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Michael Vernick <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 22 Aug 2000 12:06:07 -0400
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 What:  The Eighth ACM Multimedia Conference (MULTIMEDIA 2000)
 When:  October 30 - November 4, 2000
 Where: Los Angeles (Marina del Rey), CA


It is our great pleasure to invite you to Los Angeles and Marina Del Rey

for the Eighth ACM International Multimedia Conference. The conference
continues to be a unique venue bringing together leading researchers
and practitioners in all areas of multimedia applications, computing,
and networking.

Please visit or continue reading
a synopsis of the conference.

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Los Angeles has been the capital of the entertainment and movie
industry for decades.  During the past few years, it has witnessed
spectacular growth in the multimedia industry with many successful
companies providing both multimedia content and systems expertise.
The conference complements this setting by presenting and exploring
technological and artistic advancements in multimedia.  Technical
issues, theory and practice, artistic and consumer innovations will
bring together researchers, artists, developers, educators,
performers, and practitioners of multimedia.

The conference will take place at the Marina Beach Marriot, "The
Ultimate Convention Hotel." The facility overlooks Marina del Rey and
the Pacific Ocean. Please check for
more information about its facilities and services.


The members of the organizing committee have worked hard to produce an
outstanding program.  As in past years, the technical program includes
a broad range of the best current research in multimedia technology,
this year segregated into three areas: multimedia processing and
coding; multimedia systems support and networking; and multimedia
tools, end-systems and applications.  The program includes 36 full
papers (17% acceptance rate), 36 short papers, and 19 leading edge
technical demonstrations. The best paper and best student paper will
be presented in a plenary award session at the conclusion of the

The full technical program is at:


We have the privilege this year to have timely keynote addresses by
two esteemed leaders in their respective industries:

- "The Computer Revolution Hasn't Happened Yet"
  Alan C. Kay, Disney Fellow and Vice President of Research and
  Development at the Walt Disney Company

- "Enabling Next Generation Streaming Media Networks"
  Eric A. Brewer, co-founder and Chief Scientist, Inktomi Corporation


In addition to the strong technical program, we have organized two
panels of leading researchers to discuss current and future
challenges facing the multimedia community. The subjects are:

- Curricula and Resources for Courses about Multimedia
- Intellectual Property Protection in the Internet Millennium


Immediately prior to the conference are two days of half and full day
tutorials on a variety of research and practice topics, presented by
experts in the given subject area.  The list includes:

- Multimedia Technologies and Applications in the new Internet World
- An Introduction to Digital Watermarking
- Practical Digital Libraries Overview
- Multimedia User Interface Design for Work, Home, and Mobile Products
- Distance/Asynchronous Learning: Pedagogy, Technology, and Operations
- Interactive 3D Rendering and Visualization in Networked Environments
- Virtual Environment Technology
- Content Analysis and Coding of Digital Audio and Video
- Data Compression in Multimedia
- Scalable Multimedia Servers
- Instructional Design for Multimedia
- IP Telephony


Four workshops have been organized to take place on November 4th,
following the end of the conference.

- Bridging the Gap: Bringing Together New Media Artists and Multimedia

- Standards, Interoperability, and Practice

- Multimedia and Security

- Multimedia Information Retrieval


We are also pleased to announce our ongoing Doctoral Symposium.  This
half-day meeting allows for doctoral students in multimedia areas to
present their research and receive feedback from members of the


On November 1, in the evening, there will be a Welcome Reception at
the conference hotel, time to be announced.

The conference banquet will be an evening dinner cruise around the
on FantaSea One, a luxury yacht (

And of course, the Marina del Rey area includes endless possibilities
for other types of entertainment (


Online registration is currently open.  Early registration closes
September 30, 2000. Please register at


Please come and join us in Los Angeles for a wonderful multimedia
experience.  Details of the conference can be found at:


Shahram Ghandeharizadeh and Shih-Fu Chang
Conference Chairs

Stephan Fischer, Joseph Konstan, and Klara Nahrstedt
Program Chairs

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