Call for Papers

Sixth Workshop on
multiMedia Applications over Wireless Networks (MediaWiN 2011)

organized in association with the
IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications
(ISCC 2011)

28 June 2011, Corfu,Greece

Sponsored by IEEE Computer Society and IEEE Communication Society Endorsed by the IEEE Technical Committee on Communications Systems Integration and Modeling (CSIM) In Cooperation with the European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP)

The volume and variety of multimedia digital content and related services have been growing at an impressive speed in the last years. One enabling factor is the proliferation of powerful portable devices, such as smart phones, tablets and laptops. Integrated small cameras and keyboards on such devices enable people to create multimedia content in a simple way, thus dramatically enlarging the population of multimedia "producers". At the same time, the growing popularity of Web 2.0 services, such as YouTube, Flicker, Facebook, creates a large pool of multimedia "consumers" wishing to gain ubiquitous and seamless access to content. Another exciting and promising avenue is 3D technology, which is rapidly conquering the movie and gaming industries and is also starting to be adopted in the home environment.

In many cases, multimedia content is delivered through wireless networks, which causes non-trivial problems in terms of available capacity, reliability, and delay. Improvements over the state of the art in the transmission of multimedia content over wireless networks are important in order to achieve a high quality of experience for users, allowing everybody to enjoy multimedia content at their wish.

The Sixth Workshop on multiMedia Applications over Wireless Networks (MediaWiN 2011) is an open forum that aims to realize such a vision by promoting the interaction and discussion between Workshop contributors. Building on the success of previous events, the Sixth edition of the MediaWiN Workshop will be again organised in association with the IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC 2011).

The focal topics of the Workshop include:

  • 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 (WSN, WPAN)
    • 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 WPAN
  • Multimedia Services over wireless, cognitive, and opportunsitic networks
    • Cognitive approach to multimedia services over wireless networks
    • Multimedia services over opportunistic and delay-tolerant networks
    • Car-to-car and road-to-car multimedia communications in vehicular networks
    • Protocols for multimedia support and provisioning 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 solutions
  • Emerging Standards and Technologies for Wireless Multimedia Communications
    • 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 of research papers due: 6 April 2011 (firm)
Notification of paper acceptance: 15 April 2011
Submission of camera-ready papers: 22 April 2011
Workshop date: 28 June 2011

Paper Submission

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 (e.g. removal from IEEE Xplore) if the paper is not presented at the conference.