[Elsnet-list] CFP: New Deadlines for MMAP2008.

Dacheng Tao dacheng.tao at gmail.com
Sun Jun 15 06:37:15 CEST 2008


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-- CALL FOR PAPERS --

First International Symposium on
 Multimedia – Applications and Processing, MMAP 2008,
www.mmap.imcsit.org
 Organized by:

Software Engineering Department, Faculty of Automation, Computers and
Electronics, University of Craiova, Romania
 "Multimedia Applications Development" Research Centre
 Contact: burdescu_dumitru at software.ucv.ro

within the framework

International Multiconference on Computer Science and Information Technology
in Wisla, Poland, 20 – 22 October

2008


* CONFERENCE BACKGROUND AND GOALS

Recent advances in pervasive computers, networks, telecommunications, and
information technology, along with the proliferation of multimedia mobile
devices - such as laptops, iPods, personal digital assistants (PDA), and
cellular telephones - have stimulated the development of intelligent
pervasive multimedia applications. These key technologies are creating a
multimedia revolution that will have significant impact across a wide
spectrum of consumer, business, healthcare, and governmental domains. Yet
many challenges remain, especially when it comes to efficiently indexing,
mining, querying, searching, and retrieving multimedia data.
The Multimedia - Processing and Applications 2008 (MMAP 2008) Symposium
addresses several themes related to theory and practice within multimedia
domain. The enormous interest in multimedia from many activity areas
(medicine,
entertainment, education) led researchers and industry to make a continuous
effort to create new, innovative multimedia algorithms and application.
As a result the conference goal is to bring together researchers, engineers
and practitioners in order to communicate their newest and original
contributions on topics that have been identified (see below). We are also
interested in looking at service architectures, protocols, and standards
for multimedia communications - including middleware - along with the
related
security issues, such as secure multimedia information sharing. Finally, we
encourage submissions describing work on novel applications that exploit the

unique set of advantages offered by multimedia computing techniques,
including
home-networked entertainment and games. However, innovative contributions
that
don't fit into these areas will also be considered because they might be of
benefit to conference attendees.

* CALL FOR PAPERS

MMAP 2008 is a major forum for researchers and practitioners from academia,
industry, and government to present, discuss, and exchange ideas that
address
real-world problems with real-world solutions.
The MMAP 2008 Symposium welcomes submissions of original papers concerning
all
aspects of multimedia domain ranging from concepts and theoretical
developments
to advanced technologies and innovative applications. MMAP 2008 invites
original
previously unpublished contributions that are not submitted concurrently to
a
journal or another conference.
Papers acceptance and publication will be judged based on their relevance to

the symposium theme, clarity of presentation, originality and accuracy of
results and proposed solutions.


* TOPICS OF INTEREST

Topics of interest are related to Multimedia Processing and Applications
including, but are not limited to the following areas:

Image and Video Processing
Speech, Audio and Music Processing
3D and Stereo Imaging
Distributed Multimedia Systems
Multimedia Databases, Indexing, Recognition and Retrieval
Data Mining
Multimedia in E-Learning, E-Commerce and E-Society Applications
Multimedia in Medical Applications
Multimedia Authentication and Watermarking
Entertainment and games
Multimedia Interfaces

* PAPER SUBMISSION AND PUBLICATION
• Papers will be refereed and accepted on the basis of their scientific
merit and relevance to the symposium. All submissions are subject to a blind

refereeing process.
• Accepted and Presented papers will be published as paper in the Conference

Proceedings and included in the IEEE Xplore(R) database.
• Extended versions of selected best papers will be published in a special
issue of JDIM: Journal of Digital Information Management   ISSN 0972-7272.
• Authors should submit draft papers (as Postscript, PDF of MSWord file).
• The total length of a paper should not exceed 8 pages (IEEE style). IEEE
style templates are available.

* IMPORTANT DATES

 30.06.2008 - Full paper submission

 28.07.2008 - Notification of acceptance

 01.09.2008 - Camera-ready version of the accepted paper

 Symposium: October 20 - 22, 2008

* GENERAL MMAP2008 CHAIR

Dumitru Dan Burdescu, University of Craiova, Romania

 * Steering Committee

 Dumitru Dan Burdescu, University of Craiova, Romania
 Ioannis Pitas, University of Thessaloniki, Greece
 Costin Badica, University of Craiova, Romania
 Harald Kosch, University of Passau, Germany
 Vladimir Uskov, Bradley University, USA
 Thomas M. Deserno, Aachen University, Germany
 Mohammad S. Obaidat, Monmouth University, USA


* Organizing Committee

 Dumitru Dan Burdescu, University of Craiova, Romania
 Costin Badica, University of Craiova, Romania
 Liana Stanescu, University of Craiova, Romania
 Marius Brezovan, University of Craiova, Romania

* Publicity Chairs

 Amelia Badica, University of Craiova, Romania
 Dacheng Tao, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong


* Program Committee

Michael Lang, National University of Ireland, Ireland
Janis Grundspenkis, Riga Technical University, Latvia
Rynson Lau, Durham University, UK
Gregory Wojtkowski, Boise State University, USA
Bogdan Logofatu, University of Bucuresti, Romania
Jean Louis Ferrier, Angers University, France
Wita Wojtkowski, Boise State University, USA
Reda Alhajj, University of Calgary, Canada
Qi Chun, Xi'an Jiaotong University, P.R.China
David Bustard, University of Ulster, UK
Michael Auer, Carinthia University of Applied Sciences, Austria
George Tsihrintzis, University of Piraeus, Greece
Stefan Trzcielinski, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Roland Rieke, Fraunhofer-Institut Informationstechnologie, Darmstadt,
Germany
Vladimir Cretu, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
Igor Kotenko, St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of
the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Günther Pernul, University of Regensburg, Germany
Valery Korzhik, State University of Telecommunications, St-Petersburg,
Russia
Mislav Grgic, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Boris Shishkov, University of Twente, Netherlands
Dacheng Tao, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Daniel Grosu, Wayne State University, USA
Laszlo Böszörmenyi , Klagenfurt University, Austria
Vladimir Fomichov, State University Moscow, Russia
Miguel Angel Vega-Rodríguez, University of Extremadura, Spain
Marek Ogiela, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Giuseppe Mangioni, University of Catania, Italy
Stefan Trausan-Matu, Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania
Reggie Kwan, Caritas Francis Hsu College, Hong Kong
Rami Finkler, Afeka College of Engineering, Tel Aviv, Israel
Vladik Kreinovich, University of Texas at El Paso, USA
Ioan Alfred Letia, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Romulus Grigoras, National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse, France
Richard Chbeir, Bourgogne University, France
Christopher Barry, National University of Ireland, Ireland
Mihai Mocanu, University of Craiova, Romania
Franz Wotawa, Technische Universitaet Graz, Austria
Jacek Zurada, University of Louisville, USA
Mohamad Bouhlel, Sfax University, Tunisia
Ryszard Choras, Institute of Telecommunications, Poland
Marek Holynski, Polish Information Processing Society, Poland
Shiguo Lian, France Telecom R&D Beijing, P.R. China
Rajkumar Kannan, Bishop Heber College, India
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