IEEE Multimedia Systems'99 - CFP

icmcs99 at dsi.unifi.it icmcs99 at dsi.unifi.it
Mon Oct 5 14:03:04 EST 1998


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Dear colleague,

we will be pleased if you will join IEEE Multimedia Systems'99 - the 6th 
IEEE International Conference on Multimedia  Computing and Systems (IEEE 
ICMCS99 for short). IEEE ICMCS99 is sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society 
and will take place in Florence, Italy, from 7th to 11th June 1999.

IEEE ICMCS is an international forum for presentation and discussion of 
advances and new perspectives in Multimedia. Conference topics include but 
are not limited to Operating System Support, Distributed Multimedia, Human 
Computer Interaction, Multimedia Databases, Multimedia Tools and 
Applications.
The Conference program will include plenary lectures given by invited 
speakers, contributed papers presented in regular sessions, tutorials, 
panels and a technological exhibition. Proceedings will be published by 
IEEE.

In addition to regular oral and poster sessions, in the Conference program 
we have included - for the first time in IEEE ICMCS - a number of Special 
Sessions on key topics of Multimedia. Special Sessions are for invitation 
only. They aim to make the point on a key subject from different qualified 
perspectives and points of view. Special Sessions include a Session Chair 
introduction on the state of the art and from 3 to 4, invited talks by 
distinguished scientists, followed by an open discussion. Special Sessions 
that have been scheduled are:

- Special Session on Multimedia Standards  - Chair Professor F. Pereira, 
Ist. Superior Tecnico, Lisboa, Portogual
Ramesh Jain		      Professor University of California at San Diego, USA
Don Brutzman 	      Vice-President VRML Consortium, USA
Leonardo Chiariglione 	Convenor of MPEG - CSELT, Italy
Augusto Albuquerque     ACTS Head, Advanced Networks/Services for 
Integrated Broadband Communications - European Commission

- Special Session on Human Computer Interaction  - Chair  Professor F. 
Costabile, Professor University of Bari, Italy
Albert Badre       	Professor College of Computing Georgia Tech, Atlanta, 
USA
Alistair Sutcliffe   	Professor Centre for HCI Design, City University, 
London United Kingdom.
Paolo Paolini, 	      Professor Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy
Mark T. Maybury	      Executive Director IT Division MITRE Corp. USA

- Special Session on Storage Technologies  -  Chair A. Guha, Vice-President 
StorageTek, USA
Sun Microsystems 	     	(Person to be named)
Mark Porter, 		 Director Oracle Corp, Video Services, USA
David Du, 		       Professor University of Minnesota, USA

Other Special Sessions that have been planned are:
- Special Session on Software Engineering tools  -  Chair S.K. Chang, 
Professor University of Pittsburgh, USA
- Special Session  on Data Security and Watermarking   -  Chair V. 
Cappellini, Professor Univ. of Florence, Italy
-  Special Session  on Pattern Recognition and Computer Vision for 
Multimedia  -  Chair R. Cipolla, Professor Univ. of Cambridge, United 
Kingdom


A  full day dedicated to European Community programs on Multimedia, has 
been organized, with the support of the Agency for Technological 
Development and Transfer and of the European Community. Invited talks by 
European Community  officers on future industry-research  programs and 
presentations of ongoing European projects  in the field of Multimedia are 
planned.


Best papers presented at IEEE ICMCS99 will appear on two Special Issues in 
IEEE MULTIMEDIA and JOURNAL OF MULTIMEDIA TOOLS AND APPLICATIONS.


CALL FOR PAPERS  DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 15, 1998.
PAPERS MUST BE SUBMITTED IN 5 COPIES, MAX 15 SINGLE SPACED PAGES, TO:
IEEE MULTIMEDIA SYSTEMS'99
DIPARTIMENTO DI SISTEMI E INFORMATICA - UNIVERSITY OF FLORENCE
VIA S. MARTA 3 - 50139 - FIRENZE
ITALY
More information is available at: http://www.dsi.unifi.it/~icmcs99/



Look forward to see you in Florence.
Cari saluti (warm regards)

Alberto Del Bimbo
IEEE ICMCS'99 General Chair

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