[Elsnet-list] AXMEDIS08 and DMS08 Call for Paper and/or workshops

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Wed Apr 2 15:38:12 CEST 2008

Dear Elsnet List 

You are cordially invited to pose your attention to  

1) AXMEDIS 2008: the 4th International Conference on Automated solutions 
for Cross Media Content and Multi-channel Distribution, 17-19th Nov. 2008, 
Florence, Italy. 
New Deadline for the paper submission 30th of April.

2) DMS 2008: The 14th International Conference on Distributed Multimedia 
Systems Hyatt Harborside, Boston, USA, September 4 to September 6, 2008, 
New Deadline for the paper submission 20th of April.

Please feel free to forward and redistribute this email to everyone
who may be interested in this event and to all relevant mailing lists.
Please do not hesitate to inform us if this email has not been of your

Best regards,
Paolo Nesi 

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CALL for papers, AXMEDIS2008
4th International Conference Automated solutions for Cross Media Content 
and Multi-channel Distribution

Submission due: 30 April 2008
Conference date: 17th-19th Nov. 2008
Conference venue: Florence, Italy

AXMEDIS is a large conference and community with strong innovation and 
research programme. You can see a part of the presentations already defined 
on the AXMEDIS conference web site: 


AXMEDIS 2008 will be a significant and exciting event on cross-media, content
production GRID, content protection, interoperable DRM (digital rights
management), multimedia terminals, multiple-play, multichannel, multi
devices, MPEG-21 terminal and tools, authoring tools, digital media, 
P2P, OMA, multi-channel delivery, content modeling, business models, 
security and distribution, digital signature, legal aspects, accessibility, 
transaction models, social network, semantic modeling, multimedia music, 
workflow, and much more.

The AXMEDIS2008 International Conference is a perfect occasion to get
the state of the art and beyond, on the above mentioned technologies
and developments and to meet the most relevant industrial leaders, 
leading researchers, experts and practitioners from both industrial 
and research institutes, including European digital content providers, 
integrators, distributors, technology providers, market leaders and prestigious  
research institutions, social networks. 

AXMEDIS is supported by more than 45 sponsors: Universitat Politecnica de 
Catalunya, University of Florence, ICSRiM, University of Leeds, EPFL, 
Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, SEJER, University of Reading,
Pekin University, TEO (telecom Lithuania), KTU, ELION, VRS Grupe, ACIT, 
Telecom Italia, Strategica, EXITECH, XIM, the MUSICNETWORK International 
Association, the European Commission and many more.

AXMEDIS2008 aims to explore all subjects, latest developments, future trends,
 of technologies and their applications. 
With a particularly attention to new concepts, requirements, prototypes,
 research ideas, and findings which could contribute to cross fertilization
 and convergence of research and industrial communities. This is the 4th 
conference of a series pressed by IEEE and FUP with high level papers and 
large audience and distribution.  

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- formats and models for multi-channel content distribution and interoperability
- automated content production, collection, crawling, composition, formatting 
- cultural heritage content and solutions
- solutions and tools for e-commerce, education entertainment 
- content processing languages and tools 
- GRID and distributed systems for content production
- collaborative/cooperative models and tools, CSCW
- social network and models
- content distribution: streaming and downloading 
- digital libraries and distributed systems
- systems and approaches for content production/distribution on demand
- multimedia middleware
- multimedia software engineering
- mobiles technologies for content distribution and optimisation
- intelligent content, semantic content and models
- interactive multimedia models 
- P2P solutions and architectures
- workflow management systems Web services and web portals for content 
- Digital Rights Management (DRM) models, tools, and DRM interoperability
- multimedia standards: MPEG-7, MPEG-21, MXF, SMIL, HTML, News, etc.
- multimedia and packaging formats
- distributed games and serious games
- Quality of Service, QoS, control and planning
- user profiling, and behaviour
- agents and autonomous systems
- legal aspects related to digital content
- context awareness and solutions
- distribution of computer graphics and 3D content 
- distributed information retrieval 
- synchronisation technologies and solutions
- accessibility and multimodal user interfaces
- e-conference, e-medicine and e-lecture 
- distributed virtual environment, virtual school, virtual university, 
  and virtual learning 
- content monitoring technologies 
- watermarking and fingerprinting techniques
- audio and video fingerprinting and recognition

and all related topics, do not hesitate to contact the chairs if you 
have a proposal for the conference. 

Applications and Industrial Presentations and Demos: Proposals for 
presentations of applications and tools, including case studies and 
reports on the application and/or utilization of tools, industrial 
practices and models, or tool/system demonstrations: 
Long papers up to 8 pages, Short papers up to 4 pages, Demo: up to 2 pages.

Workshops and Panels: The Conference will hold Workshops and Panels 
consisting of research and industry position papers on specific topics. 
Research and Development projects of EC or other organizations are invited 
to propose workshops or panels. For these proposals please contact the 
general chair: Paolo Nesi (University of Florence) at nesi at dsi.unifi.it  
providing topics, speakers, and aims. 

All submissions and proposals must be in English and submitted in PDF 
or Microsoft Word format using the submission portal on the conference 
web site no later than 30 April 2008. 

Document style is available at the conference website. 

The conference proceedings will be published by IEEE Comp. Soc.

past conferences:  

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DMS 2008 
Call For Papers for Track on Distributed Multimedia Computing 
The Fourteenth International Conference on Distributed Multimedia Systems
Hyatt Harborside at Logan Int'l Airport, Boston, USA
September 4 - September 6, 2008
Organized by: Knowledge Systems Institute Graduate School

The DMS conference (http://www.ksi.edu/seke/dms08.html ) is an international 
conference series, which covers a wide spectrum of technique discussions, 
demonstrations, and student program/paper contests 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 in the Hyatt Harborside at Boston's Logan Int'l Airport, Boston, USA. 
The conference focuses on techniques, systems, applications, and theories
 in the fields of distributed multimedia computing. 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: 
o	analysis of distributed multimedia systems 
o	computing distributed object management
o	distribution methods and solutions for complex multimedia content: 
downloading, progressive download, P2P, streaming 
o	social networks for content collection and manipulation
o	GRID solutions and languages for multimedia and cross media processing
o	Digital Rights Management, DRM
o	technology protection models for content distribution.
o	distributed multimedia databases 
o	network architectures mobile networks 
o	mobile computing multimedia stream synchronization 
o	OS support for distributed multimedia systems 
o	QoS control/scheduling 
o	mobile agents and their applications 
o	Web servers and services oriented solutions and applications for 
o	distributed multimedia digital libraries 
o	collaborative and cooperative solutions and applications, CSCW
o	distributed cultural heritage multimedia applications 
o	tools and systems e-commerce, e-education and e-entertainment 
o	tele-conference, tele-medicine and tele-lecture 
o	distributed virtual environment, virtual school, virtual university,
 and virtual learning 
o	distance learning methodology and solutions
o	distributed games and serious games 

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

Papers must be written in English. An electronic version (Postscript, PDF, 
or MS Word format) of the paper should be submitted using the following URL: http://conf.ksi.edu/dms08/submit/SubmitPaper.php. 
During submission SELECT the TOPIC “Distributed Multimedia Computing”. Please
use Internet Explorer as the browser. Manuscript must include a 200-words 
abstract and no more than 6 pages of IEEE double column text (include figures
and references). 

Paolo Nesi,  Department of System and Informatics, 
Distributed Systems and Internet Technology Lab, University of Florence
Email: nesi at dsi.unifi.it

If you have the intention of submitting a paper on this track please inform 
with an informal email the track chair, as soon as possible. 
For any problem please contact the track chair or the DMS 2008 Conference 
E-mail: dms at ksi.edu  

20 APRIL  1, 2008 	Paper submission due

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