Workshop News

Important dates

  • Submission Deadline: December 15, 2014
  • December 31, 2014
  • Author Notification: January 15, 2015
  • February 9, 2015
  • Final Manuscript Due: February 15, 2015
  • February 27, 2015

2nd Workshop on Communication and Networking Techniques for Contemporary Video

In conjunction with IEEE INFOCOM 2015
April 27, 2015, Hong Kong

In today's networks the same video data is simultaneously transmitted to multiple heterogeneous receivers over diverse channels. In such multiuser and delay-constrained systems, one needs to jointly consider both the communication and networking layer design to achieve optimum performance. Furthermore recent work has shown that novel caching and storage techniques at mobile devices and/or access points can dramatically reduce the network traffic.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers working on real-time communication, storage, and caching techniques for contemporary video. Therefore, the focus of the workshop will be mainly on experimental and theoretical aspects of networking and communication layer techniques that tackle the recent explosive growth in video traffic, particularly over wireless networks.

Overall, the ultimate objective of this workshop is to bring closer researchers working on these emerging problems and share their latest results, formulate new problems from both communication and networking perspectives, and create awareness about their practical significance.

Organizing Committees

Workshop Co-Chairs

Steering Committee

Web Chair

Technical Program Committee (alphabetical order)

  • Francis M. Bui (University of Saskatchewan, Canada)
  • Roberto Canonico (University of Naples, Italy)
  • Eduardo Cerqueira (UFP, Belem Brazil)
  • Periklis Chatzimisios (ATEI Thessaloniki,Greece)
  • Ruben Cuevas (Universidad de Carlos III Madrid, Spain)
  • Wolfgang Efflesberg (University of Mannheim, Germany)
  • Panagiotis Georgopoulos (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Sreechakra Goparaju (Princeton University, USA)
  • Marios Kountouris (SUPELEC, France)
  • Simon Malinowski (University of Rennes 1/IRISA, France)
  • Scott Melvin (University of Toronto, Canada)
  • Edmundo Monteiro (University of Coimbra, Portugal)
  • Polychronis Koutsakis (Technical University of Crete, Greece)
  • Dimitrios Koutsonikolas (University at Buffalo, The State University of New York)
  • Vasilis Miliotis (Technical University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain)
  • Mu Mu (Lancaster University, UK)
  • Konstantinos Pelechrinis (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
  • Antonio Pescape (University of Napoli Federico II, Italy)
  • Dimitrios Pezaros (University of Glasgow, UK)
  • Thomas Plageman (University of Oslo, Norway)
  • Fransesco Renna (University of Porto, Portugal)
  • Miguel Rodrigues (University College London, UK)
  • Alberto Egon Schaeffer-Filho (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)
  • Liang Song (University of Shanghai for Science & Technology, P.R China)
  • Dimitrios Toumpakaris (University of Patras, Greece)
  • Gareth Tyson (Queen Mary University of London, UK)
  • Jinyao Yan (Communication University of China, China)

Workshop Program

Tentative Program

CNTCV 2015 is scheduled in the morning, on April 27, 2015 at room Sung II.

9:00 - 9:10 Welcome Remarks
9:00 - 10:30Session 1: Chair Angelos Marnerides
9:10 - 9:30 Adaptive QoE-driven Video Transmission over Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks,
Roger Immich (University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal), Eduardo Cerqueira (Federal University of Para, Belem, Brazi), Marilia Curado (University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal)
9:30 - 9:50Ensuring QoE in Contemporary Mobile Networks for Video Content Distribution,
Mirghiasaldin Seyedebrahimi (Aston University, UK), Xiao-Hong Peng (Aston University, UK)
9:50 - 10:10Leveraging SDN to Provide an In-network QoE Measurement Framework,
Arsham Farshad (Lancaster University, UK), Panagiotis Georgopoulos (ETH Zurich, Switzerland & Lancaster University, UK), Matthew Broadbent (Lancaster University, UK), Mu Mu (Lancaster University, UK), Nicholas Race (Lancaster University, UK)
10:10-10:30Anticipatory Quality-Resource Allocation for Multi-User Mobile Video Streaming,
Nicola Bui (IMDEA Networks Institute, Spain), Stefan Valentin (Huawei Technologies), Joerg Widmer (IMDEA Networks Institute, Spain)
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30Session 2: Chair Petros Spachos
11:00 - 11:20An Efficient Coded Multicasting Scheme Preserving the Multiplicative Caching Gain,
Giuseppe Vettigli (Universita di Napoli Federico II, Italy), Mingyue Ji (University of Southern California, CA), Antonia M. Tulino (Alcatel Lucent, Bell labs, NJ), Jaime Llorca (Alcatel Lucent, Bell labs, NJ), Paola Festa (Universita di Napoli Federico II, Italy)
11:20 - 11:40Collaborative Caching for Multicell-Coordinated Systems,
Abdallah Khreishah (New Jersey Institute of Technology, NJ), Jacob Chakareski (The University of Alabama, AL)
11:40 - 12:00Optimal In-network Cache Allocation and Content Placement,
Bita Azimdoost (UC Santa Cruz, CA), Golnaz Farhadi (Fujitsu Labs of America Sunnyvale, CA), Noor Abani (UC Los Angeles, CA), Akira Ito (Fujitsu Labs of America Sunnyvale, CA)
12:00 - 12:20Multicast Adaptive Logic for Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP Network,
Ran Dubin (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Israel), Amit Dvir (Ariel University Israel), Ofer Hadar (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Israel), Refael Barkan (College of Management Academic Studies Israel), Nissim Harel (Holon Institute of Technology Israel)
12:20-12:30Closing Remarks

Call For Papers

PDF version of Call for Papers

The workshop on Communication and Networking Techniques for Contemporary Video will take place during INFOCOM 2015 in Hong Kong from April 26th to May 1st. The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers working on communications and networking techniques for delay-sensitive applications, such as streaming video. The focus of the workshop will be mainly on experimental and theoretical aspects of networking and communication layer techniques that tackle the recent explosive growth in video traffic, particularly over wireless networks

Previously unpublished contributions in communication, storage, caching and networking techniques for contemporary content delivery are solicited including:

  • Video caching in wireless networks
  • Delay-optimized rate control
  • QoE issues regarding video traffic
  • Feedback techniques in streaming
  • Scheduling for wireless video
  • Buffer control in wireless video
  • Mobile video services and applications
  • Mobile video streaming
  • Network coding for content delivery
  • Sequential source and channel coding
  • Distributed storage
  • Multi-peer video distribution in dynamic environments
  • Performance modelling and analysis of video traffic
  • HTTP adaptive streaming
  • Protocols and algorithms for video transmission
  • Video distribution techniques in mobile cloud environments
  • Adaptive bit rate techniques in wireless networks
  • Energy saving for wireless video transmission

Submitted papers should be of sufficient length and detail for review by experts in the field. Final papers will be limited to 6 pages in length in the standard IEEE conference paper format. Accepted papers will be published in IEEE Xplore. Papers should be submitted for review through EDAS.


All papers to the workshop must be submitted through EDAS using the following link: EDAS CNTCV

All submitted papers must be no more than 6 pages in 10pt. font. All accepted workshop papers will be published on IEEE-Xplore.

Final Manuscript Submission

Each accepted paper must be accompanied by a full registration fee (member or non-member). Non-refundable registration fees must be paid prior to uploading the final IEEE formatted, publication-ready version of the paper. Please note that the authors of the half-day CNTCV workshop need to pay the Full Workshop Registration fee. More details can be found in the conference Registration page.

Please follow the reviewer comments when you prepare the final manuscript. Also, please submit IEEE copyright form using the IEEE electronic copyright. You should follow the link provided on the paper submission page on EDAS.

Your final paper must be submitted no later than February 27, 2015 on EDAS. The maximum number of pages is 6. More details can be found in the conference Authors page

Each paper must be presented by an author of the paper in person at the workshop. CNTCV 2015 is scheduled in the morning, on April 27, 2015.