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Call For Papers

DMS 2009 - 15th International Conference on Distributed Multimedia Systems
Hotel Sofitel, Redwood City, San Francisco Bay, USA
September 10 to September 12, 2009
http://www.ksi.edu/seke/dms09.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. 

The main themes of the DMS2009 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: 

Distributed Multimedia Technology
   media coding and compression standards
   media streaming and QoS control
   digital rights management
   middleware and OS support
   privacy and security issues
   mobile devices and wireless networks
   sensor networks
   context sensing and processing

Distributed Multimedia Models and Systems
   human-computer interaction issues
   situated computing
   languages for distributed multimedia: Java, XML, X3D
   software engineering issues
   web services and multi-agent systems
   multimedia databases and information systems
   multimedia indexing and retrieval systems
   distributed multimedia systems evaluation
   multimedia authoring

Applications of Distributed Multimedia Systems
   distributed collaboration
   cultural heritage preservation, management and fruition
   distance and lifelong learning
   emergency and safety management
   environment control and management
   e-commerce and e-government applications
   health care management and disability assistance
   intelligent multimedia computing
   social networking
   virtual, mixed and augmented reality

Both research papers and system papers describing developments and experiences 
accompanied by demonstrations of prototypes are solicited.

Conference Hotel

The DMS2009 Conference will be held at the Hotel Sofitel, Redwood City, San Francisco 
Bay, USA. The hotel has made available for these limited dates (9/10/2009 - 9/13/2009) 
to DMS2009 attendees a discount rate of $89 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/dms09/submit/SubmitPaper.php. Manuscript must include a 200-word 
abstract and be no more than 6 pages of IEEE double column text (including figures and 
references). 

Research papers must not be published or under consideration for publication in a journal 
or in a conference with proceedings. Research papers will be evaluated based on 
originality, significance, technical soundness and clarify of exposition.

System papers should report on existing research prototypes by clearly identifying the 
original contributions and ideas demonstrated, and will be evaluated based on technical 
soundness, feasibility and applicability.

System papers must be accompanied by a separate demo description specifying the 
equipment and the type of installation that will be used. Authors of system papers must 
bring their own equipment for demo.

Depending upon the results of evaluation a paper may be accepted as regular paper (6 
pages), short paper (4 pages) or poster (poster presentation only). In addition to paper 
presentation, system papers will also be included in demo sessions.

Additional information on submission can be found at: 
http://www.ksi.edu/seke/dms09.html

Important Dates

Paper submission due: March 1, 2009
Notification of acceptance: May 1, 2009
Camera-ready copy: June 1, 2009
Early conference registration due: June 1, 2009 

Conference Co-Chairs: Masahito Hirakawa, Japan and Erland Jungert, Sweden
Program Co-Chairs: Augusto Celentano, Italy and Atsuo Yoshitaka, Japan
Steering Committee Chair: Shi-Kuo Chang, USA

DMS'2009 Conference Secretariat
Knowledge Systems Institute
3420 Main Street
Skokie, IL 60076 USA
Tel: 847-679-3135
Fax: 847-679-3166
E-mail: [log in to unmask]

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