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[PVS] Final Call for Papers - 5th International Conference onMULTIMEDIA COMMUNICATIONS, SERVICES & SECURITY



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Final Call for Papers 5th MCSS 2012
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5th International Conference
on
MULTIMEDIA COMMUNICATIONS, SERVICES & SECURITY
organized by AGH in the scope of and under the auspices of INDECT 
project
http://mcss.indect-project.eu/
May 31 - June 1, Krakow, Poland

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Topics of the 5th International Conference On Multimedia 
Communications, Services & Security (MCSS 2012), sponsored by the IEEE 
Polish Section, include:
1.	Audio-visual systems including novel multimedia architectures and 
SOMA
2.	Multimedia and data fusion in personal, sensor, p2p and ad-hoc 
networks
3.	Acquisition of multimedia content and QoE management in content 
distribution networks
4.	Seamless mobility of multimedia services including mobile and 
wireless access networks
5.	Watermarking technology and applications
6.	Network measurement, monitoring and performance evaluation of 
multimedia services
7.	Reliability, availability, serviceability of multimedia services
8.	Searching methods, search engines and applications
9.	Multimedia surveillance and compound security, object tracking and 
threat detection
10.	Semantic description of multimedia data and metadata information 
systems
11.	Intelligent monitoring of objects and areas, recognition with 
automatic categorization
12.	Modern computing methods for multimedia systems and authentication 
of multimedia content
13.	Interactive multimedia applications
14.	Ethical issues and law aspects in video surveillance, Internet 
monitoring, security research
15.	Intelligent urban environment observation systems including safety 
monitoring and evacuation
16.	Cybercrime – threats and counteracting
17.	Cryptography and data protection, including quantum cryptography
18.	Evaluation of security features in end-user applications
19.	Parallel processing of audio & video, video processing through 
cloud computing, video transcoding
20.	Intelligent searching of multimedia content
21.	Biometric applications
22.	Privacy protection
The conference objectives are in conformance with the objectives of the 
FP7 Security Research call.

PAPER SUBMISSION
MCSS’12 papers will be published by Springer-Verlag in a CCIS Series 
book.
A special issue of the journal Multimedia Tools and Applications on the 
topic of Multimedia Communications, Systems, and Security will be open 
for submission after the conference. Selected highest quality papers 
from the conference, will be invited to prepare extended versions of the 
manuscripts for consideration to the journal. The extended papers will 
receive rigorous peer review, performed by experts in the field.
The maximum length of papers should be 4000 words including tables and 
figures. Please adhere to the formatting standard for a 9-page 
manuscript of Springer-Verlag LNCS. The cover page must contain an 
abstract of about 150 words, 3-5 keywords, name and affiliation of 
author(s) as well as the corresponding author's e-mail and postal 
address.
To register or submit a paper, please visit 
http://mcss.indect-project.eu/. Consistent with standard practice, each 
submitted paper will receive rigorous peer reviewing. Papers will be 
selected based on their originality, timeliness, significance, relevance 
and clarity of presentation. The selection will be based on full papers. 
Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to 
register and present the paper, if accepted. All papers accepted to the 
conference are expected to be presented.

SPECIAL SESSIONS
A special session on intelligent monitoring, object tracking and threat 
detection will be organized along with the main conference. The MCSS 
conference will host not only technical program sessions, but there will 
also be an exhibition, where research groups can present their 
innovative achievements and prototypes in small booths or stands. We 
kindly ask for proposals of exhibition stands to present research 
outcomes.
A parallel poster and demonstration session entitled "Demonstrations on 
MCSS" will be organized along with the main conference. This event 
encourages researchers to present and discuss the "work-in-progress" or 
"experience-in-practice" of their current studies/implementations and 
research prototypes which conform to the topics of MCSS’12.

IMPORTANT DATES
Submission deadline: February 19, 2012
Acceptance notification: March 15, 2012
Camera ready: March 22, 2012

CONFERENCE FEE
The conference fee is €300. This includes proceedings, coffee breaks, 
lunches, sightseeing and a conference dinner. Student registration 
(undergraduate): 50% reduction of the regular fee (€150). IEEE member 
registration: 10% reduction of the regular fee (€270).

PLACE OF CONFERENCE
The conference will take place in Krakow, one of the largest and oldest 
cities in Poland, the former capital of Poland and a popular tourist 
destination. Krakow's historic center was included on the list of UNESCO 
World Heritage Sites in 1978. Points of interest outside the city 
include the Wieliczka salt mine, the Tatra Mountains, the historic city 
of Czestochowa and Ojcowski National Park.
The conference venue will be the Department of Telecommunications, AGH 
University of Science and Technology. Address: Czarnowiejska 78, Krakow, 
Poland.

CfP_MCSS_2012.pdf