Call for Special Sessions

(The list of accepted special sessions is available here)

Packet Video 2013 is the 20th International Packet Video Workshop and will take place on December, 12 and 13th, in San Jose, CA USA. The workshop is devoted to presenting technological advancements and innovations in video and multimedia transmission over packet networks, in particular wireless and Internet networks. The Packet Video Workshop provides a unique venue for people from the media coding and networking fields to meet, interact and exchange ideas. Its charter is to promote the research and development in both established and emerging areas of video streaming and multimedia networking. The Packet Video Workshop is a single-track event, and encourages paper submissions from both cutting-edge research, and business and consumer applications. The workshop will be immediately following the Picture Coding Symposium (PCS 2013), also in San Jose, CA USA.

We invite proposals for special sessions. Topics of interest should be timely and significantly important to the technical audience, and the speakers need to convey compelling information about the topic. Special session proposals covering multi-disciplinary areas are particularly encouraged.

Each special session is expected to contain between 4 and 6 papers, after an opening keynote on the same subject. Other formats are possible, including panel discussions and demos. Papers solicited for special sessions will undergo the same rigorous reviewing process by anonymous and independent reviewers as regular papers. If after the reviewing process less than 4 papers submitted to a special session are selected, the special session will be cancelled and the papers that passed the review process will be presented within the main technical track of the workshop. Accepted special sessions may also be supplemented by high-quality papers selected from the general pool. Special session papers will be published together with regular papers in the proceedings. At least one author for each paper in the special session must register for the workshop and present their paper.

Proposals for special sessions must include:

  • Title of the special session
  • Motivation and objective of the special session, including why this special session is timely and state-of-the-art
  • Specific topics of interest covered
  • Contact information and short biography for the special session organizer(s)
  • List of authors who have agreed to submit and present a paper in the special session, and a tentative title and abstract of each paper.

Proposals for special sessions should be submitted to John Apostolopoulos and Pål Halvorsen by April 26th. Prospective organizers are strongly encouraged to contact John and Pål in advance. Notification of accepted proposals will be on May 3rd, and the deadline for paper submissions is the same as for regular papers.