Call for Papers

The IEEE International Symposium on Broadband Multimedia Systems and Broadcasting 2017, the 12th in the series, will be held in Cagliari, Italy. The symposium is the premier forum for the presentation and exchange of technical advances in the rapidly converging areas of multimedia broadcasting, telecommunications, consumer electronics, and networking technologies. 

 General Chair:

  • Maurizio Murroni, University of Cagliari, Italy

General Co-Chairs & International Steering Committee:

  • Pablo Angueira, University of Basque Country, Spain
  • Bill Hayes, Iowa Public TV, USA
  • Albert Heuberger, Fraunhofer IIS, Germany
  • Shuji Hirakawa, Toshiba, Japan
  • Peter Seibert, DVB, Switzerland
  • Ulrich Reimers, TU Braunschweig, Germany
  • Jian Song, Tsinghua University, China
  • Yiyan Wu, IEEE BTS/CRC, Canada
  • Wenjun Zhang, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China

Technical Program Co-Chairs:

  • Vlad Popescu, Transilvania University, Romania
  • Michele Nitti, University of Cagliari, Italy
  • Giuseppe Araniti, University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria, Italy
  • David Gomez-Barquero, UPV, Spain
  • Sung-Ik Park, ETRI, Korea
  • Jintao Wang, Tsinghua University, China
  • Jian Xiong, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
  • Yue Zhang, University of Bedfordshire, UK
  • Cristian Perra, University of Cagliari, Italy

 Financial Chairs:

  • Amanda Temple, IEEE BTS, USA
  • Cristian Perra, University of Cagliari, Italy
The symposium seeks technical papers on the following topics:
1. Multimedia systems&services:
1.1  Mobile TV
1.2  IPTV & Internet TV
1.3  DTV and broadband multimedia systems
1.4  VoD, interactivity, datacasting
1.5  Field trials and test results
1.6  Content management
1.7  Service deployments
1.8  Future technologies and services of broadcasting
1.9  Cloud-based multimedia services
2.0  Multimedia IoT systems

2. Multimedia devices:

2.1  Display technology
2.2  Acquisition technology
2.3  Set-top box and home networking
2.4  Mobile, portable, and handheld devices
2.5  Program guides and navigation
2.6  New human-device Interaction3. Multimedia quality and content
3.1  Performance evaluation
3.2  Objective evaluation techniques
3.3  Subjective evaluation techniques
3.4  Audience measurement & behavior study
3.5  QoE
4. Multimedia processing:
4.1  Audio technology
4.2  Video coding and processing
4.3  Content adaptation and scaling
4.4  Error resilient and concealment
4.5  Rate control
4.6  Retrieval and indexing
4.7  3-D and multi-view video
4.8  Content protection and watermarking

5. Transmission and networking:

5.1  Channel modelling & simulation
5.2  Channel coding, modulation, multiplexing
5.3  Signal processing for transmission
5.4  Propagation and coverage
5.5  Traffic and performance monitoring, congestion control
5.6  Networking and QoS
5.7  Next generation of broadcasting systems
5.8  Convergence of broadcasting and broadband wireless
5.9  Making better use of the spectrum
6.0  QoE-centric network and application management

6. Satellite Systems for Broadcasting:
6.1  Advanced signal processing for satellite broadcasting
6.2  Antenna technologies for mobile satellite broadcasting
6.3  Next generation broadcast sat systems and standards
6.4  Interactive and nonlinear satellite broadcasting

Prospective authors are invited to submit extended abstracts of about 1000 words to .Each abstract must include at least two key words chosen from the topics mentioned above.
Please indicate that the abstract is submitted to the IEEE International Symposium on Broadband Multimedia Systems and Broadcasting 2017, and include the corresponding author’s full name and contact information including: affiliation, address, e-mail and phone number.

Submission of extended abstracts: December 21st, 2016 NEW January 10th, 2017
Notification of acceptance: March 6th, 2017
Submission of camera-ready paper: May 2nd, 2017

All inquiries to

IEEE International Symposium on Broadband Multimedia Systems and Broadcasting 2017