Special Session on Trusted Ubiquitous Networks & Multimedia Contents Protection

(TUN-MM 2018)


As part of

The 16th International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS 2018) or

July 16 – 20, 2018

Orléans, France

Paper Submission Deadline: April 12, 2018

Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters


Recent years have witnessed rapid developments of the information communication technology and the Next-Generation Internet. 3G, 4G and 5G wireless mobile networks have been striding to a large-scale deployment and application. So, we have seen the potential and value for new technologies from a variety of digital networks to various interconnected digital devices, which made it possible to realize the ubiquitous network and society.

Ubiquitous networks could enable a convenient connection “anytime, anywhere, anything, anyone” to the information communications network. Yet, it is necessary for users to establish a highly secure and reliable environment in which they could enjoy ubiquitous digital services via ubiquitous network and connectivity. Establishing trustworthy ubiquitous network brings up some urgent and challenging issues.

In contrast to the cyberspace we have seen until now, the ubiquitous network will be capable of exchanging information more freely beyond the boundaries of time and distance. Unfortunately, in such environment, copyright infringement behaviors, such as illicit copying, malicious distribution, unauthorized usage, free sharing of copyright-protected digital contents, will also become a much more common phenomenon. Contents protection & Digital Rights Management (DRM) have a tangible goal to safeguard the rights and benefits of multimedia contents owners, copyrights holders, digital services providers, and even consumers in contents value chain. Some applications research frontiers, related to contents security, have emerged in recent years. These include subjects on trustworthy networks and transactions, secure digital multimedia broadcasting and controlled contents sharing. Researchers, contents industry engineers and administrators attempt to resort to the state-of-the-art technologies and ideas to protect valuable digital contents and services assets against attacks and IP piracy in the emerging ubiquitous network.

This special session aims to bring together related research works in the realm of Ubiquitous Networks and Multimedia Contents Security, and further investigates and discusses trusted solutions and secure techniques for Ubiquitous Networks and Ubiquitous Computing, as well as some open issues faced by digital contents owners/rights holders/multimedia services providers, who dedicate themselves to protect their Intellectual Property Rights and business benefits. In addition, novel ideas and research works from end consumers’ perspective, such as privacy, trustworthiness and multimedia contents sharing in ubiquitous network society, will be embraced by the session.

The TUN-MM Session topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

    • Secure Ubiquitous Computing & Web Services

    • Ubiquitous Interactions and Mobile Systems

    • Reliable Ubiquitous Sensing

    • Mobile Social Networks and Context and Situational Awareness

    • IP, Privacy and Trust in Ubiquitous Networks

    • Networking and Technologies for Interactive Multimedia Services

    • Cloud-based Mobile Media System

    • Secure Digital Multimedia Broadcasting

    • Multimedia Contents Sharing & Risk Management

    • Multimedia Content Delivery

    • Enhanced QoS for Mobile Media

    • Contents Security, Protection and Forensics in Multimedia & Social Networks

    • Service-oriented Media Management

    • Digital Rights Management & Interoperability

    • Methodologies for Establishing Trust Among Unknown/Un-trusted Entities

    • Authentication, Authorization and Access Control in Ubiquitous Networks

    • Metrics and Measurement Schemes

    • Monitoring and Assessment

    • Performance Modeling and Simulation of Ubiquitous and Multimedia Systems

  • Design of Multimedia Applications


You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to trusted ubiquitous networks and multimedia contents and protection. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere until it appears in HPCS proceedings, in the case of acceptance, or notified otherwise. For Regular papers, please submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript, not to exceed 8 double-column formatted pages per template, and include up to 6 keywords and an abstract of no more than 400 words. Additional pages will be charged additional fee. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and all authors email addresses. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author(s) although all authors are equally responsible for the manuscript. Short papers (up to 4 pages), poster papers and posters (please refer to for posters submission details) will also be considered. Please specify the type of submission you have. Please include page numbers on all preliminary submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments.

Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript to the special session paper submission site at . Acknowledgement will be sent within 48 hours of submission.

Conference Policies

Only PDF files will be accepted, uploaded to the submission link above. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, significance, technical clarity and presentation, language, and references. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper will have to register and attend the HPCS 2018 conference to present the paper at the special session as scheduled. By submitting the paper to the HPCS conference, all authors agree to abide by all HPCS conference paper submission, publication and presentation policies as well as following ethical and professional codes of conduct, including those of the professional co-sponsoring organizations. For more information, please refer to the Authors Info and Registration Info pages.


Accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the HPCS 2018 Conference web site. It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of the conference. The proceedings is projected to be included in the IEEE or ACM Digital Library and indexed in all major indexing services accordingly.


Plans are underway to have the best papers, in extended version, selected for possible publication in a reputable journal as special issue. Detailed information will soon be announced and will be made available on the conference website.

If you have any questions about paper submission or the special session, please contact the special session organizers.


Paper Submissions: ------------------------------------------- 12 April 2018

Acceptance Notification: -------------------------------------- 01 May 2018

Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due by: ----------- 15 May 2018

Conference Dates: -------------------------------------------- July 16 – 20, 2018


Robert Duncan

School of Business

University of Aberdeen, U.K.

Phone: +44 (0)1224 274 466

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International Program Committee*:

All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the special session technical program committee members following similar criteria used in HPCS 2018 and will be published as part of the HPCS 2018 Proceedings.

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(* Committee formation is pending and will be finalized shortly.)

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