Call For Papers

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 19th International Conference on Distributed Multimedia Systems (DMS'2013) 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

  • human-computer interaction
  • 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
  • multimedia preservation
  • 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
  • Hotel Information

    The DMS 2013 Conference will be held at the Holiday Inn, Brighton - Seafront, United Kingdom. A special daily rate of 99 pounds, VAT included, will be available during the conference period. This rate includes breakfast. For two persons, the rate will be 105 pounds. Facing the beach, Holiday Inn Brighton-Seafront is close to vibrant Brighton's attractions, such as quirky boutiques at The Lanes. Feel welcome in our bright Lobby and surf wireless Internet in your spacious Guest room. To view the official website for the Holiday Inn, Brighton, please follow the provided link:

    Keynote Speaker

    Professor Roberto Laurini, Professor Emeritus of the University of Lyon, France and KSI Fellow, will deliver a keynote speech at DMS2013.

    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, 2013). 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:

    International Workshop on Distance Education Technology (DET)

    International Workshop on Visual Languages and Computing (VLC)

    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'13 will be reviewed electronically. The users (webmaster, program chair, reviewers...) can login using the following URL:

    Conference Contact Information

    DMS 2013 Conference Secretariat
    Knowledge Systems Institute
    3420 Main Street
    Skokie, IL 60076 USA
    Tel: 847-679-3135
    Fax: 847-679-3166

    Important Dates

    Paper submission due: May 13 (firm), 2013
    Notification of acceptance: June 10, 2013
    Camera-ready copy: June 25, 2013
    Early conference registration due: June 25, 2013

    Conference organized by

    Knowledge Systems Institute, USA

    Conference listed by

    ISSN: 2326-3261 print
    ISSN: 2326-3318 online

    DMS2013 Call for Papers (pdf)
    DMS2013 Call for Papers (text)
    DMS2013 Call for Papers (long text)