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International Conference on Multimedia Communications Systems

ICMCS 2005

Week of August 14, 2005 - Montreal, Canada

Call for Papers

1. Papers:


  1. Technologies, protocols, and mechanisms for multimedia communications
    Analysis and modeling multimedia Internet communications, Network and transport layer protocols for multimedia, including Multicast IP, IPv6, RSVP, ST2, the Tenet protocols, and RTP; Voice over IP Protocols

  2. Multimedia compression mechanisms and information representation
    Multimedia encoding and compression, MPEG-1 to MPEG-4, Wavelet and fractal techniques, Optimizing mechanisms for compression rates, Text compression, Image compression, Audio compression, Video compression, Multimedia information representation - digitization principles, text, images, audio, video-, Speech and audio coding for multimedia applications, Similarities and differences on speech and audio, Speech coding -G.711, G.722, G.723.1, G.726, G.728, G.729/A-, MPEG audio coding, mp3, AMR, AACPlus

  3. Multimedia frameworks, communications, and middleware
    Context-aware multimedia communications, Next generation multimedia communications, Mobile multimedia communications, Multimedia middleware and architectures, Multimedia stream traffic control and management, Selective acknowledgments, Adaptive multi-media multi-party communications, Multimedia traffic support in asynchronous ad hoc wireless networks, Multimedia synchronization, Internet telephony, Peer-to-peer streaming, Broadband audio/video streaming

  4. Methodologies and development tools for multimedia communications systems
    Software platforms for multimedia systems, Ontology for multimedia applications, Practical experiences and results, Multimedia representation languages, Adaptive reservation algorithms in multimedia applications, Design of real-time communications systems, Multimedia server design

  5. Wireless mobile multimedia communications
    Satellite communications (LEO, MEO, GEO), Wireless communications - from 3G to 4G, Mobility, seamless handover, and QoS adaptation, Mobile IP, IEEE 8002.11, Ad hoc networks, Reliability in wireless streaming, Geographic location of Internet hosts, Wireless multimedia handoff control, Mobile wireless multimedia

  6. Ad hoc multimedia networks
    Modeling, measurement, and performance study on ad hoc multimedia Streaming, Satellite communications, Node Mobility, Continuous multimedia streaming, Wireless ad hoc networks, Models for ad hoc multimedia mobility, Multimedia Streaming in ad hoc networks, Information theories to support ad hoc multimedia streaming, Ad hoc overlay solutions for multimedia streaming, Live streaming, video on demand, and video conferencing in wireless ad hoc networks, Network and transport protocols for streaming in wireless ad hoc networks

  7. IP-based Multimedia Subsystems (IMS)
    Control and charge for new multimedia services (audio/video conferencing, chat, and presence service), Service bundling (voice and white-board sharing), Control of multimedia and voice, Real-time and non-real-time services control, Converged voice, data and video applications through standards-based interfaces, SIP and IMS, IMS external functions and internal components, Technology threats to IMS

  8. QoS/SLA in mobile multimedia services and applications
    Multimedia services, Differential multimedia services, Triple-play services, Multimedia communication servers, Videoconferencing, Streaming applications in sensor networks, Implementations of multimedia streaming in ad hoc networks, Knowledge transfer, Tutoring systems, Distance learning, Language learning, Telepresence, Ubiquitous multimedia services, Multimedia content distribution, , QoS/SLA definition and monitoring multimedia networks, Networked multimedia QoS metrics -throughput, error rates, delay, latency-, Mobility and QoS in Internet, Quality multimedia delivery for residential users, Dynamic QoS allocation for multimedia ad hoc wireless networks, QoS-aware resource allocation

  9. Mechanisms for interactive multimedia applications
    Designing and implementing interactive applications, Real-time multimedia communications, Educational interactive applications, Modeling temporal and spatial aspects, Modeling user behavior, Interactive multimedia authoring tools, Interactive Internet searching through various communication media, Basics of multimedia navigation, Graphical user interface, Consistent model for distributed interactive multimedia applications

  10. Multimedia authoring, publishing, and right securing
    Intellectual property rights, Authoring tools, Digital signatures, Cryptography, Data interaction & online publication design, Multimedia information retrieval

  11. Security and performance for multimedia communications
    Management, QoS, and security aspects in streaming over wireless ad hoc networks, Security brokering in multimedia applications, Real-time software encryption, Digital rights management of multimedia content via encryption and watermarking, Securing multimedia communications, Multimedia authentication, Multimedia networks and systems performance, Network security and privacy issues, Multimedia switching and routing, Reliability in multimedia networks, Performance and quality tradeoffs

  12. Management and control of multimedia systems
    Management of multimedia networks, QoS/SLA in high speed networks, Scheduling & resource allocation, Management and control of multicast communications, Unicast and Multicast issues, Multimedia content-based monitoring and control, Communications control, Multimedia diagnostics

  13. Standards protocols for multimedia communications
    ITU-T H.323 recommendation for multimedia communications over packet-based networks, SIP, Mobile video standards, Reference models, Standards relating to interpersonal communications, Standards relating to interactive applications over the Internet, Standards for multimedia entertainment applications

These topics can be discussed in term of concepts, state of the art, standards, implementations, running experiments and applications. Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited topic areas. Industrial presentations are not subject to these constraints. Tutorials on specific related topics and panels on challenging areas are encouraged. 

 2. Technical marketing/business/positioning presentations:

The conference initiates a series of business, technical marketing, and positioning presentations on the same topics. Speakers must submit a 10-12 slide deck presentations with substantial notes accompanying the slides, in the .ppt format (.pdf-ed). The slide deck will be published in the conference’s CD collection, together with the regular papers. Please send your presentations to

3. Tutorials:

Tutorials provide overviews of current high interest topics. Proposals can be half or full day tutorials. Please send your proposals to, and

4. Panels:

Proposals on controversial and challenging topics are expected. For details, please see Instructions for Authors section.

Important dates:

Paper submission March 30, 2005
Deadline for tutorial/panel proposals April 15, 2005
Notification of acceptance April 30, 2005
Camera ready manuscript May 25, 2005
Conference dates Week of August 14, 2005
  • The ICMCS 2005 Proceedings will be published by IEEE Computer Society.

  • Best papers will be forwarded for consideration in a special issue of a journal.

  • Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission.

  • A best paper award will be granted by the IARIA award selection committee.

Final author manuscripts will be 8.5" x 11" (two columns IEEE format), not exceeding 6 pages; max 2 extra pages allowed at additional cost. The formatting instructions can be found on the Instructions page.

Once you receive the notification of paper acceptance, you will be provided an online author kit with all the steps an author needs to follow to submit the final version. The author kits URL will be included in the letter of acceptance.

Technical marketing/business/positioning presentations

The conference initiates a series of business, technical marketing, and positioning presentations on the same topics. Speakers must submit a 10-12 slide deck presentations with substantial notes accompanying the slides, in the .ppt format (.pdf-ed). The slide deck will be published in the conference’s CD collection, together with the regular papers. Please send your presentations to


Tutorials and workshops provide overviews of current high interest topics. Please send your proposals to, and

Panel proposals

ICMCS 2005 organizers encourage scientists and industry leaders to organize dedicated panels dealing with controversial and challenging topics and paradigms. Panel moderators are asked to identify their guests and manage that their appropriate talk supports timely reach our deadlines. Moderators must specifically submit an official proposal, indicating their background, panelist names, their affiliation, the topic of the panel, as well as short biographies.

For more information, contact

IARIA, Silicon Valley, USA
Tel.: + 1 408 564 3011
Fax: + 1 408 564 0102


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