The Twelfth International Conference on Distributed Multimedia Systems (DMS)

Venue: Grand Canyon

Location: Grand Canyon, United States

Event Date/Time: Aug 30, 2006 End Date/Time: Sep 01, 2006
Early Registration Date: May 20, 2006
Paper Submission Date: Mar 01, 2006
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DMS 2006 Call For Papers

The Twelfth International Conference on Distributed Multimedia Systems

Grand Canyon, USA

August 30 – September 1, 2006

Organized by
Knowledge Systems Institute Graduate School


The DMS conference is an international conference series, which covers a wide
spectrum of technique discussions, demonstrations, and student program/paper
contests in the fields of distributed multimedia computing. Started in 1994, the
series of conference has been held at Hawaii, Hong Kong, Vancouver, Taipei, Aizu-
Wakamatsu, Japan, San Francisco, Miami and Canada. This time, the conference will
be held at the Grand Canyon Best Western Squire Inn, USA.


The theme of DMS'2006 is how to bridge the gap between communication and
intelligence. DMS'2006 focuses on techniques, systems, applications, and theories
in the fields of distributed multimedia computing. The conference organizers seek
contributions of high quality papers, panels or tutorials, addressing various
aspects of distributed multimedia systems and applications, for presentation at
the conference and publication in the proceedings. Topics of interest include, but
are not limited to:

Audio and video compression
MPEG, Quicktime, Windows API standards
Image, video, audio content analysis and indexing/retrieval
Image, video and audio watermark
3D audio and video
Computer graphics and animation
Modeling and analysis of distributed multimedia systems
OS support for distributed multimedia systems
Distributed multimedia databases and computing
Multi-paradigmatic information retrieval
Multimedia human-computer interaction
Multimedia communications and network architectures
Mobile networks and mobile computing
Multimedia stream synchronization and QoS control/scheduling
Multimedia software engineering
Multimedia processors and ASIC
Multimedia technologies for people with disability
Intelligent multimedia computing
Intelligent multimodal interaction
Multi agents, mobile agents and their applications
Communication encryption
Security of distributed computer systems
Web servers and services
XML applications
Java, VRML and multimedia languages
Visual and multidimensional languages for multimedia applications
Multimedia digital libraries and mail systems
Multimedia applications for CSCW
Multimedia authoring tools and intelligent tutoring
Cultural heritage multimedia applications
Tele-conferencing, tele-medicine and tele-lecture
Virtual reality, distributed virtual environment, and their applications
Virtual school, virtual university, and virtual learning community
Distance learning methodology, tools and systems
E-commerce, e-education and e-entertainment

The use of prototypes and demonstration video for presentations is encouraged.


This year, DMS'2006 will be held in conjunction with workshops, conferences and
special sections. Papers submitted to workshops or special sessions are invited by
the program committee chairs of the workshops/sections. This joint organization
aims to collect research results from different perspectives. The following
workshops and conferences are being planned:

International Workshop on Visual Languages and Computing
International Workshop on Mobile Systems, E-Commerce and Agent Technology
International Workshop on Distance Education Technology

Please contact the conference program co-chairs if you are interested in
organizing a workshop or a special session. A one-page proposal with the following
items is required:

Title of the workshop/special session
Name of the program committee chair(s)
A list of program committee members
E-mail address of the corresponding program committee chair
A brief description of the theme

Each special session should include at least 5 invited (or accepted) papers. Each
workshop should include at least 2 special sessions (10 papers). Paper review
process of the workshop/special session will be arranged by the individual program
committee chair. It is the responsibility of the individual chairs to ensure the
quality of papers in the workshop/special sessions. The schedule of
workshops/special sessions will be the same as the main conference (See Important
Dates below). Each individual program committee chair can set up the Web site of
the workshop/special session. However papers will be printed in the same volume as
the main conference.


The DMS conference is closely coordinated with the International Journal of
Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, the Journal of Visual Languages
and Computing and the International Journal of Distance Education Technologies.
Usually the best ranked papers from the conference, after rigorous reviews,
extensive revisions and further enhancements, will appear in one or more special
issues of the above journals. Papers suggested for the special issue(s) will be
reviewed by external reviewers following the standard procedure of review
stipulated by the respective journal.


The DMS2006 Conference will be held at the Grand Canyon Best Western Squire Inn
(South Rim). The hotel has made available for these limited dates (8/29/2005 -
9/1/2005) to DMS2006 attendees a discount rate of $115 US dollars for
single/double, $125 US dollars for triple, and $135 US dollars for quadruple
occupancy per night.


Papers must be written in English. An electronic version (Postscript, PDF, or MS
Word format) of the full paper should be submitted using the following URL: Please use Internet Explorer as
the browser. Manuscript must include a 200-word abstract and no more than 6 pages
of IEEE double column text (include figures and references).


Papers submitted to DMS'06 will be reviewed electronically. The users (webmaster,
program chair, reviewers...) can login using the following URL:
If you have any questions or run into problems, please send e-mail to:

DMS'2006 Conference Secretariat
Knowledge Systems Institute
3420 Main Street
Skokie, IL 60076 USA
Tel: 847-679-3135
Fax: 847-679-3166

If you cannot submit electronically, please send four copies of the complete
manuscript to the above postal address.


March 1, 2006 Paper submission due
April 30, 2006 Notification of acceptance
May 20, 2006 Final manuscript due
May 20, 2006 Early conference registration due

DMS'06 Conference Chair

Dr. S. K. Chang, University of Pittsburgh, USA

DMS'06 Program Chair

Dr. W. Grosky, University of Michigan, USA

DMS'06 Program Co-Chairs

Dr. Mohan Kankanhalli, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Chabane Djeraba, University of Sciences and Technologies of Lille, France

DMS'06 Program Committee

Imran Ahmad, University of Windsor, Canada
Mohamed Ally, Athabasca University, Canada
Frederic Andres, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Arvind Bansal, Kent State University, USA
Nadia Berthouze, University of Aizu, Japan
Kai H. Chang, Auburn University, USA
Han-Chieh Chao, National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan
Ing-Ray Chen, Virginia Tech (VPI&SU), USA
Shu-Ching Chen, Florida International University, USA
Yonghee Choi Choi, Seoul National University, Korea
Zied Choukair, ENST Bretagne, France
David H. C. Du, University of Minnesota, USA
Jean-Luc Dugelay, Institut EURECOM, France
Larbi Esmahi, National Research Council of Canada, Canada
Farshad Fotouhi, Wayne State University, USA
Forouzan Golshani, Wright State University, USA
Masahito Hirakawa, Shimane University, Japan
Joemon Jose, University of Glasgow
Hyoung Joong Kim, Kangwon National University, Korea
James Kwok, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Michael Lew, Leiden University, Netherlands
Fuhua Lin, Athabasca University, Canada
Jonathan Liu, University of Florida, USA
Chien-Tsai Liu, Taipei Medical College, Taiwan
Paolo Maresca, University of Napoli, Italy
Nikolay Mirenkov, The University of Aizu, Japan
Rokia Missaoui, University of Quebec, Canada
Vincent Oria, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
Ming Ouhyoung, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Sethuraman Panchanathan, Arizona State University, USA
Syed M. Rahman, Minnesota State University, USA
K. R. Ramakrishnan, Indian Institute of Science, India
Shin'ichi Satoh, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Nicu Sebe, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Ishwar Sethi, Oakland University, USA
Yoshitaka Shibata, Prefectural University, Japan
Timothy K. Shih, Tamkang University, Taiwan
Peter Stanchev, Kettering University, USA
Steven L. Tanimoto, University of Washington, USA
Genny Tortora, University of Salerno, Italy
Joseph E. Urgan, Arizona State University, USA
Petko Valtchev, University of Montreal, Canada
Svetha Vennkatesh, Curtin University, Australia
Son T. Vuong, University of British Columbia, Canada
Ellen Walker, Hiram College, USA
Rentaro Yoshioka, University of Aizu, Japan
Kang Zhang, The University of Texas at Dallas, USA

DMS'06 and VLC'06 Publicity Chair

Dr. Jing Dong, University of Texas at Dallas, USA

DET'06 Program Chair

Dr. Paolo Maresca, University of Naples, Italy

DET'06 Program Co-Chairs

Dr. Goran Trajkovski, Towson University, USA
Dr. Heng-Shuen Chen, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

VLC'06 Conference Chair

Dr. Genny Tortora, University of Salerno, Italy

VLC'06 Program Chair

Dr. Gennaro Costagliola, University of Salerno, Italy

VLC'06 Program Co-Chairs

Dr. Giuliana Vitiello, University of Salerno, Italy
Dr. Monica Sebillo, University of Salerno, Italy

MSEAT'06 Program Chair

Dr. Jason C. Hung, Northern Taiwan Institute of Science and Technology, Taiwan