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                          CALL FOR PAPERS

IEEE MULTIMEDIA SYSTEMS '99, INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MULTIMEDIA
COMPUTING AND SYSTEMS (IEEE ICMCS'99)

CENTRO AFFARI, FIRENZE, ITALY
7-11 JUNE 1999

http://www.dsi.unifi.it/~icmcs99


Sponsored by:  IEEE Computer Society TC on Multimedia Computing
                                         (approval pending)
                    and
               University of Florence, Italy
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ABOUT IEEE MULTIMEDIA SYSTEMS '99

IEEE MULTIMEDIA SYSTEMS '99 (IEEE ICMCS'99, for short) is the 6th
edition of the International Conference on Multimedia Computing and
Systems organized by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics
Engineers and sponsored by the IEEE TC on Multimedia Computing.
IEEE ICMCS is an annual conference aiming at bringing together
researchers, developers and practitioners from academia and industry,
working in Multimedia. The conference is devoted to presenting and
exploring scientific and technological advancements and innovations in
the area of Multimedia, as well as to demonstrate new opportunities in
Multimedia applications. We encourage submissions of scientific and
technical papers, panel, tutorial, workshop and poster proposals.
Conference topics include but are not limited to:

HUMAN COMPUTER INTERACTION
Advanced man-machine interfacing
Visual languages and computing
Multimodal interaction
Virtual and augmented reality

MULTIMEDIA APPLICATIONS
Educational applications
Art and Multimedia
Cultural heritage Multimedia applications
Medical Multimedia applications
Electronic commerce
3D audio and video

OPERATING SYSTEM SUPPORT
Network and resource management
Quality of service control/scheduling
Audio and video compression
Multimedia database management

DISTRIBUTED MULTIMEDIA
Multimedia on the Internet
Web servers and services
Intelligent network architectures
Mobile network architectures

MULTIMEDIA DATABASES
Digital libraries
Image, video, audio content analysis
Content-based indexing/retrieval
Browsing and visualization

MULTIMEDIA TOOLS
Special hardware devices
MPEG, Quicktime, Windows API standards
Java, VRML and Multimedia languages
Multimedia authoring tools
Multimedia software engineering tools
Animation and computer graphics
Pattern recognition, image processing

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IEEE MULTIMEDIA SYSTEMS '99 COMMITTEE

GENERAL CHAIR:  Alberto Del Bimbo - University of Florence, Italy

PROGRAM CHAIRS:
Borko Furht - Florida Atlantic University, USA for America
Tadao Ichikawa - Hiroshima University, J for Asia
Arnold W. Smeulders - Amsterdam University, NL for Europe
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PLANNED COMPANION EVENTS OF IEEE MULTIMEDIA SYSTEMS '99

VISUAL99 - VISual99, the Third International Conference on Visual
Information Systems will be held in Amsterdam, the week before IEEE
Multimedia Systems '99. Special fares are foreseen for people attending
both conferences.

SPECIAL SESSION FOR EUROPEAN PROJECTS - A Special Session, dedicated
to ongoing European Projects on Multimedia topics and their applications,
is foreseen at IEEE Multimedia Systems '99.
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SELECTION FOR SPECIAL ISSUES FROM IEEE MULTIMEDIA SYSTEMS '99

SPECIAL ISSUE of IEEE MULTIMEDIA MAGAZINE - Best ranked papers
presented at IEEE Multimedia Systems '99 are planned to appear on a
special issue of IEEE Multimedia, scheduled by Spring 2000.

SPECIAL ISSUE of MULTIMEDIA TOOLS AND APPLICATIONS JOURNAL - Best ranked
papers of IEEE Multimedia Systems '99, presenting advanced multimedia
applications are planned to appear on a special issue of Journal of
Multimedia Tools and Applications, scheduled by Spring 2000.

Authors of selected papers will be asked to prepare an extended version
of their papers for a second review round
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IEEE MULTIMEDIA SYSTEMS '99 SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

TECHNICAL PAPERS - Technical paper presentations are scheduled to be
presented on June 9-11, 1999 and will be published in the Conference
Proceedings by IEEE.  Submission of technical papers should not exceed
15 single-spaced pages (minimum 10-point typeface), including figures,
tables and references. Prototype demonstrations can also be sent to
supplement the papers.  For the Special Session on European Projects,
(see below) submit a 4-page extended summary of the project, including
project participants and information, objectives and goals, scientific
and technical aspects, and results achieved so far.
Each submission must also include:
- a cover sheet with the author names and affiliations;
- surface and e-mail address of the corresponding author;
- a 10-line long abstract of the paper content;
- a list of max three keywords selected from the Conference.

All submissions by Postal/Fedex mail must be sent to the following
address:
IEEE MULTIMEDIA SYSTEMS '99
Dipartimento di Sistemi e Informatica
University of Florence
Via S. Marta 3
50139 Firenze - ITALY

Requests for information must be sent to the following e-mail address:
[log in to unmask]

PANELS - Panel presentations are scheduled for June 9-11, 1999.
We are seeking for topics addressing controversial, provocative and
innovative issues. Proposals for panels should include a one-page
description, a short biography of the panel organizer and the number
and names of  invited panelists. Panel proposals and information requests
should be sent by e-mail to:
Enrico Vicario -  [log in to unmask]

TUTORIALS - Tutorials are scheduled for June 7-8, 1999. We are seeking
for topics that examine innovative and timing subjects of Multimedia.
Tutorial proposals should be at most 5 pages long and include a
description of the subject matter and a short biography of the instructor.
Tutorial proposals and information requests should be sent by e-mail to
the Tutorial Chair:
Enrico Vicario -  [log in to unmask]       for Europe
Shi-Fu Chang - [log in to unmask]    for America and Asia

DEMONSTRATIONS - Demonstrations are scheduled for June 9-11, 1999. We
solicit working prototypes and systems in technical and artistic
fields. Submissions should include a two-page description of the
demonstration, a demo sample on CD-ROM, WWW or VHS (if available),
its technical requirements and a short biography of the demonstration
responsible. Demonstration proposals and information requests should be
sent by e-mail to the Exhibit and Demonstration Chair:
Carlo Colombo -  [log in to unmask]

EXHIBITS - The IEEE ICMCS'99 will offer multimedia vendors and
publishers an opportunity to publicize  their products  and interface
conference participants worldwide. Displays will include technologies,
research prototypes as well as commercial products. Exhibit proposals
and information requests should be sent by e-mail to the Exhibit and
Demonstration Chair:
Carlo Colombo - [log in to unmask]
____________________________________________________________________

IMPORTANT DATES

Paper submission deadline          October 15, 1998
Notification of paper acceptance   January 15, 1999
Camera ready copy             February 15, 1999

Panel, tutorial, demonstration, exhibit deadline  December 31, 1998
Notification of acceptance         January 15, 1999
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IEEE MULTIMEDIA SYSTEMS '99 secretary staff
e-mail: [log in to unmask]

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