The 8th International Workshop on Network and Operating Systems Support for Digital Audio and Video (NOSSDAV 98)

8-10 July, 1998
Hosted By:
The Systems Research Group
Computer Laboratory
University of Cambridge


Microsoft Research Limited

A technical programme is now available, along with reservation information.



The 8th International Workshop on Network and Operating Systems Support for Digital Audio and Video (NOSSDAV 98) is the international workshop concerned with state of the art technology in networking and operating system support for multimedia systems. For seven years, NOSSDAV has proven to be an outstanding forum for researchers involved in building innovative multimedia systems, networks and applications in both industry and academia.

A key aspect of the workshop is that it provides extensive discussion periods during which attendees can informally discuss their current work and future research directions. Traditionally, NOSSDAV has emphasized high quality experimental research based on prototype or real systems. NOSSDAV98 will continue this tradition.


Submissions are sought in any area related to Network and Operating Systems Support for Digital Audio and Video. Two types of submissions are solicited: short papers and full papers. These will be reviewed in entirely different ways and have different deadlines

Full papers will be subject to a normal review process and are restricted to fifteen pages. Accepted papers will be presented at the Workshop and will appear in the published proceedings.

Short papers, of no more than three pages, will be reviewed by the program committee only. These can be in the form of a position paper or simply report work in progress. Papers will be chosen on the basis of their potential to provoke discussion. Half of the workshop presentations will be allocated to short papers. Submissions, should be sent by electronic mail to Please include

  1. The paper in PostScript or Word for Windows form
  2. The title of the paper, the list of authors with complete contact information in the form of email address and phone number, and, in the case of full papers, an abstract summarizing the paper in PLAIN TEXT.

The paper abstracts will be circulated among the NOSSDAV program committee members to solicit reveiwers.

Please note that the proceedings of the workshop will be published as a book and the best papers will be forwarded to selected journals for publication.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline for Full Papers:            1 March 1998
Acceptance Notification for Full Papers:        30 April 1998
Final Full Papers Due:				30 May 1998
Short Papers Due: 				30 March 1998
Acceptance Notification for Short Papers:	30 April 1998
Workshop:					8-10 July  1998

Program Chairs

Ian Leslie
University of Cambridge
Computer Laboratory
Cambridge CB2 3QG

Derek McAuley
Microsoft Research Limited

Other Correspondance:

Review Committee

Program Committee

Review Committee plus


New Hall College, Cambridge UK