International Conference on Digital Telecommunications

ICDT 2006

August 29 - 31, 2006
Cap Esterel, Côte d’Azur, France
(between Cannes and St. Tropez)

Call for Papers

The International Conference on Digital Telecommunications (ICDT 2006) initiates a series of special events focusing on telecommunications aspects in multimedia environments.  The scope of the conference is to focus on the lower layers of systems interaction and identify the technical challenges and the most recent achievements.

The conference will serve as a forum for researchers from both the academia and the industry, professionals, and practitioners to present and discuss the current state-of-the art in research and best practices as well as future trends and needs (both in research and practices) in the areas of  multimedia telecommunications, signal processing in telecommunications, data processing, audio transmission and reception systems, voice over packet networks, video, conferencing, telephony, as well as image producing, sending, and mining, speech producing and processing, IP/Mobile TV, Multicast/Broadcast Triple-Quadruple-play, content production and distribution, multimedia protocols, H-series towards SIP, and control and management of multimedia telecommunications.

The conference has the following specialized events:

MULTE 2006: Multimedia Telecommunications

SIGNAL 2006: Signal processing in telecommunications

DATA 2006: Data processing

AUDIO 2006: Audio transmission and reception systems

VOICE 2006:  Voice over packet networks

VIDEO 2006: Video, conferencing, telephony

IMAGE 2006: Image producing, sending, and mining  

SPEECH 2006: Speech producing and processing

IPTV 2006: IP/Mobile TV

MULTI 2006: Multicast/Broadcast Triple-Quadruple-play

CONTENT 2006: Production, distribution

HXSIP 2006: H-series towards SIP

MEDMAN 2006: Control and management of multimedia telecommunications

We welcome technical papers presenting research and practical results, position papers addressing the pros and cons of specific proposals, such as those being discussed in the standard fora or in industry consortia, survey papers addressing the key problems and solutions on any of the above topics short papers on work in progress, and panel proposals.

The topics suggested by the conference 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 Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited topic areas.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.

The following track topics are expected to be covered:

MULTE 2006: Multimedia telecommunications

Frameworks, architectures, systems for delivering voices, audio, and data
Methodologies, technologies, procedures and mechanisms
IMT-2000 concepts
IMS concepts (IP Multimedia Systems)
Bluetooth and WLAN coexistence on handsets
Packet-based multimedia communication systems
Converging technology for voice and data networks
Accessibility features for unpaired users
Confidentiality for audiovisual services
Multimedia transmission performance
Multiplexing and synchronization
Directory services for multimedia
Computation complexity and costs (multiple simultaneous decoders)
Coding efficiency (embedded, bit-plane, arithmetic)
Compatibility between Analog/DVD and networks
IP4/IP6 transition and NAT
QoS/SLA, perceptual QoS, and formal visual tests
Temporal and spatial scalability
Pre-processing and predictive coding
Coding with regions-of-interest
Secure transcoding
Computation power and resolution
Transform and quantization
Entropy coding
Lossless and lossy compression
Transmission in noisy environments
Voice/video/data in 4G
Specialized medical applications
Medical imaging and communications networks
MPEG for endoscopy, microscopy, radiology, surgery
Medical archiving systems
Digital devices for image capturing (microscope, stethoscope)
Digital equipments and digital cinema
Digital signature protection 

SIGNAL 2006: Signal processing in telecommunications

Signal processing theory and practice
Image and multidimensional signal processing
Signal filter design and structures
Multirate filtering, filter banks, and adaptive filters
Fast signal processing algorithms
Nonlinear signals and systems
Nonuniform transformation
2D nonuniform DFT
Fast algorithm of NDFT
Advanced image/video coding
Advanced prediction techniques
Signal detection and reconstruction
Spectral estimation and time-frequency analysis
Higher order spectrum analysis
Parameter estimation 
Array signal processing
Statistical signal analysis
Signal and system modeling
Cyclostationary signal analysis
Active noise control, active noise reduction and echo cancellation
Psychoacoustics and room acoustics
Signal processing for music
Binaural systems and multidimensional signal systems
Geophysical and seismic signal processing
Nonlinear interpolation/resampling
Extensions to wavelet based coding (x-lets)
Low complexity image/video compression
Multiple resolution signal processing
New approach to digital signal processing
Compression of random data
Recompression of compressed data
2D projection of 3D data
Stereo data matching
Emerging applications requiring new compression tools
Unified compression and recognition
H.264 and latest video coding standards
Latest audio coding standards  

AUDIO 2006:

Audio transmission and reception systems and devices
Digital audio transmission signal processing
Audio transmission over Internet
Audio Multiplexing Transmission Systems
Stereo audio transmission signal
Digital infrared audio transmission
Multi-stream and multi-path audio transmission
Wireless-compressed digital audio transmission
Perceptual coding for audio transmission and storage
Laser audio transmission
Synchronizing video and audio transmission
Wide-band audio transmission
Index-frame audio transmission
Digital audio transmission rights
Noise in wireless audio transmission
Audio tools and products

DATA 2006:

Data transmission and reception mechanisms and techniques
Enhanced tools for video data integrity
Data mining, filtering, and reporting
Secure data transmission
Transmission media and data encoding
Text reading devices (super-pen, pen-elite, reading-pen)
Scanned and generated lossy (progressive) multi-page text
(Visually) lossless mechanisms
Pricing data transmission
Differential data transmission systems
Data transmission equipments and transmission rates
Delay-constrained data transmission
Undersea and satellite data transmission techniques
Performance evaluation of data transmission
Multicast data transmission
High speed data transmission
Data transmission control
Integrity and privacy in data transmission
Data transmission standards 

VOICE 2006: 

Planning and implementing voice networks and systems
Voice transmission systems
Voice transmission performance
Quality real-time voice transmission
Metrics for quality of voice transmission
Stereophonic voice transmission systems
Header Compression for VoIP over WLAN
Voice over IP solution for mobile radio interoperability
VoIP over cable TV networks
VoIP over Wi-Max

WiFi and cellular dual mode phones and services

Voice over WLANs and Wi-Fi to cellular roaming
Voice transmission via the Internet
Wi-Fi voice transmission
Bluetooth-based Ad-Hoc networks for voice transmission
Standards for voice processing and transmission 

VIDEO 2006: Conferencing/telephony

Digital video
Video coding formats (ITU-T, SMPTE 421M, AVS-China)
Video coders and decoders
Profiles, latency, intermediate formats
Video surveillance and privacy
Video feature requirements
Network video recorders
Graceful degradation of archive video
Video data integrity (error detection, tamper resistance)
Alarm events for voice content (motion detection, object tracking, face recognitions)
Coding efficiency and distributed video coding
Compression and scrambling
Enhanced tools for video data integrity
Multiple reference pictures
Intra-layer and inter-layer prediction
Fading prediction and loop filter
Video with compression errors
Viewing distance and perceptual quality 
Video quality models
Omnidirectional video
3D video
Video standardization encoding
Texture synthesizer

IMAGE 2006: Image producing, transmission and management  

Model-based progressive image transmission
Wireless image transmission
Computer generated images
Image security, scrambling, and regions of interest
Timing requirements for image transmission
Transmission of still and moving images
Protocols for low bit rate
Error-prone image transmission
Energy efficient image transmission
Multi-technology image formation
Devices for image capturing and processing (cams, web-cams, etc.)
Scanning and sampling, quantization and halftoning, color reproduction
Image representation and rendering, display and printing systems
Image quality assessment
Image search and sorting, video indexing and editing
Integration of images and video with other media,
Image authentication and watermarking
Image storage, retrieval and multimedia
Image and video databases
Generic coding of moving pictures
Media stream packetization
Modes for archival playback
Image-based applications
Standard for image processing
Image analysis and segmentation
Image filtering, restoration and enhancement
Image representation and modeling
Pattern recognition 

SPEECH 2006:

Tooling, Architectures, Components and Standards
Voice modulation, frequencies
Linguistics, Phonology and Phonetics
Discourse and Dialogue
Speech analysis, synthesis, coding, and recognition
Speech enhancement and noise reduction
Speech features, production, and perception
Speech Coding and Transmission
Speech Signal Processing
Spoken Language Generation and Synthesis
Speech QoS Enhancement
Speaker Characterization and Recognition
Spoken Language Resources and Annotation
Spoken/Multi-modal Dialogue Technology and Systems
Spoken Language Information Extraction/Retrieval
Speech Transmission Technology for the Aged and Disabled
Audio-Visual Speech Processing
Biomedical Applications of Speech Analysis
Spoken document retrieval
Speech Processing in a Packet Network Environment
Automatic Speech Recognition in the Context of Mobile Communications  
Human Factors in Speech and Communication Systems
Automatic speech recognition and understanding technology
Speech to text systems
Spoken dialog systems
Multilingual language processing
New Applications of Spoken Language Technology and Systems 

IPTV 2006: IP/Mobile TV

IPTV applications and middleware
On-demand television
Interactive TV
Broadcast TV data
Broadcast content formats
Stereo and 3D TV
Television archiving
IPTV broadcasting
IPTV-aware devices
IPTV regulatory issues and copyrights
IPTV network infrastructure
IPTV monitoring and management
I[P]TV usage fees
IPTV Personalization and QoS Implications 

MULTI 2006: Multicast/Broadcast Triple-Quadruple-play

Scalable video/audio coding
Multiplexing video/audio/data
Multimedia terminals
Multimedia systems and protocols
PSTN modems and interfaces
Facsimile terminals
Direct broadcast satellite
Terrestrial broadcast television
Cable modems
Universal media access
Format compatibility
Media support platforms
VoIP Quality for Triple Play
Testing triple-play services
Triple-play data encryption
Triple-play services 

CONTENT 2006: Production, distribution

Content injection, cashing, storage, and distribution
Producing and transmitting streaming content
Content localization services
Content and customers profiles
Documenting and content authoring
Authorizing topic-based content
Content customization and metadata
On-demand content
Content retrieval from archives (alarm-based, time stamp-based)
Content management solutions and systems
Unstructured content environment
Multi-channel content delivery/publishing strategies
Content reuse 

HXSIP 2006: H-series towards SIP

SIP and H-xxx architectures and logical components
Instant messages and presence
Management of QoS in SIP and H-xxx environments
Basic SIP building blocks
Security and firewalls with SIP and H-xxx series
Service creation and telephony services with SIP and H-xxx
Multimedia conferencing with SIP and H-xxx
SIP application scenarios
SIP (auto)configuration
SIP and H-xxx beyond VoIP
Leveraging SIP for Global Enterprise Roaming
SIP, H-xxx and 3GPP
Emergency Calling in SIP and H-xxx
Advanced SIP and H-xxx applications and services
SIP and H-xxx on Cable Networks
SIP and H-xxx devices
SIP and h-xxx deployment experience
End-to-end SIP and H-xxx communications
SIP/H.323 Interworking Function for real time communications

MEDMAN 2006: Control and management of multimedia telecommunications

Video codec-aware of packets
Monitoring via guard on patrol, central station, forensic analysis
Managing single domestic licensing and granted patent pool for compressions 
End-to-end quality monitoring/management
Perceived/offered quality: video-only, audio-only, audio-video
In-service monitoring of voice/video/data services
Real-time distributed imagery management systems
Performance in voice/video/data systems
Distributed multimedia service management
Mobile multimedia network management
Multi-point, multicast services management
Deployment of multimedia services
Network management models and architectures
Billing and security for multimedia services
Network measurement/monitoring for multimedia services


The ICDT 2006 Proceedings will be published by the IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Services, posted on Xplore IEEE system, and will be indexed.

Regular papers

Important deadlines:

Submission deadline April 5, 2006 April 15, 2006
Notification April 25, 2006 May 5, 2006
Camera ready May 15, 2006 May 20, 2006

Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received papers will be acknowledged via the EDAS system.

Final author manuscripts will be 8.5" x 11" (two columns IEEE format), not exceeding 6 pages; max 4 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 by the IEEE CS Press 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 provide overviews of current high interest topics. Proposals can be for half or full day tutorials. Please send your proposals to

Panel proposals:

The 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,

Workshop proposals

We welcome workshop proposals on issues complementary to the topics of this conference. Your requests should be forwarded to .


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