Call for Papers




The 22rd International Packet Video Workshop (PV 2016) is devoted to presenting technological advancements, innovations, and novel applications in video and multimedia transmission and processing over packet networks. PV 2016 will be held in conjunction with ICME 2016, July 11-15, 2016.  In particular, this rendition of PV will feature two themes in line with current major academic and industry trends:

1.      Immersive video:  The proliferation of head-mounted display devices capable of rendering in real-time virtual 3D scenes has paved the path for the network delivery of immersive content. The research challenges here lie in the acquisition, representation, transmission, and reconstruction of such visual content.  For example, the dimension of immersive media data at a server (e.g., light field, Multiview videos) can far exceed the dimension of the output image display (e.g., one 2D image at a time on a conventional 2D display) for human observation. Clearly transmitting the entire volume of high-dimensional data to the client when only a small data subset is visualized is inefficient. The research problem is thus how to structure the coding, extraction and streaming of high-dimensional media data in such a way that the client can seamlessly and interactively navigate the media space, requesting one media data subset at a time for correct decoding and rendering.


2.      Real-time in-network big media analytics: the ubiquity of surveillance cameras and popularity of on-demand videos (e.g., Netflix, Hulu) have made video the “biggest big data” in today’s packet networks. To maintain system scalability despite the video data explosion, processing media in-network in real-time is essential so that only important data are extracted and summarized while extraneous data can be delayed or filtered. The research challenge is thus to enable application-specific in-network media filtering to maintain system scalability, while preserving data security, personal privacy and deployability.

Paper submissions related to the two themes or other general video streaming topics below are strongly encouraged.  Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

·        Interactive high-dimensional image data navigation

·        Real-time in-network big media analytics

·        Immersive video and augmented reality

·        Large scale multimedia processing and distribution via cloud computing

·        Media streaming over Internet/wireless networks

·        Interactive video applications

·        Peer-to-Peer systems

·        Network coding and error correction for multimedia communications

·        Multi-terminal media communications

·        Quality assessment for multimedia communication

·        Cross-layer optimization of multimedia systems

·        Error resilient video coding and transport

·        Error concealment and post-processing

·        Tele-collaboration and tele-presence

·        Standards for multimedia communication and related issues

·        Network gaming and graphical communication

·        Security, privacy, and protection for multimedia delivery


Special sessions

·        Immersive video:  papers related to theme 1

·        Real-time in-network media analytics: papers related to theme 2


Paper format

Prospective authors are invited to submit an electronic version of full papers, in PDF format, up to 6 printed pages in length (double column). Papers accepted by PV2016 will be presented in the PV workshop of ICME 2016 ( and included in the IEEE Xplore. The attendees of ICME are very welcome to submit their papers to PV 2016.  More information can be found at (


Paper Deadlines

Submission deadline: April 4, 2016

Author notification:  April 22, 2016

Camera-ready papers:  May 13, 2016


Organizing Committee

Workshop Organizer        Thinh Nguyen (      OSU, USA

                                             Jacob Chakareski (                             University of Alabama, USA,

                                             Gene Cheung (                Nat. Inst. of Informatics, Japan

Dan Tan (                                       Cisco, USA


Technical Program Co-Chairs       Thinh Nguyen                                   OSU, USA

                                                            Jacob Chakareski                             Univ.  of Alabama, USA

Special Session Co-Chairs             Gene Cheung                                     Nat. Inst. of Informatics, Japan

               Dan Tan                                             Cisco, USA

Publicity Chair                                  Nikolaos Thomos                           University of Essex, UK


Technical Committee

Hayder Radha                                                  Michigan State University

Laura Toni                                                        EPFL, Switzerland

Vladimir Stankovic                                          University of Strathclyde, UK

Vladan Velisavljevic                                        University of Bedfordshire, UK

Chia-Wen Lin                                                   National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

Patrick Le Callet                                              University of Nantes, France

Sunil Kumar                                                      UCSD, USA

Yo-Sung Ho                                                      GIST, S. Korea

Gary Chan                                                        HKUST, HK

Li Song                                                              Shanghai Jiaotong University, China

Zongming Guo                                                 Peking University, China

Jiro Katto                                                          Waseda University, Japan