Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Multimedia Streaming in Information-Centric Networks (MuSIC)

Call for Papers

2015 IEEE ICME Workshop
Multimedia Streaming in Information-Centric Networks (MuSIC)
Friday, July 3, 2015, Torino, Italy

Motivation and Goals

According to the Cisco Visual Networking Index and to Sandvine Global Internet Phenomena Reports, multimedia, in particular video for real-time entertainment, are the predominant sources of traffic on the current Internet and continue to grow. However, the Internet protocols and mechanisms have not at all been designed for the challenging real-time communication media like video and voice streaming and conferencing, such that îthe Internet only just works,î as Mark Handley put it. Intense research on Quality of Service (QoS) schemes and frameworks has been conducted over the past decades, not resulting in practical and widely accepted mechanisms in the IP networking world. Currently, Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) are the primary means to deliver massive amounts of real-time content, e.g., video streams, to clients in a satisfying manner.

Countering these problems and challenges, many Future Internet initiatives and projects have been and are being undertaken around the globe. Among them, Information-Centric Networking (ICN) is a promising approach, bringing content and efficient content distribution into focus. Several basic ICN concepts are quite similar to application-layer protocols in the IP world, e.g., a publish-subscribe approach in PSIRP/PURSUIT, pull-based data transport in CCN/NDN (interest/data packets) and in Adaptive HTTP Streaming approaches (request/response behavior).

Interestingly, though, the two communities, on Multimedia Systems/Communications and on Information-Centric Networking, have barely interacted. Multimedia communications researchers still mostly think and operate in the context of IP networks, while ICN researchers mainly discuss key networking aspects, not focusing on the requirements, challenges and opportunities of real-time multimedia data delivery/streaming (even though there are notable exceptions). Yet, recent intense discussions on the IRTF mailing list on video delivery and QoS/QoE and several publications (among them, an Internet Draft) indicate increased interest of ICN experts in multimedia communication.
The most important goal of this workshop is therefore to provide a forum that brings those two communities together, to spawn vivid discussions and intense exchange and learnings at the intersection of the two areas, and to help establish common terminology, work, and projects. The committees of the workshop are composed of leading members of both communities, in an attempt to solicit broad interest and good submissions to the workshop.

The workshop will emphasize video-on-demand (VoD) and voice/video conferencing (live) applications on ICNs, but other distributed multimedia applications are welcome, such as gaming. All aspects of media streaming in ICN will be addressed, including: basic principles and insights; protocols, mechanisms and policies (strategies) in ICN nodes; routing; measures and metrics for real-time behavior, QoS and QoE; evaluation methodology; prototype implementations, testbeds, and demos; and comparisons with IP-based systems. The workshop is open to discuss media streaming in all ICN approaches; comparisons of different ICN architectures are encouraged. Demos are welcome.

Topics of Interest (including, but not limited to)

  • Video-on-demand applications, prototypes, and demos over ICN
  • Voice/video conferencing applications, prototypes, and demos over ICN
  • Novel multimedia applications, prototypes, demos over ICN
  • Error and loss control and mitigation
  • Congestion detection and control
  • Naming and routing of media streams
  • Forwarding, aggregation, replication strategies (interests and content)
  • Caching strategies
  • Caching effects (probably unexpected and/or undesired)
  • DRM and its impact on or interplay with caching
  • Content adaptation in ICN
  • Media stream adaptation, bandwidth estimation,... on clients
  • Use of scalable media content
  • Fairness issues and metrics in ICN
  • Security and privacy issues for MM streaming over ICN
  • QoS and QoE mechanisms and metrics: impact on and interplay with ICN
  • Evaluation methodologies, in particular ICN simulation and experimental testbeds
  • Deployment and scalability issues

Submissions to the Workshop

  • Paper length: Prospective authors are invited to submit full-length papers, up to 6 pages long, by March 30, 2015.
  • Paper format: For author guidelines†and†paper templates please see: http://www.icme2015.ieee-icme.org/authorguide.php.
  • Paper submission: All submissions are to be made via CMT web site at:†https://cmt.research.microsoft.com/ICMEW2015. Please select "Workshop on Multimedia Streaming in Information-Centric Networks (MuSIC)".
  • Review process: Each submission will be peer-reviewed by at least three members of the TPC.
  • Accepted papers: Papers accepted for the workshop must be presented by one of the authors. Papers will be published in the Proceedings of ICME Workshops and also on-line in the IEEE Xplore digital library.

Important Dates

  • Paper submission:   March 30, 2015
  • Paper acceptance:   April 30, 2015
  • Camera-ready paper: May 15, 2015
  • Workshop:           July 3, 2015


Organizers and Technical Program Committee Chairs
- Hermann Hellwagner, Klagenfurt University, Austria
- George C. Polyzos, AUEB, Greece

Steering Committee
- Klara Nahrstedt, UIUC, USA
- George Pavlou, University College London, UK
- Cedric Westphal, Huawei, USA
- Chang Wen Chen, SUNY at Buffalo, USA

Technical Program Committee
- Alexander Afanasyev, UCLA, USA
- Ali Begen, Cisco, Canada
- Laszlo Bˆszˆrmenyi, Klagenfurt University, Austria
- Jeff Burke, UCLA, USA
- Giovanna Carofiglio, Cisco Systems, France
- Wei Koong Chai, University College London, UK
- Wolfgang Effelsberg, Univ. Mannheim & TU Darmstadt, Germany
- Abdulmotaleb El Saddik, University of Ottawa, Canada
- Pascal Frossard, EPFL, Switzerland
- Carsten Griwodz, Simula Research Lab & Univ.of Oslo, Norway
- Mohamed Hefeeda, Simon Fraser University, Canada
- Dirk Kutscher, NEC Labs Europe, Germany
- Giannis Marias, AUEB, Greece
- Luca Muscariello, Orange Labs, France
- Klara Nahrstedt, UIUC, USA
- Bˆrje Ohlman, Ericsson Research, Sweden
- Wei Tsang Ooi, National University of Singapore
- Dave Oran, Cisco, USA
- Jˆrg Ott, Aalto University, Finland
- Christos Papadopoulos, Colorado State University, USA
- Benjamin Rainer, Klagenfurt University, Austria
- Damien Saucez, INRIA, France
- Gwendal Simon, Telecom Bretagne, France
- Vasilios Siris, AUEB, Greece
- Ignacio Solis, PARC, USA
- Ralf Steinmetz, TU Darmstadt, Germany
- Christian Timmerer, Klagenfurt University, Austria
- Dirk Trossen, InterDigital, UK
- Laura Toni, EPFL, Switzerland
- Christian Tschudin, Universit‰t Basel, Switzerland
- George Xylomenos, AUEB, Greece
- Yonggang Wen, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
- Roger Zimmermann, National University of Singapore

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