Communications and multimedia technologies have experienced a rapid growth within the last few years and have attained a high economic importance worldwide. This progress is mainly driven by theoretical achievements based on highly complex mathematical concepts and algorithms and by the application of modern abstract methods. Examples are numerous in digital speech, audio and video coding, digital transmission and communication networks. In many cases, a few very young scientists with outstanding intellectual and creative abilities join in their efforts and drive technical progress to market success. With this background CME wants to provide you with a solid basis for reaching out for your individual goals.