Sunday, May 16, 2010

CFP - Multimedia Services and Streaming for Mobile Devices


Proposal Submission Deadline: May 31, 2010

Full Chapter Submission Deadline: August 1, 2010

Multimedia Services and Streaming for Mobile Devices: Challenges and Innovations

A book edited by Dr. Elsa Macias and Dr. Alvaro Suarez

University of Las Palmas de G.C., Spain

To be published by IGI Global:


Multimedia services include the processing and communication of image, audio and text that must accomplish soft real time deadlines. Multimedia services are also the basis of prominent businesses. A mobile device (ultra-small-mobile-computer) allows its user to communicate multimedia information in any place and time. These devices currently represent the perfect vehicle for the convergence between Telecommunication and Computer Communication. This convergence leads to new rich multimedia interfaces for services like Videoconference, VoIP, Instant Messaging and Gaming. It is easy to recognize the need for more research in this scenario. Therefore, there exists a need for an edited collection of articles in this area.

Objective of the Book

This book will aim to provide new insights in this area of research to young and experimented researchers as well as technical company's members. We want to collect tutorials, surveys, case descriptions and original contributions that address up-to-date research findings and business success cases in multimedia services and streaming for mobile devices. Another objective is to provide scholars and practitioners involved in this area with the most updated reference on a wide range of related topics.

Target Audience

The target audience of this book would be those interested in various aspects of multimedia services and streaming for mobile devices. This book is meant to be accessible to audiences including researchers, developers, engineers, and innovators working in multimedia services or mobile devices. The largest audience will be the academics, industry professionals and researchers who aspire to learn the recent progress and future trends of multimedia services and streaming for mobile devices. This book can also serve as a solid advanced-level supplement to media processing and communications courses for senior undergraduates and postgraduates.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

Fundamentals of multimedia services and streaming media

Fundamentals of mobile devices and multimedia operating systems

Novel architectures and protocols for multimedia services and streaming media

Media resource adaptation for multimedia services and streaming media

Wireless/mobile multimedia services and media streaming

Multimedia services and streaming media over heterogeneous networks

Design and deployment of practical streaming media systems on mobile devices

Commercial implementations of current and coming mobile telephones

QoS and QoE mechanisms

Multimedia services and 4G

Wireless sensors and mobile devices for multimedia services

Location based multimedia services

Descriptions of innovations in mobile devices for multimedia services and streaming

Future trends and promising directions in multimedia services and streaming media

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before May 31, 2010, a 2-3 pages chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by June 15, 2010 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by December 15, 2010. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," and "IGI Publishing" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2011.

Important Dates:

May 31, 2010: Proposal Submission Deadline

June 15, 2010: Notification of Acceptance

August 1, 2010: Full Chapter Submission

October 15, 2010: Review Result Returned

December 15, 2010: Final Chapter Submission

January 10, 2011: Final Deadline

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document) or by mail to:
Dr. Elsa Macias

Campus Universitario de Tafira -

- Edificio de Electrónica y Telecomunicación -

- Universidad de las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Tel.: +34 928 451239 • Fax: +34 928 451380