Mobilware’11

Mobilware 2011

4th Int. ICST Conf. on MOBILe Wireless
MiddleWARE, Operating Systems, and Applications
June 22-24, 2011 – London, UK

ANNUAL THEME
Towards Mobile Middleware Enablers for Seamless Service Provisioning http://www.mobilware.org/index.shtml

Important Dates
Paper Submission Deadline: February 1, 2011
Notification of Acceptance: April 15, 2011
Camera Ready Deadline: May 15, 2011
Conference Date: June 22-24, 2011

SCOPE OF CONFERENCE
The advances in wireless communication technologies and the proliferation of mobile devices have enabled the realization of intelligent environments for people to communicate with each other, interact with
information-processing devices, and receive a wide range of mobile wireless services through
various types of networks and systems everywhere, anytime. A key enabler of these pervasive and
ubiquitous connectivity environments is the advancement of software technology in various
communication sectors, ranging from communication middleware and operating systems to networking protocols and applications.

TOPICS
The conference solicits original technical papers, not previously published and not currently under review for publication elsewhere.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
– New middleware concepts for mobile devices
– Cross platform application development
– Open terminal and network APIs
– End-to-end architectures for seamless service provisioning and deployment – Integration of heterogeneous wired and wireless networks and frequency bands – Interworking of mobile applications in mobile cloud environments – QoS awareness, adaptation, and fault-tolerance of mobile services – Opportunistic and delay-tolerant mobile and wireless networking – Location-aware and context-aware networking and computing
– Energy-efficient applications and services and OS air interface management – Mobility and handoff management
– Location and tracking supports and services
– Human-computer interface and portable 3D graphics for mobile devices – Novel applications and communication protocols
for wireless sensor networks, vehicular networks, and home networks – Modeling, simulation, and performance
evaluation of mobile wireless systems and services
– Trustworthiness, security, and privacy of mobile and wireless systems

PUBLICATION
Accepted papers will be published by
Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes of the
Institute for Computer Sciences, Social
Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering
(LNICST) series. The proceedings will be
available in both soft and hard copies by Springer.

SPECIAL ISSUES
Selected high-quality papers will be invited to a
Special Issue of a prestigious journal in the
area, probably Springer Mobile Networks and
Applications (MONET) and/or Elsevier Pervasive
and Mobile Computing (PMC) Journals approval pending.

Steering Committee
Paolo Bellavista
University of Bologna (Italy)
Carl Chang
Iowa State University (USA)
Imrich Chlamtac
Create-Net (Italy)
Thomas Magedanz
Technical University Berlin (Germany)

Organizing Committee
General Chairs
Vladimir Getov
University of Westminster (UK)
Martin Sauter
WirelessMoves (Germany)

TPC Chairs
Stephan Steglich
Fraunhofer FOKUS (Germany)
Nalini Venkatasubramanian
University of California, Irvine (USA)
Qinghua Zheng
Xian Jiaotong University (P.R. China)

Publicity Chairs
Carlos Becker Westphall
Federal University of Santa Catarina (Brazil)
Panagiotis Chountas
University of Westminster (UK)

Web Chair
Carlo Giannelli
University of Bologna (Italy)

Conference Coordinator
Gergely Nagy
ICST

Local Chair
Alexander Bolotov
University of Westminster (UK)

Technical Program Committee
Allott Nick
Wholesale Application Community (UK)
Bonnin Jean-Marie
Telecom Bretagne(France)
Borcea Cristian
New Jersey Institute of Technology (USA)
Boussard Mathieu
Alcatel Lucent Bell Labs France (France)
Bu Jiajun
Zhejiang University (China)
Budimir Djuradj
University of Westminster (UK)
Caceres Marcos
Opera (Norway)
Cai Ying
Iowa State University (USA)
Cao Jiannong
Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HongKong)
Cheng Liang
Lehigh University (USA)
Dan Grigoras
University College Cork (Republic of Ireland)
Demeure Isabelle
Telecom Paris (France)
Dixit Sudhir
HP (India)
Dragehorn Olaf
University Kassel (Germany)
Economou Daphne
University of Westminster (UK)
Faeth Matthias
TNO (The Netherlands)
Fasbender Andreas
Ericsson (Germany)
Fu Xinwen
University of Massachusetts Lowell (USA)
Fuhrhop Christian
Fraunhofer FOKUS (Germany)
Gavras Anastasius
Eurescom (Germany)
Georgalas Nektarios
British Telecom (UK)
Giambene Giovanni
Università degli Studi di Siena (Italy)
Gunes Mesut
FU Berlin (Germany)
H. Glitho Roch
Concordia University (Canada)
Hesselman Cristian
Novay (The Netherlands)
Hirschfeld Robert
Hasso-Plattner-Institut Potsdam (Germany)
Holtel Stefan
flensburg.school for Advanced Business Research (Germany)
Hong Feng
Ocean University of China (China)
Jaokar Ajit
Futuretext (UK)
Ji Yang
BUPT (China)
Kanter Theo
Mid Sweden University (Sweden)
Kernchen Ralf
University of Surrey (UK)
Koolwaaij Johan
Novay (The Netherlands)
Krussel Steffen
Deutsche Telekom (Germany)
Ku Wei-Shinn
Auburn University (USA)
Kurze Martin
Deutsche Telekom (Germany)
Lachmund Sven
DOCOMO Euro-Labs(Germany)
Langendoerfer Peter
IHP Microelectronics (Germany)
Li Xiuqi (Suze)
University of North Carolina (USA)
Li Yan
Huawei (China)
Li Xiaolin
University of Florida (USA)
Lohi Mahi
University of Westminster (UK)
Minerva Roberto
Telecom Italia – Future Centre (Italy)
Moessner Klaus
University of Surrey (UK)
Nadeem Tamer
Old Dominion University (USA)
Nord Christian
Sony Ericsson (Sweden)
Ohsaki Hiroyuki
Osaka University (Japan)
Paul Andre
Fraunhofer FOKUS (Germany)
Quantz Joachim
ART+COM (Germany)
Shikh-Bahaei Mohammad R.
King’s College London (UK)
Raggett Dave
W3C (UK)
Ravi Nishkam
NEC Labs (USA)
Roman Gruia-Catalin
Washington University in St. Louis (USA)
Salden Alfons
Almende (The Netherlands)
Schwaiger Roland
Deutsche Telekom (Germany)
Sun Weiwei
Fudan University (China)
Taheri Javid
The University of Sydney (Australia)
Tao Xianping
Nanjing University (China)
Tarczynski Andrzej
University of Westminster (UK)
Tripathi Anand
University of Minnesota (USA)
Wagner Matthias
DOCOMO Euro-Labs (Germany)
Wang Xiaodong
National University of Defence Technology (China)
Xue Guangtao
Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China)
Zhu Yanmin
Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China)
Zambonelli Franco
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy)

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3rd European Workshop on Visual Information Processing

3rd European Workshop on Visual Information Processing, EUVIP 2011,That will be held in Paris, France, 4-6 July 2011.

Web site:http://www.euvip.org

This third edition of the workshop follows up on the success achieved by theprevious i.e. VISPA 2008 and EUVIP 2010. These latter attracted prominent speakers from around the world and provided a framework for fruitful discussions on different applications of signal and image processing techniques for emerging and challenging problems. Carrying on this tradition EUVIP 2011, will offer a forum for researchers and industrials to exchange ideas and discuss the recent advances in perceptually-inspired techniques for image and video processing with application to multimedia, visual pattern recognition, surveillance, and visual information security. This event will be composed by several invited senior talks, and technical papers presentations dealing with state of the art and new advances in visual information modeling, analysis, processing and communication methods. The workshop aims to promote exchanges between established researchers as well as to provide graduate students with an opportunity to have substantive interaction with experts in the field.

Topics of particular interest to EUVIP 2011 include, but are not limited to:

Computational Vision Models Video Analysis
Image and Video Quality Assessment Visual Tracking
Image and Video Enhancement Visual Data Mining
Color Image Understanding Biometrics
Color Image Processing Perceptual Digital Watermarking
Perceptual Image& Video Retrieval Perceptual coding
Multimedia Communication Multiview Processing

Following the tradition of previous successful EUVIP workshops, a PhDstudent poster session will be organized. For further information, please go to “Student Poster Session” at http://www.euvip.org

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: 15 February 2011
Notification of acceptance: 31 March 2011
Camera Ready Deadline: 15 April 2011

Paper submission:

LENGTH: You are allowed a total of 6 pages (4 miminum) for your document.This is the maximum number of pages that will be accepted, including all figures, tables, and references.

Double Blind Review: EUVIP2011 reviewing is double blind, in that authors donot know the names of the area chair/reviewers of their papers, and area chairs/reviewers do not know the names of the authors. Avoid providing information that may identify the authors in the acknowledgments (e.g., co-workers and grant IDs). Avoid providing links to websites that identify the authors. Violation of any of these guidelines will lead to rejection without review.

Please look at “paper submission link” at http://www.euvip.org

Technical Committee.

T. Aach (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
K. Abed-Meraim (Telecom Paris Tech., France)
D. Aboutajdine (Univ-Mohammed V, Morrocco)
A. Amira (Brunel University,UK)
S. Battiato (Università di Catania, Italy)
F. Battisti (University Roma Tre, Italy)
M. Bennamoun (Perth, Australia)
A. Bennaza (Sup?Com, Tunis, Tunisia)
J. Benois-Pineau (University Bordeaux, France)
B. Boashash (University of Qatar, Qatar)
A. Bouridane (Northumbria University, UK)
M. Cagnazzo (Telecom Paris Tech., France)
S. Colonnese, (Università ?La Sapienza?Roma, Italy)
F. Dufaux (EPFL, Switzerland)
I. Farup (Gjøvik University, Norway)
M. Gabbouj (TUT, Tampere, Finland)
J. Y. Hardenberg (Gjøvik University, Norway)
L. Karam (University of Arizona, USA)
D. Khalifa (Université Evry Val d’Essonne , France)
P. Le Callet (Polytech?Nantes, France)
M. Mitrea (Telecom SudParis, France)
A. Neri (University Roma Tre, Italy)
A. Ouamri (USTO, Oran, Algerira)
S. L. Phung (University of Wollongong, Australia)
T. Pun (Unversity of Geneva, Switzerland)
H. Saadane (University Poitiers, France)
A. Serir (USTHB, Algiers, Algeria)
K. Seshadrinathan (Intel Corporation in Phoenix, AZ, USA)
S. Susstrünk (EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland)
F. H-C Tivive (University of Wollongong, Australia)
E. Viennet (Université Paris 13, France)
H.R. Wu (RMIT, Australia)

2nd workshop on Quality of Experience for Multimedia Content Sharing at EuroITV 2011

Quality of Experience for Multimedia Content Sharing
at EuroITV2011 (http://www.euroitv2011.org/)

Lisbon, Portugal 29th June 2011

* Important Dates:
– 31 March 2011: Submission of workshop paper
– 18 April 2011: Notification of acceptance
– 2 May 2011: Submission of camera-ready paper
– 29 June 2011: Workshop at EuroITV 2011 in Lisbon

Workshop web site: http://dcti.iscte.pt/events/qoemcs2011/

In recent years, it has been realized that the success of multimedia services or applications relies on the analysis of the entire user experience (UX). The relevance of this paradigm ranges from IPTV to video-on-demand systems offering professional TV and user-generated content that is consumed and produced ubiquitously. To obtain a pleasurable and ubiquitous user experience a large amount of aspects have to be taken into account. Major challenges in this context include the identification of relevant UX factors and the quantification of their in influence on Quality of Experience (QoE).

In the particular scenario of ubiquitous production and consumption of content, context awareness and assessment of users’ expectations play an essential role. This is further justified by the emergence of new multimedia
enhancement techniques, notably 3DTV and Free Viewpoint.
In the support of ubiquitous QoE the acquired knowledge on the context and on identified parameters affecting users’ experience could be used to improve multimedia applications and their associated content delivery mechanisms.

* Workshop objectives
The objective of this workshop consists in collecting and developing know-ledge on the following three main topics defining the session structure
of the workshop:

– Context awareness for multimedia applications (video on demand, live broadcast, 3DTV, IPTV, social aspects, sensors, GPS, semantics, energy efficiency)

– Content and context aware quality measurements (user generated& professional content, live& on demand)

– Assessing and supporting QoE in ubiquitous scenarios (constant and variable in influence factors).

* Research topics
The central research question of the workshop consists in determining key elements (including content and context information) for assessing and supporting QoE ubiquitously: These questions include, but are not limited to
the following topics:

– QoE in ubiquitous scenarios
– Context awareness
– Subj/ective and objective quality evaluation in the context of use, context-aware solutions
(situation specificity, interactivity, user-generated& professional content)
– Interplay between ubiquitous delivery and QoE support – 3D Multimedia and Free ViewPoint
– QoE support for interactive multimedia

* Submission
Workshop papers should not exceed a maximum length of four pages and follow the ACM Style Guidelines
(http://webhotel2.tut.fi/emmi/euroitv2010/node/37).
Please send your workshop paper to:shelley.buchinger@univie.ac.at

* Publication
Workshop contributions will be published in the EuroITV proceedings.

* Technical Program Committee (tentative list)
– Manora Caldera, Curtin University of Technology (AUS)
– Touradj Ebrahimi, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (CH) – Markus Fiedler, Blekinge Institute of Technology (SWE) – Helmut Hlavacs, University of Vienna (AUT)
– Maulana Kusuma, Gunadarma University (ID)
– Hendrik Knoche, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (CH) – Patrick Le Callet, Université de Nantes (FR)
– Andreas Mauthe, Lancaster University (UK)
– Maria Paula Queluz, Instituto de Telecomunicações and IST (POR) – Bijan Rohani, Phybit, (SG)
– Burkhard Stiller, Universität Zürich (CH)
– Junyong You, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NO)

* Organizing Committee
– Shelley Buchinger, University of Vienna (AUT)
– Rui Jorge Lopes, Instituto de Telecomunicações and ISCTE-IUL (POR) – Satu Jumisko-Pyykkö, Tampere University of Technology (FIN) – Hans-Jürgen Zepernick, Blekinge Institute of Technology (SWE)