ACM SIGCOMM 2013, August 12-16, 2013, Hong Kong, China
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The ACM SIGCOMM 2013 Workshop on Future Human-Centric Multimedia Networking (FhMN 2013)

LT7 (2/F), Yasumoto International Academic Park, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Friday, August 16, 2013

Technical Program

  • 8:30-8:35 Opening Remarks

  • Andreas Mauthe (Lancaster University), Marilia Curado (University of Coimbra) and Eng Keong Lua (Monash University)

  • 8:35-9:15 1st Keynote Address

    Session Chair: Andreas Mauthe (Lancaster University)

  • Information Centric Networking for Media Distribution: Will it Blend?

    David Oran (Cisco Systems)


  • 9:15-10:30 Session 1: Future Human-Centric Multimedia Networking I

    Session Chair: Andreas Mauthe (Lancaster University)

  • Human-centric Music Medical Therapy Exploration System

    Baixi Xing, Kejun Zhang, Lekai Zhang (Zhejiang University), Eng Keong Lua (Monash University) and Shouqian Sun (Zhejiang University)


  • Downton Abbey without the Hiccups: Buffer-based Rate Adaptation for HTTP Video Streaming

    Te-Yuan Huang, Ramesh Johari and Nick McKeown (Stanford University)


  • Towards Network-wide QoE Fairness using OpenFlow-assisted Adaptive Video Streaming

    Panagiotis Georgopoulos, Yehia Elkhatib, Matthew Broadbent, Mu Mu and Nicholas Race (Lancaster University)


  • 10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

  • 11:00-12:15 Session 2: Future Human-Centric Multimedia Networking II

    Session Chair: Eng Keong Lua (Monash University)

  • Experimental Investigation of the Google Congestion Control for Real-Time Flows

    Luca De Cicco, Gaetano Carlucci and Saverio Mascolo (Politecnico di Bari)


  • AdapComm: A Bandwidth Allocation Methodology for Multimedia Applications in Wireless Networks

    Roshan Thapliya and Chaoxin Hu (Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.)


  • A Fixed-Point Model for QoE-based Charging

    Peter Reichl (University of Vienna), Patrick Maille (Institut Mines-Telecom / Telecom Bretagne), Patrick Zwickl and Andreas Sackl (FTW Telecommunications Research Center Vienna)


  • 12:30-13:55 Lunch Break

  • 13:55-14:40 2nd Keynote Address

    Session Chair: Eng K. Lua (Monash University)

  • User Cooperative Mobility for Better Multimedia Communication Quality

    Tutomu Murase (NEC Laboratories)


  • 14:40-15:30 Session 3a: Future Human-Centric Multimedia Networking III

    Session Chair: Marilia Curado (University of Coimbra)

  • Towards Human-centric Personalized Expertise Ranking in Community-based Question Answering

    Yang Sikun (Beijing Jiaotong University), Eng Keong Lua (Monash University) and Yizhi Wang (Beijing Jiaotong University


  • How Disorder Impacts Routing in Human-Centric Disruption Tolerant Networks

    Anh Dung Nguyen (ISAE-University of Toulouse), Patrick Senac (ISAE) and Michel Diaz (LAAS CNRS)


  • 15:30-16:00 Coffee Break

  • 16:00-16:25 Session 3b: Future Human-Centric Multimedia Networking III

    Session Chair: Marilia Curado (University of Coimbra)

  • Empowering the Creative User: Personalized HTTP-based Adaptive Streaming of Multi-path Nonlinear Video

    Vengatanathan Krishnamoorthi, Patrik Bergstrom, Niklas Carlsson (Linköping University), Derek Eager (University of Saskatchewan), Anirban Mahanti (NICTA) and Nahid Shahmehri (Linköping University)


  • 16:25-17:15 Outrageous Opinion Panel

    Session Chair: Andreas Mauthe (Lancaster University) and Edmundo Monteiro (University of Coimbra)

  • Do We Really Have to Consider the Human Factor in Networking?

    Andreas Mauthe (Lancaster University) and Edmundo Monteiro (University of Coimbra)


  • 17:15-17:30 Concluding Remarks

    Session Chair: Andreas Mauthe (Lancaster University), Marilia Curado (University of Coimbra) and Eng Keong Lua (Monash University)


In recent years real-time multimedia services have been changing the way we communicate, they are expected to be among the most important application areas of the Future Internet. User demand for multimedia services with stringent timing and usability requirements providing access anywhere, anytime and from any device are creating new challenges for research as well as industry. It is expected that multimedia services alone will account for over 90% of all consumer network traffic in the coming years. This is driven by the explosive growth in users sharing multimedia content over the Internet and more and more communication services integrating video, audio, text and images to enhance interpersonal communication. In order to support this, novel network, application, monitoring, measurement, optimization, and storage approaches must be created. These have to put the human users and their requirements at the heart of the system and operations in order to provide truly human-centric multimedia systems and services. By doing so, they need to overcome the historic divide between HCI approaches and purely techno-centric systems.

The objective of The ACM SIGCOMM 2013 Workshop on Future Human-centric Multimedia Networking (FhMN 2013) is to discuss state-of-the-art research and development activities contributing to all aspects of human-centric multimedia systems and networking. Following its success in the last four workshops, this Fifth Workshop’s theme is “Supporting Human-Centric Multimedia Networking”, and should provide a platform to present and discuss relevant research and development aspects related to user-centric applications and multimedia communication.

Topics of Interest

  • Social multimedia networking
  • Future Internet architectures for human-centric multimedia networking
  • Emerging human-centric multimedia services and applications (gaming, 3D video, surveillance, sensing)
  • Context awareness and human-computer confluence
  • Information and story centric networking
  • Novel human-centric network management and provisioning
  • Human-centric multimedia search and retrieval
  • Quality of Experience (QoE) metrics and optimization
  • Ethical issues in multimedia surveillance and Internet monitoring - systems and algorithms for safeguarding of information

Submission Instructions

FhMN 2013 accepts original submissions which are not under review, or published at, previous workshops, conferences, or journals. Submissions may not exceed 6 pages double column, including figures, tables, references, and appendices. Authors are required to use the ACM template for submissions:

All submissions will be evaluated via a single-blind review process: please include author names and affiliation in the submission. Register and submit your paper at

Paper Review and Publication

Consistent with standard practice, each submitted paper will receive rigorous peer reviewing. Papers will be selected based on their originality, timeliness, significance, relevance and clarity of presentation. Selection will be based on full papers. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. All accepted papers of the workshop are expected to be presented and will be published by ACM.

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Important Dates

  • Paper Submissions Due:

    March 25, 2013 (11:59 EST)

  • Acceptance Notification:

    April 28, 2013

  • Camera Ready:

    May 26, 2013

  • Workshop Date:

    August 16, 2013


  • General Chairs
  • Eduardo Cerqueira

    Federal University of Para

  • Andreas Mauthe

    Lancaster University

  • General Co-Chairs
  • Marilia Curado

    University of Coimbra

  • Mikołaj Leszczuk

    AGH University of Science and Technology

  • TPC Chairs
  • Fernando Boavida

    University of Coimbra

  • Eng Keong Lua

    Monash University

  • Publicity Chairs
  • Antonio Pescape

    University of Napoli Federico II

  • Anna Paulson


  • Kejun Zhang

    Zhejiang University

  • Technical Program Committee
  • Torsten Braun

    University of Bern

  • Ruichuan Chen

    Bell Labs - Alcatel-Lucent

  • Yang Chen

    Duke University

  • Zhong Chen

    Peking University

  • Olivier Fourmaux

    University Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris6) - LIP6

  • Lisandro Granville

    Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul

  • Volker Hilt

    Bell Labs - Alcatel-Lucent

  • Henry Holtzman

    MIT Media Labs

  • Yongfeng Huang

    Tsinghua University

  • Luigi Iannone

    Deutsche Telekom Laboratories

  • Yevgeni Koucheryavy

    Tampere University of Technology

  • Dirk Kutscher

    NEC Europe Labs

  • Franck Le

    IBM Research

  • King-Shan Lui

    University of Hong Kong

  • Paulo Mendes

    SITILabs / University Lusofona

  • Edmundo Monteiro

    University of Coimbra

  • Mu Mu

    Lancaster University

  • Aki Nakao

    University of Tokyo

  • Börje Ohlman

    Ericsson Research

  • Zdzisław Papir

    AGH University of Science and Technology

  • KyoungSoo Park


  • Ai-Chun Pang

    National Taiwan University

  • Peter Pietzuch

    Imperial College London

  • Thomas Plagemann

    University of Oslo

  • Susana Sargento

    University of Aveiro

  • Alberto E. Schaeffer-Filho

    Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul

  • Jacky Shen

    Microsoft Research Asia

  • Steve Uhlig

    Queen Mary, University of London

  • Zhaoyang Zhang

    Zhejiang University

  • Yueting Zhuang

    Zhejiang University