Streaming Video Alliance (specifically the QoE working group) released a few days ago a document describing key network delivery metrics for streaming Internet video. Although many more metrics could have been documented, these particular metrics represent the most commonly used.
The report is available online at the Streaming Video Alliance web site (here).
The July Issue of IEEE COMSOC MMTC E-Letter has just been published on-line and is for downloading here. The issue has been guest editored by Xiaoqing Zhu (Cisco Systems) and Harilaos Koumaras and provides the latest advances on SDN/NFV. More specifically, the special issue brings to our readers a collection of invited articles that address various aspects of SDN/NFV-enabled architectures for media content delivery. Authors from academia and industry share their individual perspectives regarding the opportunities and challenges brought forth by the rapid spread of SDN/NFV technologies, outlooks for the future of media content delivery in an increasingly mobile and heterogeneous environment, as well as ongoing research efforts in leveraging SDN/NFV for enhanced media content delivery.
It was really a pleasure collaborating with Xiaoqing and I believe that the outcome of our collaboration on this special issue is very good. Happy reading!!
Future Network & Mobile Summit 2011 Conference and Exhibition
15 – 17 June 2011, Warsaw, Poland
Future Network & MobileSummit 2011 (previously ICT-MobileSummit) is the twentieth in a series of Annual Conferences supported by the European Commission, which regularly attracts over 600 delegates from industry and research to share experiences and research results, identify future trends, discuss business opportunities and identify opportunities for international research collaboration under the ICT Theme of Framework Programme 7 (FP7). It will thus contribute to showcasing European research in the field, and position it within the multiplicity of related initiatives supported in other regions of the world.
Future Network & MobileSummit 2011 will address all the challenges of building the Future Internet, which will be based on mobile, wireless and fixed broadband communications infrastructures. It showcases European research in the field, and positions it within the multiplicity of related initiatives supported in other regions of the world.
The Scientific Programme incorporates all the key constituents of Future Communication Networks including the themes Radio Access and Spectrum, Converged and Optical Networks, and Future Internet Technologies.
Supported by the European Commission and eMobility, the Future Network & MobileSummit’s reputation is based on high quality networking, plenary sessions that discuss strategic issues in core thematic areas, and paper sessions that showcase original results in all areas of mobile, wireless and fixed broadband communications systems and networks.
Future Network & MobileSummit 2011 is Technically Co-Sponsored by IEEE Poland Communications Chapter Krakow, IEEE Poland Computer Chapter and IEEE UK/RI Computer Chapter.
While European funded research results are of particular interest, innovative research funded commercially or at national level is equally interesting from a community perspective. The participation of representatives of leading commercial, research and regulatory organizations in the Conference Community ensures a stimulating and high quality networking environment.
Call for Papers
Submission deadline for full papers: 10 December 2010
Acceptance decision: 29 January 2011
Final Paper Submission: 11 March 2011
The scientific programme for Future Network & MobileSummit 2011 is based on an open Call for Papers and the conference language is English.
Interested presenters are encouraged to prepare a paper of 6 – 8 pages and submit online by 10 December.
All papers are double blind reviewed. Please ensure that there are no contact details within the text of your paper submission for review (Word document or PDF), the properties of the file or the file name prior to uploading it onto the server. Please enter all authors and co-authors details as part of the online submission form. Please ensure that the paper uploaded by 10 December is your final version to be reviewed as all papers will be assigned to the TPC following the paper submission deadline.
All submissions will be double blind reviewed by the Technical Programme Committee and authors will receive feedback by 29 January. Accepted authors will then be invited to submit a final paper taking account of feedback provided for inclusion in the conference proceedings by 11 March.
Core Thematic Priorities for Future Network & MobileSummit 2011
– Access and Spectrum
– Next-generation Radio System Architectures and Protocols
– Cooperative Wireless Networking
– Advanced Physical Layer Techniques
– Cognitive and Reconfigurable Radio Systems
– Radio Spectral Coexistence and Future Frequency Bands
– Radio Network and Terminal Self-configuration and -management
Converged and Optical Networks
– WDM and long-reach Passive Optical Networks
– Mobile Access Networks based on Free-space Optical Technology including Infrared and Visible Light
– Next-generation Active Optical (P2P) Networks
– Gigabit Home and In-Building Networks
– Fixed-mobile Convergence including Infrastructure Convergence, Centralisation in Radio-over-fibre, Femto-cells and Supporting Solutions
Future Internet Technologies
– Future Internet Architecture and Protocol Design
– Scalable Architectures for the Real World Internet
– Future Internet Self-Management Frameworks
– Network Overlay, Virtualisation and Federation
– Future Internet Experimental Facilities and Benchmarking
– Platforms and Middleware for Seamless Service and Content Delivery
– Security, Trust and Privacy in the Future Internet
More information is available at