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[PVS] DMS 2008 Conference (Call For Paper)

The 14th International Conference on Distributed Multimedia Systems

Hyatt Harborside at Logan Int'l Airport, Boston, USA
September 4 to September 6, 2008

Organized by Knowledge Systems Institute

The DMS conference is an international conference series, which covers a wide spectrum of paper presentations, technical discussions and demonstrations 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, Miami and Canada. This time, the
conference will be held at the Hyatt Harborside at Logan Int'l Airport, Boston, USA. The themes of this year's conference and workshops take advantage of the rich cultural history and artistic
tradition of the great city of Boston, and also reflect the emphases of DMS and the co-locating workshops. 
The main themes of the DMS2008 conference are: network and systems, emergency management and security, situated computing, multimedia software engineering, and multimedia information
retrieval, mining and fusion. 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 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 
distributed object management 
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 
sensor networks for multimedia computing 
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. 

Workshops and Special Tracks 
This year, DMS'2008 will be held in conjunction with workshops, conferences and special tracks. Papers submitted to workshops or special tracks are invited by the program committee chairs of
the workshops/tracks. This joint organization aims to collect research results from different perspectives. The following workshops, special tracks and conferences are being planned: 

International Workshop on Distance Education Technology (DET)
(The main themes of the DET2008 workshop are: distance learning tools and environment, distance learning and culture, and distance learning and the arts) 

International Workshop on Visual Languages and Computing (VLC)
(The main themes of the VLC2008 workshop are: visual languages and culture, visual languages and the arts, visual computing for emergency management, visual computing for situated
computing, and visualization) 

VLC Special Tracks: Sketch Computing

DMS 2008 Special Tracks
Multimedia Software Engineering - Angela Guercio and A. K. Bansal
Multimedia and Geosystems - Fabio Pittarello
Distributed Multimedia Computing - Paolo Nesi
Situated Computing - Masahito Hirakawa
Multimedia Software Engineering - Chih-Ping Chu
Digital Home and Healthcare - Chi-Lu Yang
Emegrency Management and Security - Erland Jungert
Networks and Systems - Son T. Vuong 

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 issue 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 respective journal. 

Conference Site (Hotel Information)
The DMS2008 Conference will be held at the Hyatt Harborside at Logan Int'l Airport, Boston, USA. The hotel has made available for these limited dates (9/4/2008 - 9/6/2008) to DMS2008
attendees a discount rate of $149 US dollars for single/double, not including sales tax. 

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/dms08/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). 

DMS'2008 Conference Secretariat
Knowledge Systems Institute
3420 Main Street
Skokie, IL 60076 USA
Tel: 847-679-3135
Fax: 847-679-3166
E-mail: dms@xxxxxxx

If you cannot submit electronically, please send four copies of the complete manuscript to the above postal address. 
Important Dates
Paper submission due: April 1, 2008 (deadline extended)
Notification of acceptance: May 15, 2008
Camera-ready copy: June 15, 2008
Early conference registration due: June 15, 2008 
The conference is listed by AllConferences.com, a directory of conferences and conventions.