IEEE Consumer Communications & Networking Conference

Special Session on Multimedia Content Delivery Networks

Multimedia content delivery networks (CDN) are essential for the unprecedented growth of the Internet video and entertainment popularity in recent years. Intelligent multimedia content delivery technologies have enabled a wide range of innovative services and applications, including Peer-to-peer (P2P) video streaming, Internet Protocol Television (IPTV), interactive online games, cloud computing and resource sharing, over the top videos, live video consuming on mobile devices, etc. While CDN undertakes an important role in the current digital revolution, many challenges arise at the same time. For example, the quality of experience, security, bandwidth efficiency, balance of network traffic, scalability, seamless integration with heterogeneous devices and applications, and content personalization and adaptation, just to name a few. It is a great opportunity for our technical community to provide the right solutions and further enhance the existing multimedia CDN services.

A significant amount of research and development effort has been devoted to related areas of multimedia content delivery networks in the last decade. The goal of this special session is to provide a forum for engineers, architects, and researchers to share knowledge and innovation in multimedia CDN related services and technologies. We solicit papers covering various topics of interest that include (but are not limited to) the following:

* Network support for multimedia data
* Cloud/Grid-based content management and delivery
* Multimedia content discovery
* Multimedia content adaptation
* New Trend of multimedia content delivery
* Innovative IPTV services
* Over the top video servers
* Interactive online games for multi-players
* Personalized and interactive user experience
* Multimedia content management
* Privacy, security issues in multimedia CDN
* Peer-to-peer multimedia content sharing and streaming
* Social networks applied to IPTV
* Collaborative filtering
* Recommendation systems
* IPTV audience measurement
* IPTV Standards activities
* Advanced human machine interfaces for IPTV content browsing or selection
* Multi-screen viewing and companion devices for IPTV
* Content on Demand architectures and systems 

Submission Instructions
Authors are invited to submit regular technical papers or position papers. The position papers should present novel technologies at an early stage of development or share future vision. All submissions should describe original, previously unpublished research, not currently under review by another conference or journal. Manuscripts should not exceed five (5) pages in double-column IEEE format. Please submit the paper through EDAS. Formatting details can be found under Author Information on the CCNC web site.

Paper Submission:   Septebmer 28, 2011
Final Manuscript Due:   October 10, 2011

Session Organizers
David Gibbon, AT&T Labs - Research, USA:
Zhu Liu, AT&T Labs - Research, USA:
Bin Wei, AT&T Labs - Research, USA:
Heather Yu, Huawei Technologies, USA:


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