PV2018 adopts an “almost double-open” review process

This year’s Packet Video (PV2018) workshop adopted an “almost double-open” review process as follows:

  • The author names and affiliations will be visible to the reviewers.
  • A meta reviewer will be assigned to each submission among the TPC members who will have reviewed the submission, and her/his identity will be conveyed to the author(s) during the notification.
  • There will not be a rebuttal phase.

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Special Issues: ACM TOMM and Int’l Journal of Network Management

We are happy to announce that selected papers will be invited submitting extended versions to ACM TOMM or the International Journal of Network Management.

ACM TOMM: A number of outstanding accepted papers will be selected from the ACM MMSys research track, 5 special sessions and 4 workshops to submit extended versions of their work (min 30% new material). These papers will be from a wide range of topics of existing and future directions of Multimedia Systems related research. Authors of selected papers will receive invitation to extend and submit a manuscript for this special issue.

International Journal of Network Management: Outstanding and topical papers submitted to the workshop will be considered for inclusion in this special issue. Select authors will be explicitly invited to produce an extended version of their work conforming to the submission guidelines.

Keynote: Simultaneous Migration of Codecs, Formats and DRM by Jason Burgess, Comcast

The 23rd Packet Video Workshop 2018 co-located with ACM MMSys’18 in Amsterdam is proud to announce the following keynote:

Simultaneous Migration of Codecs, Formats and DRM
by Jason Burgess, Comcast

Abstract: Over the operational life of a large video service, codecs, formats, and digital rights management may all have to be changed to support different business needs, devices, or other technological advances. Adding or changing any one of these facets is a significant change for any service. Making changes to all three simultaneously while maintaining an uninterrupted service would seem to require feats of engineering heroics. We will explore how Comcast’s addition of HEVC, migration from HLS to DASH, and swapping of digital rights management solutions impacted its IP Video platform: what changes were needed to the architecture, and how we managed the transition of users across technologies.

Bio: Jason is the lead architect for strategic initiatives within Comcast’s VIPER (Video IP Engineering & Research) group. He has an extensive background in software and systems architecture as well as application development and systems administration. He joined Comcast 7 years ago and has lead design and development of many components of Comcast’s IP video solution. He is currently leading efforts to optimize and simplify Comcast’s IP video pipeline and prepare Comcast for the next decade of video delivery. His passion for innovation has led to multiple patent awards and filings in IP video.

Excellence in DASH Award ACM MMSys 2018

In conjunction with ACM MMSys 2018, being held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands | June 12-15, 2018, the DASH Industry Forum is proud to announce the

DASH Industry Forum Excellence in DASH Award

This award offers a financial prize for those papers which best meet the following requirements:

  • Paper must substantially address MPEG-DASH as the presentation format
  • Paper must be selected for presentation in the main conference, special sessions, or co-located workshops at ACM MMSys 2018 [this includes Packet Video Workshop!]
  • Preference given to practical enhancements and developments which can sustain future commercial usefulness of DASH.
  • DASH format used should conform to the DASH-IF Interoperability Points as defined by http://dashif.org/guidelines/

Three levels of prize are awarded:

  • First place – €1000
  • Second place – €500
  • Third place – €250


Winners are chosen by a DASH Industry Forum appointed committee and results are final. If papers of sufficient quality are not received, then some or all of the awards may not be granted. The competition is open to any individual, commercial or academic institution. No preference is given to DASH-IF members and membership is not required in order to participate in the competition.

How to enter:

In order for your paper to be considered for the competition, please check the checkbox labelled “DASH Award” on the submission page and your paper will be forwarded to the DASH-IF for review.