Special Issue for IEEE MultiMedia Magazine

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Special Issue for IEEE MultiMedia

Advancing Multimedia Distribution with SDN/NFV-based Systems

Submission deadline: September 1, 2016
Publication: July-September, 2017


Recently, software-enabled appliances that support network virtualization have seen wide adoption by data centers and service providers. The main advantage of Software Defined Networking (SDN) is that the control plane is separated from the data plane, thereby allowing for network visibility, dynamic resource provisioning, and flexible service deployments. Complementary to SDN, Network Function Virtualization (NFV) focuses on virtualization of software-based network node functions, such as firewalls and intrusion detection. The increased agility and flexibility in the SDN/NFV-based network infrastructure opens up endless possibilities for multimedia content delivery and distribution. For example, virtual content delivery nodes can be dynamically deployed at the edge of the network in an on-demand fashion, potentially reducing energy costs and improving user satisfaction. This special issue aims to showcase and disseminate original research works that explore how multimedia content distribution can be supported and enhanced over SDN/NFV-based networks. Topics of interest for this special issue include, but are not limited to:

  • SDN/NFV-related architectures for next generation multimedia networks and services
  • Dynamic resource provisioning and management for SDN/NFV-based multimedia systems
  • QoE assessment for multimedia delivery over SDN/NFV-based multimedia systems
  • QoE management with dynamic policy deployments over SDN/NFV-enabled networks
  • Algorithms for live analysis and monitoring of audiovisual streaming quality in that correlates with network events in SDN or NFV-based multimedia systems
  • Real-time video adaptation algorithms over SDN/NFV-enabled networks
  • HTTP-based adaptive video streaming over SDN/NFV-enabled networks
  • Interactions between SDN/NFV architectures with content delivery networks (CDNs)
  • Applicability of SDN/NFV in mobile networks for multimedia provision
  • Integration of SDN/NFV-enabled mobile and fixed networks for multimedia services
  • Composition and deployment of Service Function Chains (SFCs) of video and/or VoIP services

Submission Guidelines

See https://www.computer.org/web/peer-review/magazines for general author guidelines. Submissions should not exceed 6,500 words, including all text, the abstract, keywords, bibliography, biographies, and table text. Each table and figure counts for 200 words.

Manuscripts should be submitted electronically (https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/mm-cs), selecting this special issue option.


Guest editors

Xiaoqing Zhu, Cisco Systems Inc., USA

Harilaos Koumaras, NCSR Demokritos, Greece

Mea Wang, University of Calgary, Canada

David Hausheer, Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, Germany



TCSVT Special Issue Video Analysis on Resource-Limited Systems

IEEE Transactions Circuits and Systems for Video Technology

Special Issue on
Video Analysis on Resource-Limited Systems

Guest Editors
Rama Chellappa, University of Maryland, USA
Andrea Cavallaro, Queen Mary, University of London, UK
Ying Wu, Northwestern University, USA
Caifeng Shan, Philips Research, The Netherlands
Yun (Raymond) Fu, University at Buffalo (SUNY), USA
Kari Pulli, Nokia Research Center (NRC) Palo Alto, USA

Submission deadline: Dec. 15, 2010
Notification of acceptance: Jun. 15, 2011
Final manuscript due: Jun. 30, 2011
Tentative publication date: Oct. 2011

In many real-world video analytics systems, the available resource is limited. This could mean low-quality data (e.g., limited imaging resolution/sensor size/frame rate), such as video footage from surveillance cameras and videos captured by consumers via mobile or wearable cameras. Another dimension comes from limited amount of processing power, for example, on mobile camera phones. There is a huge demand for video analysis and computer vision techniques on resource-limited systems. However, although there are some existing studies, video analysis on low-quality video data or with limited computing power is still an under-explored field. The existing video analysis research mainly focuses on high-performance systems, that is, high-quality video data or powerful computing platforms. There aremany challenges when addressing video analysis on resource-limited systems. For example, how to effectively extract representative visual features from low-quality data? How to fuse mult
iple low-resolution frames for reliable recognition? How to accelerate vision algorithms for use on mobile platforms? How to mitigate degrading factors caused by the low quality data? We have to adapt the existing approaches developed for high-performance systems or find new techniques suitable for resource-limited systems.

This special issue seeks to present and highlight the latest developmentson video analysis and computer vision on resource-limited systems. Submissions that address real-world applications are especially encouraged.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to,
– Feature extraction from low-quality data
– Super-resolution
– Video stabilization
– Object detection in low-quality data
– Visual tracking on resource-limited systems
– Image recognition on mobile devices
– Face image analysis on resource-limited systems
– (Soft-)biometrics (face, body, gait, … ) in low-quality data – Gesture recognition in low-quality data
– Human activity analysis in low-quality data
– Video analysis on resource-limited platforms (UAVs, toy robots, capsuleendoscopy, …) – Energy optimization for video coding on resource-limited devices – Multiple-view analysis of low-quality data
– Low-cost smart camera networks with embedded computing
– Video analysis on low-cost non-classical cameras (e.g., omni-directional cameras)
– Real-world applications on resource-limited systems (smart environments, safety and surveillance, entertainment …) – Evaluation of video analysis algorithms on resource-limited systems

ICWUS 2010

ICWUS 2010: International Conference on Wireless and Ubiquitous Systems.

October 08 – 10, 2010, Sousse Tunisia

ISSN 1737-9571

Webpage: http://www.icwus.net

Important dates

Submission Deadline: June 16, 2010

Notification Due: June 25, 2010

Final Version Due: July 25, 2010

Authors registrations: July 25, 2010

Conference Dates: October 08 – 10, 2010


ICWUS’10 will provide an international technical forum for researchers, engineers, academics as well as industrial experts from all over the world to present their research results and development activities and to explore future trends in wireless communication and ubiquitous systems.

All articles will undergo a rigorous review process and will be published in a conference proceeding. Further, the scientific program will include renowned keynote speakers.

Full papers are solicited in one of (but not limited to) the following topics:

· Autonomic Computing

· The Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical Systems

· Secure ad-hoc networks

· Cooperative applications for ubiquitous networks

· Supporting ad hoc& mesh routing

· Ubiquitous technologies for education, learning, and training

· Sensor networks (Wearable, Ambient, etc.)

· Cooperative applications for ubiquitous networks

· Configuring and reconfiguring ubiquitous systems

· Development tools for user control of ubiquitous systems

· Supporting spontaneous (ad hoc) interactions

· Scalable coordination and synchronization mechanisms for volatile component collections

· The implications of physical-world integration for system design

· Ubiquitous computing support for collaborative learning

· Case studies of deployed systems

· Self-learning adaptive systems

· 4G (LTE/WiMAX) wireless support for ubiquitous computing

· Ubiquitous social networks

· Ubiquitous computing versus online anonymity

· Interworking heterogeneous networks and multiradio systems

General Co-Chairs

Pr. Habib Youssef, PRINCE Research Unit, H.Sousse, Tunisia habib.youssef@fsm.rnu.tn

Pr. Charles E.Perkins, Technical Fellow, WiChorus Corporation, USA charliep@computer.org

TPC Co-Chairs

Pr. Abdelfettah Belghith, HANA Research Group, CRISTAL Laboratory, University of Manouba, Tunisia

Email: Abdelfettah.Belghith@ensi.rnu.tn

Dr. Anis Koubaa, Al-Imam Mohamed bin Saud University (Saudi Arabia)/CISTER Research Unit, Portugal

Email: akoubaa@dei.isep.ipp.pt

TPC – Members

Abdelhakim Hafid, University of Montreal, Canada

Abdelhamid Mellouk, University of Paris 12, France

Adel Mnaouer, University of Tobago-Trinidad

Ali Hamlili, ENSIAS, Rabat, Morocco

Amine dhraief, HANA Research Group, CRISTAL Lab, University of Manouba, Tunisia

Anis Koubaa, Al-Imam Mohamed bin Saud University (Saudi Arabia)/CISTER Research Unit, Portugal

Aref Meddeb, ISITCom Hammam Sousse, University of Sousse, Tunisia

Aymen Belghith, IRISA, Rennes, France

Bernard Cousin, IRISA, University of Rennes 1, France

Bilel Derbel, INRIA Lille, France

Chadi Baraket, INRIA, Sopia Antipolis, France

Debashis Saha, MIS Group, Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta, India

Farrouk Kammoun, Prof Emeritus, member of Cristal Lab ENSI, Chief Research Scientist; EspriT School of Engineering, Tunisia

Francine Krief, University of Bordeaux I, LaBRI Laboratory, France

Guy Juanole, LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France

Guy Pujolle, LIP6, University of Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France

Hamdi Yahyaoui, KuwaitUniversity, Kuwait

Hossam Hassanein, School of Computing at Queen’s University, Canada

Ilham Ouachani, ISITCom Hammam Sousse, University of Sousse, Tunisia

Issam Mabrouki, ISITCom Hammam Sousse, University of Sousse, Tunisia

Kamel Barkaoui, Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, Cedric – Action Vespa, France

Khaled Ben Letaief, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong

Khalil Drira, University of Toulouse, France

Kin Choong Yow, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Mário Alves, CISTER Research Unit, Politécnico do Porto (ISEP/IPP), Portugal

Mieso Denko, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Mohamed Mosbah, LABRI, University Bordeaux I, France

Mohammad S. Obaidat, Society for Modeling and Simulation International, USA

Mounir Hamdi, Head Department of Computer Science& Engineering, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong

Nafaa Jabeur, Dhofar University, Oman

Néjib Boubaker , ISITCom Hammam Sousse, University of Sousse, Tunisia

Noureddine Boudrigua, Sup’Com, Tunisia

Rafik Braham, ISITCom Hammam Sousse, University of Sousse, Tunisia

Rahma Ben Ayed, ENIT, Tunisia

Ridha Hamila, Qatar University, Qatar

Shafique Ahmad Chaudry, Al Imam Ahmad Mohamed Saud, Islamic University, KSA

Talbi El-ghazali, INRIA Lille, France

Thierry Turletti, INRIA Sophia Antipolis, France

Tracy Camp, Colorado School of Mines, USA

Keynote Speaker

Stephen Patrick, Technical Director, CableFree Solutions Limited, UK

Email: stephen.patrick@cablefree.co.uk

Khaled Ben Letaief, IEEE fellow, IEEE Communications Society School of Engineering, The Hong Kong University, Hong Kong (awaiting for confirmation)

Email: eekhaled@ust.hk

Organizing Committees

a.. Anis Ben Arbia
b.. Riadh Saaidia
c.. Wafa Kammoun
d.. Wafa Berrayana
e.. Saloua Messaoud


ACM MSWiM 2010, Bodrum, Turkey, October 17-21, 2010

ACM* MSWiM 2010

13th ACM* International Conference on Modeling Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems

October 17-21, 2010, Bodrum, TURKEY


Submission deadline: April 25, 2010

[* ACM Sponsorship pending upon Approval]

MSWiM is an international forum dedicated to high level discussion of Wireless and Mobile systems, networks, algorithms and applications, with an emphasis on rigorous performance evaluation. MSWiM is a highly selective conference with a long track record of publishing innovative ideas and breakthroughs.

Authors are encouraged to submit full papers presenting new research related to the theory or practice of all aspects of modeling, analysis and simulation of mobile and wireless systems. Submitted papers must not have been published elsewhere nor currently be under review by another conference or journal. Papers related to wireless and mobile network Modeling, Analysis, Design, and Simulation are solicited on, but not limited to, the following topics in mobile and wireless systems:

* Performance evaluation and modeling
* Analytical Models
* Simulation languages and tools for wireless systems
* Wireless measurements tools and experiences
* Formal methods for analysis of wireless systems
* Correctness, survivability and reliability evaluation
* Mobility modeling and management
* Models and protocols for cognitive radio networks
* Models and protocols for autonomic, or self-* networks
* Capacity, coverage and connectivity modeling and analysis
* Wireless network algorithms and protocols
* Wireless PANs, LANs
* Ad hoc networks
* Sensor and actuator networks
* Vehicular ad hoc networks
* Integration of wired and wireless systems
* Pervasive computing and emerging models
* Wireless multimedia systems
* QoS provisioning in wireless and mobile networks
* Security and privacy of mobile/wireless systems
* Algorithms and protocols for energy-efficiency and power control * Mobile applications, system software and algorithms
* RF channel modeling and analysis
* Design methodologies, tools, prototype and testbeds
* Parallel and distributed simulation of wireless systems

Organizing Commitee:
General Chair: Violet R. Syrotiuk (Arizona State Univ., USA)
General Vice-Chair: Fatih Alagoz (Bogazici Univ., Turkey)

TPC Co-Chairs: Brahim Bensaou (HKUST, Hong Kong)
Ozgur B. Akan (METU, Turkey)

Paper Submission, Publication and Important Dates:
High-quality original papers are solicited.Papers must be unpublished and must not be submitted for publication elsewhere. All papers will be reviewed by TPC members and other experts active in the field to ensure high quality and relevance to the conference. Short papers might be included in the technical program to complete it and foster discussion and idea exchange. Accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings to be published by ACM Press.

Submission Deadline: April 25, 2010 Notification of Acceptance: June 30, 2010 Camera-ready Versions Due: July 28, 2010 Speaker Author Registration Deadline: July 28, 2010 Early Registration Deadline: September 15, 2010 Conference Dates: October 17-21, 2010

For more information about the conference, organizing committee, submission instructions, and venue please see the conference website: http://www.cmpe.boun.edu.tr/mswim2010/