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FMN 2009 : Second International Workshop on Future Multimedia Networking


Conference Series : Future Multimedia Networking
When Jun 22, 2009 - Jun 23, 2009
Where Coimbra, Portugal
Submission Deadline Feb 15, 2009
Notification Due Mar 17, 2009
Final Version Due Apr 4, 2009

Call For Papers

2nd International Workshop on
IEEE Technical Sponsorship and in Collaboration with ACM* Sponsored also by IET and the British Computer Society June, 22nd and 23rd 2009, Coimbra, Portugal

*ACM Approval pending

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. At the same time the 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 Syste!
ms. Thus, one major challenge is the ever growing complexity of communication management and network maintenance. Hence, solutions are required in which services, management and administration entities interact and behave autonomously, with the overall goal of creating Autonomic Content Networks.

The objective of the Future Multimedia Networking (FMN´09) workshop is to discuss state-of-the-art research and developing activities contributing to aspects of multimedia systems, content networking, and autonomous communication. We are inviting both theoretical and experimental papers as well as work-in-progress research. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

• Autonomous management in next generation content networks
• Content delivery networks and autonomic content networks
• Audio-visual systems
• Novel protocols for multimedia services supporting autnonomous network operations
• Grid networking for multimedia services
• Multimedia in personal, sensor and ad-hoc networks
• Multimedia in peer-to-peer networks and autonomic network infrastructures
• Quality of service management in content networks and emerging autonomous content networks
• Quality of experience management in content networks and emerging autonomous content networks
• Management of service oriented architectures
• Seamless mobility of multimedia services in emerging autonomous content networks
• Novel multimedia architectures/platforms
• Multicast and broadcast multimedia service management
• IP multimedia system operations and management
• Resource reservation for multimedia services
• Multimedia in mobile and broadband wireless access networks, and emerging autonomous content networks
• Context-aware content distribution

A parallel poster/demonstration session entitled “Demonstrations on Future Multimedia and Autonomic Content Networking” will be organized along with the main workshop. This event encourages researchers to present and discuss “work-in-progress” or “experience-in-practice” of their current implementations and research prototypes that cover the topics of FMN’09. Authors are invited to submit a short paper of up to 6 pages following the format of workshop. All accepted short papers will be included in the proceedings of FMN’09. The papers should specifically focus on implementation and practical aspects such as
• Experiments/lessons from recent deployments
• Performance evaluation of multimedia services
• Network measurement/monitoring for multimedia services

Proceedings: FMN´09 papers will be published by Springer-Verlag - LNCS series.

Special Issue Journal Publication: Special Issue Journal Publication: Extended versions of best papers of the workshop will be considered for publication in a Special Issue of the Springer's International Journal of Multimedia Tools and Applications (MTAP).

One best paper award, selected by the organizing committee, based on referee reviews, will be presented to the author(s) of the best paper submitted to the workshop along with other awards presented during the social event.

Papers reporting original and unpublished research results on FMN´09 topics are solicited. Submissions must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere while being evaluated for this workshop.
• Formatting: The proceedings will be published by the Springer-Verlag - LNCS series.
- Full papers (main workshop): The maximum size of papers should be 5000 words including tables and figures. Please adhere to the formatting standard for a 12-page manuscript of Springer-Verlag LNCS. The cover page must contain an abstract of about 150 words, 3-5 keywords, name and affiliation of author(s) as well as the corresponding author's e-mail and postal address.

- Short Papers (poster/demonstration): The maximum size of posters/demos should be 2500 words including tables and figures. Please adhere to the formatting standard for a 6-page manuscript of Springer-Verlag LNCS. The cover page must contain an abstract of about 150 words, 3-5 keywords, name and affiliation of author(s) as well as the corresponding author's e-mail and postal address.

• How to submit: The paper submission for FMN´09 will only be accepted through the EDAS Paper Submission System accessible from the link on the website. Only papers in PDF will be accepted for reviewing. Submissions as e-mail attachment will not be accepted. A paper can be registered first and then uploaded at any time up to the paper submission deadline!

To register or submit a FULL PAPER click on

To register or submit a SHORT PAPER click on

• Reviewing: 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.

Full Paper submission deadline: (Extended to Feb 15th)
Short Paper submission deadline: 2009 / February / 20
Acceptance notification: 2009 / March / 17
Camera ready: 2009 / April / 4

General Chair
Marilia Curado, University of Coimbra, Portugal @ marilia (at) dei (.) uc (.) pt

General Co-chair
Eduardo Cerqueira, University of Coimbra, Portugal @ ecoelho (at) dei (.) uc (.) pt

TPC Chairs
Andreas Mauthe, Lancaster University, UK @ a.mauthe (at) lancaster (.) ac (.) uk Sherali Zeadally, University of the District of Columbia, USA @ szeadally (at) udc (.) edu

Publicity Chairs
Mikolaj Leszczuk, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland Michael Zink, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA Jo Yew THAM, Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR, Singapore

Technical Programme Committee
Abdelhamid Mellouk, University Paris XII, France Edmundo Monteiro, University of Coimbra, Portugal Scott Fowler, Aston University, UK Thomas Plagemann, University of Oslo, Norway Dmitri Moltchanov, Tampere University of Technology, Finland Saverio Mascolo, Politecnico di Bari, Italy Nicolas Sklavos, Technological Educational Institute of Patras, Greece Susana Sargento, IT - University of Aveiro, Portugal Parag Mogre, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany Eng Keong Lua, Carnegie Mellon University, USA - Japan Petros Belimpasakis, Nokia Research Centre, Finland Rosario Garroppo, University of Pisa, Italy Fernando Kuipers, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands Wan H Hassan, Sunway University College, Malaysia Edmundo Madeira, University of Campinas, Brazil Yevgeni Koucheryavy, Tampere University of Technology, Finland Thomas C. Schmidt, HAW Hamburg, Germany Naoki Wakamiya, Osaka University, Japan Naveen Chilamkurti, LaTrobe University, Australia Augusto Neto, Ins!
titute of Telecommunications - Aveiro, Portugal Mickael Hoerdt, Lancaster University, UK Farid Naït-Abdesselam, University of Sciences and Technologies of Lille, France Artur Ziviani, National Laboratory for Scientific Computing, Brazil Alexey Vinel, Saint-Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of Russian Academy of Science, Russia Mario Freire, University of Beira Interior, Portugal Guome Zhu, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA Rashid Mehmood, Swansea University, UK Kostas Pentikousis, VTT Technical Research Centre, Finland Lisandro Granville, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil Yan Zhang, Simula Research Laboratory, Norway Roberto Canonico, University of Napoli Federico II, Italy Fernando Boavida, University of Coimbra, Portugal Mu Mu, Lancaster University, UK Toshihiko Yamasaki, University of Tokyo, Japan Jie Zhang, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, PRC Kelvin Dias, Federal University of Para, Brazil Eduard Babulak, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Canada David Hausheer, University of Zurich, Switzerland; Ejair Mota, Federal University of Amazonas, Brazil Eckhart Koerner, University Applied Sciences Mannheim, Germany Francisco Garcia, Agilent, UK Rodger Lea, University of British Columbia, Canada Zdzislaw Papir, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland Luis Veloso, University of Coimbra, Portugal Olivier Fourmaux, University Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris6), France Antonio Jorge Abelem, Federal University of Para, Brazil Nicholas Race, Lancaster University, UK Andreas J. Kassler, Karlstad University, Sweden Roger Zimmermann, National University of Singapore, Singapore Luigi Iannone, Laboratories, TU Berlin, Germany Carmen Guerrero, University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain Stephan Kopf, University of Mannheim, Germany Wolfgang Effelsberg, University of Mannheim, Germany Lucjan Janowski, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland Piotr Romaniak, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland Carsten Griwodz, Simula Research Laboratory, Norway

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