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Subject: Multimedia '98 Call for Demos and Posters
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     deadline May 29th

The ACM Multimedia conference goes to Europe

     The sixth ACM Multimedia Conference (Multimedia 98) will be held at
the University of Bristol in the UK. The conference is devoted to
presenting and exploring technological and artistic advancements and
innovations in the field of multimedia. Technical issues, theory and
practice, business, artistic and consumer market applications will be
presented and discussed. The conference will bring together researchers,
artists, developers, educators, performers, and practitioners of
multimedia. We cordially invite you to take part in this event by
submitting your work in one or more of the ways listed below, and look
forward to see you in Bristol in September (12-16) 1998 for what will be
a most rewarding and exciting experience!

     Bristol is a major centre in the UK for the computing industry, new
media and the creative arts. It is therefore an excellent place to hold
a multimedia conference. We are planning visits to major computing
laboratories as part of the conference, as well as presentations from
major figures in the arts/media world. The conference will be held at
the University of Bristol which is a significant centre for multimedia
research. Holding the conference at a major university campus means we
can provide hands-on computing for workshops and tutorials, good
internet access, and low-cost accommodation for those who want it. The
weather in the UK in September is usually warm and fine, and the Bristol
area is a wonderful starting point for vacations in the UK and Europe,
being only a couple of hours from London and surrounded by some of the
finest countryside in the UK. It is also very close to the historic town
of Bath, always a must for the first time tourist to the UK.

For more information, please the see the web site at


     Are artists doing with multimedia what the technologists did not
think of? And, will it be the artists who define the paradigms and
metaphors that are the solutions of the problems the technologists have
yet to identify? The ACM MULTIMEDIA'98 ART PROGRAM challenges you to be
relevant and timely; exploiting what technologies you can find to use,
combining media in ways beyond just voice/video/data, squeezing more
from the standard authoring tools and languages, to be creative and
imaginative. Let's show that the only place to be is in that hot mix of
art and technology -- not safely planted on either side peering in. And
let's demonstrate that while even though we can all use everyone else's
tools, it takes more than learning a paint program to create.

Submit. What? Something you can bring. Something we can access via the
Internet.  Something that is best shown on a video (such as a
non-portable installation or one-time event). But most of all, something
that shows the research community why you are indispensable.

Format of submissions:
A description no longer than 5 pages of text describing your work, a
video tape if appropriate, and images (digital or other). You are
encouraged to write about what you have done: discuss the relevance of
your work to current uses of technologies, the problems it addresses,
and what you feel is important.

 Please submit your work by email to:

     Doree Duncan Seligmann, Bell Labs
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     If needed (e.g. video tape) submit your work to:

          Doree Duncan Seligmann
          Bell Labs
          Room 4G-608
          101 Crawfords Corner Road
          Holmdel, NJ 07733-3030

          ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST BE RECEIVED no later than May 29th, 1998.


     In 1998, there will be a focus on interdisciplinary systems.
The definition of interdisciplinarity is up to the authors. Examples
could be the combination of multimedia technology with teaching
experiences, content processing tools working together with retrieval
engines and many other demonstrable ideas. As in any year, the
constraints are equipment and space. As we can supply only limited
equipment, you should assume that you will have to supply your own.
Due to space constraints all proposals for demos will be refereed
to assure quality.

     Please submit your work by email to:
     David Slatter, HP Labs
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     ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST BE RECEIVED no later than May 29th, 1998.


     The POSTER SECTION will give a chance for researchers in the
field of multimedia to present new work and ideas that are not yet
ready for the full technical program. The deadline for submission
is scheduled later than the deadline for full technical papers to
allow the incorporation of the latest developments in the field.

Please submit your work described in app. 2 pages - either as a
URL (you must have the rights to all the material there, and
guarantee stability of the files until the conference), or - as
a postscript file, formatted for US letter paper (8.5 by 11 inches) to:

     Dr. David C. De Roure, University of Southampton
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    ALL SUBMISSIONS must be received by May 29th, 1998
For more information, please the see the web site at