Special Issue of Computer Communications on 
Multimedia Networking and Security in Convergent Networks


Authors are invited to submit detailed technical manuscripts reporting
recent developments in the topics related to the special issue. Note
the special emphasis on convergent and heterogeneous networks ¨C this
special issue is devoted to exploring the challenges and solutions for
multimedia communication and security in convergent network
environments. The new challenge in network management is to deal with
heterogeneous client capabilities as well as dynamic end-to-end
resources availability, and to ensure satisfactory service quality for
every client. The new challenge in secure communication is to solve
the privacy and security issues becoming increasingly important topics
in network convergence. Some suggested topics include but are not
limited to:

Heterogeneous multimedia networking;
Cross-layer multimedia adaptation;
Inter-network multimedia adaptation;
QoS control in network convergence;
Interactive Mobile TV based on network convergence;
Mobile community based on network convergence;
Smart home networks based on network convergence;
Telematics systems based on network convergence;
E-healthcare systems based on network convergence;
Privacy preserving in network convergence;
Multimedia content security in network convergence;
Digital rights management in network convergence;
Content tracking and filtering in network convergence;
Intrusion detection and prevention in network convergence;
Other networking or security issues in network convergence. 

Submission Format:

The submitted papers must be written in English and describe original
research which is not published nor currently under review by other
journals or conferences. Author guidelines for preparation of
manuscript can be found at / For more
information, please contact the guest editors or Co-Editor-in-Chief,
Mohammed Atiquzzaman ( )

Submission Guideline: 

Manuscripts and any supplementary material should be submitted through
Elsevier Editorial System (EES). The authors must select ¡°SI:
Convergent Networks-Lian¡± when they reach the ¡°Article Type¡± step
in the submission process. The EES website is located at

Important Dates: 
Paper submission: 
 1 November 2009 
Acceptance notification: 
 15 February, 2010 
Final papers:
 15 March, 2010 
 Summer 2010 

Guest Editors: 
Prof. Chang Wen Chen
University at Buffalo, USA
Prof. Stefanos Gritzalis 
University of the Aegean, Greece
Prof. Pascal LORENZ
University of Haute Alsace, France
Dr. Shiguo Lian (corresponding)
France Telecom R&D Beijing, China