFL, Switzerland
    • Georgios Gardikis, NCSR Demokritos, Greece
    • Hermann Hellwagner, Klagenfurt University, Austria
    • Manolis Kafetzakis, NCSR Demokritos, Greece
    • Adlen Ksentini, University of Rennes, France
    • Harilaos Koumaras, NCSR Demokritos, Greece
    • Fidel Liberal, University of Basque Country
    • Jean Le Feuvre, TELECOM ParisTech, France
    • Emanuele Quacchio, STMicroelectronics, Italy
    • Thomas Schierl, Fraunhofer/HHI, Germany
    • Alexis Tourapis, Dolby, USA

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