IEEE ICMCS'99 - CFP

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IEEE MULTIMEDIA SYSTEMS '99, INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MULTIMEDIA
COMPUTING AND SYSTEMS (IEEE ICMCS'99)

CENTRO AFFARI, FIRENZE, ITALY  
7-11 JUNE 1999

http://www.dsi.unifi.it/~icmcs99





Sponsored by:  IEEE Computer Society TC on Multimedia Computing *
               University of Florence, Italy
	       
* approval pending	       
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ABOUT IEEE MULTIMEDIA SYSTEMS '99
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IEEE MULTIMEDIA SYSTEMS '99 (IEEE ICMCS'99, for short) is the 6th
edition of the International Conference on Multimedia Computing and 
Systems organized by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics 
Engineers and sponsored by the IEEE TC on Multimedia Computing. 
IEEE ICMCS is an annual conference aiming at bringing together 
researchers, developers and practitioners from academia and industry, 
working in Multimedia. The conference is devoted to presenting and
exploring scientific and technological advancements and innovations in
the area of Multimedia, as well as to demonstrate new opportunities in 
Multimedia applications. We encourage submissions of scientific and 
technical papers, panel, tutorial, workshop and poster proposals.
Conference topics include but are not limited to:
  

OPERATING SYSTEM SUPPORT 

Network and resource management 
Quality of service control/scheduling 
Audio and video compression 
Multimedia database management 

DISTRIBUTED MULTIMEDIA 

Multimedia on the Internet 
Web servers and services 
Intelligent network architectures 
Mobile network architectures  

HUMAN COMPUTER INTERACTION 

Advanced man-machine interfacing 
Visual languages and computing 
Multimodal interaction 
Virtual and augmented reality 

MULTIMEDIA DATABASES 

Digital libraries 
Image, video, audio content analysis 
Content-based indexing/retrieval 
Browsing and visualization 

MULTIMEDIA TOOLS 

Special hardware devices
MPEG, Quicktime, Windows API standards 
Java, VRML and Multimedia languages 
Multimedia authoring tools 
Multimedia software engineering tools 
Animation and computer graphics 
Pattern recognition, image processing 

MULTIMEDIA APPLICATIONS 

Educational applications 
Art and Multimedia 
Cultural heritage Multimedia applications 
Medical Multimedia applications 
Electronic commerce 
3D audio and video 

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IEEE MULTIMEDIA SYSTEMS '99 COMMITTEE
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GENERAL CHAIR:  Alberto Del Bimbo - University of Florence, Italy 

PROGRAM CHAIRS:
Borko Furht - Florida Atlantic University, USA for America 
Tadao Ichikawa - Hiroshima University, J for Asia 
Arnold W. Smeulders - Amsterdam University, NL for Europe 

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PLANNED COMPANION EVENTS OF IEEE MULTIMEDIA SYSTEMS '99
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VISUAL99 - VISual99, the Third International Conference on Visual
Information Systems will be held in Amsterdam, the week before IEEE
Multimedia Systems '99. Special fares are foreseen for people attending 
both conferences. 

SPECIAL SESSION FOR EUROPEAN PROJECTS - A Special Session, dedicated 
to ongoing European Projects on Multimedia topics and their applications, 
is foreseen at IEEE Multimedia Systems '99.
 
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SELECTION FOR SPECIAL ISSUES FROM IEEE MULTIMEDIA SYSTEMS '99
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SPECIAL ISSUE of IEEE MULTIMEDIA MAGAZINE - Best ranked papers 
presented at IEEE Multimedia Systems '99 are planned to appear on a 
special issue of IEEE Multimedia, scheduled by Spring 2000. 

SPECIAL ISSUE of MULTIMEDIA TOOLS AND APPLICATIONS JOURNAL - Best ranked
papers of IEEE Multimedia Systems '99, presenting advanced multimedia 
applications are planned to appear on a special issue of Journal of 
Multimedia Tools and Applications, scheduled by Spring 2000. 

Authors of selected papers will be asked to prepare an extended version
of their papers for a second review round

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IEEE MULTIMEDIA SYSTEMS '99 SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
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TECHNICAL PAPERS - Technical paper presentations are scheduled to be
presented on June 9-11, 1999 and will be published in the Conference 
Proceedings by IEEE.  Submission of technical papers should not exceed 
15 single-spaced pages (minimum 10-point typeface), including figures, 
tables and references. Prototype demonstrations can also be sent to 
supplement the papers.  For the Special Session on European Projects, 
(see below) submit a 4-page extended summary of the project, including 
project participants and information, objectives and goals, scientific 
and technical aspects, and results achieved so far. 
Each submission must also include:
- a cover sheet with the author names and affiliations;
- surface and e-mail address of the corresponding author;
- a 10-line long abstract of the paper content;
- a list of max three keywords selected from the Conference. 

All submissions by Postal/Fedex mail must be sent to the following
address:
IEEE MULTIMEDIA SYSTEMS '99
Dipartimento di Sistemi e Informatica 
University of Florence
Via S. Marta 3
50139 Firenze - ITALY

Requests for information must be sent to the following e-mail address:
icmcs99 at dsi.unifi.it


 
PANELS - Panel presentations are scheduled for June 9-11, 1999.  
We are seeking for topics addressing controversial, provocative and 
innovative issues. Proposals for panels should include a one-page 
description, a short biography of the panel organizer and the number 
and names of  invited panelists. Panel proposals and information requests
should be sent by e-mail to: 
Enrico Vicario -  vicario at dsi.unifi.it 


TUTORIALS - Tutorials are scheduled for June 7-8, 1999. We are seeking
for topics that examine innovative and timing subjects of Multimedia. 
Tutorial proposals should be at most 5 pages long and include a 
description of the subject matter and a short biography of the instructor. 
Tutorial proposals and information requests should be sent by e-mail to 
the Tutorial Chair:
Enrico Vicario -  vicario at dsi.unifi.it       for Europe
Shi-Fu Chang - sfchang at ctr.columbia.edu    for America and Asia


DEMONSTRATIONS - Demonstrations are scheduled for June 9-11, 1999. We
solicit working prototypes and systems in technical and artistic 
fields. Submissions should include a two-page description of the
demonstration, a demo sample on CD-ROM, WWW or VHS (if available), 
its technical requirements and a short biography of the demonstration
responsible. Demonstration proposals and information requests should be 
sent by e-mail to the Exhibit and Demonstration Chair: 
Carlo Colombo -  columbus at bsing.ing.unibs.it.

EXHIBITS - The IEEE ICMCS'99 will offer multimedia vendors and 
publishers an opportunity to publicize  their products  and interface 
conference participants worldwide. Displays will include technologies, 
research prototypes as well as commercial products. Exhibit proposals 
and information requests should be sent by e-mail to the Exhibit and 
Demonstration Chair:
Carlo Colombo - columbus at bsing.ing.unibs.it.

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IMPORTANT DATES

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Paper submission deadline		October 15, 1998
Notification of paper acceptance	January 15, 1999
Camera ready copy			February 15, 1999

Panel, tutorial, demonstration, exhibit deadline  December 31, 1998
Notification of acceptance		January 15, 1999


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IEEE MULTIMEDIA SYSTEMS '99 secretary staff
e-mail: icmcs99 at dsi.unifi.it



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