This year the Workshop on Multimedia Streaming in Information-/Content-Centric Networks (MuSIC 2016) will be held in conjunction with the IEEE INFOCOM 2016 in San Francisco.
The MuSIC 2016 workshop, which is the result of merging the two successful initial workshops MuSIC 2015 and CCN 2015, thus pursues two major goals:
First, the workshop will give emphasis to the predominant source of traffic, i.e., real-time multimedia data delivery/streaming, and the resulting requirements, challenges and opportunities in the context of ICN/CCN. The workshop will specifically consider video-on-demand (VoD) and voice/video conferencing (live) applications on ICN/CCN, but other distributed multimedia applications are welcome, such as gaming. All aspects of media streaming in ICN/CCN will be addressed, including: basic principles and insights; protocols, mechanisms and policies (strategies) in ICN/CCN nodes; routing; measures and metrics for real-time behavior, QoS and QoE; evaluation methodology; prototype implementations, testbeds, and demos; and comparisons of different ICN architectures and with IP-based systems. Following up on the major goal of the MuSIC 2015 workshop, MuSIC 2016 will provide a forum that will bring the Multimedia Systems/Communications and Information-/Content-Centric Networking communities together, spawn intense discussions, exchange and learnings at the intersection of the two areas, and help establish common terminology, work and projects.
Second, CCN/NDN as the most actively explored approaches in the area, will be addressed in specific depth. The workshop will bring together researchers from academia and industry and investigate the architectural issues and challenges in CCN/NDN. While multiple initial architectural designs addressing in-network caching, mobility support and multipath routing have been proposed and prototypes have been implemented, areas such as security, privacy and economic models for, as well as multimedia streaming in, CCN/NDN have received limited attention. We invite submissions investigating and understanding some of the challenges in CCN/NDN, describing new research contributions, and showing potential to foster collaboration among researchers interested in CCN/NDN.