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CFP: Distributed Multimedia Systems DMS 2008
DMS'2008 The 14th International Conference on Distributed Multimedia Systems http://www.ksi.edu/seke/dms08.html Hyatt Harborside at Logan Int'l Airport, Boston, USA September 4 to September 6, 2008 Organized by Knowledge Systems Institute CALL FOR PAPER http://www.ksi.edu/seke/dms08.html The DMS conference is an international conference series, which covers a wide spectrum of paper presentations, technical discussions and demonstrations in the fields of distributed multimedia computing. Started in 1994, the series of conference has been held at Hawaii, Hong Kong, Vancouver, Taipei, Aizu-Wakamatsu, Japan, San Francisco, Miami and Canada. This time, the conference will be held at the Hyatt Harborside at Logan Int'l Airport, Boston, USA. The themes of this year's conference and workshops take advantage of the rich cultural history and artistic tradition of the great city of Boston, and also reflect the emphases of DMS and the co-locating workshops. The main themes of the DMS2008 conference are: network and systems, emergency management and security, situated computing, multimedia software engineering, and multimedia information retrieval, mining and fusion. The conference organizers seek contributions of high quality papers, panels or tutorials, addressing various aspects of distributed multimedia systems and applications, for presentation at the conference and publication in the proceedings. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: audio and video compression MPEG, Quicktime, Windows API standards image, video, audio content analysis and indexing/retrieval image, video and audio watermark 3D audio and video computer graphics and animation modeling and analysis of distributed multimedia systems OS support for distributed multimedia systems distributed multimedia databases and computing distributed object management multi-paradigmatic information retrieval multimedia human-computer interaction multimedia communications and network architectures mobile networks and mobile computing multimedia stream synchronization and QoS control/scheduling multimedia software engineering multimedia processors and ASIC multimedia technologies for people with disability intelligent multimedia computing intelligent multimodal interaction multi agents, mobile agents and their applications communication encryption security of distributed computer systems sensor networks for multimedia computing Web servers and services XML applications Java, VRML and multimedia languages visual and multidimensional languages for multimedia applications multimedia digital libraries and mail systems multimedia applications for CSCW multimedia authoring tools and intelligent tutoring cultural heritage multimedia applications tele-conferencing, tele-medicine and tele-lecture virtual reality, distributed virtual environment, and their applications virtual school, virtual university, and virtual learning community distance learning methodology, tools and systems e-commerce, e-education and e-entertainment The use of prototypes and demonstration video for presentations is encouraged. Workshops and Special Tracks This year, DMS'2008 will be held in conjunction with workshops, conferences and special tracks. Papers submitted to workshops or special tracks are invited by the program committee chairs of the workshops/tracks. This joint organization aims to collect research results from different perspectives. The following workshops, special tracks and conferences are being planned: Workshops International Workshop on Distance Education Technology (DET) (The main themes of the DET2008 workshop are: distance learning tools and environment, distance learning and culture, and distance learning and the arts) International Workshop on Visual Languages and Computing (VLC) (The main themes of the VLC2008 workshop are: visual languages and culture, visual languages and the arts, visual computing for emergency management, visual computing for situated computing, and visualization) VLC Special Tracks: Sketch Computing DMS 2008 Special Tracks Multimedia Software Engineering - Angela Guercio and A. K. Bansal Multimedia and Geosystems - Fabio Pittarello Distributed Multimedia Computing - Paolo Nesi Situated Computing - Masahito Hirakawa Multimedia Software Engineering - Chih-Ping Chu Digital Home and Healthcare - Chi-Lu Yang Emegrency Management and Security - Erland Jungert Networks and Systems - Son T. Vuong Please contact the conference program co-chairs if you are interested in organizing a workshop or a special session. A one-page proposal with the following items is required: Title of the workshop/special session Name of the program committee chair(s) A list of program committee members E-mail address of the corresponding program committee chair A brief description of the theme Each special session should include at least 5 invited (or accepted) papers. Each workshop should include at least 2 special sessions (10 papers). Paper review process of the workshop/special session will be arranged by the individual program committee chair. It is the responsibility of the individual chairs to ensure the quality of papers in the workshop/special sessions. The schedule of workshops/special sessions will be the same as the main conference (See Important Dates below). Each individual program committee chair can set up the Web site of the workshop/special session. However papers will be printed in the same volume as the main conference. Special issue of Journals The DMS conference is closely coordinated with the International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, the Journal of Visual Languages and Computing and the International Journal of Distance Education Technologies. Usually the best ranked papers from the conference, after rigorous reviews, extensive revisions and further enhancements, will appear in one or more special issues of the above journals. Papers suggested for the special issue(s) will be reviewed by external reviewers following the standard procedure of review stipulated by the respective journal. Conference Site (Hotel Information) The DMS2008 Conference will be held at the Hyatt Harborside at Logan Int'l Airport, Boston, USA. The hotel has made available for these limited dates (9/4/2008 - 9/6/2008) to DMS2008 attendees a discount rate of 9 US dollars for single/double, not including sales tax. Information for Authors Papers must be written in English. An electronic version (Postscript, PDF, or MS Word format) of the full paper should be submitted using the following URL: http://conf.ksi.edu/dms08/submit/SubmitPaper.php. Please use Internet Explorer as the browser. Manuscript must include a 200-word abstract and no more than 6 pages of IEEE double column text (include figures and references). DMS'2008 Conference Secretariat Knowledge Systems Institute 3420 Main Street Skokie, IL 60076 USA Tel: 847-679-3135 Fax: 847-679-3166 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org If you cannot submit electronically, please send four copies of the complete manuscript to the above postal address. Important Dates Paper submission due: April 1, 2008 (deadline extended) Notification of acceptance: May 15, 2008 Camera-ready copy: June 15, 2008 Early conference registration due: June 15, 2008 The conference is listed by AllConferences.com, a directory of conferences and conventions.