DMS2015 Call For Papers

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The main theme of the 21st International Conference on Distributed Multimedia Systems (DMS'2015) 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.

DMS2015 Selected Papers 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 around forty selected papers of DMS/VLC/DET2015 as the December 2015 extra large special issue of JVLC. The conference will first publish a proceedings available in print and online to authors and conference attendees. Papers will go through three rounds of reviews (see detailed review plan) so that those selected for the JVLC special issue can be further improved to meet the standard of JVLC. The 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
  • 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 session is being planned:
  • New Technologies for Cultural Heritage (organizer: F. Colace)
  • Please contact the conference secretariat 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 2015 Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency, Vancouver, Canada. A special daily rate of $159 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 main conference DMS15 or one of the two workshop tracks VLC15 or DET15. 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 (10 pages), short paper (7 pages) or research notes (1 page and demo/poster presentation).

    Information for Reviewers

    Papers submitted to DMS'15 will be reviewed electronically. The users (webmaster, program chair, reviewers...) can login using the following URL:

    Conference Contact Information

    DMS 2015 Conference Secretariat
    Knowledge Systems Institute
    156 Park Square
    Pittsburgh, PA 15238 USA


    Important Dates

    Paper submission due: June 1, 2015
    Notification of acceptance: June 30, 2015
    Revised paper for proceedings due: July 20, 2015
    Early conference registration due: July 20, 2015
    Invitation of paper submission to JVLC: Sept 10, 2015
    Paper for JVLC special issue due: October 1, 2015
    Publication of JVLC special issue: December 15, 2015

    Conference organized by

    Knowledge Systems Institute, USA

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