Cloud-based Multimedia

Special Session on Cloud-based Multimedia

  • Jiangchuan Liu (Simon Fraser University, Canada)
  • Chuan Wu (The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
  • Niklas Carlsson (Linköping University, Sweden)
Scope & Goals

Recent years have witnessed a surge of multimedia processing and distribution systems hosted in the cloud, spanning cloud-based music/video processing and distribution, cloud-based 2D/3D games, cloud-based virtual/augmented reality, etc. For example, NetFlix and ComCast are running on Amazon EC2, Skype is moving away from a peer-to-peer system to a cloud-based one, and Pokémon GO is reportedly to be relying on Google’s cloud technologies. Nonetheless, the wide deployment of cloud-based multimedia does not speak of perfection: how should multimedia contents be deployed and replicated to more efficiently achieve globe-scale distribution? Can cloud-based computing enable more efficient multimedia encoding/decoding technologies? How to search multimedia contents when they are stored across multiple cloud sites? Just to name a few. In addition, new domains on cloud-based multimedia are under-explored, such as cloud-based multimedia for e-health, cloud-based multimedia analytics, cloud-based virtual/augmented reality. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following.

Topics of Interest

  • Cloud-based multimedia encoding/decoding/processing
  • Cloud-based multimedia content distribution
  • Cloud-based multimedia search
  • Cloud-based multimedia analytics
  • Cloud-based multimedia for e-health
  • Cloud-based multimedia social networks
  • Resource allocation in multimedia clouds (for energy efficiency, cost minimization, etc.)
  • Cloud-based media content recommendation
  • Security and privacy of media contents in clouds
  • Cloud-based virtual/augmented reality
Program Committee
  • Niklas Carlsson (co-chair), Linköping University, Sweden
  • György Dan, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Derek Eager, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Emir Halepovic, AT&T, USA
  • Mohamed Hefeeda, SFU, Canada
  • Fangming Liu, HUST, China
  • Jiangchuan Liu (co-chair), Simon Fraser University, Canada
  • Yong Liu, NY University, USA
  • Jörg Ott, Technical University of Munich, Germany
  • Wei Wang, HKUST, Hong Kong
  • Zhi Wang, Tsinghua University, China
  • Yonggang Wen, NTU, Singapore
  • Chuan Wu (co-chair), The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Henry Xu, CityU, Hong Kong

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