It isour greatpleasureto welcomeyouto the SecondInternationalWorkshopon Future Multimedia Networking (FMN). Following the ?rst successful workshop (held in Cardi?, Wales) in 2008, this year's workshop continues the tradition of being a premier forum that gives researchers and practitioners a unique - portunity to share their experiences and discuss state-of-the-art research results and major recent accomplishments in the area of multimedia networking. In recent years, real-time multimedia services have contributed extensively to our life experience and are expected to be among the most important applications in the future Internet. The management of content distribution services and the e?cient deliveryof real-timemultimedia servicesoverdiverseand heterogeneous wired and wireless systems remain a signi?cant challenge for future multimedia networking systems. This year's workshop focused on various aspects of mul- media systems, content networking, and autonomous communication. A speci?c emphasis was placed on upcoming autonomic content networks and technologies that contribute to their development.
The call for papers attracted 64 submissions from 32 countries for the main workshop. The Program Committee accepted 16 papers (an acceptance rate of 25%) that cover a range of topics, including wireless and ad-hoc networks in autonomic content networking, streaming and voice services, group and mul- party services, and quality in video and Internet services. This year we also had a Demonstration Session on Future Multimedia Networking for which 12 papers wereacceptedoutofsubmissionsreceivedfromover15countries. Itisoursincere hope that the proceedings of this workshop will serve as a valuable reference for multimedia researchers and developers.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG