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5th IEEE International Workshop on Networking Issues
inMultimedia Entertainment (NIME'09)
CCNC 2009- Satellite Workshop
January 13 2009, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

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The growing availability of digital contents and the simultaneous cost reductions in storage, processing, and networking is driving the growth of the entertainment technology. While in the past entertainment technology traditionally offered predominantly passive experiences, continual advances in network and computer technologies are providing tools for implementing greater interactivity and for enabling consumers to enjoy more exciting experiences, such as, for example, interactive digital TV, interactive theatre and orchestrated music and sound design. This phenomenon is pulling together an extremely diverse group of experts specializing in different technical areas, such as networking, computer graphics, artificial intelligence, games, animation, multimedia design, human-computer interaction, educational media and software engineering. Even though high-tech entertainment promotes interdisciplinary fusion, yet only the ubiquity of wireless/wired communication is considered suitable for accepting the challenge of building a large interactive environment for the delivery of the maximum entertainment value to millions of consumers worldwide. In this respect, there is a great hope that the wired and wireless may take over this complex scenario for fulfilling the consumer expectations. The Fifth IEEE International Workshop on Networking Issues in Multimedia Entertainment provides an open forum for researchers, engineers and academia to exchange the latest technical information and research findings on next-generation networked multimedia concepts, technologies, systems, and applications for entertainment covering existing deployments, current developments and future evolution. Authors are solicited to submit complete unpublished papers in the following, but not limited to, topic areas:

 Application for Entertainment

  • Architectures, Platforms and Protocols for Networked Games
  • Internetworking, Vertical Roaming and Session
  • Handoffs for Entertainment (Internet to WLAN, to 3G/BT/...)
  • Home LANs, Body and Personal Area Networks for Entertainment
  • Media and Device Adaptation
  • Music and Movie Distribution
  • Next Generation Wireless Technologies for Entertainment (IEEE802.11n, UWB and Beyond)
  • Opportunistic Multi-hopping and Opportunistic Networks for Entertainment
  • QoS and Security Support for Entertainment
  • Resource and Service Discovery Technologies (P2P, LDAP)
  • Technologies for Networked In-Home/Car/Flight/Train Entertainment
  • TV-Centric and Broadcast Networks for Entertainment

 Technologies for Entertainment

  • Agent-based Entertainment
  • Augmented, Virtual and Mixed Reality
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Evolutionary Entertainment
  • Interactive Television and Theater
  • Massive Multiplayer Games
  • Mobile and Wireless Entertainment
  • Networked Entertainment
  • Networked Narrative and Digital Interactive Storytelling
  • Networked Video, Music and Sound Design
  • Pervasive Entertainment
  • Personalized and User-Adapted Television
  • Sport, News and Entertainment
  • Virtual Technology and Virtual Environments for Entertainment
  • Wearable Entertainment
  • Wireless and Mobile Gaming
  • Testbed and Performance Evaluation

 Guidelines for Submission

Submitted papers must represent original material that is not currently under review in any other conference or journal, and has not been previously published.

  • Paper length should not exceed five-page technical paper manuscript. Please see author information page for submission guidelines at CCNC'08 website click here. The paper should be used as the basis for a 20-30 minute Workshop presentation.
  • Papers should be submitted in a .pdf or .ps format by selecting CCNC'09 at the EDAS paper submission website click here and then selecting the workshop submission link.
  • A separate cover sheet should show the title of the paper, the author(s) name(s) and affiliation(s), and the address (including e-mail, telephone, and fax) to which the correspondence should be sent.
  • All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings
  • At least one author of accepted papers is required to register at the full registration rate.

 Important Dates

Paper Submission:                           21 August 2008
Author Notification:                          
14 Sept 2008
Camera-ready Copy:                         5 Oct 2008  
Author Registration Deadline:            10 Oct 2008
Workshop date:                               13 Jan 2009


Prof. Marco Roccetti (University of Bologna, Italy,
Dr Giovanni Pau (UCLA, USA,
Dr Abdennour El Rhalibi (Liverpool John Moores University, UK,

Publicity Chair

Dr Claudio Palazzi (University of Padua, Italy,

Technical Program Committee (to be confirmed)
Mo Adda (University of Portsmouth, UK)
Ahmed Al-Dubai (Napier University, UK)
Marwan Al-Akaidi (De Montfort University, UK)
Bill Buchanan (Napier University, UK)
A. G. Constantinides (Imperial College, UK)
Costas Constantinou (The University of Birmingham, UK)
Sudhir Dixit (Nokia Research Center, USA)
Magda El Zarki (UC Irvine, USA)
Stefano Ferretti (University of Bologna, Italy)
Nelson Fonseca (Universiy of Campinas, Brazil)
Steven Furnell (University of Plymouth, UK)
Marco Furini (University of Piemonte Orientale, Italy)
Mohammad Ghavami (King's College London, UK)
Mario Gerla (UCLA, USA)
Pål Halvorsen (University of Oslo, Norway)
Leonard Kleinrock (UCLA, USA)
Dr Mario Kolberg (University of Stirling, UK)
Newton Lee (Disney, USA)
Mark Leeson (University of Warwick, UK)
Ellen Liu (University of Manitoba, Canada)
Athanassios Manikas (Imperial College London, UK)
Gustavo Marfia (UCLA, USA)
Tom Mc Ewan (Napier University, UK)
Des McLernon (The University of Leeds, UK)
Madjid Merabti (Liverpool John Moores University, UK)
Stan Moyer (Telecordia, USA)
Gregory O'Hare (University College Dublin, Ireland)
Mohamed Ould-Khaoua (University of Glasgow, UK)
Mourad Oussalah (Birmingham University, UK)
Claudio Palazzi (University of Padua, Italy)
Colin Perkins (University of Glasgow, UK)
Dave Price (Computer Science, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK)
Marc Price (BBC Research, UK)
Karen V. Renaud (Glasgow University, UK)
Imed Romdhani (Napier University, UK)
Iain Richardson (The Robert Gordon University, UK)
Farzad Safaei (University of Wollongong, Australia)
Ali Shahrabi (University Glasgow Caledonia, UK)
Ray Sheriff (University of Bradford, UK)
Simon Sherratt (Reading University, UK)
David Shrimpton (University of Kent, UK)
Rebecca Strachan (Sheffield Hallam University, UK)
Yichuang Sun (University of Hertfordshire, UK)
Rahim Tafazolli (The University of Surrey, UK)
David Taylor (University of Huddersfield, UK)
Chris Todd (UCL, UK)
Laurissa Tokarchuk (Queen Mary, University of London, UK)
Laurence T. Yang (St. Francis Xavier University, Canada)
Ian Wakeman (Sussex University, UK)
Shi Zhou (University College London, UK


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