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The aim of the 2nd International ICST Conference on User Centric Media, UCMEDIA 2010, is to enhance the understanding of recent and anticipated advances in user centric media creation, discovery, distribution and consumption in Future Internet, and their applications to entertainment, education, information and arts. UCMedia seeks contributions from different domains, related to technology, business, the creative process and user-based studies. Research based on cross disciplinary approaches is particularly welcomed.

Keynote speaker: Leonardo Chiariglione, and SmartRM, Inc.


The focus of UCMedia 2010 is on "The user in Future Media Internet". UCMedia welcomes contributions from academics, technologists, artists, designers, industry representatives and analysts. Papers are solicited on the following topics (but not limited to):

  • User Media forms and production

    • User centric media services in the extended home

    • Enhanced content representations (3DTV, Ultra HD TV, holograms, etc).

    • Implementation and experimentation of Future Internet applications e.g. virtual 3D worlds, collaborative platforms and holograms

    • Novel Networked Media Systems to support human creativity at the cross roads of ICT and arts/design research

    • User generated content creation, management and consumption systems

    • Framed communication experiences

    • New forms of interactive storytelling

  • Media delivery

    • Open Future Internet network architectures for seamless, scalable multimedia content delivery

    • Content-awareness and content location awareness

    • Adaptive, polymorphic and reconfigurable systems for Future Media Internet environments

    • Content aware networks and network aware content/applications

    • Peer-to-peer streaming prototypes and their implementation in the Future Media Internet

    • Cross-layer dynamic adaptation and end-to-end QoS issues for heterogeneous networks

    • Innovative, adaptive and self-configuring mobile and wireless applications

    • Encoding technologies for maintaining the integrity and optimise the quality of experience.

    • - Content distribution and distributed caching for multimedia content streaming

  • User Media access, discovery and consumption

    • User Communities Systems and Platforms

    • Content adaptability and enrichment

    • Search and retrieval of networked multimedia content

    • Personalized Access to Media Systems

    • Trust, privacy, security and protection


CD proceedings will be distributed during the conference days and will be published by Springer LNICST.

Selected papers of the conference will be invited to submit extended versions to the Springer Multimedia Tools and Applications Jounal Special Issue of on User Centric Media.


A Best Paper Award, sponsored by ICST, will be awarded to UCMedia 2010 best paper. The award will consist of commemorative diploma and a waiver for the registration fee of User Centric Media Conference 2011.


Prospective authors are invited to propose papers for presentation in any of the technical areas listed above. UCMedia will accept submissions in the following categories:

  1. Full Papers (up to 8 pages submissions) - Full papers are submissions describing results and original research work not submitted or published elsewhere. Full papers should properly place the work within the field, cite related work, and clearly indicate the innovative aspects of the work and its contribution to the field.
  2. Short Papers (up to 4 pages submissions) - Authors are invited to submit work in progress whose preliminary results are already interesting to UCMedia audience. Short papers will be also included in the proceedings and will be presented during the conference as posters. The poster track will give UCMedia attendees a way to learn about ongoing research initiatives and will provide presenters with an excellent opportunity to receive invaluable direct feedback from experts.
  3. 3. Workshop Proposals & Papers - Workshop proposals are 2 pages submissions as specified in the Call for Workshops. Workshop papers will be up to 6 pages submissions.


  • Submission Deadline: May 21st, 2010 June 4th, 2010

  • Notification to authors: June 21st, 2010 July 5th, 2010

  • Camera-ready papers due (hard deadline): June 9th, 2010 July 19th , 2010

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