Call For Papers

The 22nd International Conference on Distributed Multimedia Systems


Grand Hotel Salerno, Salerno, Italy

November 25 to 26, 2016

Main Theme of DMS2016: Sentient Multimedia Systems

The main theme of the 22nd International Conference on Distributed Multimedia Systems (DMS'2016) 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.

Second Theme of DMS2016: Multimedia Computing and Cultural Heritage

The second theme of DMS2016 is Multimedia Computing and Cultural Heritage. We welcome papers on all aspects of this theme, including both technologically oriented and culturally oriented approaches.

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.

DMS2016 Selected Papers will be published as special issues of JVLC and VLSS

The Journal of Visual Languages and Computing (JVLC), and the Journal of Visual Languages and Sentient Systems (VLSS), will each publish selected papers of DMS/VLC/DET2016 as special issues. The conference will first publish a proceedings available in print and online to authors and conference attendees. The VLSS special issue will be published as a part of the proceedings. The JVLC special issue will be published as part of the July 2017 isse of JVLC.


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)

    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 2016 Conference will be held at the Grand Hotel Salerno, Salerno, Italy.

    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 DMS16 or one of the two workshop tracks VLC16 or DET16. 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'16 will be reviewed electronically. The users (webmaster, program chair, reviewers...) can login using the following URL:

    Conference Contact Information

    DMS 2016 Conference Secretariat
    KSI Research
    156 Park Square
    Pittsburgh, PA 15238 USA


    Important Dates

    Paper submission due: July 25, 2016 (final extended deadline)
    Notification of acceptance: August 25, 2016
    Revised paper for proceedings due: September 25, 2016
    Early conference registration due: September 25, 2016

    Conference organized by

    KSI Research, USA

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