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                                                               The Fourth International Workshop on Future Multimedia Networking

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. So far these developments have been focusing on the entertainment sector and attracting attention from main multimedia markets. However, in other industrial areas multimedia services are becoming more and more important. Examples are security and property protection (e.g. CCTV), traffic control and guidance systems, healthcare systems, industrial process control, corporate communication, advertising, etc. Therefore, the resulting complexity and dynamics of content networks require special solutions in order to provide efficient delivery and deployment of real-time multimedia services. Further, 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. Thus, one major challenge is the ever growing complexity of communication management and network maintenance. Solutions are required in which services, management and administration entities interact and behave autonomously, with the overall goal of creating multimedia/content/service/people-centric networks.

The objective of The Fourth Future Multimedia Networking (FNM 2012) workshop is to discuss state-of-the-art research and developing activities contributing to aspects of multimedia systems, and networking. This year’s theme is “Future Multimedia Networking: Entertainment and Beyond”. The goal is to look beyond the challenges arising from entertainment services also considering the specific requirements coming from other domains. Therefore FMN 2012 will also promote some novel topics specifically focusing on these areas.

Guidelines for Submission
Submitted papers must represent original material that is not currently under review in any other conference or journal, and has not been previously published. Paper length should not exceed five-page technical paper manuscript. The paper should be used as the basis for a 20 - 30 minute workshop presentation.

Papers should be submitted in .pdf format by selecting CCNC'12 on the EDAS paper submission website and then selecting the workshop submission link. Papers should be a maximum of 5 pages in length and follow the IEEE formatting rules.

All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings and on IEEE Xplore.

At least one author of accepted papers is required to register at the full registration rate.

Important Dates

Deadline for workshop papers:                September 1, 2011

Acceptance of workshop papers:            September 26, 2011
Camera-ready version (hard):                  October 14, 2011
Workshop presentations:                       January 14, 2012


  • Eduardo Cerqueira, Federal University of Para, Brasil
  • Andreas Mauthe, Lancaster University, United Kingdom  


  • Marília Curado, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • Mikołaj Leszczuk, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland


  • Fernando Boavida, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • Eng Keong Lua, Nanyang Polytechnic Singapore/Carnegie Mellon University, USA


  • Scott Fowler (Publicity Chair for Europe), Linköping University, Sweden
  • Augusto Neto (Publicity Chair for Latin America), Federal University of Goias, Brazil



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