NOSSDAV 2003 Call for Papers

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The 13th International Workshop on Network and Operating Systems Support for Digital Audio and Video (NOSSDAV) brings together researchers, developers and practitioners from academia and industry to present and discuss new ideas and future directions in networking and operating systems support for all forms of networked human interaction. From large immersive environments to portable wireless multimedia devices, NOSSDAV covers a broad spectrum of cutting edge multimedia research that strongly impacts infrastructure and the human experience.

For 12 years, NOSSDAV has proven to be an outstanding forum for researchers and developers involved in building innovative multimedia systems, networks, and applications. NOSSDAV is strategically positioned at the boundaries of applications and the operating system/network, bridging the gap between highly demanding applications and the infrastructure.

NOSSDAV invites submissions on all areas of multimedia, but strongly encourages submissions in newly emerging specialized areas such as access grids, advanced telepresence and immersive applications, wireless multimedia, multimedia security, and embedded multimedia devices (e.g., Personal Video Recorders, etc.), among others. While NOSSDAV is primarily a research forum, innovative experimental commercial designs and prototypes are also welcome.

To ensure a productive workshop environment, attendance will be limited to about 75 participants who are active in the field. A key aspect of the workshop is that it provides extensive discussion periods during which attendees can informally discuss their current work and future research directions. Traditionally, NOSSDAV has emphasized high quality experimental research based on prototype or real systems. NOSSDAV 2003 will continue this tradition.


Submissions are sought in any area related to Network and Operating Systems Support for Digital Audio and Video. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • ubiquitous multimedia services
  • peer-to-peer multimedia services
  • Internet telephony
  • broadband streaming media content distribution
  • 3D multimedia and (networked) immersive environments
  • interactive network games
  • wireless and ad-hoc network multimedia systems
  • multimedia information appliances and consumer devices
  • collaborative conferencing
  • wireless multimedia
  • access grids
  • embedded multimedia devices (e.g., PVRs)
  • multimedia security
  • sensory interactive applications
  • digital rights management

We solicit submissions of 5-page extended abstracts of technical papers, work-in-progress reports, and position statements. Papers should identify new problems and explain why they are important, challenge conventional wisdom, advocate a specific solution, and/or report on actual experience with real systems. All submissions will be reviewed by the members of the program committee. Submissions will be selected on the basis of their originality, technical merit and topical relevance, as well as the likelihood that the ideas will lead to insightful technical discussions. Papers submitted to NOSSDAV must not have been published or submitted elsewhere. Please do not submit abbreviated versions of journal or conference papers.

Authors of accepted papers will be invited to present at the workshop and publish full-length versions of their papers in the workshop proceedings.

All submissions must be made through the web. We suggest that authors use the two-column ACM format for the submissions. Detailed paper submission guidelines will be available here in January.

Important dates

Submission Deadline (HARD): February 14, 2003 (midnight PST)
Acceptance Notification: March 31, 2003
Camera Ready Deadline: April 21, 2003

(Submit Camera Ready papers here... Find sample templates here)
Workshop: June 1 - 3, 2003