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Special Session
Future Network Architecture for AR/VR and 360 Video Multimedia Distribution - Net-AR/VR 2018

26 - 28 July, 2018 - Porto, Portugal

Within the 14th International Conference on Signal Processing and Multimedia Applications - SIGMAP 2018


Cedric Westphal
University of California
United States
Brief Bio
Cedric Westphal is an Adj. Assistant Professor with University of California, Santa Cruz and a Principal Research Architect with Huawei Innovations working on future network architectures, both for wired and wireless networks. His current focus is on Information Centric Networks. He received a MSEE in 1995 from Ecole Centrale Paris, and a MS (1995) and Ph.D. (2000) in EE from the University of California, Los Angeles. Cedric Westphal has coauthored a hundred and conference papers, including several best paper awards; and been awarded thirty patents. He has been an area editor for the ACM/IEEE Transactions on Networking since2009, an assistant editor for (Elsevier) Computer Networks journal, and a guest editor for Ad Hoc Networks journal. He has served as a reviewer for the NSF, GENI, the EU FP7, and other funding agencies; he has co-chaired the program committee of several conferences, including IEEE ICC, IEEE NFV-SDN, IEEE IPCCC and was the general chair for IEEE Infocom. He is a senior member of the IEEE.


This session will present new and innovative results on network architecture and protocols to better support emerging multimedia applications such as Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality (AR/VR). Applications like AR/VR will require even more bandwidth, shorter round-trip times, and better Quality of Service altogether. In order to provide such support, the network will have to evolve. This session investigate what type of architectural support would assist the delivery of AR/VR applications at the network layer. Also considered are new routing and transport protocols, new caching policies, new mobility mechanisms, new functions at the mobile edge of the network, post-IP network architectures such as Information-Centric Networks, naming of AR/VR data for ubiquitous access, etc.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • AR/VR
  • Network Architecture
  • Immersive Video Streaming
  • Future Internet Architecture


Paper Submission: June 5, 2018
Authors Notification: June 19, 2018
Camera Ready and Registration: June 27, 2018


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Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
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After thorough reviewing by the special session program committee complemented by members of the main conference program committee, all accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on CD-ROM support - and submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index) and Scopus.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef ( and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library


SIGMAP Special Sessions - Net-AR/VR 2018