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          Call for Participation
            ACM MULTIMEDIA 2000

The 8th ACM International Multimedia Conference
        October 30 - November 3, 2000
          Los Angeles, California

      http://www.acm.org/sigmm/MM2000


          ***** Deadlines *****
Technical Papers, Panels, Tutorials, Workshops: March 20, 2000
Short Papers/Posters, Technical Demos: June 19, 2000
Submission information:
http://www.acm.org/sigs/sigmm/MM2000/submissions.html
          *********************

     MULTIMEDIA AT THE MILLENNIUM and BEYOND

Los Angeles has been the capital of the entertainment and movie
industry for many 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.  Present your
work at Multimedia 2000 and define the future of multimedia in the
next millennium.

As in the past, the conference will be comprised of a strong technical
program, timely panels, tutorials, short papers, technical
demonstrations, and workshops.

  TECHNICAL PROGRAM

The technical program will consist of plenary sessions and talks with
topics of general interest in three main tracks:

- multimedia processing and coding: including multimedia content
  analysis, content-based multimedia retrieval, multimedia security,
  audio/image/video processing, compression, etc.

- multimedia system support and networking: including network
  protocols, Internet, operating systems, middleware, servers, QoS,
  databases, thin clients, etc.

- multimedia tools, end-systems and applications: including hypermedia
  systems, user interfaces, authoring, multi-modal interaction and
  integration, multimedia education, design and applications of
  virtual environments, etc.

Submissions covering other areas of multimedia computing and systems
are also welcome. An award will be given for the best overall paper
and the best paper primarily authored by a student.  In addition, the
top 3-5 papers in each track will be recommended for a special issue
of ACM/Springer Verlag Multimedia Systems Journal. The Best Student
Paper will be awarded a state-of-the-art laptop from Hewlett-Packard.

  PANELS

Panel proposals on timely and controversial topics are invited.

  STATE-OF-THE-ART TUTORIALS

Tutorials by leading experts will precede the technical program and
enhance its value for the novice and seasoned professional
alike. Full- and half-day offerings will be offered.  Tutorial
organizers receive an honorarium which can be used to defray part of
the cost of attending the conference. We invite you to take advantage
of this excellent opportunity.

Tutorials will span a wide variety of topics and will range from
introductory to advanced material.  In keeping with the theme of MM
2000, tutorials should be focused on topics related to the
conference's three main tracks.  In addition, tutorials should have a
broad appeal to conference attendees.  Finally, priority will be given
to proposals which include both a theoretical overview of issues in
the topic area, and practical case studies or examples which
demonstrate specific problems and relevant solutions.

  SHORT PAPERS

There will be an opportunity for researchers to present new work and
ideas that are not yet ready for the full presentation.  Short papers
will be presented in poster format, and will be included in both the
hardcopy and electronic proceedings. The deadline for submission of
short papers is scheduled later than the deadline for full technical
papers to allow the incorporation of the latest developments in the
field.

  TECHNICAL DEMONSTRATIONS

Demonstrations will include leading edge work and work in progress in
every area of multimedia technology and its application. Submissions
are encouraged in areas including multimedia databases, content
analysis, media processing, compression, multimedia storage,
networking, and multimedia hypermedia authoring, interfaces and
innovative applications. Submissions will be peer-reviewed to ensure
quality. Submitters are encouraged to provide videotapes where
applicable to show the proposed demonstrations. Demonstrators will be
provided with space, power and networking, but the conference is unable
to provide computing equipment.

An award will be given for the best technical demo, as judged by an
evaluation panel.

  DAY-LONG WORKSHOPS

Workshops on topics of great current interest to members of the
multimedia research community will precede the technical program.  The
workshop program is greatly influenced by the direction set by the
organizers and the workshop invitees.  Works presented in the workshop
will be included in paper proceedings as well as the conference
electronic proceedings. Each workshop will include a separate
registration fee for all participants.

  QUESTIONS

In case of questions, please, feel free to contact the general chairs:

Shahram Ghandeharizadeh - mailto:[log in to unmask]
Shih-Fu Chang - mailto:[log in to unmask]

*********
For further details please check the website at:
http://www.acm.org/sigmm/MM2000.

For information about the organizing committee:
http://www.acm.org/sigs/sigmm/MM2000/organizers.html

For detailed submission information:
http://www.acm.org/sigs/sigmm/MM2000/submissions.html
*********

ACM MULTIMEDIA 2000

Sponsored by ACM SIGMM, SIGGRAPH, and SIGCOMM.
In cooperation with ACM SIGBIT, SIGCHI, SIGI, SIGMIS and SIGGROUP.
With support from Hewlett Packard, Informix, NEC and Philips Labs.

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