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2nd International Workshop on

Future Multimedia Networking

IEEE Technical Sponsorship and in Collaboration with ACM

Sponsored also by IET and the British Computer Society

2009 June 22-23, Coimbra, Portugal


"Towards Autonomic Content Networks"

In recent years real-time multimedia services have been contributing extensively to our life experience and are expected to be among the most important applications in the future Internet. The management of content distribution services is an important key to attract and keep customers, while increasing profits to content providers. The efficient delivery and deployment of real-time multimedia services over emerging diverse and heterogeneous wired and wireless systems is a challenging research objective. The interoperability of applications, transport and network protocols, as well as, the demand for improved Quality of Service (QoS) and Quality of Experience (QoE), and seamless mobility control creates a challenging study field and also possibilities for research of novel communication protocols, architectures and methods towards Future Multimedia Networking Systems. One major challenge in this context is the ever growing complexity of communication management and network maintenance in this context. Thus, solutions are required in which services, management and administration entities interact and behave autonomously with the overall goal of creating Autonomic Content Networks.

The objective of the Future Multimedia Networking (FMN´09) workshop is to discuss state-of-the-art research and developing activities contributing to aspects of multimedia systems, content networking, and autonomous communication. We are inviting both theoretical and experimental papers as well as work-in-progress research. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

·        Autonomous management in next generation content networks

·        Content delivery networks and autonomic content networks

·        Audio-visual systems

·         Novel protocols for multimedia services supporting autonomous network operations

·        Grid networking for multimedia services

·        Multimedia in personal, sensor and ad-hoc networks

·        Multimedia in peer-to-peer networks and autonomic network infrastructures

·         Quality of service management in content networks and emerging autonomous content networks

·         Quality of experience management in content networks and emerging autonomous content networks

·        Management of service oriented architectures

·         Seamless mobility of multimedia services in emerging autonomous content networks

·        Novel multimedia architectures/platforms

·        Multicast and broadcast multimedia service management

·        IP multimedia system operations and management

·        Resource reservation for multimedia services

·         Multimedia in mobile and broadband wireless access networks, and emerging autonomous content networks

·         Context-aware content distribution


A parallel poster/demonstration session entitled “Demonstrations on Future Multimedia and Autonomic Content Networking” will be organized along with the main workshop. This event encourages researchers to present and discuss “work-in-progress” or “experience-in-practice” of their current implementations and research prototypes that cover the topics of FMN’09. Authors are invited to submit a short paper of up to 6 pages following the format of workshop. All accepted short papers will be included in the proceedings of FMN’09. The papers should specifically focus on implementation and practical aspects such as:

·        Experiments/lessons from recent deployments

·        Performance evaluation of multimedia services

·        Network measurement/monitoring for multimedia services


Proceedings: FMN´09 papers will be published by Springer-Verlag - Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS).

Special Issue Journal Publication: Extended versions of best papers of the workshop will be considered for publication in a Special Issue of the Springer's International Journal of Multimedia Tools and Applications (MTAP).

One best paper award, selected by the organizing committee, based on referee reviews, will be presented to the author(s) of the best paper submitted to the workshop along with other awards presented during the social event.


Papers reporting original and unpublished research results on FMN´09 topics are solicited. Submissions must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere while being evaluated for this workshop

·        Formatting: The proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag* - LNCS series.

                - FULL PAPERS (main workshop): The maximum size of full papers should be 5000 words including tables and figures. Please adhere to the formatting standard for a 12-page manuscript of Springer-Verlag LNCS. The cover page must contain an abstract of about 150 words, 3-5 keywords, name and affiliation of author(s) as well as the corresponding author's e-mail and postal address.

                - SHORT PAPERS (poster/demonstration): The maximum size of full papers should be 2500 words including tables and figures. Please adhere to the formatting standard for a 6-page manuscript of Springer-Verlag LNCS. The cover page must contain an abstract of about 150 words, 3-5 keywords, name and affiliation of author(s) as well as the corresponding author's e-mail and postal address.

·         How to submit: The paper submission for FMN´09 will only be accepted through the EDAS Paper Submission System accessible from the link on the website. Only papers in PDF will be accepted for reviewing. Submissions as e-mail attachment will not be accepted. Paper can be registered first and then uploaded at any time up to the paper submission deadline!

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·        Reviewing: Consistent with standard practice, each submitted paper will receive rigorous peer reviewing. Papers will be selected based on their originality, timeliness, significance, relevance and clarity of presentation. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. All accepted papers of the conference are expected to be presented and will be included in the workshop proceedings.


Important Dates

·       Full Paper submission deadline:       2009 / January / 31

·       Short Paper submission deadline:    2009 / February / 20 Deadline Extended (hard deadline): March 1st

·        Acceptance notification:                 2009 / March / 17

·        Camera ready:                              2009 / April / 14 (new date)



Marilia Curado, University of Coimbra, Portugal @ marilia (at) dei (.) uc (.) pt


Eduardo Cerqueira, University of Coimbra, Portugal @ ecoelho (at) dei (.) uc (.) pt


Andreas Mauthe, Lancaster University, UK @ a.mauthe (at) lancaster (.) ac (.) uk

Sherali Zeadally, University of the District of Columbia, USA @ szeadally (at) udc (.) edu


Mikolaj Leszczuk, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland @ leszczuk (at) agh (.) edu (.) pl

Michael Zink, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA

Jo Yew THAM, Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR, Singapore


Abdelhamid Mellouk, University Paris XII, France

Edmundo Monteiro, University of Coimbra, Portugal

Scott Fowler, Aston University, UK

Bjorn Landfeldt, University of Sydney, Australia

Thomas Plagemann, University of Oslo, Norway

Dmitri Moltchanov, Tampere University of Technology, Finland

Saverio Mascolo, Politecnico di Bari, Italy

Nicolas Sklavos, Technological Educational Institute of Patras, Greece

Susana Sargento, IT - University of Aveiro, Portugal

Parag Mogre, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany

Eng Keong Lua, Carnegie Mellon University, USA - Japan

Petros Belimpasakis, Nokia Research Centre, Finland

Rosario Garroppo, University of Pisa, Italy

Rui Cruz, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal

Fernando Kuipers, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Wan H Hassan, Sunway University College, Malaysia

Edmundo Madeira, University of Campinas, Brazil

Yevgeni Koucheryavy, Tampere University of Technology, Finland

Thomas C. Schmidt, HAW Hamburg, Germany

Naoki Wakamiya, Osaka University, Japan

Naveen Chilamkurti, LaTrobe University, Australia

Augusto Neto, Institute of Telecommunications - Aveiro, Portugal

Mickael Hoerdt, Lancaster University, UK

Farid Naït-Abdesselam, University of Sciences and Technologies of Lille, France

Artur Ziviani, National Laboratory for Scientific Computing, Brazil

Alexey Vinel, Saint-Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of Russian Academy of Science, Russia

Mario Freire, University of Beira Interior, Portugal

Guome Zhu, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Rashid Mehmood, Swansea University, UK

Kostas Pentikousis, VTT Technical Research Centre, Finland

Lisandro Granville, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Yan Zhang, Simula Research Laboratory, Norway

Roberto Canonico, University of Napoli Federico II, Italy

Fernando Boavida, University of Coimbra, Portugal

Mu Mu, Lancaster University, UK

Toshihiko Yamasaki, University of Tokyo, Japan

Jie Zhang, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, PRC

Kelvin Dias, Federal University of Para, Brazil

Eduard Babulak, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Canada

David Hausheer, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Ejair Mota, Federal University of Amazonas, Brazil

Eckhart Koerner, University Applied Sciences Mannheim, Germany

Francisco Garcia, Agilent, UK

Rodger Lea, University of British Columbia, Canada

Zdzislaw Papir, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland

Luis Veloso, University of Coimbra, Portugal

Olivier Fourmaux, University Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris6), France

Antonio Jorge Abelem, Federal University of Para, Brazil

Nicholas Race, Lancaster University, UK

Andreas J. Kassler, Karlstad University, Sweden

Roger Zimmermann, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Luigi Iannone, Laboratories, TU Berlin, Germany

Carmen Guerrero, University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain

Stephan Kopf, University of Mannheim, Germany

Wolfgang Effelsberg, University of Mannheim, Germany

Lucjan Janowski, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland

Piotr Romaniak, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland

Carsten Griwodz, Simula Research Laboratory, Norway

Bilhanan Silverajan, Tampere University of Technology, Finland