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1st IEEE International Workshop on


2008 September 18, Cardiff, Wales, UK

Collocated with IEEE NGMAST 2008

Technical Co-Sponsor


Real-time multimedia services are contributing to enhance our life experience and are expected to be among the most important applications in future generation networks. The management of real-time multimedia 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 user experience, 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.

 The objective of the Future Multimedia Networking (FMN´08) workshop is to discuss state-of-the-art research and developing activities contributing to aspects of multimedia systems, and networking. We are inviting both theoretical and experimental papers as well as work-in-progress research. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

·        Multimedia management in next generation networks

·        Content delivery networks

·        Audio-visual systems

·        Novel protocol for multimedia services

·        Grid networking for multimedia services

·        Multimedia in personal, sensor and ad-hoc networks

·        Multimedia in peer-to-peer networks

·        Quality of service management in multimedia networks

·        Quality of experience management in multimedia networks

·        Management of service oriented architectures

·        Seamless mobility of multimedia services

·        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

·        Experiments/lessons from recent deployments

·        Performance evaluation of multimedia services

·        Network measurement/monitoring for multimedia services

·        Pricing, accounting and billing for multimedia services

·        Watermarking of Multimedia Data

·        Reliability, availability, serviceability of multimedia services

Special Issue Journal Publication: Best papers of the workshop will be considered for publication in a Special Issue of International Journal of Internet Protocol Technology (IJIPT).

The proceedings of the FMN´08 workshop will be published by IEEE CPS and on IEEExplore digital library. IEEE CPS papers are professionally indexed through INSPEC.


Full papers reporting original and unpublished research results on FMN´08 topics are solicited. Submissions must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere while being evaluated for this conference. 

·        Formatting: The proceedings will be published by the prestigious IEEE Computer Society Press and on IEEExplorer digital library. Submissions must be in IEEE two-column format and must not exceed 6 pages, including figures, tables and references. The cover page should contain title, author names, affiliations, and email addresses. Please indicate clearly the corresponding author. Include up to five keywords from the above list and an abstract of no more than 300 words.

·         How to submit: The paper submission for FMN´08 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. Selection will be based on full papers. 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 conference proceedings.

·        Camera ready manuscript: Accepted papers will need to be formatted in IEEE format. Standard IEEE Transactions templates for Microsoft Word or LaTeX formats found at Alternatively you can follow the sample instructions in template.pdf. Camera ready papers must be submitted directly to IEEE through a link that will be activated on the conference website. Again: Only PDF files will be accepted!



·        Submission deadline:       April / 28

·        Acceptance notification:  June / 06

·        Camera ready:                June / 20



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


Thomas Michael Bohnert, SIEMENS CT, Germany - thomas.bohnert (at) siemens (.) com


Fernando Boavida, University of Coimbra, Portugal - boavida (at) dei (.) uc (.) pt


Parag Mogre, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany

Sherali Zeadally, University of the District of Columbia, USA

Edmundo Monteiro, University of Coimbra, Portugal

Luciano Bononi, University of Bologna, Italy

Dmitri Moltchanov, Tampere University of Technology, Finland

Saverio Mascolo, Politecnico di Bari, Italy   

Antônio Jorge Abelém, Federal University of Para, Brazil

Eng Keong Lua, NTT Service Integration Laboratories, Japan

Luigi Iannone, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium

Petros Belimpasakis, Nokia Research Centre, Finland

Rosario Garroppo, University of Pisa, Italy

Marília Curado, University of Coimbra, Portugal

Fernando Kuipers, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Edmundo Madeira, University of Campinas, Brazil

Matti Siekkinen, University of Oslo, Norway

Andreas Mauthe, University of Lancaster, United Kingdom

Augusto Neto, Institute of Telecommunications - Aveiro, Portugal

Artur Ziviani, National Laboratory for Scientific Computing, Brazil

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

Ralf Schmitz, Zühlke Engineering GmbH, Germany

Bilhanan Silverajan, Tampere University of Technology, Finland

Laurent Mathy, University of Lancaster, United Kingdom

Pedro Neves, Portugal Telecom Inovacao, Portugal

Nicola Ciulli, NeXtworks S.r.l., Italy

Andreas Kassler, Karlstad University, Sweden

Matthias Scheffel, Siemens CT, Germany

Guome Zhu, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Luis Veloso, University of Coimbra, Portugal

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

Marc Brogle, University of Bern, Switzerland

Yan Zhang, Simula Research Laboratory, Norway

Alexandre Fonte, Polytechnical Institute of Castelo Branco, Portugal

Jie Zhang, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, PRC

Kelvin Dias, Federal University of Para, Brazil

Carmen Gerrero, University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain

Eckhart Koerner, University Applied Sciences Mannheim, Germany

Eduard Babulak, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Canada

Ejair Mota, Federal University of Amazonas, Brazil