IEEE Globecom 2006

27 November - 1 December 2006
San Francisco, CA USA

Multimedia Communications Symposium

Symposium Co-chairs

Topics covered

Papers offering novel research contributions in any aspect of Multimedia Communications, Services and Networking are solicited for submission to the Globecom2006 Multimedia Communications Symposium. Papers may present theories, techniques, applications, or practical experiences on topics including but not limited to the following tracks:

  • Media streaming and real-time delivery
    • Techniques and architectures for streaming media and IP telephony
    • Joint source and channel coding and error control schemes
    • Scalability and transcoding technologies for heterogeneous networks
    • Multimedia delivery to wireless embedded devices
    • Cross protocol layer design and optimizations
  • Mobile multimedia communications
    • Cross-layer design for multimedia communication
    • Medium access control for multimedia over wireless local area network and personal area network
    • Mobile content distribution networks
    • Mobility management for wireless multimedia
    • Software-radio-based techniques for multimedia communication
  • Quality of service in multimedia communications
    • Multimedia QoS support for wired and wireless networks
    • MAC protocols with multimedia QoS support in wireless networks
    • Transport/streaming protocols for end-to-end QoS support
    • Multimedia QoS in peer-to-peer and overlay networks
    • VoIP/RTC support in wireless multi-hop networks
  • Multimedia communications systems and applications
    • Online gaming (Service, architecture, protocol, and security)
    • Virtual home environment
    • Content distribution and web services (including media caching and replication)
    • Distributed services middleware and systems for multimedia communications (e.g. Open Service Interfaces)
    • Private or peer-to-peer network services for multimedia communications
    • Emerging trends, standards, applications, services, and field trials
  • Home networking and services for multimedia applications
    • Home networks protocols (WLAN, WiMax, UWB, ad-hoc, etc.) and architectures
    • WAN support of home networks
    • Wireless and wireline broadband multimedia access
    • TV-centric home networks, DTV, and home networked entertainment and games
    • Residential gateways, and home networked appliances for multimedia applications
    • Novel home networking multimedia applications and enabling technologies
    • Test Beds, trials and demonstrations

Questions regarding the theme/scope of the symposium should be directed to the symposium chair or program co-chairs.

Call for Papers

PDF file will be available later.

Instructions for Authors: Technical papers should be submitted to the Globecom2006, following the general Globecom submission procedure and instructions.

Technical Program Committee

  • Toufik Ahmed, University of Bordeaux-1 / CNRS-LaBRI, France
  • Alessandro Amoroso, University of Bologna, Italy
  • Luigi Atzori, University of Cagliari, Italy
  • Spiridon Bakiras, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
  • Chang Wen Chen, Florida Institute of Technology, USA
  • Jiancong Kent Chen, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
  • Shuguang Robert Cui, Stanford University, USA
  • Christophe de Vleeschouwer, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
  • Kalva Hari, Florida Atlantic University, USA
  • Markus Kampmann, Ericsson Research, Germany
  • Andreas Kassler, Karlstad University, Sweden
  • Wuttipong Kumwilaisak, King Mongkut's University of Technology, Thailand
  • Zhu Li, Motorola Laboratories, USA
  • Maode Ma, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Manuel Perez Malumbres, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
  • Shiwen Mao, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA
  • Maja Matijasevic, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Giovanni Pau, UCLA, USA
  • Antonio Pescape', Universita' di Napoli "Federico II", Italy
  • Marco Roccetti, University of Bologna, Italy
  • Dilip Sarkar, University of Miami, USA
  • Clark N. Taylor, Brigham Young University, USA
  • Olivier Verscheure, IBM Research, USA
  • Bin Wei, ATT Labs, USA
  • Steven Wright, Bellsouth, USA
  • Yang Xiao, University of Memphis, USA
  • Kun Yang, University of Essex, UK
  • Yang Yang, Univeristy College London, UK
  • Fan Zhai, Texas Instruments Inc, USA