IEEE ICCCN'2009 Workshop on

Multimedia Computing and Communications (MCC’09)


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The First IEEE International Workshop on IP Multimedia Communications (IPMC) and 
The Second International Workshop on Multimedia Analysis and Processing (IMAP)


August 2 - 6, 2009
San Francisco, CA, USA

In conjunction with IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications and Network (ICCCN) 2009


NEW: The submission deadline has been extended to March 27, 2009 (FIRM)

The submission link is available at IEEE MCC’09

One ICCCN 09 registration covers TWO papers, from conference or workshop or combination of them.
Top quality papers will be recommended to
Journal of Communications, Special Issue on Multimedia Computing and Communications.


The explosively growing momentum behind worldwide broadband deployment and the emerging convergence of voice, image, video and data services offer the base for various modern multimedia applications and services such as mobile TV, multimedia messenger and blog, social networking, video conferencing, Internet gaming, interactive TV, IPTV, and multimedia visualization, navigation, management, search and retrieval. The advances of computing and communication over wired and wireless networks and new technologies ranging from multimedia coding, network infrastructure, content distribution protocols, quality of service (QoS) management to post-processing and analysis, have stimulated more diversified multimedia applications and services.


In recent years, the emerging new techniques have been employed to effectively integrate context and content for multimedia mining, management, indexing and retrieval. The semantic and sensory gaps, which are difficult or even impossible to bridge using traditional approaches, have been narrowed to facilitate many real-world multimedia applications. Popular applications and services such as youtube, facebook, Google, Windows Live messenger, myspace, and variations are breaking the media monopoly of big content and distribution companies, new multimedia based social networking applications demand even more efficient and intelligent multimedia search and mining capabilities. The increasing service requirements by multimedia consumers inspire the rapid developments of interface design, interactive models, communication infrastructure, mobile devices, etc. In addition, the advances of video coding make many bandwidth-hungry video communication applications possible. Novel video source and channel coding techniques such as multiple description codes, transcoding, and network coding can certainly improve the efficiency of video transmission over the Internet. New communication protocols such as peer-to-peer (P2P) technologies further significantly improved the video broadcasting quality due to its distributed architecture that is capability to provide scalability, inherent robustness and fault tolerance to the best effort-based Internet. On the other hand, IPTV, built on managed IP network, is growing rapidly, targeting at providing high quality video viewing experience that is at least as good as what is offered by today's cable/satellite TV. At the same time, advances in wireless network technologies and video delivery mechanisms such as IEEE 802.11 (Wi-Fi) and the 3G and 4G cellular systems provide alternatives to their wired peers, allowing users to access and produce video at any time from anywhere.


The challenges for those applications and services to be successfully deployed range from limited computation power considering the rich media content, difficulty in content analysis and understanding, to the state of the transport network. Besides, better video viewing experience always calls for better compression algorithm, data rate adaptation, adaptive error control, and error concealment technologies. A central theme in all these efforts is novel approaches and solutions for multimedia computation and communications. The purpose of this workshop is to provide a professional forum for industry and academic researchers from around the world to present their state-of-the-art accomplishments, exchange latest experiences, and explore future directions for multimedia computing and communications. Topics covered include, but are not limited to, the following:


  • Multimedia content analysis, representation, and understanding
  • Content, user, computation, and network aware media engineering
  • Multimedia management in social networking environment
  • Multimedia indexing and retrieval
  • Multimedia processing for wireless sensor networks
  • Multimedia data mining and fusing
  • Multimodal signal processing
  • Sensorial data processing for interactive games
  • Multimedia summarization and abstraction
  • Intelligent audio-video surveillance and other security-related applications
  • Content authentication, preservation, and digital rights management
  • Multimedia and multimodal user interfaces and interaction models
  • Multimedia coding, streaming, and networking
  • Video transcoding
  • Multimedia transmission networks, systems, and applications
  • QoS management
  • Content-aware multimedia distribution
  • P2P multimedia networks
  • Joint source-channel video coding
  • IPTV architecture and standards
  • Network security for P2P and IPTV services
  • Internet traffic classification and management algorithm and architecture for IPTV
  • Multimedia Advertising for IPTV Services
  • Error control and concealment
  • Video quality assessment



Authors are invited to submit original and unpublished papers limited to 6 pages. Please see the Author Information page for submission guidelines in the ICCCN 2009 website. Note that, in compliance with the ICCCN requirements, an accepted paper, if not presented by an author, will be removed from the IEEE Xplore library unless the absence is approved by the ICCCN'09 organization in advance. Please submit your paper from the link at If you go to EDAS directly and try to submit a paper, you will identify ICCCN first, then ICCCN Workshops. The submission link is available at IEEE MCC’09.



Top quality papers will be recommended to Journal of Communications, Special Issue on Multimedia Computing and Communications.




Paper submission deadline      March 13, 2009 March 27, 2009 (FIRM)

Author notification                  May 1, 2009

Camera-ready paper              May 15, 2009

Author registration                 May 15, 2009

Conference date                    August 2–6, 2009


General Co-Chairs:


      Zhu Li, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China


      Steven Wright, AT&T, USA


Program Co-Chairs:


      Yun (Raymond) Fu, BBN Technologies, USA


Fan Zhai, Texas Instruments, USA


Publicity Chair:


      Dacheng Tao, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore



Technical Program Committee:


   Dan Schonfeld, Univeristy of Illinois at Chicago, USA
   Qi Tian, Microsoft Research Asia, China
   Aggelos K. Katsaggelos, Northwestern University, USA
   Ebroul Izquierdo, University of London, UK
   Moncef Gabbouj, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
   Homer Chen, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
   Shuicheng Yan, National University of Singapore, Singapore
   Eckehard Steinbach, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany
   Onur Guleryuz, DoCoMo USA Labs, USA
   Noel O'Connor, Dublin City University, Ireland
   Jiebo Luo, Kodak, USA
   Thomas Little, Boston University, USA
   Mark Liao, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
   Nozha Boujemaa, INRIA Paris, France
   Guodong Guo, North Carolina Central University, USA
   Julien Maisonneuve, Alcatel-Lucent, France
   Charalabos Skianis, University of Aegean, Greece
   Greg Thompson, Thompson Video Consulting, USA
   Ling Guan, Ryerson University, Canada
   Ye-Kui Wang, Huawei Technologies, USA
   Truong Nguyen, University of California at San Diego, USA
   Lisimachos Kondi, University of Ioannina, Greece
   Jie Liang, Simon Fraser University, Canada
   Lexing Xie, IBM, USA
   Wai-tian Tan, HP Labs, USA
   Ghassem Koleyni, Consultant, Canada
   Ying Li, Samsung Telecommunications America, USA
   Yijuan (Lucy) Lu, Texas State University, USA
   Thomas Stockhammer, Nomor Research, Germany
   Raheem Beyah, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
   Luca Salgarelli, Università di Brescia, Italy
   Al Bovik, The University of Texas at Austin, USA
   Shiguo Lian, France Telecom R&D Beijing, China
   Khaled El-Maleh, Qualcomm, USA
   Jun Kyun Choi, Information Communication University, Korean
   Gerald Schaefer, Aston University, UK
   Hao Jiang, Boston College, USA
   Edwige Pissaloux, University of Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6), France
   Caifeng(Kevin) Shan, Philips Research, The Netherlands