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"Vernick, Michael David (Michael)" <[log in to unmask]>
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Vernick, Michael David (Michael)
Mon, 30 Aug 2004 13:54:58 -0400
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Call for Participation
ACM Multimedia 2004 in New York, October 10-16, 2004 

We are pleased to announce that ACM Multimedia 2004 will be held at
Columbia University, New York City, from October 10-16, 2004.

We invite your participation in the premier annual multimedia
conference, covering all aspects of multimedia computing: from
underlying technologies to applications, theory to practice, and
servers to networks to devices.

Conference website - 

Please distribute this as widely as possible. Subscribe
instructions can be found at the bottom of this email.

Early-bird conference registration deadline is September 10, 2004 
Hotel group rate deadline is September 16th.


The technical program begins on Tuesday, October 12th, with an opening
plenary and keynote given by Gordon Bell, Senior Researcher at
Microsoft Research.  The keynote is titled "A New Relevance for
Multimedia When We Record Everything Personal".

The 3-day technical program includes:
  - 15 Technical sessions with talks from a wide variety of 
    multimedia disciplines
  - 2 Technical and Art Demonstration sessions
  - 2 Art sessions
  - 4 Brave New Topic sessions
  - An evening Poster session with 70 technical and 6 art posters
  - 2 Doctoral Symposium sessions
  - An Open Source Competition session
  - A Video Demonstration session


Six full-day and two half-day tutorials will be given over two days,
Sunday and Monday, Oct. 10-11. Tutorials include:

  - Mobile Multimedia Information Transmission
  - Digital Rights Management of Multimedia Content via Encryption 
    and Watermarking
  - Understanding Media Semantics
  - Video Game Structure and Development
  - Virtual Reality and Haptics as New Media in Multimedia
  - Mobile User-Interface Design: For Work, Home and On the Way
  - Machine Learning for Multimedia Applications
  - Emerging Peer-to-Peer Technology: Fundamentals and Challenges
  - Cross-layer optimized multimedia transmission over opportunistic 
    spectrum agile wireless networks
  - Multimedia Data Compression


Six day-long workshops will be held on Friday and Saturday,
Oct. 15-16.  They include:

  - 6th ACM SIGMM International Workshop on Multimedia Information
  - Next Generation Residential Broadband Challenges
  - 2nd ACM International Workshop on Video Surveillance and Sensor
  - Effective Telepresence
  - Continuous Archival & Retrieval of Personal Experiences
  - Story Representation, Mechanism and Context


There will be a reception at Columbia's Macy Gallery on Tuesday,
Oct. 12th.

The conference includes a Manhattan dinner cruise with Bateaux New
York on October 13.


Online registration is now open.  

*** TRAVEL -

MM'2004 has negotiated discounted rates at the conference hotel,
On the Ave Hotel ( It is located
on West 77th Street and Broadway on the Upper West Side of
Manhattan. Room rates are as follows: $150 for Sunday through
Thursday, and $195 for Friday and Saturday; room sizes are King or
Queen. Check-in time is 3:00pm (EST) and checkout time is 12:00 noon
(EST). To make reservations, please call 800.497.6028 or 212.362.1100,
or fax 212.787.9521. In all cases, you must refer to "ACM/MM" group in
order to get the preferred rates. The cut off date is September 16,

Please see the Travel page for more information about Visas,
Transportation and hotel information.


September 27-October 15 2004, 9:00 - 17:00 
ACM Multimedia Art Exhibit: Digital Boundaries 
at Macy Gallery, Columbia University