Internet Protocol TV (IPTV) services over World Wide Web

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Internet TV (IPTV) represents a good opportunity of integrating video, voice, and data onto a single IP network. It has the promise to offer viewers an innovative set of choices and controls over the TV content. Several major U.S. telecommunication companies have recently announced big investments to replace the copper lines in their networks with fiber optic cables in order to provide sufficient capacity to deliver a large number of TV channels to their residential customers. The trend is similar in Europe and Asia. Major cities in Japan, for example, already provide high speed network which allows customers to obtain video over the IP network. In China, regulation changes are being considered to allow the re-broadcast of traditional TV content over IPTV infrastructures. According to a new report published by Informa Telecoms & Media, the number of IPTV subscribers will jump tenfold by 2010.

IPTV services over WWW face many technology challenges and scalability/quality problems. In the past few years, many new technologies have been proposed (e.g. P2P, caching, QoS, multi-layer encoding, etc.) and implemented to address the challenges. This workshop intends to bring together researchers and developers from industry and academy to discuss the technological advances and challenges in providing IPTV services over WWW. The papers of the workshops will be published in the WWW2006 Conference CD.

Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Emerging WWW applications for IPTV
  • New service infrastructure for IPTV
  • Streaming protocols for IPTV over WWW
  • Dependability issues in IPTV
  • Peer to peer systems for IPTV
  • Multimedia content delivery
  • Usage metering and billing
  • Cost analysis and performance modeling
  • Quality measurement and improvement
  • Performance analysis and monitoring
  • Security and privacy
  • Middleware support for IPTV
  • Wireless IPTV services
  • Experience reports for IPTV services

Important dates:

  • Deadline extended: February 10, 2006
  • Author Notification: March 10, 2006
  • Camera-ready version: March 25, 2006
  • Workshop: May 23 (Tue), 2006.

Submissions instructions:

·        Initial submission: Not to exceed 12 double spaced, 8.5 x 11-inch pages (including figures, tables and references) in 10-12 point font. Include an abstract, five to ten keywords, and the corresponding author's e-mail address.

·        The final paper will be no more than 6 single spaced, double column pages with 10 point font.

·        At least one author of accepted papers must register for the WWW'06 conference before the early registration deadline. Registration information will be available at the conference web site:

·        The paper should be in PDF format and sent by e-mails to or before the submission deadline.

PC Members

  • Ken Birman (Cornell University)
  • Mohamed Hefeeda (Simon Fraser University at Surrey)
  • Ramesh Jain (University of California, Irvine)
  • Rittwik Jana (AT&T Labs)
  • Jack Y. B. Lee (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
  • Jie Li (University of Tsukuba)
  • Shilong Ma (Beijing University)
  • Klara Nahrstedt (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
  • Amy Reibman (AT&T Labs)
  • Keith Ross (Polytechnic University)
  • Jason Yao (National Taiwan University)

For Further Information, Please Contact workshop co-chairs: Yennun Huang ( and Zhen Xiao (

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