5th International Conference on Telecommunications & Multimedia (TEMU2012)

Supported by NCSR “Demokritos”/IIT
and technically co-sponsored by IEEE/Communications Society (accepted articles to be included in IEEE Xplore library)

July 30 to August 01, 2012, Heraklion, Crete, Greece

Website: http://www.ieee-temu.org

TEMU2012 is an International conference under the technical co-sponsorship of IEEE/ComSoc, presenting new and original research results and the latest in the-state-of-the-art in Telecommunications and Multimedia. It fosters communication and discussions among researchers, scientists and students working in the design, implementation and applications of telecommunications and multimedia fields. The 2012 conference will provide a three-day Scientific Program, including presentations of invited and regular papers from researchers, manufacturers, academia and services providers. Authors are invited to submit novel, challenging and innovative results on both theoretical and practical aspects of the scope of the conference, which includes but is not limited to:

• Network & Service Infrastructures
• Beyond NGN
• Ad-Hoc and Mobile Networks
• Satellite & Space Communications
• Cognitive Radio & Dynamic Spectrum Access
• Optical Communications and Fiber Optics
• Broadcasting Future Media Internet
• Broadcasting Internet Platforms
• Cloud Computing
• Network Virtualisation
• Content aware networks & Network aware services
• IPTV, Mobile TV and P2PTV
• 3DTV, HDTV
• Service Architectures and Software Engineering
• Multimedia Authoring Tools
• Testbeds and experimentation
• Energy saving and green technologies
• Quality of Service and Quality of Experience
• Security, Privacy and Billing
• Electronic commerce and e-business

Submitted papers should not exceed 6 pages-long, following the Standard IEEE conference templates for MS Word or LaTeX formats. Papers should be submitted as PDF files through the EDAS system (http://edas.info). All submitted papers will be subject to three independent reviews and judged on originality, technical correctness, relevance, and quality of presentation. Accepted papers in TEMU2012 will be also published in IEEE Xplore.

Important Dates
Special sessions and workshops proposals……March 30, 2012
Submission of technical papers…………………..May 07, 2012
Notification of acceptance …………………………June 04, 2012
Submission of camera-ready papers ……………June 25, 2012

Contact Email: info@temu.gr

ICCCN 2011

20th IEEE Int’l Conf. on Computer Communications and Networks

(ICCCN 2011)

http://www.icccn.org/icccn11/

Sheraton Hotel and Resort, Maui, Hawaii, August 1-4, 2011

Proposal submission: the sooner the better, no later than Nov. 15, 2010

IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN) will celebrate its 20th anniversary at Maui, Hawaii, August 1-4, 2011. Quality workshops are to be held in conjunction with ICCCN.

The workshops aim to explore special topics and provide international forums for scientists, engineers, and computer users to exchange and share their experiences, new ideas, and research results on hot and broad topics on computer communications and networks. Workshops for presenting papers from industrial companies and papers on design and implementations of systems and services are welcome. ICCCN is a premier international conference in the field and running a workshop in association with it is of high visibility.

The proceedings of the workshops program will be published, as the ICCCN 2011 main conference, by IEEE Communications Society and IEEE Digital Library.

The topics we are soliciting include, but are NOT limited to:

· Mobile Cloud Computing and Services

· Green communications and Networking

· Embedded and Real-time Networking Systems

· Cognitive Networking and Communications

· Next Generation Broadband Wireless Access Networks

· Virtualized Infrastructure Systems and Architectures

· Networking of Mobile Handheld Devices, Social Networking

· RFID and Internet of Things

· Smart Grids

· Security and Privacy in communications and networks

Submission Guidelines and Publication:

One workshop may take one day with 12 or more accepted and registered papers. Please send a workshop proposal by Nov 15, 2010, to

Prof. Liqiang Zhang and cc to: Prof. Waltenegus Dargie

Workshop General Chair Workshop General Co-Chair

E-mail: liqzhang Email: waltenegus.dargie

Please note that the proposals will be reviewed once received and we will try to make the decision and send the notification back as soon as possible. So submitting a proposal early has the advantage.

Particularly, early-bird proposals (by Oct. 15th) are encouraged and will be given higher priority.

For each approved workshop, at least one organizer must commit to attending and running the workshop on site. Please do not hesitate to send emails to the chairs if you have any questions.

The workshop proposal should include following information:

1. Title of the workshop

2. Workshop organizer(s): name, affiliation, address, phone and fax numbers, e-mail,

with the indication of the main contact person (no more than three chairs in one workshop)

3. A brief description of the content and technical issues

4. Planned format of the workshop, e.g. number of papers, sessions, keynotes, panels etc.

5. A description of the publicity and promotion plan

6. Tentative list of program committee members

7. Short bio of the main workshop organizers (up to 200 words)

Each workshop will start to advertise and distribute its CFP after receiving the approval notification.

Papers submitted to each workshop should be original, and, be peer reviewed by the program committee or external reviewers. An accepted paper must be registered and presented at the conference venue and must be limited to 6 pages in standard IEEE camera-ready format (double-column, 10-pt font). More updates will be posted on the ICCCN-2011 Web site.

Important Dates:

Proposal submission due: Nov 15, 2010

Proposal notification due: Dec 1, 2010

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

http://www.p2pstreaming.eu

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 (http://www.radvision.com/).

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 (http://www.edas.info/N9045).
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

Demonstrations
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

ACM Q2SWinet 2010

6th ACM* Symposium on QoS and Security for Wireless Mobile Networks (Q2SWinet 2010)
http://conferenze.dei.polimi.it/Q2SWinet2010
Bodrum, Turkey
17-21 October 2010
(*ACM sponsorship approval pending)

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

SCOPE AND OVERVIEW
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.

TOPICS AT A GLANCE
+ 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 AND PUBLICATION
Submission/Publication instructions can be found at:
http://conferenze.dei.polimi.it/Q2SWinet2010/submission.html

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
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

See at http://conferenze.dei.polimi.it/Q2SWinet2010/committee.html