The 7th International Workshop on
Network and Operating System Support for Digital Audio and Video
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
May 19-21, 1997
Registrations for NOSSDAV'97 are now being accepted.
The 7th International Workshop on Network and Operating Systems Support
for Digital Audio and Video (NOSSDAV 97) is the international workshop
concerned with state of the art technology in networking and operating
system support for multimedia systems. For seven years, NOSSDAV has
proven to be an outstanding forum for researchers involved in building
innovative multimedia systems, networks and applications on both the
research and industrial front. Other topics that will be examined include
"middleware" for multimedia, media toolkits, mobile communications,
Virtual Reality (VR), real-time systems, software agents, digital libraries,
and other digital media besides audio and video.
A key aspect of the workshop is that it provides extensive discussion
periods during which attendees can informally discuss their current
work and future research directions. Traditionally, NOSSDAV has
emphasized on high quality experimental research that prototypes
systems to explore innovative solutions to the problems in the diverse
areas of multimedia computing. NOSSDAV97 will continue this tradition.
A sample of the sessions to be held at the workshop include:
Multicast for Multimedia
Networking: Packet Scheduling and Integrated Services
Multimedia-on-Demand (MOD) Servers and Services
Smoothing and Scaling on Endsystems
Mobility and Wireless
Operating System Optimizations
Middleware for Multimedia
To maintain the atmosphere of a small intense workshop, attendance is
once again being limited to 80.
Spots at the workshop are being reserved for one author per paper and
Program Committee members until April 10th. All other registration requests
will be accepted on a first come first served basis. After April 10th any
other requests that previously could not be immediately accepted will be
confirmed if space is available.
Presenting Authors and PC Members should register as soon as possible!!
On line registration and workshop program information can be accessed
from the NOSSDAV97 web page:
The workshop will be held at Innsbrook Estates. Located approximately 45
minutes from the St. Louis airport, Innsbrook Estates has everything you
would like in a resort: 18-hole golf course, 18-hole miniature
course, swimming pool, a 150 acre lake, sailing, fishing,
swimming, sand beaches, fitness center, lighted tennis courts,
volleyball courts, horse back riding, full conference facilities, etc.
Send inquiries to:
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Department of Computer Science/ARL
Campus Box 1045
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis MO 63130, USA
Tele: 1 314 935 7534
Fax: 1 314 935 7302
Sunday, May 18, 1997
16:00-19:00 Conference Registration
19:00-21:30 Informal Dinner ???
Monday, May 19, 1997
7:30-8:30 Breakfast Buffet
8:30-9:00 Introductions and Welcome
Christopher I. Byrnes
Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied
9:00-10:30 Session I "Multimedia-on-Demand (MOD) Servers and Services"
Session Chair: Derek McAuley, Univ of Glasgow, UK
* Design and Implementation of Video Server for Mixed-rate
J. Nishikawa, I. Okabayashi, Y. Mori, S. Sasaki, M.
Migita, Y. Obayashi, S. Furuya and K. Kaneko.
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co.
* Random RAIDs with Selective Exploitation of Redundancy
for High Performance Video Servers
Y. Birk. Technion - Israel Inst. of Technology.
* Efficient Striping Techniques for Multimedia File Servers
P. Shenoy, and H. Vin. University of Texas.
11:00-12:30 Session II "Middleware for Multimedia Applications"
Session Chair: Steve McCanne
* Toward a Common Infrastructure for
S. McCanne et al,
University of California,Berkeley
* An Extensible Framework for RTP-based Multimedia
John Du, Dave Putzolu, Intel Corporation
* Network Filters for Active Movie
Mike Clark, Thomas Pfenning, Microsoft
13:30-15:00 Session III "Networking"
Session Chair: KK Ramakrishnan, AT&T Research
* A Comprehensive Multimedia Control Architecture for the
H. Schulzrinne. Columbia University.
* Environments for Active Networks
R. Sharma, S. Keshav, M. Wu and L. Wu. Cornell
* WANDS: Wide-Area Network Delay Simulator
M. Borella & A. Sears. DePaul University.
* A Virtual Network Service for Integrated-Services
L. Delgrossi and Domenico Ferrari. Unversita
15:30-17:00 Session IV "Operating System Optimizations"
Session Chair: Hide Tokuda, Keio Univ, Japan
* Evaluation of Data Passing and Scheduling Avoidance
J. Brustoloni and P. Steenkiste. Carnegie Mellon
* User-Safe Devices for True End-to-End QoS
I. Pratt. University of Cambridge.
* A Fresh Approach to File System Quality of Service
P. Barham. University of Cambridge.
20:00-21:00 PC/Planning Meeting
Tuesday, May 20, 1997
7:30-8:30 Breakfast Buffet
8:30-10:00 Session V "Mobility and Wireless"
Session Chair: Doug Shepherd, University of Lancaster, UK
* Mobile Filters: Delivering Scaled Media to Mobile Devices
A. Balachandran and A. Campbell
* System Support for Mobile Multimedia Applications
Inouye, Cen, Walpole
* On Quality of Service in Mobile Wireless Networks
M. Srivastava, P. Mishra
10:30-12:00 Session VI "Multicast"
Session Chair: Dan Swinehart, Xerox PARC
* Layered Video Multicast with Retransmission (LVRM):
Evaluation of Error Recovery Schemes
X. Li and M. Ammar. Georgia Institute of Technology.
S. Paul and P. Pancha. Bell Laboratories.
* Thin Streams: An Architecture for Multicasting Layered
L. Wu, R. Sharma and B. Smith. Cornell University.
* Resilient Multicast Support for Continuous Media
R. Xu, A. Myers, H. Zhang, R. Yavatkar. Carnegie
Mellon University and Intel.
13:00-15:00 Session VII "Short Papers and A Lang Panel Session:
Session Chair: Domenico Ferrari, Universita` Cattolica, Italy
* Service Aggregation Through Rate Adaptation Using a
Single Storage Format
Krishnan and Little
* Practical Experience with a Smoothing Algorithm for Video
F. Miller, X. Mei, T. Lam, K. Zhang, and S.
Tripathi. University of Maryland.
* Randomized Token Buckets: Reducing the Buffers Required
J. A. Fingerhut and G. Varghese. Washington
16:30-23:59 Excursion (To Cardinals Baseball Game)
Wednesday, May 21, 1997
8:00-9:00 Breakfast Buffet
9:00-10:30 Session VIII "Smoothing, Scaling, etc on Endsystems"
Session Chair: TBD
* The Performance of Two Dimensional Media Scaling for
Internet Videoconferencing: Experiments with ProShare(TM)
on the Internet
P. Nee, K. Jeffay and G. Danneels. University of
* Online Smoothing of Live, Variable-Bit-Rate Video
J. Rexford. AT&T Research Laboratories.
S. Sen, K. Dey, J. Kurose, J. Stankovic, D. Towsley.
University of Massachusetts.
W. Feng. Ohio State University.
* Adaptive Middleware for Mobile Multimedia Applications
G. Blair, G. Coulson, N. Davies, P. Robin and T.
11:00-12:30 Session IX "Networking: Packet Scheduling, Integrated Service"
Session Chair: Hui Zhang, CMU
* Fair Airport Scheduling Algorithms
P. Goyal and H. Vin. University of Texas.
* Hierarchical Relative Error Scheduler: An Efficient
Traffic Shaper for Packet Switching Networks
A. Charny. Digital Electric Company.
* Understanding TCP Dynamics in an Integrated Services
W. Feng, D. Kandlur, D. Saha and K. Shin. IBM.
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