Thursday, March 25, 2010

CfP: The Third International Symposium on Multimedia – Applications and Processing, MMAP 2010

www.mmap.imcsit.org
Wisla, Poland, October 18-20, 2010

* CONFERENCE BACKGROUND AND GOALS

Multimedia information has become ubiquitous on the web, creating new challenges for indexing, access, search and retrieval. Recent advances in pervasive computers, networks, telecommunications, and information technology, along with the proliferation of multimedia mobile devices - such as laptops, iPods, personal digital assistants (PDA), and cellular telephones - have stimulated the development of intelligent pervasive multimedia applications. These key technologies are creating a multimedia revolution that will have significant impact across a wide spectrum of consumer, business, healthcare, and governmental domains. Yet many challenges remain, especially when it comes to efficiently indexing, mining, querying, searching, and retrieving multimedia data. The Multimedia - Processing and Applications 2010 (MMAP 2010) Symposium addresses several themes related to theory and practice within multimedia domain. The enormous interest in multimedia from many activity areas (medicine, entertainment, education) led researchers and industry to make a continuous effort to create new, innovative multimedia algorithms and application. As a result the conference goal is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners in order to communicate their newest and original contributions on topics that have been identified (see below). We are also interested in looking at service architectures, protocols, and standards for multimedia communications - including middleware - along with the related security issues, such as secure multimedia information sharing. Finally, we encourage submissions describing work on novel applications that exploit the unique set of advantages offered by multimedia computing techniques, including home-networked entertainment and games. However, innovative contributions that don't exactly fit into these areas will also be considered because they might be of benefit to conference attendees.

* CALL FOR PAPERS

MMAP 2010 is a major forum for researchers and practitioners from academia, industry, and government to present, discuss, and exchange ideas that address real-world problems with real-world solutions. The MMAP 2010 Symposium welcomes submissions of original papers concerning all aspects of multimedia domain ranging from concepts and theoretical developments to advanced technologies and innovative applications. MMAP 2010 invites original previously unpublished contributions that are not submitted concurrently to a journal or another conference. Papers acceptance and publication will be judged based on their relevance to the symposium theme, clarity of presentation, originality and accuracy of results and proposed solutions.


* TOPICS OF INTEREST

Topics of interest are related to Multimedia Processing and Applications including, but are not limited to the following areas:
  • Image and Video Processing
  • Speech, Audio and Music Processing
  • 3D and Stereo Imaging
  • Distributed Multimedia Systems
  • Multimedia Databases, Indexing, Recognition and Retrieval
  • Data Mining
  • Multimedia in E-Learning, E-Commerce and E-Society Applications
  • Multimedia in Medical Applications
  • Multimedia Authentication and Watermarking
  • Entertainment and games
  • Multimedia Interfaces

* PAPER SUBMISSION AND PUBLICATION
  • Papers will be refereed and accepted on the basis of their scientific merit and relevance to the symposium. All submissions are subject to a blind refereeing process.
  • Accepted and presented papers will be published as paper in the Conference Proceedings and included in the IEEE Xplore® database.
  • Extended versions of selected best papers will be published in a special issue of IJCSA: International Journal of Computer Science & Applications, ISSN 0972-9038. http://www.tmrfindia.org/ijcsa.html
  • Authors should submit draft papers (as Postscript, PDF of MSWord file).
  • The total length of a paper should not exceed 10 pages (LNCS style). LNCS style templates are available.
* IMPORTANT DATES

31.05.2010 – Submission deadline
12.07.2010 – Notification of acceptance
23.08.2010 – Camera-ready version of the accepted papers
18.10-20.10.2010 – Symposium

* GENERAL MMAP 2010 CHAIR

Dumitru Dan Burdescu, University of Craiova, Romania

* Steering Committee

Ioannis Pitas, University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Costin Badica, University of Craiova, Romania
Harald Kosch, University of Passau, Germany
Vladimir Uskov, Bradley University, USA
Thomas M. Deserno, Aachen University, Germany
Mohammad S. Obaidat, Monmouth University, USA

* Organizing Committee

Dumitru Dan Burdescu, University of Craiova, Romania
Costin Badica, University of Craiova, Romania
Liana Stanescu, University of Craiova, Romania
Marius Brezovan, University of Craiova, Romania

* Publicity Chairs

Amelia Badica, University of Craiova, Romania

* Program Committee

José Luis Sevillano Ramos, University of Sevilla, Spain
Michael Lang, National University of Ireland, Ireland
David Bustard, University of Ulster, UK
Janis Grundspenkis, Riga Technical University, Latvia
Rynson Lau, Shanghai University, P.R. China
Gregory Wojtkowski, Boise State University, USA
Che-Chern Lin, National Kaohsiung Normal University, Taiwan
Bogdan Logofatu, University of Bucuresti, Romania
Toshio Okamoto, University of Electro-Communications, Japan
Wita Wojtkowski, Boise State University, USA
Reda Alhajj, University of Calgary, Canada
Qi Chun, Xi'an Jiaotong University, P.R.China
Enn Õunapuu, University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia
George Tsihrintzis, University of Piraeus, Greece
Stefan Trzcielinski, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Wilfried Philips, Universiteit Gent, Belgium
Vladimir Cretu, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
Igor Kotenko, St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of the Russian Academy of Science, Russian Federation
Kazuo Ohzeki, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan
Valery Korzhik, State University of Telecommunications, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Boris Shishkov, IICREST / Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Daniel Grosu, Wayne State University, USA
Laszlo Böszörmenyi , Klagenfurt University, Austria
Vladimir Fomichov, State University Moscow, Russian Federation
Miguel Angel Vega-Rodríguez, University of Extremadura, Spain
Dan Popescu, CSIRO, Sydney, Australia.
Marek Ogiela, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Giuseppe Mangioni, University of Catania, Italy
Stefan Trausan-Matu, Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania
Reggie Kwan, Caritas Francis Hsu College, Hong Kong
Rami Finkler, Afeka College of Engineering, Tel Aviv, Israel
Alexander Verbraeck, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Richard Chbeir, Bourgogne University, France
Christopher Barry, National University of Ireland, Ireland
Romulus Grigoras, IRIT - University of Toulouse, France
Mihai Mocanu, University of Craiova, Romania
Andrea Molinari, University of Trento, Italy
Franz Wotawa, Technische Universitaet Graz, Austria
Christos Douligeris, University of Piraeus, Greece
Jacek Zurada, University of Louisville, USA
Ryszard Choras, Institute of Telecommunications, Poland
Shiguo Lian, France Telecom R&D Beijing, P.R. China
Rajkumar Kannan, Bishop Heber College, India
Abdel-Badeeh M. Salem, Ain Shams University, Egypt
Yoshimi Teshigawara, Soka University, Japan
Christian Timmerer, Klagenfurt University, Austria
George Thiruvathukal, Loyola University, USA
Voicu Groza, University of Ottawa, Canada
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