organizing committee

General Chair:

Xun Zhang, ISEP, France

General CoChairs & International Steering Committee:
  • Andrei Vladimirescu,
  • France, ISEP Yiyan Wu,
  • IEEE BTS/CRC, Canada Pablo Angueira,
  • UPV/EHU, Spain
  • Maurizio Murroni, U. of Cagliari, Italy
  • Bill Hayes, Iowa Public TV/IEEE BTS, USA
  • Ralph Hogan, Rio
  • Salado College/IEEE BTS, USA
  • Albert Heuberger, Fraunhofer IIS, Germany
  • Shuji Hirakawa, Japanese Standards A., Japan
  • Peter Seibert, DVB, Switzerland,
  • Ulrich Reimers,
  • TU Braunschweig, Germany Jian Song, Tsinghua U., China Wenjun Zhang, Shanghai Jiaotong U., China
Technical Program Committee Co‐ Chairs:
  • Fen Zhou, ISEP, France
  • Fredric Amiel, ISEP, France
  • ETRI, Korea
  • Jeongchang Kim, KMOU, Korea
  • Sungho Jeon, KBS, Korea
  • Jintao Wang, Tsinghua U., China
  • Jian Xiong, Shanghai Jiaotong U., China
  • Dazhi He, NERC‐ DTV, China
  • Xianbin Wang, UWO, Canada
  • Liang Zhang, CRC, Canada
  • Jon Montalban Sachez, UPV/EHU, Spain
  • Kenichi Murayama, NHK, Japan
  • Yue Zhang, U. of Lecester, UK
  • Cristiano Akamine, Mackenzie P. U., Brazil
  • David Gomez-Barquero, UPV, Spain
  • Giuseppe Araniti, Mediterranean U., Italy
Keynote Chairs :
  • Fen Zhou, ISEP, France
publication Chairs :
  • Lina Mroueh, ISEP, France
Regional Promotion and Liaison Chairs:
  • David Gomez-Barquero, UPV, Spain
  • Bo Rong, CRC, Canada
  • Yoshiaki Shishikui, Meiji U., Japan
  • Amanda Temple, IEEE BTS, USA
  • Rafael Sotelo, U. Of Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Hyun-woo Lee, ETRI, Korea
financial Chairs :
  • Yue Liu, ISEP, France
  • Amanda Temple, IEEE BTS, USA

call for papers

The symposium seeks unpublished technical papers on the following topics:
1. Multimedia Transmission:
  • Channel modelling & simulation
  • Advanced signal processing for transmission
  • MISO and MIMO processing
  • Channel estimation and equalization
  • Antenna technologies
  • Propagation and coverage
  • Terrestrial and satellite delivery
  • Mobile TV and advanced HD Radio
  • Field Trials and test results
  • Next generation of broadcasting standards and systems
  • 5G: New Radio & New Core
  • LTE Advanced Pro
  • Making better use of the spectrum
2. Multimedia Networking:
  • IPTV and streaming
  • Internet TV and OTT
  • LTE eMBMS, MooD & SC‐PTM
  • VoD, interactivity, datacasting
  • Multimedia NFV and SDN
  • Traffic and performance monitoring, congestion control
  • Networking and QoS
  • Cloud‐based multimedia services
  • Cloud and Content management
3. Multimedia Signal Processing:
  • Audio coding and processing
  • Video coding and processing
  • Content adaptation and scaling
  • Error resilient and concealment
  • Rate control
  • Retrieval and indexing
  • 3D and multi-view video
  • Immersive audio
  • Content protection and watermarking
  • Objective video and audio quality assessment
  • Artificial intelligence in media processing
  • Scalable video coding & Content adaptation
4. Multimedia Service, Quality and Content:
  • Multimedia for connected cars - Multimedia IoT
  • Multimedia datacasting and security
  • Broadcast applications to Smart Cities
  • Multimedia service deployments
  • Performance evaluation techniques
  • Objective evaluation techniques
  • Subjective evaluation techniques
  • Audience measurement & behavior study
  • Object-based broadcasting
  • Quality of Experience
  • Future broadcasting services
  • Convergence of Broadcast and Broadban

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