1997 Pacific Workshop on Distributed Multimedia Systems

The Westin Bayshore Hotel, Vancouver, Canada

July 23-25, 1997


Technical Program


The last few years have seen an explosive growth of multimedia computing, communication and applications. This revolution is transforming the way people live, work, and interact with each other, and is impacting the way businesses, government services, education, entertainment, and health care are operating. It is safe to say that the multimedia revolution is underway. Yet, several issues related to modeling, specification, analysis and design of distributed multimedia systems and applications are still challenging to both researchers and practitioners.
The purpose of this workshop is to serve as a forum for the exchange of ideas among practicing engineers and researchers from around the world, as well as highlight current activities and important topics in the field of distributed multimedia systems and technology. The paper session is designed to promote discussion of concepts, methodologies, and results between the authors and the audience, and provide for a degree of collegiality and continuity in the discussions of these various topics among the participants. In addition, tutorials will be held on July 22 and 23 (tentative) to provide participants with the opportunity to interact with experts in various fields of distributed multimedia systems.
The workshop 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 workshop proceedings. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
. distributed multimedia databases and computing
. multi-paradigmatic information retrieval
. modeling and analysis of distributed multimedia systems
. OS support for distributed multimedia systems
. multimedia communications and networking
. multimedia digital libraries and mail systems
. multimedia human-computer interaction
. multimedia applications for CSCW, distant education
. electronic commerce, tele-conferencing, telemedicine
. visual and multidimensional languages for multimedia applications
. multimedia workflows
. multimedia stream synchronization
. virtual reality, virtual environment, and their applications

The use of prototypes and demonstration video for presentations is encouraged.

Workshop Hotel:


The conference will be held at the following hotel:
The Westin Bayshore Hotel
1601 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, B.C.
V6G 2V4 Canada
Phone: 800-228-3000 (toll free)
(604) 682-3377 (local)
Fax: (604) 687-3102
30 minutes from Vancouver International Airport

More information on the hotel and hotel registration can be found at the hotel web page.
A block of 60 rooms have been reserved for DMS'97, please book your rooms soon to avoid disappointment.

Sponsored by:

Knowledge Systems Institute, USA
University of British Columbia, Canada
University of Pittsburgh, USA
Feng Chia University, Taiwan

Steering Committee:

S.-K. Chang Univ. of Pittsburgh, USA
Ramesh Jain Univ. of California, San Diego, USA
Chao-Ning Liu Software Park, Taiwan

Workshop Co-Chairs:

Son T. Vuong Univ. of British Columbia, Canada
S.-K. Chang Univ. of Pittsburgh, USA

Program Committee Co-Chairs:

Taieb Znati Univ. of Pittsburgh, USA
An-Chi Liu Feng Chia University, Taiwan

Local Arrangement Chair:

Dr. Panos Nasiopoulos Univ. of British Columbia, Canada

Workshop Coordinator:

Dr. Panos Nasiopoulos Univ. of British Columbia, Canada

Program Committee:

Lewis Chau HKUST, HK
Wen-Tsuen Chen National Tsing-Hua Univ., Taiwan
Yanghee Choi Seoul National Univ., Korea
Anindya Datta Univ. of Arizona, USA
David H. C. Du Univ. of Minnesota, USA
H.-M. Chen Garcia Univ. of Hawaii, USA
William Grosky Wayne State Univ., USA
Venkat N. Gudivada Ohio State Univ., USA
Arding Hsu Siemens Corporate Research, USA
Oscar Ibarra Univ. of Cal., Santa Barbara, USA
Horace H S Ip City Univ. of Hong Kong, HK
Stephen Itoga Univ. of Hawaii at Manoa, USA
Ramesh Jain Univ. of Cal., San Diego, USA
Paul Lin CCL, Taiwan
Fang-Yi Lu Tung Hai Univ., Taiwan
Ralph Martinez Univ. of Arizona, USA
J. Mizusawa NTT, Japan
Kingsley C. Nwosu AT&T Bell Labs., USA
Ted Ozeki Toshiba Corp., Japan
Ming-Chien Shan Hewlett-Packard, USA
Olivia R. Liu Sheng HKUST, Hong Kong
Dong Ho Song HangKong Univ., Korea
Jaideep Srivastava Univ. of Minnesota, USA
Kazuo Sugihara Univ. of Hawaii, USA
Bhavani Thuraisingham Mitre Corp., USA
Joseph E. Urban Arizona State Univ., USA
Kyu-Young Whang KAIST, Korea
Don-Lin Yang Feng Chia Univ., Taiwan
Philip Yu IBM, USA
HongJiang Zhang HP Labs, USA

Digital Versatile Disc DVD'97 Seminar:


For DVD'97 semainr which will be held during DMS'97, please consult the following Web page. Admission to DVD'97 seminar is free for registered DMS'97 attendees.