Special Issue Call for Papers


Special Issue on Special issue on Multimedia Processing over Mobile Cloud

Recent advances in smartphones and wireless technologies are fuelling a new wave of user demands for rich mobile experiences. Mobile users not only expect a broadband connection wherever they go and interact with each other via social networks on the go, but also demand ubiquitous access to a wealth of video contents and services. The emerging cloud computing paradigm offers a natural solution to extend the desktop visual experience to mobile devices.

The synergy between image/video and cloud computing requires novel solutions to address many technical challenges arising in this exciting space. For example, the fundamental tension between resource-hungry video applications and power-limited mobile devices has yet to be resolved, and is complicated by operating mobile devices as access points. Effort for providing a universal rich video experience across many screens is typically limited by the heterogeneity amongst ever-evolving mobile devices, as manifested in their different physical form factors, middleware platforms, and interactive features, and rapidly-changing networking technologies (e.g., WiFi, WiMesh, 3G/4G/5G, LTE, SDN, NDN). In the back-end, video processing, distribution, adaptation and analytics need to be revisited under this new paradigm, to best serve the mobile clients with good QoS/QoE at a low cost.

In this special issue, Scientists/Researchers/Students/Other Scholar are invited, to submit their novel, innovative original research and extensive review articles that study the state-of-the-art interactions among advanced mobile video technologies, cloud computing, mobility and social network.

About the issue

Potential topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • • Enhanced QoE/QoS for mobile video with cloud support
  • • Mobile video content delivery in the cloud
  • • Video search on mobile devices with cloud support
  • • Distributed caching for mobile cloud video
  • • Mobile video processing in the cloud
  • • Media cloud resource management for video applications
  • • Metadata management for mobile video applications
  • • Mobile video analytics in the cloud
  • • Context-aware mobile video over the cloud (e.g., location, user, etc)
  • • Video adaptation for mobile cloud
  • • Location-based mobile video services
  • • User-centric video adaptation in the cloud
  • • Interactive video rendering for mobile devices
  • • Service-oriented video management
  • • Cloud-based mobile video system and applications
  • • Security and privacy for mobile cloud video
  • • Mobile video networking in the cloud
  • • Mobility management for cloud video
  • • Mobile cloud video over future Internet (e.g., SDN, NDN)
  • • Synthesis between mobile video and social networking with cloud support
  • • Cost optimization (e.g., energy, monetary cost, etc) in mobile cloud video
  • • Video/image editing/authoring on mobile devices with cloud support
  • • Security of Multimedia over mobile Cloud

Important dates

Submission Deadline: September 15, 2015
Notification of Acceptance: September 18, 2015
Final Version Due: October 05, 2015
Special Issue Publishing Date: October 15, 2015

Chief Guest Editor

Shyam Nandan Kumar
Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, Lakshmi Narain College of Technology, Indore, India
Email: shyamnandan.mec@gmail.com

Guest Editor

Ciro D'Urso
ICT Department - Italian Senate; LUMSA University; IEEE Senior Member, Italy

Chunhua Weng
Columbia University, United States

Submit your article now

Manuscripts should be submitted as an attached file to an e-mail directed to the Chief Guest Editor, Shyam Nandan Kumar at the address: <shyamnandan.mec@gmail.com>

or through the journal's Paper Submission System.