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.