Multimedia Content Distribution: Infrastructure and Algorithms (Acronym: MCDIG)

Chair: Xiaoqing Zhu, Cisco Systems, USA
Co-chairs: Harilaos Koumaras, National Centre of Scientific Research “Demokritos”, Greece
David Hausheer, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Darmstadt
Advisor: Prof. Chang Wen Chen, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

IG Scope:

The “Multimedia Content Distribution: Infrastructure and Algorithms” Interest Group (MCD IG) facilitates and promotes research and development in an increasing active research area of multimedia content distribution. The majority of the traffic flowing on the Internet is Multimedia Traffic. The IG aims at providing a platform for researchers and practitioners from academia and industry to discuss relevant topics and exchange views on the important research issues, such as network infrastructure for content distribution, content delivery network, cache in the network, peer assisted content delivery, identification and defense of malicious use of Internet, and algorithm design for planetary-scale content distribution systems. With support from IEEE MCTC, the IG will organize and support ComSoc-sponsored conferences and workshops, and special issues at relevant journals. The technical topics of MCD IG include, but not limited to the following:

  • Design of future content delivery network (CDN) to support planetary-scale live and on-demand media consumption
  • Peer assisted Multimedia content delivery
  • Cache and proxy in network
  • Understanding media consumption characteristics (e.g., long and fat tail distribution) and its impact on content distribution system design
  • Hybrid distribution technologies (peer-to-peer, CDN and clouds) and their interplay
  • Economics of multimedia content distribution (e.g., content producer, consumer and service provider relationship; ISP and service provider relationship; pricing model)
  • Multimedia content distribution with Cloud-assistance
  • Novel exploitation of existing distribution infrastructures (e.g., dynamic content acceleration)
  • Measurement and modeling of content distribution systems
  • Multimedia content distribution in mobile systems
  • Web 2.0 and social network support for multimedia content distribution