The 15th International Conference on Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications
(WPMC 2012)

The International Conference on Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications 2012 was held in Taipei, Taiwan, on September 24-27, 2012, under the co-sponsorship of National Taiwan University, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, and YRP R&D Promotion Committee, Japan.

The WPMC Symposia series was inaugurated in 1998 at Yokosuka Research Park, Japan, as a forum for enabling collaboration in the field of wireless multimedia communications. Over the years WPMC has been held in various countries in the world and has established itself as a unique global symposium dedicated to wireless multimedia convergence.

WPMC 2012 was held under the theme of gAutonomous Communication & Networking for Promoting Human Living.h In total, 266 papers were submitted, out of which 154 were accepted, and 244 people from 19 countries and regions had registered for participation. The program consisted of 11 keynote speeches, 4 tutorials, about 20 technical sessions, 8 invited sessions, 2 panel discussions, and one workshop. Various kinds of research results on advanced technologies and latest topics were presented, and the symposium venue was filled with lively discussions during the whole period.

In the Opening Session on Sept. 25, firstly, welcome addresses were given by Prof. Dr. Kwang-Chen Chen, Distinguished Professor and Director, Graduate Institute of Communication Engineering, National Taiwan University, and then, Mr. Chang San-cheng, Minister without Portfolio , Executive Yuan, gave the guest speech. Then, welcome remarks of Dr. Hiroshi Kumagai, Vice President of NICT, and Prof. Dr. Mitsutoshi Hatori, Chairman of YRP R&D Promotion Committee, were given followed by the Keynote Speech of Professor Dr. Vincent Poor , Princeton University, U.S.A.

Mr. Chang San-cheng,
Minister without Portfolio , Executive Yuan
Prof. Dr. Chen Kwang-Chen,
National Taiwan University
Dr. Hiroshi Kumagai,
Vice President, NICT

A scene from the symposium

Prof. Dr. Mitsutoshi Hatori,
Chairman, YRP R&D Promotion Committee

WPMC2012 Best Paper Award Winners

     

 

 
Winners of WPMC2012 Best Paper Awards
 
 

Finally, 4 papers were awarded as Best Paper for WPMC2012. During the Award Banquette held on Sept. 26 th , the authors were given the certificates and congratulated by Prof. Dr. Mitsutoshi Hatori, Chairman of YRP R&D Promotion Committee.

   
  Ÿ Traffic for Power Efficient Smartphone Communications
  • Chang-Hung Hsieh (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
  • Yu-Yu Chen (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
  • Chih-Chieh Yang (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
  • Shih-Lung Chao (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
  • Hung-Yu Wei (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
 

Ÿ Online Dictionary Learning Based Intra-Frame Video Coding Via Sparse Representation

  • Yipeng Sun (Tsinghua University, P.R. China)
  • Mai Xu (Tsinghua University, P.R. China)
  • Xiaoming Tao (Tsinghua University, P.R. China)
  • Jianhua Lu (Tsinghua University, P.R. China)  
 

Ÿ Effect of Data Aggregation in M2M Networks

  • Shin-Yeh Tsai (National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan)
  • Sok-Ian Sou (National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan)
  • Meng-Hsun Tsai (National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan)
 

Ÿ Bio-inspired Time Synchronization Protocol for Cognitive Radio Ad Hoc Networks

  • Aravind Kailas (University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA)
  • Nadine Pari (Federal University of Parana, Brazil)
  • Michele Nogueira (Federal University of Parana, Brazil)

 

Next year, WPMC2013 is to be held together with other international conferences, i.e., WWSMC and Wireless VITAE, in Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.A., on 24-27 June 2013, under the event name, Global Wireless Summit (GWS). The Chairman of WPMC2013 Organizing Committee is Prof. Vincent Poor, Princeton University, U.S.A.

 

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