Call for Papers


Track on "Multimedia & Telecommunications:

Pervasive Multimedia and Networking"

Porto, Portugal – August 30th - September 3rd, 2005


Program Chairs

University of Kaiserslautern
phone +49 631 205 2263


Peter Merz
University of Kaiserslautern
phone +49 631 205 3292


Program Committee

Hendrik Berndt,
DoCoMo Euro-Labs, Germany

Torsten Braun, University of Berne, Switzerland

Michel Diaz, LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France

Wolfgang Effelsberg, Mannheim University, Germany

Stefan Fischer, University of Lbeck, Germany

Carsten Griwodz, University of Oslo, Norway

Gerhard Haßlinger, T-Systems, Germany

Frank Kargl, University of Ulm, Germany

Martin Karsten, University of Waterloo, Canada

David Larrabeiti, University Carlos III, Madrid, Spain
Laurent Mathy, Lancaster University, UK
Andreas Mauthe, Lancaster University, UK
Andreas Meissner, Fraunhofer IPSI, Darmstadt, Germany
Harald Müller, Siemens AG, Germany
Thomas Plagemann, University of Oslo, Norway
Erwin P. Rathgeb, University Essen, Germany

Utz Roedig, University College Cork, Ireland

Jens B. Schmitt, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany

Luca Simoncini, University of Pisa, Italy

Ralf Steinmetz, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany
Simon P. Romano, University of Federico II, Naples, Italy

Phuoc Tran-Gia, Würzburg University, Germany
Michael Weber,
Ulm University, Germany

Michael Zink, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA


Call for papers

Regardless of different end-systems and the underlying network infrastructure, multimedia plays an important rule in almost any application. These applications spread from collaborative environments to gaming applications and include also m-commerce. New middleware providing an abstraction layer for particular hardware like mobile phones, PDAs or wearables, and particular network services, as well as network requirements are key issues in this field.


In this context the Grid, which was originally designed for distributed computing over a network of heterogeneous resources, is becoming an interesting and challenging research area. Here, dependability and adaptability of distributed multimedia systems must be taken into account. This yields in new challenges to the underlying networks. Emerging P2P and Ad-hoc-network technologies are discovered as means for the design of multimedia frameworks and applications.

Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:


    Pervasive Multimedia


    Push Technologies and Content Distribution

    Mobile & Wireless Multimedia



    Media-rich Homes / Digital Entertainment

    Grid Services for Multimedia

    Distributed Gaming

    m-Commerce and m-Learning Systems

    Smart Devices for Multimedia



    Access technologies

    Network Architectures

    AAA and Security


    Mobile Telecommunications

    3G and beyond

    P2P and Ad-hoc-Networks

    Self-organizing Protocols

    QoS Control and Scheduling

    Internet-based Services

    Web Services

    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 9th 2005, and it will be personally presented at the EUROMICRO 2005 Conference by the author or one of the co-authors. The presenting author(s) will pre-register (full fee) for EUROMICRO 2005 before the due date of the Camera-ready paper."

Important dates

Submission deadline:
March 11, 2005 !! EXTENDED !!

Notification of acceptance:
May 3, 2005

Camera-ready paper due:
June 9, 2005

Updated information

General information

This track is an integral part of the EUROMICRO 2005 conference. The conference proceedings will be published by the IEEE Computer Society.


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