9th Workshop on Multimedia, Distributed and Pervasive Systems

About MPDS

The 9th MDPS workshop is organized by the Department of Information Technologies of the Università degli Studi di Milano and Università degli Studi di Messina, in collaboration with the Chair of Distributed Information Systems of the Faculty of Informatics and Mathematics of the University of Passau and INSA – University of Lyon.

The workshop usually promotes the participation of Ph.D. students and senior researchers of different countries, centered on the presentation and discussion of research in progress at the doctoral school as well as  seminars conducted by experienced researchers or industrial experts on  subjects related to the scientific program of the workshop. Invited speakers will be selected from both academic and industrial communities, to bring their experience and present their research studies as well as discuss novel issues, recent developments, applications, methodologies, and novel techniques.

Follow this link for information about past MPDS workshops.

Scientific Program

The scientific program of the workshop builds on the successful research program conducted within the conjunct Italian-French-German doctoral college. The general idea is to tackle open scientific locks identi-fied in the previous research period and to explore new research directions in these domains. The topics of the workshop are on four main axis: multimedia, distributed systems, pervasive computing and IT-security. The goal of the workshop is not only to encourage collaboration among high-level academic researchers in these strategic domains, but also to facilitate a practical community, to foster networking, and in the long term, to create opportunities for additional scientific projects.

All papers must be original contributions, not previously published or be under review for publication elsewhere. All contributions must be written in English.


Time Monday, 7 Jan Tuesday, 8 Jan Wednesday, 9 Jan Thursday, 10 Jan Friday, 11 Jan
09.00 – 09.30 Welcome Invited Speaker
Prof. Piero Bonatti
Università di Napoli
Invited Speaker
Jean Cristophe Pazzaglia
SAP research France
09.30 – 10.30 Yulian Yang
On Efficiency of peer Rewiring in
Semantic Overlay Networks
Sedigheh Abbasi
Toward Secure Clustered Multi-Party Computation:
A Privacy-Preserving Clustering Protocol
Merza Klaghstan
Scalable Video Coding in Opportunistic Networks
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break
11.00 – 12.00 Tobias Mayer
Recent Results of Inspection Games
for Distributed Systems
Stefan Zwicklbauer
Entity disambiguation in unspecific domains
Maryam Sepehri
Privacy Preserving Query Processing over
Outsourced Encrypted Data and
Multi Party Computation
Hatem Mousselly Sergieh
Identification and Extraction of
Semantic Clusters
in User-Contributed Image Tags
Getnet Abebe Bayou
Evaluation strategy of semantic
similarity and caching
12.00 – 14.00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
14.00 – 15.00 Invited Speaker
Emilio Ferrara
Indiana University Bloomington
Christian Vilsmaier
Il futuro dell’ interrogazione di immagini
basata sul contenuto
Kai Schlegel & Sebastian Bayerl
CODE-Project: Data discovery,
provenance and warehousing
Mathieu André
The Geometry of Contextual and Personalized
Information Retrieval
Transfer to Taormina
15.00 – 15.30 Research Overview
Alessandro Provetti
Pasquale De Meo
Andreas Wölfl
Real-Time Database Architecture
in Mission-Critical Systems
15.30 – 16.00 Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break
16.00 – 17.00 Romaric Sagbo
Model-Based automaton for
web service performance evaluation
Jingwei Miao
An Efficient Privacy Preserving Prediction-based
Routing Protocol for Mobile Delay Tolerant Networks
Romaric Tchokpon
Ensuring XML Integrity Using
Watermarking Techniques
Guido Lena Cota
Securing Business Processes:
mapping protocols to games
20.00 – 22.00 Dinner Dinner Dinner Social Dinner


Workshop Chair
Dr. Stelvio Cimato, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Organizing  Committee Local arrangement
Dr. Paolo Ceravolo — Università degli studi di Milano, Italy Prof. Alessandro Provetti – Università di Messina
Dr. Nadia Bennani — INSA – University of Lyon, France Olga Scotti — Università degli studi di Milano, Italy
Prof. Lionel Brunie — INSA – University of Lyon, France Fulvio Frati — Università degli studi di Milano, Italy
Dr. David Coquil – University of Passau, Germany
Prof. Ernesto Damiani — Università degli studi di Milano, Italy
Dr. Mario Döller — University of Passau, Germany
Dr. Gabriele Gianini — Università degli studi di Milano, Italy
Prof. Dr. Harald Kosch — University of Passau, Germany
Dr. Sonia Benmokhtar  — INSA – University of Lyon, France