ACM Workshop on p2pstreaming

ACM Workshop on Advanced Video Streaming Techniques for Peer-to-Peer Networks and Social Networking

Workshop held within ACM Multimedia, 25-29 October 2010, Firenze, Italy

Peer-to-peer (P2P) is a promising technology for video streaming, and offers advantages in terms of robustness, re-configurability and scalability. In this context, social networks and social services are emerging as a potential new driver for content delivery networks. Specifically, social networks potentially provide a new level of understanding and knowledge related to the interaction between people within a virtual space. Many emerging multimedia based services and applications have started to exploit the ‘social graph’ in new ways for establishing a basis for social recommendations, filtering etc.). As yet, one unexplored area of research relates to the exploiting the social graph for informing adaptive behaviour in P2P-based multimedia systems. On the other hand, the P2P video technology is still challenging, due to the need of reducing start-time and churn-induced instability, to the asymmetry of residential broadband connections, and to high packet loss rates due to router congestion and transmission errors on the physical network, node departure from the P2P overlay, strict timing out due to real time visualization. The lack of guarantee about the actual delivery of the data may cause drops in the reproduction quality and service outages. The workshop objective is to solicit novel contributions on all aspects of P2P-based video coding, streaming, and content distribution which is informed by social networks.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to
– Innovative P2P-based video streaming solutions
– P2P-based social media content distribution networks
– Advanced video coding techniques for real-time P2P applications: layered/scalable video coding, multiple description coding, distributed source coding
– Identification and design of proper metrics for performance evaluation and monitoring including Quality of Service/Experience
– Content and context analysis and modelling for P2P-based social media distribution
– Filtering and recommendation systems
– Error-resilience tools for peer-to-peer multimedia services – Rate control and bandwidth adaptation for both single streams and multiple stream multiplexing
– Cross layer optimization issues
– Protocols for peer-to-peer multimedia services
– P2P streaming prototype implementation for both live and on-demand streaming – Advertisement, payment, and cashing systems
– Applications, standards, and practical deployments

Invited Talk
Audio/visual content and metadata delivered over the open Internet using P2P-Next: some experiences from a broadcaster’s perspective
by George Wright, Head of Prototyping, BBC Research and Development

The best paper award (€300) is sponsored by RADVISION (

Important Dates
– Paper submission: June 10, 2010
– Notification of acceptance: July 10, 2010
– Camera-ready submission: July 20, 2010
– Workshop date: October 29, 2010

Submission Guidelines
Papers should not exceed five pages in length, following the ACM proceedings format. Papers must be original and have not been published or under consideration for
publication elsewhere. Each paper will be reviewed by three members of the program committee, recognised for their competence in the field. Final decision about
inclusion in the workshop proceedings will be taken by the PC members exclusively
on the basis of the obtained reviews and levels of recommendation. Papers must be registered using the ACM Multimedia conference management software (
Accepted papers will be included in the workshop’s proceedings which will be published together with the proceedings of the ACM Multimedia Conference 2010. Additionally, a special issue or an edited volume is planed based on the best papers of the workshop.

Workshop Organisers:
Gabriella Olmo, Politecnico di Torino
Christian Timmerer, Klagenfurt University
Pascal Frossard, EPFL
Keith Mitchell, University of Lancaster

Njål Borch, NORUT, Norway

Program Committee (preliminary)
Jari Ahola, VTT, Finland
Peter Amon, Siemens, Germany
Riccardo Bernardini, Università di Udine, Italy
Njål Borch, NORUT, Norway
Giancarlo Calvagno, Università di Padova, Italy
Luca Celetto, STMicroelectronics, Italy
Pablo Cesar, CWI, The Netherlands
Jaime Delgado, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain Marek Domanski, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Kalman Graffi, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Marco Grangetto, Università di Torino, Italy
Hermann Hellwagner, Klagenfurt University, Austria
Ralf Klamma, RWTH Aachen, Germany
Mathias Lux, Klagenfurt University, Austria
Enrico Magli, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Pierangelo Migliorati, Università di Brescia, Italy
Daniel Negru, University of Bordeaux, France
Jens-Rainer Ohm, RWTH Aachen, Germany
Jörn Ostermann, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany
Giovanni Pau, University of California at Los Angeles, US
Fernando Pereira, IST, Portugal
Roberto Rinaldo, Università di Udine, Italy
Thomas Schierl, HHI, Germany
Iraj Sodagar, Microsoft, US
Marco Tagliasacchi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Tammam Tillo, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China
Stefano Tubaro, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Theodore Zahariadis, Synelixis Solutions Ltd, Greece


WiMob’2010 : 6th IEEE International Conference on Wireless& Mobile Computing, Networking& communication Niagara Falls, Canada
October 11-13, 2010

The research area of mobile computing has become more important following the recent widespread drive towards
mobile ad hoc networks, wireless sensor networks and vehicular ad hoc network tracking technologies and their
applications. The availability of high bandwidth 3G infrastructures and the pervasive deployment of low cost
WiFi infrastructures and WiMAX to create hotspots around the world serve to accelerate the development of
mobile computing towards ubiquitous computing.
WiMob’10 addresses three main areas:
– Wireless Communications
– Mobile Networking, Mobility and Nomadicity
– Ubiquitous Computing, Services and Applications

This conference aims to stimulate interactions among participants and enable them to exchange new ideas and
practical experience. WiMob’10 is the sixth in a series of annual conferences: twice in Montreal, Canada in
2005 and 2006; in New York, USA in 2007; in Avignon, France in 2008; and in Marrakech, Morocco in 2009.

Paper submission due: May 16, 2010
Notification of acceptance: July 16, 2010
Final manuscripts due: July 30, 2010

High quality original papers that at the time of submission are neither published nor submitted for
publications elsewhere are solicited. Please visit for
details and submission information. Only timely submissions through EDAS at will be accepted.

ETSI Workshop on Quality of Service, Quality of Experience

ETSI TC STQ, User Group and TC HF are very pleased to invite you to a workshop on Quality of Service, Quality of Experience / User experience, focusing on speech/multimedia conference tools.
You are receiving this email, as you attended an STQ workshop in the past. Please accept our apologies if you receive multiple copies.

The event will take place in the Espaces de Sophia in Sophia Antipolis, France, on 21st and 22nd of September 2010.

Bus shuttles (to and from the hosting site) in the Sophia Antipolis area will be organized and further information will be provided closer to the date of the event.


In the context of the Green Agenda, teleconference meetings appear to be a potential alternative to physical meetings. However experience shows that the quality of teleconference services offered to the users is of major concern. The definition of Quality of Service (QoS) and Quality of Experience (QoE) required for such systems is a challenge.

We are calling for papers dealing with any of the subjects below:

· Users expectations

· Feedback from users of their experience of the applications in various uses (eg medical teleconference, within vehicles, in the context of home networking, Standardization Bodies, in the educational domain …).

· What are the benefits of 3D technologies for teleconferencing?

· What are the needs for standardization to increase the number of implementations and tools?

· How to implement performance testing methodologies in the context of teleconferencing?

· What will be the next generation of electronic tools?

· What are the requirements and quality criteria for video when added to speech communications?

· What are the minimum requirements for rooms characteristics used for teleconferences?

· What are the approaches of other SDOs when implementing and using electronic tools for meetings?

· Conference bridges. What are the consequences when user equipment implement different bandwidth (narrowband, wideband, super wideband)?

Abstracts should be sent using the events before 5th June 2010.
Abstracts should not exceed 200 words.

Participation in the workshop is free of charge, and open to everyone !

Register now !

Should you have any query, please contact events

ACM Q2SWinet 2010

6th ACM* Symposium on QoS and Security for Wireless Mobile Networks (Q2SWinet 2010)
Bodrum, Turkey
17-21 October 2010
(*ACM sponsorship approval pending)

Paper Registration: May 25, 2010
Paper Submission: June 1, 2010
Notification of Acceptance: July 5, 2010
Symposium Dates: 17-21 October, 2010

Q2SWinet 2010 is the 6th Annual International Symposium on QoS and Security for Wireless and Mobile Networks held in conjunction with the 13-th Annual Conference on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems (MSWiM). The symposium will bring together networking researchers, engineers, and practitioners with participants from industry, academia, and government.

In recent years, wireless and mobile communication systems have become increasingly popular as an inexpensive and promising means for ubiquitous communications. In this scenario, the QoS provisioning and the management of network security have become crucial tasks to determine the success of future generation wireless mobile networks. Q2SWinet 2010 calls for cutting-edge research achievements on the provisioning of QoS and Security in wireless and mobile networks. Authors are encouraged to submit full papers presenting new research related to theory or practice of all aspects of Quality of Service and Security issues in mobile and wireless systems.

+ Security in Wireless MANETs, VANETs, Sensor, Mesh and PCS Networks + Secure PHY, MAC and Routing Protocols
+ Secure Cooperation-Based Systems and Services
+ Security for Cognitive Radio Networks
+ Intrusion Detection in Wireless Ad hoc and Sensor Networks + Privacy, anonymity and authentication
+ Trust Establishment
+ Cooperation and Prevention of Non-cooperative Behavior
+ Incentive Aware Secure Protocol Design
+ QoS for Wireless Multimedia Networks and Systems
+ QoS for Wireless/Wired Hybrid Systems
+ QoS support and Mobility Management in Wireless Internet
+ QoS-Aware Routing for Wireless Networks
+ QoS Metrics
+ Wireless Network Survivability
+ Wireless Systems Reliability
+ Field operating tests, Performance Modeling and Simulation Techniques + Real-time and QoS-aware Wireless Networks

Submission/Publication instructions can be found at:

General Chair
Mario Gerla, UCLA, US

Program Committee Chairs
Jalel Ben-Othman, University of Versailles, France
Matteo Cesana, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Posters/Demo Co-Chairs
Ivan Martinovic, University of Kaiserslautern

Program Committee

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