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2nd International ICST Conference on  User Centric Media (UCMedia 2010)
Palma de Mallorca, September 1-3, 2010

In cooperation with ACM SIGCHI

Sponsored by ICST, Technically co-sponsored by CREATE-NET 

Keynote speaker
Leonardo Chiariglione, and SmartRM, Inc.


The The aim of the 2nd International ICST Conference on User Centric Media, 
UCMEDIA 2010, is to enhance the understanding of recent and anticipated 
advances in user centric media creation, discovery, distribution and 
consumption in Future Internet, and their applications to entertainment, 
education, information and arts. UCMedia seeks contributions from different 
domains, related to technology, business, the creative process and 
user-based studies. Research based on cross disciplinary approaches is 
particularly welcomed.

Selected papers of the conference will be invited to submit extended versions 
to the Springer Multimedia Tools and Applications Journal 
Special Issue on User Centric Media:


Submission Deadline: June 4th, 2010
Notification to authors: June 25, 2010
Camera-ready papers due: July 9th , 2010


The focus of UCMedia 2010 is on "The user in Future Media Internet". 
UCMedia welcomes contributions from academics, technologists, artists, 
designers, industry representatives and analysts. 
Papers are solicited on the following topics (but not limited to):

* User Media forms and production

- User centric media services in the extended home
- Enhanced content representations (3DTV, Ultra HD TV, holograms, etc).
- Implementation and experimentation of Future Internet applications e.g. 
 virtual 3D worlds, collaborative platforms and holograms
- Novel Networked Media Systems to support human creativity at the cross 
 roads of ICT and arts/design research
- User generated content creation, management and consumption systems
- Framed communication experiences
- New forms of interactive storytelling

* Media delivery

- Open Future Internet network architectures for seamless, scalable 
 multimedia content delivery
- Content-awareness and content location awareness
- Adaptive, polymorphic and reconfigurable systems for Future Media 
 Internet environments
- Content aware networks and network aware content/applications
- Peer-to-peer streaming prototypes and their implementation in the 
 Future Media Internet
- Cross-layer dynamic adaptation and end-to-end QoS issues for 
 heterogeneous networks
- Innovative, adaptive and self-configuring mobile and wireless applications
- Encoding technologies for maintaining the integrity and optimise the 
 quality of experience.
- Content distribution and distributed caching for multimedia 
 content streaming

* User Media access, discovery and consumption

- User Communities Systems and Platforms
- Content adaptability and enrichment
- Search and retrieval of networked multimedia content
- Personalized Access to Media Systems
- Trust, privacy, security and protection


CD proceedings will be distributed during the conference days and will be 
published by Springer LNICST.

Selected papers of the conference will be invited to submit extended versions 
to  the Springer Multimedia Tools and Applications Journal Special Issue
on User Centric Media (


A Best Paper Award, sponsored by ICST, will be awarded to UCMedia 2010 best paper. 
The award will consist of commemorative diploma and a waiver for the registration 
fee of User Centric Media Conference 2011.


Prospective authors are invited to propose papers for presentation in any of 
the technical areas listed above. 
UCMedia will accept submissions in the following categories:

Full Papers (up to 8 pages submissions) - Full papers are submissions 
describing results and original research work not submitted or published 
elsewhere. Full papers should properly place the work within the field, 
cite related work, and clearly indicate the innovative aspects of the work 
and its contribution to the field.

Short Papers (up to 4 pages submissions) - Authors are invited to submit 
work in progress whose preliminary results are already interesting to 
UCMedia audience. Short papers will be also included in the proceedings 
and will be presented during the conference as posters. The poster track 
will give UCMedia attendees a way to learn about ongoing research initiatives 
and will provide presenters with an excellent opportunity to receive 
invaluable direct feedback from experts.
3.        Workshop Proposals & Papers - Workshop proposals are 2 pages submissions 
as specified in the Call for Workshops. 
Workshop papers will be up to 6 pages submissions.

General Chair Federico Alvarez, Technical University of Madrid, Spain
Program Chair Cristina Costa, CREATE-NET
Local Arrangements Chair Antonio Bibiloni, UIB, Spain
Workshops Chairs Francesco Calabrese, MIT, U.S.
                Mauro Martino, MIT,, US


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