Call for Papers


Track on "Multimedia & Telecommunications: Challenges in Distributed Multimedia Systems"

Rennes, France       Aug. 31st – Sept. 3rd, 2004


Program Chairs

Paul Mueller
Kaiserslautern University of Technology
phone +49 631 205 2263

Jens B. Schmitt
Kaiserslautern University of Technology
phone +49 631 205 3288

Program Committee

Fernando Boavida, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Torsten Braun,
University of Berne, Switzerland

Michel Diaz, LAAS-CNRS, France

Wolfgang Effelsberg, Mannheim University, Germany

Stefan Fischer, University of Braunschweig, Germany 

Nicolas Georganas, University of Ottawa, Canada

Carsten Griwodz, University of Oslo, Norway

Gerhard Haßlinger, T-Systems, Germany

David Hutchison, Lancaster University, UK

Martin Karsten, University of Waterloo, Canada

David Larrabeiti, University Carlos III, Madrid, Spain
Laurent Mathy, Lancaster University, UK
Andreas Mauthe, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany
Martin Mauve, University of Düsseldorf, Germany
Andreas Meissner, Fraunhofer IPSI, Darmstadt, Germany

Harald Müller, Siemens, Germany
Thomas Plagemann, University of Oslo, Norway
Peter Puschner, Vienna University of Technology

Utz Roedig, University College Cork, Ireland

Luca Simoncini, University of Pisa, Italy
Richard Snow, University of Newcastle, UK
Giorgio Ventre, University of Federico II, Naples, Italy

Horst Wedde, University of Dortmund, Germany
Michael Zink,
Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany


Call for papers

Distributed multimedia systems (DMS) emerge in many facets in our daily lives.  Despite the fact that DMSes have been investigated for a number of years now, there is still many unresolved research issues. In particular, the telecommunication aspects of typical DMSes still provides a huge ground for open research questions as for example which quality of service has to be provided by all system components taking part in the service creation and delivery. One could go as far and say that the traditional area of telecommunication systems is fundamentally changed due to the new aspects evolving around broadband multimedia services.

Suggested topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:


·    Distributed Multimedia Platforms

·    Quality of Service Issues

·    Peer-to-Peer Systems

·    Video on Demand (VoD)

·    Media Streaming

·    Content Distribution Networks (CDN)

·    Mobile & Wireless Multimedia

·    Multimedia Applications

·    Teleimmersion


·    Network Architectures

·    Network Management

·    Multi-Service Networks

·    AAA

·    Mobile Telecommunications

·    3G and Beyond

·    Ad Hoc Communication

·    New Traffic Models

·    Resource Management

·    Internet-based Services

·    Web Services

·  Location-based, Context-aware Services

We encourage submissions demonstrating the potential of new approaches by providing case studies, experiments, and quantitative data.


Submission of papers

Prospective authors are encouraged to submit a PDF version of their paper to

Papers should not exceed 8 pages (in IEEE/CS proceedings format; 10pt, single-space, double-column) or 6000 words and include an abstract of up to 150 words. A cover page should clearly show the name, mailing address, e-mail address and fax number of the author to contact, as well as the topic areas of the submitted paper. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings by IEEE. Selected papers will be offered the opportunity to appear as extended versions in a special issue of a scholarly journal.

The following signed statement should be included on the cover page: "Neither this paper nor any version close to it has been or is being offered elsewhere for publication. All necessary clearances have been obtained for the publication of this paper. If accepted, the paper will be made available in Camera-ready forms by June 16th 2004, and it will be personally presented at the EUROMICRO 2004 Conference by the author or one of the co-authors. The presenting author(s) will pre-register (full fee) for EUROMICRO 2004 before the due date of the Camera-ready paper."

Important dates:

Submission deadline:
EXTENDED: March 8, 2004

Notification of acceptance:
NEW: May 8, 2004

Camera-ready paper due:
June 9, 2004

Updated information

General information
This track is an integral part of the EUROMICRO 2004 conference. The conference proceedings will be published by the IEEE Computer Society.

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