Call for Papers



Track on "Multimedia & Telecommunications: Dependable Adaptive Systems”

Cavtat/Dubrovnik, Croatia - Aug. 28th – Sept. 1st, 2006


Program Chairs

Paul Mueller
of Kaiserslautern
phone +49 631 205 2263


Peter Merz
of  Kaiserslautern
phone +49 631 205 3292


Program Committee


Hendrik Berndt, DoCoMo Euro-Labs, Germany

Torsten Braun, University of Berne, Switzerland

Tarik Cicic, Simula Research Laboratory, Norway

Hermann deMeer, University of Passau, Germany

Michel Diaz, LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France

Wolfgang Effelsberg, University of Mannheim, Germany

Stefan Fischer, University of Luebeck, Germany 

Carsten Griwodz, University of Oslo, Norway

Gerhard Haßlinger, T-Systems, Germany

Valerie Issarny, INRIA, France

Frank Kargl, University of Ulm, Germany

Martin Karsten, University of Waterloo, Canada

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

Utz Roedig, University College Cork, Ireland

Simon P. Romano, University of Naples “Federico II”, Italy

Jens Schmitt, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany

Luca Simoncini, University of Pisa, Italy

Ralf Steinmetz, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany

Phuoc Tran-Gia, University Wuerzburg, Germany

Paulo Verissimo, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Michael Weber,
University of Ulm, Germany

Michael Zink, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA


Call for papers

Dependability and adaptivity are vital attributes especially for fixed/mobile multimedia systems and communication networks that pervade every aspect of our daily lives. As we increasingly rely on correct and safe functioning of such systems and networks there is an increasing concern about malicious exploitation of imperfect systems and networks and intentional network-attacks as well as the traditional concerns for inadvertent or accidental faults, errors, and failures.

This conference track attempts to provide a platform for presenting and discussing new approaches and technologies aiming to enhance the dependability and adaptivity of distributed multimedia systems. Especially multimedia applications in different domains like automotive, healthcare, commerce and financial services should be addressed. We invite you to contribute to this conference track by submitting proposals in one or more of the categories outlined below.



·    Dependability in multimedia

·    Dependability modeling and

·    Adaptivity of multimedia streams

·    Middleware and reflective systems support for wireless multimedia

·    Push technologies and content distribution

·    Service oriented multimedia

·    Mobile & wireless multimedia

·    Adaptive devices for multimedia

·    Digital entertainment

·    Innovative applications



·    Dependability in fixed and mobile environments

·    Dependability measurement and analysis

·    Network adaptivity

·    NGN for multimedia

·    P2P multimedia systems

·    Caching and content

·    Self engineering communications

·    Performance evaluation of fixed and mobile networks

·    QoS control and scheduling

·    3G and beyond

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. Extended versions of selected papers will be considered for publication in a special issue of the Journal of Systems Architecture (Elsevier).

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 2006, and it will be personally presented at the EUROMICRO 2006 Conference by the author or one of the co-authors. The presenting author(s) will pre-register (full fee) for EUROMICRO 2006 before the due date of the Camera-ready paper."

Important dates

Submission deadline:
March 15, 2006

Notification of acceptance:
May 3, 2006

Camera-ready paper due:
June 9, 2006

Updated information


General information
This track is an integral part of the EUROMICRO 2006 conference. The conference proceedings will be published by the IEEE Computer Society.


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