Introduction & Scope

The 2nd International Workshop on Multimedia Communications and Networking (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 content 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