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CCNC 2005
CCNC 2004

IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference

CCNC 2006 Awards

Best Paper Award
  • 1st place winner

    Paper: A Backlight Optimization Scheme for Video Playback on Mobile Devices

    Author: Liang Cheng, Shivajit Mohapatra, Magda El Zarki, Nikil Dutt, and Nalini Venkatasubramantan, University of California at Irvine, USA

  • 2nd place winner

    Paper: Layered Video Coding Offset Distortion Traces for Trace-Based Evaluation of Video Quality after Network Transport

    Authors: Patrick Seeling & Martin Reisslein, Arizona State University, USA
    Frank H. P. Fitzek, Aalborg University, DK

  • 3rd place winner

    Paper: Adaptive ACK Schemes of the IEEE 802.15.3 MAC for the Ultra-Wideband System

    Authors: Yang Xiao, The University of Memphis, USA Sherman Shen, University of Waterloo, Canada

Best Student Paper
  • 1st place winners

    Paper: Real-Time Secondary Spectrum Sharing with QoS Provisioning

    Authors: Yiping Xing, Chetan Nanjunda, Mohamed Haleem, Rajarathnam Chandramouli, Koduvayur Subbalakshmi, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA

  • 2nd place winners

    Paper: Cross layer optimization for scalable video multicast over 802.11 WLANs

    Authors: Liqiao Han, Dipankar Raychaudhuri, Rutgers, USA
    Hang Liu and Kumar Ramaswamy, Thomson Inc., USA

  • 3rd place winners

    Paper: Unicast-Friendly Multicast in IEEE 802.11 Wireless LANs

    Authors: Nakjung Choi, Jiho Ryu, Yongho Seok, Yanghee Choi and Taekyoung Kwon, Seoul National University of Korea, KR

Best Demonstration
  • VidTorrent

    Dimitrios Vyzovitis, Ilia Mirkin (MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, MA USA)

CCNC 2007

Please click here to review information on Call for Papers.


Panel MI: The Home Gateway Initiative - please click to review the presentation slides:

TP2-2 Challenges in R&D for Consumer Communications and Networking - please click here to review the presentation slides.

MA1-1 Plenary Panel: Who Owns the Home Network? - please click to review the presentations slides:

Panel TI: High Definition AV Networking - please click to review the presentation slide:

SP-1 Panel-SI: When Applications can Roam Freely - please click to review the presentation slide:

"Eliminating Boundaries"

"Consumer Communications and Networking" has been attracting many researchers in diverse areas from networking to consumer electronics. This conference will present the latest approaches and technical solutions in the areas of consumer networking, enabling technologies such as middleware and multimedia, and novel applications and services. CCNC 2006 will include a peer-reviewed program of Technical Sessions, Technology Application Panels, Tutorials, and Interactive Presentation/Demonstration Sessions.

Conference Highlights

Greetings from the Technical Program Chair

On behalf of the Technical Program Committee, it is my pleasure to invite you to an exciting technical program offered by the third annual IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC2006.) The technical program of CCNC2006 consists of technical paper presentation sessions, technical and business application panels, demonstration sessions, workshop sessions, tutorials, and keynote speeches addressing emerging technologies and latest research and development results in all areas of consumer communications and networking.

"Consumer Communications and Networking" has been attracting many researchers in diverse areas from information technologies to consumer electronics, from networking to multimedia, and from communications theory to transmission and access systems. The demand for networked consumer systems and devices is growing rapidly. As a result, consumer networking is gaining increasing attention from the R&D communities of both industry and academia. This defined the scope of consumer communications and networking to range from body and personal area networking, to home networking and wide area networking.

This year’s CCNC technical program starts on the morning of Sunday, January 8th, 2006, with a workshop keynote speech on ‘searching the world wide web of digital home networks’ by Newton Lee of Disney Online. Following the workshop keynote speech, three workshops, the 2nd IEEE International Workshop on Digital Rights Management Impact on Consumer Communications (DRM’06), the 2nd IEEE International Workshop on Networking Issues in Multimedia Entertainment (NIME'06), and the 1st IEEE International Workshop on Heterogeneous Wireless Networks: Resource Management and QoS (HWN-RMQ'06), plus two panels and six tutorials shall be presented. On Monday, January 9th, 2006, the conference begins with an opening keynote by Douglas S. Rasor, Vice President, Manager of Worldwide Strategic Marketing of TI. Following the opening keynote is a plenary panel on ‘Who Owns the Home Network?’ On the evening of January 9th, Charles S. Swartz, executive director and CEO of the Entertainment Technology Center at USC, will give a keynote speech on “Eliminating Boundaries” at the banquet. The winners of three awards, the Best Paper Award, the Best Student Paper Award, and the Best Demonstration Award, carefully selected from the accepted technical papers and demonstrations will also be announced at the banquet. Throughout the last two days of the conference, 45 technical sessions and 2 demonstration sessions covering the key areas of consumer communications and networking will be presented. To encourage more interaction and fruitful discussion, this year, we arranged 10 technical paper presentation sessions in Interactive Presentation format. Contrary to the tradition, CCNC06 places the same high quality technical papers in both the oral and the Interactive Presentation Sessions to encourage in depth technical discussion and networking.

This year, we received about 600 overall submissions to the conference, 150% more than last year. Over 300 technical experts from all over the world participated in the peer review process. Based on the review results, 140 best general conference papers, 80 best special session papers, 32 best workshop papers, and 27 best demonstrations are selected for presentation and publication in CCNC2006. Furthermore, out of the 19 proposals we have selected 6 tutorials comprising both fundamental and emerging technologies in the consumer communications and networking areas. In addition, 6 panels covering the most practical and promising technical topics and are of great interest to the consumer communications community are offered throughout the three day conference. These panels and tutorials bring top experts from both the industry and academia to provide a wide set of perspectives, practices, and technical expertises.

The technical program of CCNC2006 would not have been possible without the tremendous volunteer efforts of the entire CCNC2006 technical program committee and organization committee teams. I’m most grateful to the authors who submitted their work to CCNC2006, the 100+ technical program committee members and the reviewers who have so diligently supported the peer review process, and especially the Special Session Chair Rajarathnam Chandramouli, the 24 special session organizers, and the 6 workshop chairs who have worked so hard to organize the special sessions and the workshops; the Best Paper Award committee and the Best Demonstration Award committee for their time, dedication, and hard work; the technical program vice chairs, Guenter Schaefer, Wenjun Zeng, and Alan Messer, the Demo Chair Alan Kaplan, the Panel Chair John Barr, the Tutorial Chair Andreas Willig, the Career Forum Chair Bin Wei, and the Publication Chair Mario Kohlberg who have devoted their time and effort to organize an excellent technical program. A special thank also goes to our conference coordinator Gang Cheng and ComSoc staffs Gayle Weisman and Diane Williams who have helped the TPC throughout the entire year. I’d like to use this opportunity to thank all those who helped to put together this remarkable program and also to encourage and welcome everyone to attend CCNC2006 where we can take advantage of all these wonderful work to learn about the latest research results, key findings, and the state-of-the-art consumer communications and networking technologies, to see old friends and meet new friends, and to discuss the most exciting ideas.

We look forward to seeing you at CCNC2006!

Heather Yu, Technical Program Chair

CCNC 2006 Prizes - Hot CES Items

Prizes will be drawn on Tuesday, January 10 at 5:50pm following the panel sessions. Those who attend the Tuesday panel session will be eligible for the prizes.

  • Motorola/Oakley Razrwire Bluetooth Eyewear
  • Motorola Wireless Internet Calling Kit - Skype Certified
  • Panasonic LUMIX FX-9 Digital Cameras (2)

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Keynote Speakers

Opening Keynote
Monday, January 9, 2006     8:00 - 9:00am

Douglas S. Rasor

Doug Rasor has over 20 years’ experience in the semiconductor business. He is currently TI Vice President, Manager of Worldwide Strategic Marketing. As part of this role, Doug scouts, pioneers and incubates TI’s entrance into new high-growth markets that leverage TI’s real-time signal processing core competency. Examples of successful businesses that have been bootstrapped through Doug’s Strategic Marketing organization are TI’s chipset businesses for MP3 players, Digital Still Cameras, Digital Audio, Wireless Smartphone/PDA, DSL modems), etc. He is also responsible for spearheading TI’s external venture fund activities.

Previous experiences include multiple Field Sales and Business Unit marketing assignments at TI, as well as Sales/Marketing management roles at Sierra Semiconductor. Before his entry into the Semiconductor industry, Doug was Director of Engineering at SIMUTECH where he led the development of real-time simulation hardware/software for the avionics network on the F-16 fighter aircraft.

Mr. Rasor obtained his degree in Systems Engineering from Wright State University, with postgraduate work in Computer Science.

Doug’s leisure pursuits include gourmet cooking and playing guitar with Bandpass, a small blues/rock group comprised of several TI executives.

Workshop keynote
Sunday, January 8, 2006     8:30 - 9:30am

"Searching the world wide web of digital home networks"
Newton Lee, Disney Online

Newton Lee is the founder and editor-in-chief of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Computers in Entertainment magazine, a senior producer at Disney Online, an adjunct faculty member at Woodbury University, and a former Bell Labs researcher. Lee founded the Disney Online Technology Forums and has developed over 100 games and activities since 1996 for award-winning web sites Disney.com and Disney's Blast, as well as enhanced-TV programs for ABC's "Summer Jam Concert" and Disney Channel's "In Concert."

A pioneer on CD-ROM development, Lee created one of the first object-oriented scripting languages and cross-platform multimedia compilers for interactive CD-ROMs. He co-developed 11 CD-ROM titles including the award-winning bestsellers "The Lion King Animated Storybook" and "Lamp Chop Loves Music." He and his colleagues received the 1995 Michigan's Leading Edge Technologies Award.

Lee has served as a juror for the 2003 Emmy Awards for Advanced Media Technology. He has won two community development awards from the California Junior Chamber of Commerce, and four Disney VoluntEARS project leader awards. He has published two novels, a book chapter in "Machine Learning and Uncertain Reasoning" (Academic Press 1990), and dozens of research papers on software applications in medical science, national security, quality control, telecommunication, library science, and new media.

Lee holds a B.S. and M.S. in computer science from Virginia Tech, an electrical engineering degree and honorary doctorate from Vincennes University. He currently serves on the Strategic Advisory Council at the Virginia Tech Computer Science Department, the Multimedia/Web Design Advisory Board of the Art Institute of California, the IMSC Board of Councilors at USC, the WINMEC Media Entertainment Advisory Board at UCLA, and the Beijing Multimedia Industry Association Advisory Board.

Conference Banquet Keynote Speaker
Monday, January 9, 2006     8:40 - 9:10pm

Charles S. Swartz
Executive Director/CEO
Entertainment Technology Center at USC

Charles S. Swartz is the executive director and CEO of the Entertainment Technology Center at USC (ETC-USC), where he oversees efforts to understand the impact of new technology on the entertainment industry. He draws from more than two decades of experience in feature film and television production, academic programming and strategic consulting to lead the Center in identifying emerging entertainment technology issues and developing projects to study them.

Swartz began his in film and television production at Warner Bros. Television, Roger Corman’s New World Pictures and Dimension Pictures, which Swartz co-founded. Swartz produced eight feature films and earned a screen credit for writing six of them.

After Dimension, Swartz became education specialist and program manager at UCLA Extension’s Department of Entertainment Studies and Performing Arts. There, he created a trendsetting curriculum that reflected the rise of digital technology and business in entertainment and that set new standards for film and television education. Following UCLA, Swartz was named director of business development for the entertainment industry at Anderson Consulting (now Accenture) and then director of integrated strategy for media and entertainment at e-business consulting firm Sapient. When Sapient closed its media sector, Swartz founded Charles S. Swartz Consulting to connect entertainment clients with companies exploring the potential of broadband wireless.

Swartz assumed his current position at ETC-USC in 2003, refocusing and recharging the research center. The organization’s current research projects include the Digital Cinema Laboratory, the New Digital Home and Digital Media Archiving. Swartz is governor representing SMPTE’s Hollywood region and co-chair of the Hollywood section education committee. SMPTE named Swartz Fellow in 2004.

For further information please contact ccnc2006@comsoc.org