The 9th IASTED International Conference on The Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications (EuroIMSA 2005)

Venue: Grindelwald

Location: Grindelwald, Switzerland

Event Date/Time: Feb 21, 2005 End Date/Time: Feb 23, 2005
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The International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED)
Technical Committee on the Web, The Internet, and Multimedia

World Modelling and Simulation Forum (WMSF)

IASTED’s International Conference on Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications will act as an opportunity for international research scientists, engineers, and practitioners to present their latest research, ideas, developments, and applications in these fields. EuroIMSA 2005 will include keynote addresses, contributed papers, and tutorials on a wide range of topics. All papers submitted to this conference will be evaluated by at least two reviewers. Acceptance will be based primarily on originality and contribution.

EuroIMSA 2005 will be held in conjunction with the IASTED International Conference on:

Web Based Education (WBE 2005).

Nestled in the heart of the Jungfrau region of the Swiss Alps, Grindelwald is an ideal location for any event. Grindelwald offers 360 degrees of breathtaking natural scenery, a relaxing atmosphere, and countless outdoor activities. For the winter sport enthusiast, Grindelwald is surrounded by over 65 ski runs, over 40 km of cross-country trails, toboggan trails, curling rinks, and ice rinks. Grindelwald also offers world-renowned spas for those who wish to relax and soak up the atmosphere or require some needed rejuvenation after a long day of skiing. Surrounded by the spectacular Wetterhorn, Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau peaks, Grindelwald is a premier destination in both summer and winter.

This conference covers all aspects of Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications including but not limited to:

Web and Internet Systems and Tools
Internet Architectures
Web and Internet Tools
Web Design
Internet Search Technologies
Optimization Techniques
Protection and Security
Fault Tolerance
Internet Computing
Parallel and Distributed Processing
Java-based Applications for Web
Software Agents
Expert Systems
Knowledge-based Systems
Computer Vision

Multimedia Information Systems
Multimedia Tools and Architectures
Multimedia Broadcasting Systems on
the Web
Operating System Support for
Multimedia Communication Systems
Multimedia Networking
Distributed Multimedia Systems
Content-based Multimedia Retrieval
Multimedia Performance and
Mobile Multimedia
Digital Video Broadcasting
IP based Networks
ATM Networks
Transport Protocols
Routing Protocols
Quality of Service
Resource Management

Networked Multiplayer Games
Multimedia Technologies and Games
Game Architectures and Development
Graphics and Virtual Worlds
Internet-based Multiplayer Games

Data Management
Database Management Systems
Databases and the Web
Intelligent Databases
Multimedia Databases
Digital Libraries
Data Modelling
Data Warehousing
Data Mining
Database Ontologies
Coding and Compression
Digital Watermarking
Video Storage Servers
Information Retrieval

Collaborative Systems and Distance Learning
Distance Learning
Educational Multimedia
Distributed Learning
Collaborative Learning
Collaborative Systems and Applications
Virtual Reality
Video Conferencing
Computer Animation
Human-Computer Interfaces
Modelling and Simulation

Electronic Commerce
Mobile Commerce
Internet Banking

To Be Announced

Initial Paper
Submit your paper via our website at: All submissions should be in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf), Postscript (.ps), or MS Word (.doc) format. The IASTED Secretariat must receive your paper by October 1, 2004. Receipt of paper submission will be confirmed by email.

Complete the online initial paper submission form designating an author who will attend the conference and providing four key words to indicate the subject area of your paper. One of the key words must be taken from the list of topics provided under Scope. Initial paper submissions should be approximately six pages. Formatting instructions are available at:

Notification of acceptance will be sent via email by November 1, 2004. Final manuscripts are due by December 5, 2004. Registration and final payment are due by December 15, 2004. Late registration fees or paper submissions will result in the papers being excluded from the conference proceedings.

Final Papers
Send your final manuscripts via email to: The subject line for the final manuscript submission must include your six-digit paper number. The formatting instructions can be found at: and must be strictly followed. The page limit for final papers is six single-spaced pages in 10 point Times New Roman font. Only one paper of up to six pages is included in the regular registration fee. There will be an added charge for extra pages and additional papers.

Proposals for three-hour tutorials should be submitted online by October 1, 2004. Tutorials are to be submitted via the following website address: A tutorial proposal should clearly indicate the topic, background knowledge expected of the participants, objectives, time allocations for the major course topics, and the qualifications of the instructor(s).

Persons wishing to organize a special session should submit a proposal via email to: Proposals should include a session title, a list of the topics covered, and the qualifications and brief biography of the session organizer(s). Papers submitted to the special session must be received by October 1, 2004, unless otherwise stipulated by the Special Session Organizer. A minimum of five papers must be registered and fully paid in order for this session to be included in the conference program. More information on special sessions is available at:

Extended versions of papers published in the conference proceedings can also be considered for review for inclusion in one of the IASTED journals. Authors must submit the expanded version of their conference paper for peer review consideration to: following the standard procedure as described on the website: All papers considered for journal review must be of the highest quality and demonstrate a novel contribution to the literature. For further information, please email

Submissions due October 1, 2004
Notification of acceptance November 1, 2004
Camera-ready manuscripts due December 5, 2004
Registration Deadline December 15, 2004

For more information, or to be placed on our mailing list, please contact:
IASTED Secretariat – EuroIMSA 2005
#80, 4500 - 16th Avenue N.W.
Calgary, Alberta
Canada T3B 0M6
Tel: 403-288-1195
Fax: 403-247-6851