Multimedia Transcoding in Mobile and Wireless Networks call for chapter

Venue: Amman

Location: Amman, Jordan

Event Date/Time: Dec 15, 2006 End Date/Time: Dec 15, 2006
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Proposal Submission Deadline: December 15, 2006

Multimedia Transcoding in Mobile and Wireless Networks

A book edited by Dr. Ashraf M. A. Ahmad, Princess Sumya University for Technology Amman, Jordan and Dr. Ismail Khalil Ibrahim, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

The great proliferation and enhancements in wireless networking, specifically the development of the wireless Ethernet protocols and the quick deployment and growth of mobile communication protocols and technologies such as 2.5G, 3G, DVBH, and so forth, have enabled a broad spectrum of new applications and systems. The ‘any time, any where’ principle of communicating data, emergence of network content providers and the growing attractiveness of handheld devices, are among the factors that have formed the field of multimedia communication in wireless and mobile video. Recently, this field has brought up a very sophisticated computing paradigm, which is the multimedia transcoding in mobile and wireless networks. This paradigm is usually focused on filling up the gap between the high resources requirements of multimedia applications and the limited bandwidth and capabilities offered by networking protocols and technologies and handheld device. In addition, the advance of multimedia systems has had a major influence in the area of image and video coding. The problem of interactivity and integration of video data with computer, cellular, and television systems is relatively new and subject to a great deal of research world wide. As the number of networks, types of devices, and content representation formats increase, interoperability between different systems and different networks is becoming more important. Thus, multimedia transcoding in wireless and mobile networks must be developed to provide a seamless interaction between content creation and usage.

The Overall Objective of the Book

This book is designed to provide the researchers and practitioners with relevant theoretical frameworks and, latest technical and institutional solutions for transcoding multimedia in mobile and wireless networks.

An insight into the field of Multimedia and it associated technologies and communication protocols.

The background for understanding those emerging applications and system which deploy multimedia transcoding.

A viewpoint in the future of transcoding wireless and mobile multimedia and its applications.

The book intend to embody state of the art knowledge of transcoding video for mobile and wireless networks as it is practiced today and as it is embedded in the pioneering technologies and leading research proposals.

The Target Audience

The book is intended for people interested in wireless and mobile multimedia transcoding at all levels. The primary audience of this book includes students, researchers, developers, engineers, innovators and research strategists, who are seeking for a general overview of how to realize, develop and integrate multimedia transcoding system in mobile and wireless environment. While the book can be used as a textbook by students, engineers, and researchers can also use it as reference.

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

Fundamentals of Multimedia Coding

Multimedia Compression Standards

Multimedia Transcoding

Mobile and Wireless Networks

Video Transcoding System and Architectures

Audio Transcoding System and Architectures

Images Transcoding System and Architectures

Text Transcoding System and Architectures

Webs Transcoding System and Architectures

Content based Transcoding

Format Conversion Transcoding

Digital Multimedia Adaptation in MPEG21 Vs Transcoding

Digital Right Management (DRM) protocols

H324M and DVBH

Proxy based Transcoding

Security of Multimedia Transmission and Transcoding

Streaming Multimedia

Mobile TV

Grid Computing for Multimedia Transcoding

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before December, 15, 2006, a 2-5 page manuscript proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of the proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by February 1, 2007 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter organizational guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by May 1, 2007. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. The book is scheduled to be published by Idea Group Inc.,, publisher of the Idea Group Publishing, Information Science Publishing, IRM Press, CyberTech Publishing and Idea Group Reference imprints.

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

Dr. Ashraf M. A. Ahmad
Department of Computer Science

PO box 1438 Amman 11941, Jordan