When Mobile Multimedia Meet Cloud: Challenges and Future Directions


Smart phones and tablets are becoming the most desired platforms for ubiquitous multimedia services. When this contemporary trend of mobile media meets the increasing availability of public Clouds, a new technical paradigm, Cloud Mobile Media, is now emerging. This new paradigm presents numerous challenges for researchers to develop next generation cloud-driven media services for omnipresent mobile users. This talk shall identify several major challenges in cloud-centric mobile media in properly discovering and seamlessly transporting the user desired media contents in their most appropriate form between the ubiquitous cloud infrastructures and the heterogeneous mobile devices. In particular, key factors that impact the cloud mobile media services, including service latency, user experience, mobility management, energy efficiency, and content security, will be examined. This talk shall also outline some future research directions to further advance this emerging cloud mobile media by overcoming technical barriers resulting from the mismatch between resource abundant cloud infrastructures and severely resource limited mobile devices.


Prof. Chang Wen CHEN
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
State University of New York at Buffalo

Date & Time

13 Jan 2015 (Tuesday) 16:00 - 17:00



Organized by

Department of Computer and Information Science


Chang Wen CHEN is a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. He has been Allen Henry Endow Chair Professor at the Florida Institute of Technology from July 2003 to December 2007. He was on the faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Rochester from 1992 to 1996 and on the faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Missouri-Columbia from 1996 to 2003.

He has been the Editor-in-Chief for IEEE Trans. Multimedia since January 2014. He has also served as the Editor-in-Chief for IEEE Trans. Circuits and Systems for Video Technology from 2006 to 2009. He has been an Editor for several other major IEEE Transactions and Journals, including the Proceedings of IEEE, IEEE Journal of Selected Areas in Communications, and IEEE Journal of Journal on Emerging and Selected Topics in Circuits and Systems. He has served as Conference Chair for several major IEEE, ACM and SPIE conferences related to multimedia video communications and signal processing. His research is supported by NSF, DARPA, Air Force, NASA, Whitaker Foundation, Microsoft, Intel, Kodak, Huawei, and Technicolor.