Welcome Message from the Chairs
It is our great pleasure to welcome you to the 2010 ACM Workshop on Advanced Video Streaming
Techniques for Peer-to-Peer Networks and Social Networking, held within ACM Multimedia
2010, in Florence, Italy.
The call for papers attracted 30 submissions (two redirected from the main conference) from
Australia, Asia, Canada, Europe, and the United States of America. The program committee
accepted 15 papers covering a variety of topics, all in the context of P2P: Multi-source video
distribution; modeling end-to-end delay; piece-picking for layered/scalable content; prefetching
and upload strategies; QoE improvements for multiple description video transmission; cache
optimization; network coding improving packet jitter; analytical approach to model adaptive video
streaming; access control to BitTorrent swarms; group communication with layer-aware FEC;
streaming with LT codes; design and evaluation of an optimized overlay topology; APIs and
Furthermore, George Wright (Head of Prototyping, BBC Research and Development) provides an
invited talk entitled “Audio/visual content and metadata delivered over the open Internet using
P2P-Next: some experiences from a broadcaster's perspective”.
As workshop chairs, we would like to thank all people who have contributed to the success of this
workshop: the authors, the invited speaker, the program committee members and all reviewers, the
best paper award committee, and the members of the organizing committee of ACM Multimedia
2010. The support of the workshop sponsors is also greatly acknowledged, in particular
RADVISION (http://www.radvision.com/) for sponsoring the best paper award.
We sincerely hope that the carefully crafted technical program we have arranged for, the scientific
discussions that the workshop will hopefully stimulate, and your additional activities in Florence,
will make your participation worthwhile and a memorable experience.
The workshop organizers:
Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Klagenfurt University, Austria
University of Lancaster, UK
General Chairs Program Committee Chairs