With today's proliferation of multimedia data (e.g., images, animations, video, and sound), comes the challenge of using such information to facilitate data analysis, modeling, presentation, interaction and programming, particularly for end-users who are domain experts, but not IT professionals. The main theme of the 18th International Conference on Distributed Multimedia Systems (DMS'2012) is multimedia inspired computing. The conference organizers seek contributions of high quality papers, panels or tutorials, addressing any novel aspect of computing (e.g., programming language or environment, data analysis, scientific visualization, etc.) that
significantly benefits from the incorporation/integration of multimedia data (e.g., visual, audio, pen, voice, image, etc.),
for presentation at the conference and publication in the proceedings. Both research and case study papers or demonstrations describing results in research area as well as industrial development cases and experiences are solicited.
The use of prototypes and demonstration video for presentations is encouraged.
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.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Distributed Multimedia Technology
media coding, acquisition and standards
QoS and Quality of Experience control
digital rights management and conditional access solutions
privacy and security issues
mobile devices and wireless networks
mobile intelligent applications
sensor networks, environment control and management
Distributed Multimedia Models and Systems
languages for distributed multimedia
multimedia software engineering issues
semantic computing and processing
media grid computing, cloud and virtualization
web services and multi-agent systems
multimedia databases and information systems
multimedia indexing and retrieval systems
multimedia and cross media authoring
Applications of Distributed Multimedia Systems
collaborative and social multimedia systems and solutions
humanities and cultural heritage applications, management and fruition
cultural heritage preservation, management and fruition
distance and lifelong learning
emergency and safety management
e-commerce and e-government applications
health care management and disability assistance
intelligent multimedia computing
internet multimedia computing
virtual, mixed and augmented reality
user profiling, reasoning and recommendations
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:
(submission site will be open Jan 1, 2012).
Manuscript must include a 200-word abstract and no more
than 6 pages of 2-column text (include figures and references).
All submissions must not be published or under consideration for publication in a journal or in a conference with proceedings. Papers will be evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness and clarify of exposition.
Depending upon the results of evaluation a paper may be accepted as regular paper (6 pages), short paper (4 pages) or poster (poster presentation only).
Workshops and Special Sessions
The following workshops and special sessions 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 organizer(s)
A list of program committee members (reviewers)
E-mail address of the lead organizer
A brief description of the theme
Information for Reviewers
Papers submitted to DMS'12 will be reviewed electronically.
The users (webmaster, program chair, reviewers...) can login using the
Conference Contact Information
DMS 2012 Conference Secretariat
Knowledge Systems Institute
3420 Main Street
Skokie, IL 60076 USA
Paper submission due: April 29, 2012
Notification of acceptance: May 31, 2012
Camera-ready copy: June 15, 2012
Early conference registration due: June 15, 2012
Conference organized by
Knowledge Systems Institute, USA
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