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CALL FOR PAPERS

                     DMS 2005

        The Eleventh International Conference on
            DISTRIBUTED MULTIMEDIA SYSTEMS

                  Banff, Canada
                5-7 September 2005
     Organized by Knowledge Systems Institute
        http://www.ksi.edu/seke/dms05.html

The DMS conference is an international conference series, which covers a
wide spectrum of technique discussions, demonstrations, and student
program/paper contests in the fields of distributed multimedia computing.
Started in 1994, the series of conference has been held at Hawaii, Hong
Kong, Vancouver, Taipei, Aizu-Wakamatsu, Japan, San Francisco, and Miami.
This time, the conference will be held at the Banff Springs Hotel, Banff,
Canada with video conferencing in other universities/organizations in US,
Japan and elsewhere.

SCOPE AND OBJECTIVES

DMS'2005 focuses on techniques, systems, applications, and theories in the
fields of distributed multimedia computing. 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

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
* audio and video compression
* MPEG, Quicktime, Windows API standards
* image, video, audio content analysis and indexing/retrieval
* image, video and audio watermark
* 3D audio and video
* computer graphics and animation
* modeling and analysis of distributed multimedia systems
* OS support for distributed multimedia systems
* distributed multimedia databases and computing
* multi-paradigmatic information retrieval
* multimedia human-computer interaction
* multimedia communications and network architectures
* mobile networks and mobile computing
* multimedia stream synchronization and QoS control/scheduling
* multimedia software engineering
* multimedia processors and ASIC
* multimedia technologies for people with disability
* intelligent multimedia computing
* intelligent multimodal interaction
* multi agents, mobile agents and their applications
* communication encryption
* security of distributed computer systems
* Web servers and services
* XML applications
* Java, VRML and multimedia languages
* visual and multidimensional languages for multimedia
  applications
* multimedia digital libraries and mail systems
* multimedia applications for CSCW
* multimedia authoring tools and intelligent tutoring
* cultural heritage multimedia applications
* tele-conferencing, tele-medicine and tele-lecture
* virtual reality, distributed virtual environment,
  and their applications
* virtual school, virtual university, and virtual
  learning community
* distance learning methodology, tools and systems
* e-commerce, e-education and e-entertainment The use of prototypes and
demonstration video for presentations is encouraged.

IMPORTANT DATES
March 31, 2005 Paper submission due
June 1, 2005 Notification of acceptance
July 1, 2005 Final manuscript due
July 1, 2005 Early conference registration due

WORKSHOP AND SPECIAL SESSION

This year, DMS 2005 will be held in conjunction with workshops,
conferences and special sections.
Papers submitted to workshops or special sessions are invited by the
program committee chairs of the workshops/sections. This joint
organization aims to collect research results from different perspectives.
The following workshops, conferences, and special sessions are being
planned:

* International Workshop on VISUAL LANGUAGES AND COMPUTING
* International Conference on VISUAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS
* International Workshop on MOBILE SYSTEMS, E-COMMERCE AND AGENT TECHNOLOGY
* The 2005 International Workshop on DISTANCE EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY
(DET2005)

* Special Session on MULTIMEDIA AUTHORING
* The 2005 International Workshop on CRYPTLOGY AND NETWORK SECURITY
CNS2005 (Please contact Dr. Chuan-Kun Wu, Australian National University
([log in to unmask])

Please contact the conference program co-chairs if you are interested in
organizing a workshop or a special session. A one-page proposal with the
following items is required:
Title of the workshop/special session. Name of the program committee chair
(s). A list of program committee members. E-mail address of the
corresponding program committee chair.
A brief description of the theme. Each special session should include at
least 5 invited (or accepted) papers. Each workshop should include at
least 2 special sessions (10 papers).
Paper review process of the workshop/special session will be arranged by
the individual program committee chair. It is the responsibility of the
individual chairs to ensure the quality of papers in the workshop/special
sessions. The schedule of workshops/special sessions will be the same as
the main conference (see Important Dates below).
Each individual program committee chair can set up the Web site of the
workshop/special session. However papers will be printed in the same
volume as the main conference.

SPECIAL ISSUES OF JOURNALS

The DMS conference is closely coordinated with the International Journal
of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, the Journal of Visual
Languages and Computing  and the International Journal of Distance
Education Technologies. Usually the best ranked papers from the
conference, after rigorous reviews, extensive revisions and further
enhancements, will appear in one or more special issues of the above
journals. Papers suggested for the special issue(s) will be reviewed by
external reviewers following the standard procedure of review stipulated
by the respectived journal.

CONFERENCE SITE (Hotel Information)
The DMS2005 Conference will be held at the Banff Springs Hotel, one of the
most famous landmark hotels in Canada. Banff Springs Hotel has graciously
made available to DMS2005 attendees a remarkable discount rate of $239
Canadian dollars for single/double (approximately $182 US dollars) per
night. The regular room rate is $539.00 per night and it is worth the stay
in one of the most fabulous hotels even for one night to enjoy the
medieval architecture, interior decoration and delightful atmosphere in
Banff Springs. If you plan to attend and would like to share with another
conference attendee, please notify the
DMS2005 Conference Secretariat and provide your check-in/check-out date
and your name.
We will make the necessary arrangements for you; however, we can not
guarantee that we will match your requirements. A limited number of rooms
are available, room rate does not include tax and service fee. The hotel
reservation number is 800-441-1414. For additional information, please
visit the Hotel website at hhtp://www.Fairmont.com/Banffsprings.
The conference hotel is within walking distance from Banff Village, where
many less expensive are available.
Conference attendees can also stay at a hotel in Banff Village and walk to
conference hotel.

CONFERENCE ORGANIZATION

Conference chair:
Shi-Kuo Chang, University of Pittsburgh, USA Program Committee Co-Chairs:
Timothy Arndt, Cleveland State University, USA Angela Guercio, Hiram
College, USA

Program Committee:
Mohamed Ally, Athabasca University, Canada Arvind Bansal, Kent State
University, USA Nadia Berthouze, University of Aizu, Japan Augusto
Celentano, University of Venice, Italy Kai H. Chang, Auburn University,
USA Shih-Fu Chang, Columbia University, USA Han-Chieh Chao, National Dong
Hwa University, Taiwan Ing-Ray Chen, Virginia Tech (VPI&SU), USA Meng
Chang Chen, Academia Sinica, Taiwan Shu-Ching Chen, Florida International
University, USA Yonghee Choi, Seoul National Univ., Korea Zied Choukair,
ENST Bretagne, France Fadi P. Deek, New Jersey Institute of Technology,
USA David H.C. Du, University of Minnesota, USA Jean-Luc Dugelay, Institut
EURECOM, France Larbi Esmahi, National Research Council of Canada,Canada
Filomena Ferrucci, University of Salerno, Italy Athula Ginige, University
of Western Sydney, Australia Stuart Goose, Siemens Corporate Research, USA
Carsten Griwodz, University of Oslo, Norway William Grosky, Wayne State
Univ., USA Masahito Hirakawa, Shimane University, Japan Peter Douglas
Holt, Athabasca University, Canada James Kwok, Hong Kong Univ. of Science
and Technology, Hong Kong Wen-Syan Li, CCRL, NEC USA Inc.
Mark Liao, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Fuhua Lin, Athabasca University, Canada
Chien-Tsai Liu, Taipei Medical College, Taiwan Jonathan Liu, University of
Florida, USA Paolo Maresca, University of Napoli, Italy Nikolay Mirenkov,
The University of Aizu, Japan Vincent Oria, New Jersey Institute of
Technology, USA Ming Ouhyoung, National Taiwan University, Taiwan Syed M.
Rahman, Minnesota State University, USA Yoshitaka Shibata, Iwate
Prefectural University, Japan Timothy K. Shih, Tamkang University, Taiwan
Makoto Takizawa, Tokyo Denki University, Japan Steven L. Tanimoto,
University of Washington, USA Genny Tortora, University of Salerno, Italy
Maurizio Tucci, University of Salerno, Italy Joseph E. Urban, Arizona
State University, USA Athena Vakali, Aristotle University, Greece Son T.
Vuong, Univ. of British Columbia, Canada Shi-Nine Yang, National Tsing Hua
University, Taiwan Rentaro Yoshioka, University of Aizu Kang Zhang, The
University of Texas at Dallas, USA

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/dms05/submit/SubmitPaper.php.
Please use Internet Explorer as the browser.
Manuscript must include a 200-word abstract and no more than 6 pages of
IEEE double column text (include figures and references).

INFORMATION FOR REVIEWERS
Papers submitted to DMS'05 will be reviewed electronically. The users
(webmaster, program chair,
reviewers...) can login using the following URL:
http://conf.ksi.edu/dms05/review/pass.php.
If you have any questions or run into problems, please send e-mail to:
[log in to unmask] If you cannot submit electronically, please send four copies
of the complete manuscript to the following postal address.

DMS'2005 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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