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DMS'2003 Call for Papers

The Ninth International Conference on Distributed Multimedia Systems

DMS'2003

Florida International University
Miami, Florida, USA
September 24 -- 26, 2003
organized by
Knowledge Systems Institute


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 and San Francisco. This time, the conference will be held at the Florida International University, Miami, Florida, USA with, video conferencing in other universities/organizations in US, Japan and elsewhere.

DMS'2003 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 of interest include, but are not limited to:

The use of prototypes and demonstration video for presentations is encouraged.

Workshops and Special Sessions

This year, DMS'2003 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 qualified perspectives. The following workshops and conferences are being planned:

International Conference on Visual Languages and Computing

Please contact: Prof. Alfonso F. Cárdenas, University of California, Los Angeles (cardenas@CS.UCLA.EDU)

International Conference on Visual Information Systems

Please contact: Prof. Horace Ip, City University of Hong Kong (cship@cityu.edu.hk)

The 2003 International Workshop on Mobile Systems, E-commerce and Agent Technology MSEAT2003

Please contact Dr. Jason C. Hung, Tamkang University (jhung@cs.tku.edu.tw)

The 2003 International Workshop on Cryptology and Network Security CNS2003

Please contact Dr. Chuan-Kun Wu, Australian National University (Chuan.Wu@cs.anu.edu.au)

The 2003 International Workshop on Distance Education Technology DET2003

Please contact Dr. Lawrence Deng, Tamsui Catholic University (lawrence@mail.sjsmit.edu.tw)

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 PC 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

Best ranked papers accepted at the conference will be suggested for publication in a special issue of an international journal, subject to the review by the program committee. Papers suggested for the special issue will then be reviewed by external reviewers following the standard procedure of review stipulated by the international journal.

Conference Site

Florida International University Miami, Florida, USA

After Conference Tour

Tours to Key West and other sightseeing locations will be planned.

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 through the conference website: http://www.cs.fiu.edu/DMS2003/. Manuscript must include a 200-word abstract and no more than 8 pages of IEEE double column text (include figures and references). If website submission is not possible, please send your paper in Postscript, PDF, or MS Word format to the following Program co-chair via e-mail.
Shu-Ching Chen
chens@cs.fiu.edu
School of Computer Science
Florida International University
University Park
Miami, FL 33199
(305) 348-3480 (phone)
(305) 348-3549 (fax) 
If both of the two electronic submission methods are not convenient for you, please send four copies of the complete manuscript to the above postal address.

Important Dates

   March  31, 2003       Paper submission due
   June   1, 2003       Notification of acceptance
   July 1, 2003       Final manuscript due
   July 1, 2003       Early conference registration due

Sponsored by

   Florida International University, USA
   Knowledge Systems Institute, USA
   University of Pittsburgh, USA

DMS'2003 Organization

Steering Committee Chair

Shi-Kuo Chang, University of Pittsburgh, USA

Steering Committee

Shi-Kuo Chang, University of Pittsburgh, USA William Grosky, University of Michigan, USA Ramesh Jain, University of California, La Jolla, USA

Conference Chair

Yi Deng, Florida International University, USA

Teleconference Committee Co-Chairs

Kazuo Yana, Hosei University Research Institute, California, USA Atsushi Kara, University of Aizu, Japan Peter Shih, Telecommunications Laboratories, Taiwan

Workshops Coordinator

Jianhua Ma, Hosie University, Japan

Local Arrangement Chair

Steve Luis, Florida International University, USA

Publicity Chair

Mei-Ling Shyu, University of Miami, USA

Program Co-Chairs

Prof. Horace Ip, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Shu-Ching Chen, Florida International University, USA

Program Committee

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 Univ. of Minnesota, USA Larbi Esmahi National Research Council of Canada, Canada Stuart Goose Siemens Corporate Research, USA William Grosky Wayne State Univ., USA Angela Guercio Hiram College, USA Peter Douglas Holt Athabasca University, Canada Michelle T. C. Kao National Dong-Hwa University, Taiwan James Kwok Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong Wee Kheng Leow The National University of Singapore, Singapore Sheng-Tun Li National Kaohsiung First Univ. of Sci. and Tech., Taiwan 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 Nikolay N. Mirenkov The University of Aizu, Japan Kenji Ohmori Hosei University, Japan Vincent Oria New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA Ming Ouhyoung National Taiwan University, Taiwan Syed M. Rahman Minnesota State University, USA Timothy K. Shih Tamkang University, Taiwan Steven L. Tanimoto Univ. of Washington, USA Joseph E. Urban Arizona State Univ., USA Athena Vakali Aristotle University, Greece Son T. Vuong Univ. of British Columbia, Canada Lars C. Wolf TU Braunschweig, Germany Shi-Nine Yang National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan Kang Zhang The University of Texas at Dallas, USA Fun Ye Tamkang University, Taiwan