The IEEE International Symposium on Broadband Multimedia Systems and Broadcasting 2021, the 16th in the series, will be held in August 4-6, 2021, Chengdu, China. The symposium is the premier forum for the presentation and exchange of technical advances in the rapidly converging areas of multimedia broadcasting, telecommunications, consumer electronics, and networking technologies.
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General Chair:
Ce Zhu, University of Electronic Science & Technology of China, China

General Co-Chairs & International Steering Committee:
Yiyan Wu, IEEE BTS/Communications Research Centre,Canada
Pablo Angueira, University of the Basque Country, Spain
Bill Hayes, Iowa Public TV/IEEE BTS, USA
Ralph Hogan, Rio Salado College/IEEE BTS, USA
Albert Heuberger, Fraunhofer IIS, Germany
Shuji Hirakawa, Japanese Standards Association, Japan
Jun Liu, Academy of Broadcast Planning, NRTA, China
Maurizio Murroni, University of Cagliari, Italy
Sung-Ik Park, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, Korea
Peter Seibert, IEEE BTS, Switzerland
Jian Song, Tsinghua University, China
Wenjun Zhang, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
Qingjun Zeng, China Broadcast Network Co., China

Technical Program Committee Co-Chairs:
Lei Luo, Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
Wenyi Wang, University of Electronic Science &Technology of China, China
Cristiano Akamine, Mackenzie Presbyterian University, Brazil
Giuseppe Araniti, Mediterranean University, Italy
David Gomez-Barquero, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Jae-Young Lee, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, Korea
Jeongchang Kim, Korea Maritime & Ocean University, Korea
Dazhi He, NERC - DTV, China
Sungho Jeon, KBS, Korea
Zhuqing Jiang, Beijing University of Post and Telecommunication, China
Wei Li, Communications Research Centre,Canada
Jon Montalban Sachez, University of the Basque Country, Spain
Kenichi Murayama, NHK, Japan
Jintao Wang, Tsinghua University, China
Jian Xiong, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
Liang Zhang, Communications Research Centre, Canada
Xun Zhang, Institut Supérieur d'électronique de Paris, France
Yue Zhang, University of Leicester, UK

Keynotes/Panel Chairs:
Yipeng Liu, University of Electronic Science &Technology of China, China
Jing Liang, University of Electronic Science &Technology of China, China

Regional Promotion and Liaison Chairs:
Bo Ai, Beijing Jiaotong University,China
David Gomez-Barquero, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Hyun-woo Lee, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, Korea
Bo Rong, Communications Research Centre, Canada
Yoshiaki Shishikui, Meiji University, Japan
Rafael Sotelo, University of Montevideo,Uruguay
Margaux Toral, IEEE BTS, USA

Finance Chairs:
Amanda Temple, IEEE BTS, USA
Lu Yang, University of Electronic Science & Technology of China, China
Chang Duan, Southwest Petroleum University, China

Publication Chairs:
Kai Liu, Sichuan University, China
Zhiping Shi, University of Electronic Science &Technology of China, China

Local Arrangement Chairs:
Linbo Qing, Sichuan University, China
Yingjie Zhou, Sichuan University, China

Call for paper

Important date

Draft paper submission deadline
Draft paper acceptance notification
Final paper submission deadline

Submission Topics

1.Multimedia Transmission
‐ Channel modelling & Simulation
‐ Channel coding, modulation, multiplexing
‐ Advanced signal processing for transmission
‐ MISO and MIMO processing
‐ Channel estimation and equalization
‐ Antenna technologies
‐ Propagation and coverage
‐ Terrestrial and satellite delivery
‐ Mobile TV and advanced HD Radio
‐ Field Trials and test results
‐ Next generation of broadcasting standards and systems
‐ 5G: New Radio & New Core
‐ LTE Advanced Pro
‐ Making better use of the spectrum
‐ UAV communication and route planning
‐ Resources allocation
‐ Machine learning for communications

2. Multimedia Networking
‐ IPTV and streaming
‐ Internet TV and OTT
‐ VoD, interactivity, datacasting
‐ Multimedia NFV & SDN
‐ Machine learning techniques for traffic and performance monitoring
‐ Congestion control in AI-enabled BMS
‐ AI-enabled networking and QoS provisioning

3. Multimedia Signal Processing
‐ Multimedia coding: image, video, audio, 3D point cloud, mesh, light field image/video
‐ Error resilient and concealment
‐ Retrieval and indexing
‐ Multimedia information security
‐ Synthetic imaging and rendering
‐ Scalable video coding & Content adaptation
‐ Artificial intelligence based multimedia coding
‐ Explainable AI, fairness, accountability, privacy, transparency and ethics in media processing

4. Multimedia Service, Quality and Content
‐ Multimedia for connected cars
‐ Multimedia IoT
‐ Multimedia datacasting
‐ Multimedia security
‐ Broadcast applications to Smart Cities
‐ Performance evaluation techniques
‐ Quality evaluation and dataset
‐ Audience measurement & behavior study
‐ Application systems: DTV, surveillance, telemedicine
‐ Quality of Experience
‐ Distributed or edge/fog-based multimedia service
‐ Cloud-based multimedia service
‐ Future broadcasting services
‐ Convergence of Broadcast and Broadband
‐ Cloud and Content management


Prospective authors are invited to submit extended summary (around 1000 words)/full paper (6 pages maximum) to
Each submission should include at least two keywords chosen from the topics mentioned above. All accepted and presented papers will be submitted for inclusion in IEEE Xplore®.
Awards of the best paper and the best student paper will be presented.

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  • Conference Date

    Aug 04



    Aug 06


  • Mar 22 2021

    Draft paper submission deadline

  • May 17 2021

    Draft Paper Acceptance Notification

  • Jun 18 2021

    Final Paper Deadline

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