, Volume 61, Issue 3, pp 697-701,
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Date: 18 Jul 2012

Guest editorial special issue on quality of experience for multimedia applications

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In recent years, the ubiquity of multimedia services along with the proliferation of mobile devices and the demand for new audio and video applications are changing the lifestyle of users. The multimedia era is allowing users to create, distribute, and access content in ubiquitous way and cost-effectively, while providers explore new ways to increase their revenues. The efficient delivery of real-time multimedia services over emerging diverse and heterogeneous systems is a challenging research goal. The interoperability of applications, transport and network protocols as well as the demand for improved Quality of Experience (QoE) create new challenges and opportunities for further research on novel communication protocols, architectures, and methods to efficiently support current and future multimedia networking systems.

In 2010, the Third International Future Multimedia Networking (FMN 2010) workshop was organized in Kraków, Poland and achieved a success attracting numerous submissions