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Selected topic: In December 2012 he was the guest editor for IEEE Computing Now monthly theme on Social Multimedia Communication (http://www.computer.org/portal/web/computingnow/archive/december2012). He is particularly interested in how social network infrastructures affect our daily interaction with multimedia content anywhere, anytime, and on any device - also referred to as universal media access (UMA). Most of the technical issues enabling universal media access are solved  but the way how users perceive multimedia services - quality of experience - is still far away from being well-understood. The EU COST Action IC 1003 QUALINET  aims at working on "methodologies for subjective and objective quality metrics taking into account current and new trends in multimedia communication systems as witnessed by the appearance of new types of content and interactions". Existing social network infrastructures such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Google+ enable new means for interaction (with the content and with other users) and foster the convergence of broadcast and broadband multimedia services paving the way towards new services in this domain. For example, watching online videos together in the context of UMA and the discussion thereof among the participating users. In particular, the inter-destination media synchronisation (IDMS) for services based on standards like MPEGs' dynamic adaptive streaming over HTTP (DASH) or W3C/IETFs' Web real-time communication (WebRTC) and means to quantify the quality of experience are off interest. Interested parties are free to contact Christian by email email@example.com or Twitter http://www.twitter.com/timse7.
Keywords: Universal Media Access (UMA), Quality of Experience (QoE), Inter-Destination Media Synchronisation (IDMS), Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH)
 O Universal Multimedia Access, Where Art Thou? (Index), http://multimediacommunication.blogspot.co.at/2010/03/o-universal-multimedia-access-where-art_19.html
 EU COST Action IC 1003 QUALINET, http://www.qualinet.eu/