Aims and Goals of the Workshop

In recent years real-time multimedia services have been contributing extensively to our life experience and are expected to be among the most important applications in the future Internet. The management of content distribution services is an important key to attract and keep customers, while increasing profits to content providers. So far these developments have been focusing on the entertainment sector and attracting attention from main multimedia markets. However, in other industrial areas multimedia services are becoming more and more important. Examples are security and property protection (e.g. CCTV), traffic control and guidance systems, healthcare systems, industrial process control, corporate communication, advertising, etc. Therefore, the resulting complexity and dynamics of content networks require special solutions in order to provide efficient delivery and deployment of real-time multimedia services. Further, emerging diverse and heterogeneous wired and wireless systems is a challenging research objective. The interoperability of applications, transport and network protocols, as well as, the demand for improved Quality of Service (QoS) and Quality of Experience (QoE), and seamless mobility control creates a challenging study field and also possibilities for research of novel communication protocols, architectures and methods towards Future Multimedia Networking Systems. Thus, one major challenge is the ever growing complexity of communication management and network maintenance. Solutions are required in which services, management and administration entities interact and behave autonomously, with the overall goal of creating multimedia/content/service/people-centric networks.

The objective of The Fourth Future Multimedia Networking (FNM 2012) workshop is to discuss state-of-the-art research and developing activities contributing to aspects of multimedia systems, and networking. This year’s theme is “Future Multimedia Networking: Entertainment and Beyond”. The goal is to look beyond the challenges arising from entertainment services also considering the specific requirements coming from other domains. Therefore FMN 2012 will also promote some novel topics specifically focusing on these areas. FMN 2012’s topics include but are not limited to:

  1. Future Internet Architecture for Multimedia Networking
  2. Multimedia/Content/Service/People-centric Networking
  3. Social Multimedia Networking
  4. Network security pertaining to new multimedia applications and networks
  5. Acquisition of multimedia content and Quality of Experience management in future multimedia networking and CCTV networks:
  6. Multimedia in corporate communications
  7. Multimedia security issues & process control
  8. CCTV-driven road traffic management
  9. Multimedia guidance systems
  10. Multimedia in healthcare systems
  11. Seamless multimedia mobility
  12. Network measurement/monitoring and performance evaluation of multimedia services
  13. Reliability, availability and serviceability of multimedia services
  14. Advanced searching methods, search engines and applications for multimedia database
  15. Multimedia surveillance and compound security
  16. Semantic description of multimedia data and metadata information systems
  17. Modern computing methods for multimedia systems and authentication of multimedia contents
  18. Interactive multimedia applications
  19. Ethical issues in video surveillance and Internet monitoring – systems and algorithms for safeguarding of information

Call for Papers

Download the Call for Papers: Adobe PDF, 113 kB

Publication

The workshop proceedings will be published by IEEE (and will be indexed accordingly). Manuscripts should be written in English conforming to the IEEE standard conference format (8.5" x 11", Two-Column) and not exceed 5 pages in length. Submission of papers should be regarded as a commitment such that, if accepted, at least one author of the paper will register and attend the conference; otherwise it will be removed from the IEEE Digital Library after the conference.

Special Issue Journal Publication: Extended versions of best papers of the workshop will be considered for publication in a Special Issue of a well-known SCI-indexed journal.

Paper Submission

Papers reporting original and unpublished research results on FMN 2012 topics are solicited. Submissions must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere while being evaluated for this workshop. Paper submission will be defined according to EDAS system used by CCNC.

Please use the following submission link http://edas.info//N11009

Peer Review of Submitted Papers

Consistent with standard practice, each submitted paper will receive rigorous peer reviewing. Papers will be selected based on their originality, timeliness, significance, relevance and clarity of presentation. Selection will be based on full papers. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. All accepted papers of the workshop are expected to be presented and will be included in the workshop proceedings.

Important Dates

Submission deadline: 1 September 2011
Submission deadline: 11 September 2011
Acceptance notification: 14 October 2011
Camera ready: 24 October 2011
Early registration: 2 December 2011
Conference: 14 January 2012

Conferece Program:

The program of the workshop is available at: http://cms.comsoc.org/eprise/main/SiteGen/CCNC_2012/Content/Home/conf_agenda/Workshops.html

GENERAL CHAIR

  • Eduardo Cerqueira, Federal University of Para, Brasil
  • Andreas Mauthe, Lancaster University, United Kingdom

GENERAL CO-CHAIR

  • Marília Curado, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • Mikołaj Leszczuk, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland

TPC CHAIR

  • Fernando Boavida, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • Eng Keong Lua, Nanyang Polytechnic Singapore/Carnegie Mellon University, USA

PUBLICITY CHAIR

  • Scott Fowler (Publicity Chair for Europe), Linköping University, Sweden
  • Augusto Neto (Publicity Chair for Latin America), Federal University of Goias, Brazil
  • Piotr Romaniak (Publicity Chair for Europe), AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
  • Jo Yew Tham (Publicity Chair for Asia), Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR, Singapore
  • Carolyn Ford (Publicity chair for Northern America), ITS-NTIA, USA

TECHNICAL PROGRAMME COMMITTEE

  • Antonio Jorge Abelém, UFPA – Federal University of Para, Brazil
  • Eduard Babulak - University of Maryland University College, USA
  • Petros Belimpasakis, Nokia Research Center, Finland
  • Roberto Canonico, University of Napoli Federico II, Italy
  • Naveen Chilamkurti, LaTrobe University, Australia
  • Rui Cruz, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
  • Jacek Dańda, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
  • Andrzej Dziech, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
  • Carolyn Ford, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, USA
  • Olivier Fourmaux, University Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris6) – LIP6, France
  • Mario Freire, University of Beira Interior, Portugal
  • Francisco Garcia, Agilent, United Kingdom
  • Lisandro Granville, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  • Carsten Griwodz, Simula Research Laboratory, Network and Distributed Systems, Norway
  • Piotr Guzik, AGH Univeristy of Science and Technology, Poland
  • Joel Rodrigues, University of Beira Interior, Portugal
  • Wan H. Hassan, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
  • David Hausheer, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • Luigi Iannone, Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, Germany
  • Mohsin Iftikhar, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
  • Eckhart Koerner, University of Applied Sciences Mannheim, Germany
  • Stephan Kopf, University of Mannheim, Germany
  • Yevgeni Koucheryavy, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
  • Paweł Korus, AGH Univeristy of Science and Technology, Poland
  • Eng Keong Lua, Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore/Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • Saverio Mascolo, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
  • Andrzej Matiolański, AGH Univeristy of Science and Technology, Poland
  • Rashid Mehmood, Swansea University, UK
  • Parag Mogre, Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, Germany
  • Dmitri Moltchanov, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
  • Edmundo Monteiro, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • Mu Mu, Lancaster University, UK
  • Marek Natkaniec, AGH University of Science and Technology
  • Andrzej Pach, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
  • Zdzisław Papir, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
  • Antonio Pescape, UNINA, Italy
  • Thomas Plagemann, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Nicholas Race, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
  • Susana Sargento, University of Aveiro, Portugal
  • Thomas Schmidt, HAW Hamburg (DE), Germany
  • Alberto E. Schaeffer-Filho, Lancaster University, UK
  • Bilhanan Silverajan, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
  • Nicolas Sklavos, Technological Educational Institute of Patras, Greece
  • Gareth Tyson, King's College London, UK
  • Alexey Vinel, Saint-Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation, Russia
  • Toshihiko Yamasaki, The University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Yan Zhang, Simula Research Laboratory, Norway
  • Roger Zimmermann, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Artur Ziviani, LNCC, Brazil

Venue & Hotels

Hotel information is available here.

Registration

Registration is available here