It is our great pleasure to welcome you to the Sixth Workshop on multiMedia Applications over Wireless Networks (MediaWin 2011), in conjunction with the prestigious IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC'11) in the amazing and beautiful island of Corfu, in Greece.
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 and the ever increasing interest in the topics covered by the workshop, we are confident that MediWin2011 will be an exciting opportunity to develop a clear vision of the cutting-edge technologies in the field of multimedia communication over wireless networks. As with the previous editions, we believe that MediaWiN attendees will enjoy the friendly and stimulating atmosphere the permeates this event, providing a perfect basis for the exchange of ideas and experiences among the researchers.
We look forward to seeing you in Corfu!