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,
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
- 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
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:
(The main themes of the DET2008 workshop are:
distance learning tools and environment,
distance learning and culture, and
distance learning and the arts)
(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
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
If you have any questions or run into problems, please send e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
DMS'2008 Conference Secretariat
Knowledge Systems Institute
3420 Main Street
Skokie, IL 60076 USA
If you cannot submit electronically,
please send four copies of the complete manuscript to the above
Paper submission due:
Notification of acceptance: May 15, 2008
Camera-ready copy: June 15, 2008
Early conference registration due: June 15, 2008
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