Call For Papers

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:

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:


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 and Development - 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: 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'08 will be reviewed electronically. The users (webmaster, program chair, reviewers...) can login using the following URL: If you have any questions or run into problems, please send e-mail to:
DMS'2008 Conference Secretariat
Knowledge Systems Institute
3420 Main Street
Skokie, IL 60076 USA
Tel: 847-679-3135
Fax: 847-679-3166
If you cannot submit electronically, please send four copies of the complete manuscript to the above postal address.

Important Dates

Paper submission due: April 20, 2008 (Firm)
Notification of acceptance: May 15, 2008
Camera-ready copy: June 15, 2008
Early conference registration due: June 15, 2008

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