Thursday, July 7, 2011

CfP: Multimedia Systems 2012

Call For Papers

Multimedia Systems 2012 (MMSys 2012)

February 22-24, 2012
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA

Important Dates:

  • September 19, 2011: Submission Deadline
  • November 1, 2011: Notification Date

We are pleased to announce a call for papers for the 3rd Multimedia Systems (MMSys) Conference to be held Feb. 22-24, 2012 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA. The Multimedia Systems conference provides a forum for researchers, engineers, and scientist to present and share their latest research findings in multimedia systems. While research about specific aspects of multimedia systems is regularly published in the various proceedings and transactions of the networking, operating system, real-time system, and database communities, MMSys aims to cut across these domains in the context of multimedia data types. This provides a unique opportunity to view the intersections and interplay of the various approaches and solutions developed across these domains to deal with multimedia data types. Furthermore, MMSys provides an avenue for communicating research that addresses multimedia systems holistically.

For MMSys 2011, a Special Session on Modern Media Transport: DASH was organized. It was very successful in terms of attendance, presentations and discussions. The match of interests between special session and main conference was very satisfying, and MMT DASH will be fully integrated into the main MMSys conference from 2012. Highly appreciated program points such as the data set track of MMSys 2011 will of course also return for MMSys 2012.


  • Full papers: no more than 12 pages
  • Short papers: no more than 6 pages
  • Dataset papers: no more than 6 pages
  • Demos: no more than 6 pages

Full, short and dataset papers will be presented in single track sessions.

Dataset Track

Datasets must be available online. Submissions require a URL pointing to the dataset.

Datasets must be accompanied by a short paper, which can be up to 6 pages long. The paper should describe the format of the data collected, the methodology used to collect the dataset, and basic statistics of the dataset.

Authors of datasets accepted for publication will receive:

  • Dataset hosting from MMSys for at least 5 years.
  • Citable publication of the dataset description in the proceedings.
  • Inclusion in a poster session at the conference.
  • Discounted conference registration.

Datasets should be appropriately anonymized.

Datasets will be evaluated by the committee on the basis of the collection methodology and the value of the dataset as a resource for the research community.

Full and Short Paper Tracks

Full papers submitted can be up to 12 pages long. Short papers can be up to 6 pages long.

Authors of papers that rely upon or use an underlying dataset are encouraged to also submit the dataset to the dataset track if possible.

Generic multimedia systems topics include:

  • Multimedia Systems
  • Multimedia Networking
  • Multimedia Operating Systems
  • Multimedia Databases
  • Large-Scale and Remote Display Architectures
  • Real-Time Support For Multimedia
  • Networked Games
  • Virtual and Augmented Worlds
  • Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Peer-to-Peer Architectures for Streaming and Multicast
  • Modeling of Multimedia Systems
  • Multimedia Interfaces
  • Multimedia Middleware and Toolkits
  • Multimedia Programming Languages
  • Cloud-based Multimedia Processing
  • Multi-Core Support for Multimedia
  • Mobile Multimedia Systems
  • 3D and Multiview Streaming

Special DASH topics interest include:

  • Adaptive, progressive DASH delivery
  • Live DASH streaming
  • Use of content distribution infrastructure components
  • Viewer experiences from large-scale experiments and events
  • Content generation for DASH-based delivery
  • Measurement techniques for collecting consumption data
  • Effects of adaptation on Quality-of-Experience
  • Combinations of DASH with other streaming standards
  • Innovative DASH-based applications


Demo submissions consist of a short paper (up to 6 pages) and a visual presentation of the demo.

Demos must be submitted as animated presentations or videos. Presentations must be viewable in Powerpoint or Acrobat reader, videos must be viewable in VLC. Demos will be evaluated based on scientific as well as engineering content, and their potential for demonstrating new or recent research results in a convincing manner.

Demos will be presented in a plenum session with a 5-minute presentation of every accepted demo.

Demonstrator can expect a table, power outlet, and wireless Internet.


General Chair: Mark Claypool, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, MA, USA

Technical Program Chair: Carsten Griwodz, Simula Research Laboratory, Norway

Local Arrangement Chair: Ketan Mayer-Patel, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC, USA

Technical Program Committee

  • Ali Begen, Cisco, USA
  • Andreas Mauthe, University of Lancaster, UK
  • Baochun Li, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Bogdan Ghita, University of Plymouth, UK
  • Christian Timmerer, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
  • Cyril Concolato, Telecom Paristech, France
  • Grenville Armitage, Swinburne University, Australia
  • Hermann Hellwagner, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
  • Jiangchuan Liu, Simon Frasier University, Canada
  • Kang Li, University of Georgia, GA, USA
  • Kevin Almeroth, University of Santa Barbara, CA, USA
  • Klara Nahrstedt, University of Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA
  • Laszlo Böszömenyi, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
  • Michael Zink, University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA, USA
  • Nabil Sarhan, Wayne State University, USA
  • Nicholas Race, University of Lancaster, UK
  • Paal Halvorsen, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Pablo Cesar, CWI, The Netherlands
  • Per Frödh, Ericsson, Sweden
  • Prashant Shenoy, University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA, USA
  • Ralf Steinmetz, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany
  • Rittwik Jana, AT&T Research, USA
  • Roger Zimmermann, National University of Singapore
  • Seon Ho Kim, University of Southern California, CA, USA
  • Sheng-Wei (Kuan-Ta) Chen, Academica Sinica, Taiwan
  • Shervin Shirmohammadi, University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Songqing Chen, George Mason University, VA, USA
  • Surendar Chandra, FXPal, CA, USA
  • Thomas Schierl, Fraunhofer, Germany
  • Thomas Stockhammer, Nomor Research Gmbh, Germany
  • Travis Schuessler, Intel, OR, USA
  • Wei Tsang Ooi, National University of Singapore


MMSys 2012 will host the 3rd Workshop on Mobile Video Delivery (MoViD). Please see

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