DMS2014 Call For Papers


August 27 - August 29, 2014


(Alternate website: www.cs.pitt.edu/~chang/seke/dms14.html)


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.

Book Series and Special issue of Journals

A book series on Sentient Multimedia Systems (SMS) is being planned. The DMS conference is closely coordinated with the the International Journal of SEKE, the Journal of Visual Languages and Computing (JVLC) and the International Journal of Distance Education Technologies (IJDET). The best ranked papers from the conference and workshops will be invited for submission to book series and special issues in these 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.


  • Distributed and Sentient Multimedia Technology

    • media coding, acquisition and standards
    • QoS and 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
  • Affective Multimedia Systems (organizer: F. Colece)

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 (Postscript, pdf, or MS Word format) of the full paper should be submitted using the following URL: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dms2014z (submission site will be open Jan 1, 2014). Manuscript must include a 200-word abstract and no more than 6 pages of 2-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 (6 pages), short paper (4 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: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dms2014z

Conference Contact Information

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


Important Dates

Paper submission due: May 1, 2014
Notification of acceptance: June 1, 2014
Camera-ready copy: June 25, 2014
Early conference registration due: June 25, 2014

Conference organized by

Knowledge Systems Institute, USA

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