March 2011 Newsletter

Welcome to the March edition of the IEEE-TCMC (Technical Committee on
Multimedia Computing) monthly mailing.

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This month’s topics include:

CFP of MediaWiN’11 and special issue CFP of IEEE Trans. on Multimedia

Due to many requests, and considering the delays in ISCC notification
process, submissions to MediaWiN 2011 will be accepted till April 6th,
firm deadline.

===========   MEDIAWIN2011 Call for papers ========

MEDIAWIN2011: Sixth Workshop on multiMedia Applications over Wireless

(collocated with ISCC 2011)


June 28 – July 1, Kerkyra (Corfu), Greece


General page:

Call for Papers:


Submission deadline:   April 6, 2011 (firm)


Sponsored by IEEE Computer Society and IEEE Communication Society

The Sixth Workshop on multiMedia Applications over Wireless Networks
(MediaWiN 2011) is an open forum that aims to promote the research
in the field of multimedia services over wireless systems. The focal
topics of the Workshop include, but are not limited to, the following:

Multimedia Services Design and Characterization

*  Cooperative multimedia services

*  Health care, safety and emergency oriented multimedia services

*  Performance studies for QoS/QoE-based multimedia streaming and VoD

*  Multimedia traffic shaping and cross-layer design

*  Multimedia Services over Resource-constrained Wireless Networks

*  Energy efficiency issues in protocols for multimedia over wireless
sensor networks

*  Scheduling and link adaptation techniques

*  Resilience to node failures and network topology variations

*  Low complexity cross layer techniques for multimedia over WSN or

*  Multimedia Services over wireless, cognitive, and opportunistic networks

*  Multimedia services for cognitive wireless networks

*  Multimedia services for opportunistic and delay-tolerant networks

*  Car-to-car and road-to-car multimedia communications in vehicular
*  Multimedia support over mesh and heterogeneous networks

*  Context aware techniques for enhancing multimedia service support

*  Mobility and handoff management

*  Security issues in wireless multimedia applications

*  Multimedia traffic charging and accounting techniques

*  Models for Multimedia Applications

*  Mathematical models and quality metrics analysis for multimedia
traffic services

*  Measurements-based models for multimedia over wireless

*  Models and tools for the simulation of multimedia traffic sources

*  Experimentation: Testbeds, Field Trials and Empirical Results

*  Design and implementation of testbeds for multimedia over wireless

*  Testing of protocols and standards for multimedia over wireless

*  Experimental comparison among different multimedia over wireless

*  Emerging Standards and Technologies for Wireless Multimedia

*  Recent work in standardization fora, including IEEE 802.16,
802.21, 802.11aa, 802.11s

*  New network architectures for wireless communications (IEEE
802.11v, CAPWAP)

*  Compression techniques, standards and evaluation

Important Dates

Submission:                    March 11, 2011

Notification of  acceptance:   April 15, 2011

Camera-ready submission:       April 22, 2011

Workshop date:                 June 28, 2011

Papers should contain original material and not be previously published
or currently submitted for consideration elsewhere. Manuscripts should
not exceed 6 pages in the IEEE proceedings style and must be submitted
using EDAS ( Accepted papers will be part of the ISCC
2011 Proceedings and will be available on IEEE Xplore

IEEE reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the
conference (i.e., removal from IEEE Xplore) if the paper is not presented
at the conference.

General Co-Chairs
Andrea Zanella
University of Padova, Italy

Joerg Widmer
Institute IMDEA Networks, Spain

Technical Program Co-Chairs
Daniele Munaretto
University of Padova, Italy

Dan Jurca
Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf GmbH, Germany

Publicity Chair
Thomas Lagkas
University of Western Macedonia, Greece

Steering Committee Chairs
Periklis Chatzimisios
Alexander TEI of Thessaloniki, Greece

Ilenia Tinnirello
University of Palermo, Italy

Please visit for additional information.
Inquiries regarding the Workshop should be directed to the General
Co-Chairs or the Technical Program Co-Chairs.

Special Issue on “smart, social and converged TV”


The move to web-based television has challenged the traditional
television value chain by allowing any IP-based network, wired and
wireless, to deliver high quality television content. In this new
paradigm for content consumption, TV-related services are expected to
play a decisive role for fixed, nomadic and mobile devices over
heterogeneous networks. Consequently, the rapid adoption of web-based
TV applications is fueled by  user demands for social and
user-generated multimedia content, in addition to the traditional
linear and on-demand offerings. As well, the new television is
social, allowing exchange of ratings and comments between viewers;
connected, with content available on many devices and via many
networks; and smart, thanks to application stores and personalized
offerings. As a result, TV convergence, as a significant problem for
next generation networks and devices, is becoming a popular topic for
network, device, content and user experience research. Significant
challenges need to be addressed from heterogeneous bandwidth
management, content protection and distribution architectures to
visual perception and quality of experience.


This special issue is focused on recent disruptions in IP-based and
Web-based TV. According to this framework, it wants to provide avenues
for future research in the emerging areas of social, connected and
smart TV. The targeted audience combines researchers in the many
aspects of the end to end delivery of converged TV services but also
practitioners and strategic business managers who need to know what is
next in terms of video and television services, applications and the
overall value chain.

The editors of this special issue solicit original and innovative
technical papers that include (but are not limited to) the following

* Next generation converged TV architecture and performance –
especially those combining heterogeneous networks and platforms

* Quality of experience in social TV systems and applications over
mobile and converged networks

* Performance of novel approaches to TV network design including
wireless Internet TV

* Analysis and simulation of TV services over heterogeneous networks

* Analysis and simulation of content distribution and transmission

* Performance of novel content protection especially for Peer-to-Peer
and community TV viewing

*End-to-End TV quality of experience including monitoring, measuring
and user behavior

* Content modeling and metadata for next generation converged TV


Prospective authors should submit high quality, original manuscripts
that have not appeared, nor are under consideration, in any other
journals. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the
online IEEE manuscript submission system at
( All papers will be reviewed
by at least three independent reviewers. Papers should be formatted
according to the IEEE Transactions on Multimedia guidelines for
authors (please visit:


Submission deadline: 25-Sep-2011
First notification: 30-Jan-2012
Revised manuscript (for 2nd review) due: 15-Mar-2012
Notification of acceptance: 05-May-2012
Final manuscript due: 31-May-2012
Tentative publication date: Last quarter of 2012 (TBD)


Oscar M Bonastre, PhD
(Lead Guest Editor)
Operations Research Centre,
Miguel Hernandez University, Spain

Marie-Jose Montpetit, PhD
Massachusetts Institute of
Technology (MIT), USA

Pablo Cesar, PhD
Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica, (CWI),

Zhu Liu, PhD
AT&T Labs  Research, USA

Jon Crowcroft, PhD
Cambridge University, UK

Maja Matijaevi PhD
University of Zagreb, Croatia

Please address all correspondences regarding this special issue to the
Guest Editors.