DMS2014 Call For Papers

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The main theme of the 20th International Conference on Distributed Multimedia Systems (DMS'2014) is Sentient Multimedia Systems, which are distributed systems capable of actively interacting with the environment by gathering, processing, interpreting, storing and retrieving multimedia information originated from sensors, robots, actuators, websites and other information sources. The conference organizers seek contributions of high quality papers, panels or tutorials, addressing any novel aspect of sentient multimedia systems that significantly benefits from the incorporation/integration of multimedia data (e.g., visual, audio, pen, voice, image, etc.), for presentation at the conference and publication in the proceedings. Both research and case study papers or demonstrations describing results in research area as well as industrial development cases and experiences are solicited. The use of prototypes and demonstration video for presentations is encouraged.

DMS2014 Proceedings will be published as Special Issue of JVLC

The Journal of Visual Languages and Computing (JVLC), which is indexed by SCI, EI, DBLP, Scopus and other indexers, will publish the entire proceedings of DMS/VLC/DET2014 as the December 2014 special issue of JVLC. The conference will first publish a preliminary proceedings available online only to authors and conference attendees. Papers will go through three rounds of reviews (see detailed review plan) so that they can be further improved to meet the standard of JVLC. The formal proceedings/JVLC special issue will be available both in print and online.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Distributed and Sentient Multimedia Technology

  • media coding, acquisition and standards
  • QoS and QoE (quality of experience) control
  • digital rights management and conditional access solutions
  • privacy and security issues
  • mobile devices and wireless networks
  • mobile intelligent applications
  • sensor networks, environment control and management
  • Distributed and Sentient Multimedia Models and Systems

  • human-computer interaction
  • multimedia affective computing
  • languages for distributed multimedia
  • multimedia software engineering issues
  • semantic computing and processing
  • media grid computing, cloud and virtualization
  • web services and multi-agent systems
  • multimedia databases and information systems
  • multimedia indexing and retrieval systems
  • multimedia and cross media authoring
  • Applications of Distributed and Sentient Multimedia Systems

  • collaborative and social multimedia systems and solutions
  • humanities and cultural heritage applications, management and fruition
  • multimedia preservation
  • cultural heritage preservation, management and fruition
  • distance and lifelong learning
  • emergency and safety management
  • e-commerce and e-government applications
  • health care management and disability assistance
  • intelligent multimedia computing
  • internet multimedia computing
  • virtual, mixed and augmented reality
  • user profiling, reasoning and recommendations
  • Keynote Speakers

    Levent Burak Kara, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
    Future of Shapes: How does information and fabrication technologies change the way we design?

    Kia Ng, University of Leeds, UK
    Interactive Multimedia Systems and Multimodal Interfaces for Performing Arts

    Workshops and Special Sessions

    The following workshops and special sessions are being planned:

    International Workshop on Distance Education Technology (DET)

    International Workshop on Visual Languages and Computing (VLC)

    The following special sessions are being planned:
  • Multimedia Systems Security (Organizers: Niklas Hallberg, Jiri Trnka and Erland Jungert)
  • Affective Multimedia Systems (organizer: F. Colace)
  • 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 organizer(s)
    A list of program committee members (reviewers)
    E-mail address of the lead organizer
    A brief description of the theme

    Hotel Information

    The DMS 2014 Conference will be held at the Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center, Pittsburgh, USA. A special daily rate of $129 will be available during the conference period.

    Information for Authors

    Papers must be written in English. An electronic version (PDF format) of the full paper should be submitted using the following URL: When submitting, select the track DMS14 or one of the two DMS14 special session tracks. Manuscript must include a 200-word abstract and no more than 8 pages of double-column text (include figures and references). All submissions must not be published or under consideration for publication in a journal or in a conference with proceedings. Papers will be evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness and clarify of exposition. Depending upon the results of evaluation a paper may be accepted as regular paper (8 pages), short paper (5 pages) or poster (poster presentation only).

    Information for Reviewers

    Papers submitted to DMS'14 will be reviewed electronically. The users (webmaster, program chair, reviewers...) can login using the following URL:

    Conference Contact Information

    DMS 2014 Conference Secretariat
    Knowledge Systems Institute
    156 Park Square
    Pittsburgh, PA 15238 USA


    Important Dates

    Paper submission due: May 11, 2014 (Extended Final Hard Deadline)
    Notification of acceptance: June 3, 2014 (Extended Deadline)
    Revised paper for preliminary proceedings due: July 5, 2014 (Extended Deadline)
    Early conference registration due: July 5, 2014 (Extended Deadline)
    Second notification of paper revision: August 31, 2014
    Revised paper for formal proceedings due: September 20, 2014
    Third notification of paper revision: September 30, 2014
    Final paper for formal proceedings due: October 20, 2014
    Publication of formal proceedings/JVLC special issue: December 15, 2014

    Conference organized by

    Knowledge Systems Institute, USA

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