============================= CALL FOR PAPERS ============================= Elsevier: Computer Communications Journal Special Issue on Human-Centric Multimedia Networking *** Submission deadline: September 15, 2012 *** =========================================================================== In recent years real-time multimedia services have been contributing extensively to our life experience and are expected to be among the most important applications in the Future Internet. User demands for multimedia access anywhere, anytime from any device are creating new challenges for research communities from both academia and industry. It is expected that multimedia services alone will account for 90 per-cent of all consumer network traffic in few years and we will continue to witness the explosive growth in users sharing multimedia content over future multimedia networks. In this context, novel network, application, green, monitoring, measurement, optimization, storage and user-based approaches must be created to deal with such complex multimedia systems. The emphasis of the SI will be put on discussion about state-of-the-art research and developing activities contributing to all aspects of human-centric multimedia networking. This Special Issue of Computer Communications seeks contributions addressing areas that include, but are not limited to the following: - Social multimedia networking - Future Internet architectures for human-centric multimedia networking - Emerging human-centric multimedia services and applications (gaming, 3D video, surveillance, sensing) - Context awareness and human-computer confluence - Novel human-centric network management and provisioning - Human-centric multimedia search and retrieval - Quality of Experience (QoE) metrics and optimization - Ethical issues in multimedia surveillance and Internet monitoring – systems and algorithms for safeguarding of information - Human-centric models and systems Tentative Schedule Submission deadline: September 15, 2012 Author notification: January 15, 2013 Revised paper due: March 1st 2013 Final author notification: April 15, 2013 Guest Editors Fernando Boavida, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal Eduardo Cerqueira, Federal University of Para, Para, Brazil Andreas Mauthe, Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom Marília Curado, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal Eng Keong Lua, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia Miko?aj Leszczuk, AGH University of Science and Technology, Kraków, Poland Instructions for submission: The submission Web-site for this journal is located at http://ees.elsevier.com/comcom. To ensure that all manuscripts are correctly identified for consideration by the Special Issue, the authors should select “SIHuman-Centric Multimedia” when they reach the “Article Type” step in the submission process.