Call for Papers

The Second International Workshop on Multimedia Communications and Networking (MultiCom-2012 ) is to be held in conjunction with the 11th IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Communications (IUCC-2012) between 25 June and 27 June 2012 in Liverpool, UK.


MultiCom-2012 is dedicated to address the challenges in the areas of delivering multimedia content using modern communication and networking techniques. The workshop looks for significant contributions to multimedia content encoding, network transfer, and quality evaluation in theoretical and practical aspects. The multimedia & networking computing domain emerges from the integration of multimedia content such as audio and video with distribution technologies. This workshop aims to cover contributions in both the design and analysis in the context of multimedia, wired/wireless/heterogeneous networks, and quality evaluation. It also intends to bring together researchers and practitioners from academia and industry to focus on advanced multimedia and networking performance analysis concepts and establish new collaborations in these areas.

Authors may contribute to the workshop by submitting articles about the research results, projects and industrial experiences that describe significant advances in the following areas, but are not limited to:

  • Mobile TV
  • IPTV & Internet TV
  • Video coding and processing
  • Multimedia quality: Objective and Subjective evaluation techniques
  • Peer-to-peer multimedia streaming
  • Content adaptation and scaling
  • Error resilience and concealment
  • Channel modelling and simulation
  • Erasure coding, modulation, multiplexing
  • video transmission in wireless networks
  • Multimedia technologies for e-health
  • Multimedia broadcasting
  • Multimedia in sensor and ad hoc networks
  • Multimedia content caching and distribution
  • Congestion control and rate adaptation
  • Cross-layer optimization
  • Traffic monitoring and control
  • Network structure, routing and resource management
  • Client playout buffer management

Paper Submission

Prospective authors are invited to submit manuscripts reporting original unpublished research and recent developments in the topics related to the workshop. The length of the papers should not exceed 6 pages + 2 pages for overlength charges, including figures and references. The IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Manuscripts style applies (two columns, single-spaced, 10-point font). Papers should be submitted electronically in PDF format to EasyChair.

All papers will be peer reviewed and comments will be provided to the authors. The accepted papers will be included in the main conference proceedings to be published by IEEE and indexed by IE. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper is requested to register the paper, in order for it to appear in the proceedings.

Selected outstanding papers from the workshop, after further extensions, will be published in the Special Issues of the following prestigious journals:

  • IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems - IEEE
  • Future Generation Computer Systems - Elsevier
  • Multimedia Tools and Applications - Springer
  • Journal of Computers & Electrical Engineering - Elsevier
  • Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience - Wiley
  • Journal of Security and Communication Networks - Wiley
  • EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking - Hindawi (pending)
  • Computers & Security - Elsevier
  • Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory - Elsevier

Important dates

Submission Deadline: 30 March, 2012
Notification of Acceptance: 25 April, 2012
Camera-ready Paper Due: 12 May, 2012
Workshop: 25 - 27 June, 2012