The IASTED Confernece on Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications IMSA 2005 (IMSA 2005)

Venue: Sheraton Waikiki Hotel

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

Event Date/Time: Aug 15, 2005 End Date/Time: Aug 17, 2005
Registration Date: Jun 15, 2005
Paper Submission Date: Apr 15, 2005
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Description

SPONSORS
The International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED)
Technical Committee on the Web, The Internet, and Multimedia

World Modelling Simulation Forum (WMSF)

SPECIAL SESSION
"Distance Education Technologies."
organized by Dr. Timothy K. Shih of Tamkang University, Taiwan

PURPOSE
The International Conference on Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications is a major contact venue for research scientists, engineers, and practitioners throughout the world to present their latest research, ideas, developments, and applications in this field. IMSA 2005 aims to strengthen relations among universities, research laboratories and industry. The full papers will be published in the conference proceedings. All papers submitted to this conference will be based on quality, relevance, and originality.

IMSA 2005 will be held in conjunction with the IASTED International Conferences on:
Computer Graphics and Imaging (CGIM 2005)
Signal and Image processing (SIP 2005)


LOCATION
IMSA 2005 will take place at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel on beautiful Waikiki Beach. Located in the city of Honolulu on the hawaiian island of Oahu, Waikiki was historically the playground of the hawaiian ali'i (nobility), and has since become one of the most famous beaches in the world. Encircled by high-rise hotels, Waikiki is in fact a string of beaches stretching two and a half miles along the ocean. The soft sand and turquoise waters make it an attractive spot for swimmers, surfers, and other water enthusiasts. The city of Honolulu is the commercial and administrative center for hawaii and is filled with many fine restaurants, shopping centers, and cultural and historical attractions. Other nearby attractions include Pearl Harbor, Diamond Head Crater, and the Polynesian Cultural Center.

SCOPE
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
Privacy
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
Multimedia Communication Systems
Multimedia Networking
Distributed Multimedia Systems
Content-based Multimedia Retrieval
Multimedia Performance and Management
Mobile Multimedia
Video-on-Demand
Digital Video Broadcasting
IP based Networks
ATM Networks
Transport Protocols
Routing Protocols
Quality of Service
Scheduling
Resource Management
Networked Multiplayer Games
Multimedia Technologies and Games
Game Architecture 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 Ontology
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
Applications
Electronic Commerce
Mobile Commerce
Internet Banking
Business
Medicine
Engineering
Education
Entertainment
Others



INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Z. Al Aghbari – University of Sharjah, UAE
A.I. Al-Mojel – Ministry of Higher Education, Saudi Arabia
M.C. Angelides – Brunel University, UK
S. Chalasani – University of Wisconsin-Parkside, USA
Y.-P.P. Chen – Deakin University, Australia
K. Cheng – Leeds Metropolitan University, UK
S. Christodoulakis – Technical University of Crete, Greece
M. Claypool – Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA
I.D.D. Curcio – Nokia Corporation, Finland
Y.-F. Dong – University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA
D.H. Du – University of Minnesota, USA
A.M. El Kateeb – University of Michigan, USA
F. Eliassen – Simula Research Laboratory, Norway
H.N. Elmahdy – Cairo University, Egypt
L. Esmahi – Athabasca University, Canada
J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves – University of California at Santa Cruz, USA
S. Ghandeharizadeh – University of Southern California, USA
S. Guan – National University of Singapore, Singapore
N.M. Guimaraes – University of Lisbon, Portugal
A. Hac – University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA
W.A. Halang – University of Hagen, Germany
X. He – Microsoft, USA
W.-S. Hsieh – Shu Te University, Taiwan
A.S. Hussein – Ain Shams University, Egypt
J.F. Jensen – Aalborg University, Denmark
I. Kamel – Zayed University, UAE
M. Kampmann – Ericsson Research, Corporate Unit, Germany
J.R. Kender – Columbia University, USA
C. Kim – Yeungnam University, Korea
J. Kong – University of Texas at Dallas, USA
H. Kosch – University Klagenfurt, Austria
R. Lai – La Trobe University, Australia
P. Lewis – University of Southampton, UK
C.-T. Li – University of Warwick, UK
C.-L. Liu – University of Florida, USA
E.N. Montoya – EAFIT University, Colombia
C.E. Palau – Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain
S. Panchanathan – Arizona State University, USA
J.-H. Park – Electronics & Telecommunication Research Institute, Korea
B. Prabhakaran – University of Texas at Dallas, USA
B. Prasad – Florida A&M University, USA
A. Prodan – Iuliu Hatieganu University, Romania
I. Rhee – North Carolina State University, USA
M. Roccetti – University of Bologna, Italy
Y. Ryu – Myongji University, Korea
E. Schikuta – University of Vienna, Austria
N. Sharda – Victoria University, Australia
T.K. Shih – Tamkang University, Taiwan
C.J. Sreenan – University College Cork, Ireland
J. Srivastava – University of Minnesota, USA
S.R. Subramanya – University of Missouri-Rolla, USA
W.-T. Sung – National Central University, Taiwan
C. Tadj – Ecole de Technologie Superieure, Canada
L. Tao – Pace University, USA
G.Y. Tian – University of Huddersfield, UK
I. Tomek – Acadia University, Canada
P. Vuorimaa – Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
F. Wang – Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada
C.E. Wills – Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA
C. Xu – Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
S.H. Yang – Loughborough University, UK
S. Yoon – Soong Eui Women's College, Korea
D.Y.Y. Yun – University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA
S. Zeadally – Wayne State University, USA


SUBMISSION OF PAPERS
Initial Paper
Submit your paper via our website at:
http://iasted.org/conferences/2005/Hawaii/submit-477.htm. All submissions should be in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf), Postscript (.ps), or MS Word (.doc) format. The IASTED Secretariat must receive your paper by April 15, 2005. 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: http://www.iasted.org/formatting-initial.htm.

Notification of acceptance will be sent via email by May 15, 2005. Final manuscripts are due by June 1, 2005. Registration and final payment are also due by June 15, 2005. 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: finalpapers@iasted.org. The subject line for the final manuscript submission must include your six-digit paper number. The formatting instructions can be found at: http://www.iasted.org/formatting-final.htm 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.

TUTORIALS
Proposals for three-hour tutorials should be submitted online by April 15, 2005. Tutorials are to be submitted via the following website address:
http://iasted.org/conferences/2005/Hawaii/tutorialsubmit-477.htm. 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).


SPECIAL SESSIONS
Persons wishing to organize a special session should submit a proposal via email to: calgary@iasted.org. 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 April 15, 2005, 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:
http://iasted.org/conferences/2005/Hawaii/sessionsubmit-477.htm.


JOURNALS
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: http://www.actapress.com/journals/submission.htm following the standard procedure as described on the website: http://www.actapress.com. 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 journals@actapress.com.


IMPORTANT DEADLINES
Submissions due April 15, 2005
Notification of acceptance May 15, 2005
Final manuscripts due June 1, 2005
Registration Deadline June 15, 2005



For more information, or to be placed on our mailing list, please contact:
IASTED Secretariat – IMSA 2005
#80, 4500 - 16th Avenue N.W.
Calgary, Alberta
Canada T3B 0M6
Tel: 403-288-1195
Fax: 403-247-6851
E-mail: calgary@iasted.org
Website: http://www.iasted.org





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