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Call for Papers

The Eleventh International Conference on Distributed Multimedia Systems


Banff Springs Hotel, Banff, Canada

September 5 - 7, 2005

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, 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.

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 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'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 and conferences are being planned:

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 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 www.Fairmont.com/Banffsprings. The conference hotel is within walking distance from Banff Village, where many less expensive hotels and motels 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: T. Arndt, Cleveland State University, USA and A. Guercio, Kent State University, USA

Program Committee:
Arvind Bansal         Kent State University, USA
Athena Vakali         Aristotle University, Greece
Athula Ginige         University of Western Sydney, Australia
Augusto Celentano         University Ca' Foscari of Venice, Italy
Carsten Griwodz         University of Oslo, Norway
Chien-Tsai Liu         Taipei Medical College, Taiwan
David H. C. Du         Univ. of Minnesota, USA
Fadi P. Deek         New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
Filomena Ferrucci         Univ. of Salerno, Italy
Fuhua Lin         Athabasca University, Canada
Genny Tortora         University of Salerno, Italy
Han-Chieh Chao         National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan
Ing-Ray Chen         Virginia Tech (VPI&SU), USA
James Kwok         Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Jean-Luc Dugelay         Institut EURECOM, France
Jonathan Liu         University of Florida, USA
Joseph E. Urban         Arizona State Univ., USA
Kai H. Chang         Auburn University, USA
Kang Zhang         The University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Larbi Esmahi         National Research Council of Canada, Canada
Makoto Takizawa         Tokyo Denki University, Japan
Mark Liao         Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Masahito Hirakawa         Shimane University, Japan
Maurizio Tucci         University of Salerno, Italy
Meng Chang Chen         Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Ming Ouhyoung         National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Mohamed Ally         Athabasca University, Canada
Nadia Berthouze         University of Aizu, Japan
Nikolay Mirenkov         The University of Aizu, Japan
Paolo Maresca         Univ. of Napoli, Italy
Peter Douglas Holt         Athabasca University, Canada
Rentaro Yoshioka         University of Aizu
Shih-Fu Chang         Columbia University, USA
Shi-Nine Yang         National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Shu-Ching Chen         Florida International University, USA
Son T. Vuong         Univ. of British Columbia, Canada
Steven L. Tanimoto         Univ. of Washington, USA
Stuart Goose         Siemens Corporate Research, USA
Syed M. Rahman         Minnesota State University, USA
Timothy K. Shih         Tamkang University, Taiwan
Vincent Oria         New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
Wen-Syan Li         CCRL, NEC USA Inc.
William Grosky         University of Michigan - Dearborn, USA
Yonghee Choi         Seoul National Univ., Korea
Yoshitaka Shibata         Iwate Prefectural University, Japan
Zied Choukair         ENST Bretagne, France

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: dms@ksi.edu.
DMS'2005 Conference Secretariat
Knowledge Systems Institute
3420 Main Street
Skokie, IL 60076 USA
Tel: 847-679-3135
Fax: 847-679-3166
E-mail: dms@ksi.edu
If you cannot submit electronically, please send four copies of the complete manuscript to the above postal address.

Important Dates

   April 30, 2005	Paper submission due
   June   1, 2005       Notification of acceptance
   July 1, 2005       Final manuscript due
   July 1, 2005       Early conference registration due