Real-Time Mobile Multimedia Services
It is a great pleasure to present the proceedings of the 10th IFIP/IEEE International Conference on Management of Multimedia and Mobile Networks and Services (MMNS 2007). The MMNS 2007 Conference was held in San Jose, California, USA during October 31 – November 2 as part of the 3rd International Week on Management of Networks and Services (Manweek 2007). As in the previous three years, the Manweek umbrella allowed an international audience of researchers and scientists from industry and academia – who are researching and developing management systems – to share views and ideas and present their state-of-the-art results. The other events co-located with Manweek 2007 were the 18th IFIP/IEEE International Workshop on Distributed Systems: Operations and Management (DSOM 2007), the 7th IEEE Workshop on IP Operations and Management (IPOM2007), the 2nd IEEE International Workshop on Modeling Autonomic Communications Environments (MACE 2007), and the 1st IEEE/IFIP International Workshop on End-to-End Virtualization and Grid Management (EVGM 2007). Under this umbrella, MMNS proved itself again as a top public venue for results dissemination and intellectual collaboration with specific emphasis on multimedia and mobility aspects of end-to-end services. These aspects of management are becoming a major challenge in the ability to deliver cost effective end-to-end multimedia-based services in the upcoming 4G wireless systems.