AuthorsS. Chandra and C. Griwodz
TitleMultimedia Computing and Networking 2006
AfilliationCommunication Systems, Communication Systems
Publication TypeEdited books
Year of Publication2006
Date PublishedJanuar
Place PublishedBellingham, WA, USA
ISBN Number0-8194-6111-3

This year's MMCN is the 13th conference in the series and we have an exciting program that comprises a keynote speech by Klaus Hofrichter of Sony Playstation Corporation, a panel organized by Roger Zimmermann of USC that addresses the technological and societal challenges of multimedia sensors, and the presentations of 17 full papers and 6 short papers. We would like to thank the authors of all submissions to MMCN for contributing to the conference and allowing us to create this program. We also want to thank SPIE, IS&T and ACM SIG Multimedia for making MMCN possible again this year. Our publicity co-chairs Andreas Mauthe, Wei Tsang Ooi and Michael Zink did a great job making the conference known and with the additional support of the ACM SIG Multimedia, the program committee had a good number of papers to chose from. The average quality of the submissions was very high, so that we allowed for an acceptance rate of 25.1% this year. Each original submission was reviewed by at least three reviewers, conflicting review results were addressed in emails discussions, and all papers that received favorable reviews were intensely discussed during the program committee's one-day meeting on August 6th that committee members attended either in person, by video conference, or IP or POTS audio conference. We would like to express our gratitude to the Computer Science and Engineering Department of the University of Notre Dame that hosted the PC meeting, and the Systems Group in particular for providing these most flexible means of participation and being gracious hosts in all other respects as well. Our thanks go also to the program committee members and the external reviewers for their excellent job in evaluating the submissions, and discussing the evaluations before and during the program committee meeting. We have come up with a program that addresses multimedia systems issues under the topics streaming, distribution, peer-to-peer, and application-dependent transfer. We hope that you find the program attractive and the presentations instructive, and that you enjoy MMCN 2006! Surendar Chandra Carsten Griwodz

Citation KeyChandra.2006.1