EUROMEDIA 2008, April 9-11, 2008, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal, Call for Papers



APRIL 9-11, 2008

Organized by

Sponsored by
Delft University of Technology
Ghent University

The 2008 Euromedia conference covers the latest developments in
web-multimedia and communications technology while also looking at
their implementation in Broadband networking, mobile computing,
broadband networking, distributed computing, telematics, E-technology and real world environments like embedded systems, security systems and training systems. New topics are human computer interaction with a focus on the interaction of users with multimodal interfaces and the usability and experiences of users with multimodal systems based on different media.
The EUROMEDIA conference is held concurrently with the ECEC and FUBUTEC conferences. The conference is structured around 5 tracks: WEBTEC-MEDIATEC-COMTEC-APTEC and ETEC

This year the conference will feature the following

Special tracks:
- Knowledge Management and e-Mobility
- In-Car Applications
- Facial Recognition or Non Verbal Communication
- Virtual Reality 2.0 Applications

Special Workshops:
- Medical Imaging Systems
- D-TV Applications

The WEBTEC conference focuses on new developments with respect to
Internet, Intranet, HTML, and WWW. Because of the large amount of new tools and developments, scientific papers focusing on this subject should always include references to other ideas and products. If your paper describes a new language or tool, include the theoretical basis,application, and (tested) experiences.

Internet Viewers and Programs
* Development and Design Tools for the Web
* Tactical Internet
* Web Programming
* Web Simulation and Animation
* Interactive Web Publishing Tools
* Dynamic New Languages and Standards
* Java Security
* CORBA and the Web
* IPV6 (next generation internetprotocol)

Visual Programming Languages
* Advanced Web Authoring and Development Tools
* Visual Web Programming
* Visual HTML - XML , XSL editors
* Applets and Scripting Languages over Networks

3D Web Programs
* 3D Worlds
* Rule Based Programming for 3D Environments (avatars)
* Building Online Communities

Video and Audio Streaming on the Web
* Video Telephony, Web Video and Web Conferencing
* Video and Audio Libraries
* Internet telephone networks

AI on the Web
* Intelligent Agents, Knowbots and REBOL Bots
* Worm Programs, Data Mining and MDX, SQL, SQLJ Based Tools
* Mobile Network Agents
* Site Analysis Tools
* Collaborative Filtering
* Intelligent Interactive Characters
* Semantic Web Applications
* Webbased Information Systems

Software for Web-based Business Applications and E-Commerce
* Building Interactive Advertising and Information Interfaces
* Business Objects and Business to Business E-Commerce
* Customer Tracking Tools, E-Commerce Tools & Architectures
* Electronic Cash Transfer Protocols on the Web
* Joint Electronic Payments Initiative
* Internet Open Trading Protocols
* Security and E-Commerce
* Web Based Training and Web Based Networked Simulation
* PC VR Based Training

The MEDIATEC conference looks at new developments in multimedia
technology. Step by step, multimedia computing becomes more common and more popular. DVD technology, videoconferencing, and real-time
3-D animation have become widely available for standard hardware
platforms. The type of papers we are looking for try to give a
theoretical foundation to developments in multimedia hardware and
software, if possible comparing different alternatives so that empirical results can form a basis for new standards and choice among alternatives.

Multimedia Techniques and Telecommunications
* Real Time Interactive Systems
* Hardware for multimedia storage
* Hardware and networks for multimedia transmission
* CD-Interactive Systems and Online DVD Technology
* Removable Storage Technology
* Multimedia Sensors (RF Tags)
* Intelligent Analysis and Interpretation of Multimedia Data

Multimedia Authoring Tools and Software
* Presentation Tools
* Presentation Software
* Animation /Facial Animation
* Animation Tools
* 3D Authoring Tools, 3D Graphics, 3D Accelerators and Motion Capture
* Video and Audio Editing
* PC-DVD Video Imaging, Editing Techniques and Tools
* Video Compression Techniques and Tools
* Video Accelerators
* Non Linear Video Editing Systems
* Digital Video
* MPEG 5 PC-Video Encoding and Decoding
* (MPEG) Image Compression
* Colour Palette Strategies
* Audio Editing
* Digital Audio Software
* CD Recording Software
* Voice Recognition Systems
* Industrial Applications
* automatic speech recognition

Multimedia Building Blocks
* Multimedia Databases
* Toolboxes for Moving Graphics
* Productivity Tools
* Multimedia and CORBA

The COMTEC conference covers different types of communication technology utilising both fixed and mobile infrastructures. Of course, this conference must be seen in alliance with the overall theme of the conference: new media that are used on a world-wide basis in relation to information and communication infrastructures.

Telecommunications Technologies
* High Speed Interconnects
* Optical Networks and Switching
* Transport Networks
* HSI in Parallel/Distributed Systems
* Message Passing Communication Standards
* Communication Servers and Networks
* Access Networks and Protocols
* Systems and Applications Software
* Clusters and Load Balancing
* Traffic Models and Performance Simulations
* Fault Tolerance, Reliability Models, Performance Studies
and System Validation

* Quality of Service
* Multicast
* ISDN, Intelligent Networks, LAN-WAN Interconnection, WIFI
* Broadband and Wideband Networks
* Information Super Highways, GRID
* Network Management
* Case Studies on Large Networks Simulation technology
* Network Planning & Management & Software Radio
* Broadband convergence networks (BcN)

Network Security
* Encryption and Coding
* Software Protocols
* Privacy, ID Verification, Authentication, Message Integrity,
Message Non-Repudiation and Security Policies
* Access Control
+ Firewalls
+ Intrusion Detection
* Smart Card Technology

Mobile Communications
* Satellite Services
* WAP compliant Broadband Mobile Communication
* Voice Paging, Mobile Fax, Mobile Video Text
* 3G Networks
* Mobile Networks Planning
* W-CDMA (3rd generation mobile telecommunications)
* Mobile adhoc networks (MANETS)

TV Technology
* Interactive Video
* Digital TV
* DMB (Digital Multimedia Broadcasting)

* QoS in TP Networks
* QoS in ATM Networks
* QoS in Public Networks
* QoS in Mobile Networks
* QoS in Heterogeneous Networks
* QoS Charging

The APTEC conference shows how effectiveness and efficiency of
individuals and public and private organisations can be improved using telematics, advanced communications, and multimedia technology. Papers in the APTEC conference should present the relation between the type of activity that is supported by new technology and the characteristics of the technology itself. If possible, empirical test results should be included in the paper.

Telematics Consumer Applications
* Home Banking
* Video-on-Demand, Video and PC-Gaming
* Video Kiosks

Cooperative Telematics Applications
* Home Shopping
* Teleconsulting
* Teleworking
* Teleprocessing
* Telepresence
* Web Enabled Devices

* Tele-Teaching
* Multimedia and DVD Technology
* Computer Based Training
* CBT Authoring Software
* Computer Assisted Instruction
* Simulation Based Training
* Interactive Tools
* Tele-Education on the Web
* Case Studies

Integrated Enterprise Software and Groupware
* Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
* VHDL and Verilog Applications
* Product Data Interchange
* Synthetic Environments and Simulation on the Web
* Distributed Simulation (DIS)
* Virtual Reality
* Innovative e-mail applications
* Shared Memory, Shared Screen
* Group Decision Support
* Group Scheduling
* Group Editing
* Video Conferencing and standards
* Desktop Video Conferencing
* Workflow Software
* Putting Interactive Training Online

* Multimedia
* Real-Time Systems
* Telediagnostic
* Fault Tolerance
* Telemonitoring
* Data Bases
* Case Studies

Ubiquitous computing Applications
* health care
* Pervasive computing
* Video human interaction
* Mediascapes
* Interactive posters
* Electronic tags
* Ambient intelligence
* System architecture and concepts, software and intelligent receptors
* Smart homes and transport (cars,planes, Digital home concept)
* smart surroundings using ubiquitous wireless sensor networks
* self organising digital sensor networks of individual motes
* GPS, active RFID technology
* context aware systems (f.ex SIREN)
* privacy and security from motes, smart sensors to smart dust

Embedded Systems and future product market combinations
* modelling specification and validation of embedded systems
* intelligent clothing and polytronics
* rfid technology
* intelligent products and environments
* active silenced machines (adaptronics)
* simulated environments (reverse engineering)
* man-machine interaction (converging technology)
* security systems (biometric and other dataprocessing techniques

Multimodal communication
*context sensitive sensing
*affective computing
*speech recognition, recognition of facial expressions
*recognition of emotion in text, speech and video
*engineering experiences


The ETEC conference reviews the latest trends and technologies applied in the growing field of electronic commerce. This event will be exclusively dedicated to practical applications in business to business and business to customer environments.
This programme provides valuable guidance on reconfiguring the structure and interaction between organisations, businesses, and customers, to create effective new possibilities and to stay ahead of competition, by implementing new advanced information and communications technology. It focuses on the reality rather than the hype which tends to surround these items. This conference is a unique occasion to find out the key issues and essential
facts from case studies and unbiased expert presentations. Topics include:
. Tele-X
. E-commerce
. Security
. Medical Information Systems
. Challenges of tomorrow and beyond Trust and security: provisions and instruments
. Online availability of public services
. Service survivability and maintainability
. Interoperability of services
. Security in e-democracy (including e-participation and e-voting)
. E-justice (administration and workflow security for legal processes)
. Secure federating information access (from different government and
third party agencies)
. Security and reliability in media integration
. Secure e-government and Identity Management
. Security and reliability of Smart Card System
. Availability and reliability of mobile services
. Data protection and data privacy (e.g. e-health and e-education)
. Intrusion detection and prevention
. Anti-spam legislation and solution
. Public-private- partnerships management
. Role-based management and usage restriction

Special Tracks

Special Track on Knowledge Management and e-Mobility

* Knowledge warehouse
* Knowledge acquisition and datamining
* E-blended learning
* MPEG2 standards in e-mobility

Special Track on In-Car Applications

This track will cover the embedded systems envisaged in
future car design based on multimedia applications.

* Look-Ahead Radar
* Automatic Braking
* Blind Spot Detection
* Steer by Wire
* Lane Departure Warning
* Conversational Voice Recognition
* Browsiness Sensors
* Cockpit Controllers
* Split Displays
* In-car Entertainement Systems
* Glass Cockpit
* Smart Navigation
* Networking

Special Track on Facial Recognition or Non Verbal Communication

Facial expressions play an important role in human communication.
We are able to read emotions from human faces. Turn taking in
human dialogues can be regulated by facial expressions. There
is an ongoing discussion about the universal character of emotions.
Psychologist P. Ekman claims that there are 6 universal emotions
corresponding with unique facial expressions: happiness, sadness,
disgust, anger, fear and surprise. But there are much more emotions,
which can be conveyed by facial expressions, way of speaking, gestures and other body language.

For many years researchers have been involved in the automatic
recognition and generation of emotions. There are systems which are
able to read faces and analyze speech signals to recognize emotions.
Researchers have developed “talking faces” which are able to show facial expressions and to speak with appropriate emotions. At this moment here robots and avatars which are able to display emotions and are able to recognize emotion.

The goal of the session/track is to invite researchers to present
papers in the area of non verbal communication.

Special Track on Virtual Reality 2.0 Applications

This track will cover Virtual Reality 2.0 Applications using Motion
Capture Technology in

* Advertising
* Healthcare
* Market research
* Auto Safety
* Mobile Phones
* Security


Medical Imaging Systems

The workshop will cover topics related with medical imaging systems,
such as image acquisition, signal processing, image processing and analysis, virtual reality, computer aided diagnosis, surgery, therapy, and treatment, computational bio-imaging and visualization, software development, tele-medicine systems and their applications.

D-TV Workshop

2nd Workshop on Digital Television & Digital Special Interest Channels at the Euromedia 2008 - From Realisable Visions to Feasible and Sustainable Applications.

The programme consists of parallel sessions with lectures,
practitioner's workshops, poster sessions, and a specialised exhibition.

University of Porto, Porto, Portugal

Tutorials can be proposed in the following three categories:
T1- Introductory tutorials
T2- State of the Art Tutorials
T3- Software and Modelware Tutorials
Tutorial proposals should be emailed to

The poster session only features work in progress. Next to the
actual poster presentation, these submissions also feature as short
papers in the Proceedings.

This session is for students who want to present their work in
progress or part of their doctoral thesis as a paper. Student papers are denoted by the fact that only the name of the student appears on the paper as an author. They are published as short papers in the Proceedings.

For demonstrations or video sessions, please contact EUROSIS.
Special session will be set up for vendor presentations in co-
ordination with the scientific program. User Group meetings for
simulation languages and tools can be organised the day before the
conference. If you would like to arrange a meeting, please contact the Conference Chairs. We will be happy to provide a meeting room and other necessary equipment.


There will be a special exhibition section for universities and
non-profit organisations, and a special section for publishers and
commercial stands.
If you would like to take part in this exhibition please contact the
EUROSIS for a full price schedule and stand layout.

Deadlines and Requirements

December 20, 2007

Full Paper or Extended Abstract Submission
January 20, 2008

Short Paper Submission Deadline:
January 20, 2008


Acceptance Notification:
February 15, 2008

Camera-Ready Copies:
March 17, 2008

Registration Fees

Author EUROSIS Other
Members Participants

Before 485 EURO 485 EURO 535 EURO

Registr. After Pre.Reg. 535 EURO 595 EURO
25/03/2008 Req.

Registration fees should preferably be paid in EUROs, but can
also be paid in the equivalent amount of US$.. Payment is possible
by Creditcard The registration fee includes one copy of the Conference Proceedings, coffee and tea during the breaks, all lunches, a welcome cocktail, the conference dinner and conference visit.

Author Registration
Authors are expected to register early (at a reduced fee) and to attend the conference at their own expense to present the accepted papers.
Without early registration and payment, the paper will not be published in the Conference Proceedings. Each registration covers one presentation.


FULL PAPER (including abstract, conclusions, diagrams, references, at least five pages, double column) During review, the submitted full papers can be accepted as a regular 5 page paper. If excellent, full papers can be accepted by the program committee as an extended (8-page) paper. Each submission will be reviewed by at least three members of the International Program Committee.

EXTENDED ABSTRACT (at least five pages, single column)
Participants may also submit a 5 page extended abstract for a
regular (5 pages) or short (3 pages) paper or poster, which will be
reviewed by the International Program Committee. All accepted papers
will be published in the EUROMEDIA'2008 Conference Proceedings.

SHORT ABSTRACT (at least three pages)
Participants may also submit a 3 page abstract for a short paper or
poster, which will be reviewed by the International Program Committee.
All accepted papers will be published in the EUROMEDIA'2008 Conference Proceedings.


Refereeing and Camera-ready papers
The notification of acceptance or rejection, in combination with
suggestions to improve the paper, will be sent by FEBRUARY 15, 2008.
Along with the notification of acceptance, an author kit with complete instructions for preparing a camera-ready copy for the Proceedings will be sent to authors of accepted abstracts or drafts. The camera-ready copy of the papers must be in by MARCH 17, 2008. In order to guarantee a high-quality conference, the camera-ready papers will be checked as well, to check see the suggestions of the program committee have been incorporated.

First Name:...............................................
Yes, I intend to attend the 2008 Euromedia Conference:
* Without presenting a paper
* Contributing to the Exhibition
* Proposing a vendor presentation with the following
* Proposing a tutorial about the following subject:
* Proposing a panel discussion with the following title:
* Proposing the following short paper (abstract at least 2 pages)
* Proposing the following full paper (based on extended
abstract or full paper submission
Title of submission
The paper belongs to the following theme (please tick one):
* Internet Viewers and Programs

* Visual Programming Languages

* 3D Web Programs

* Video and Audio Streaming on the Web

* AI on the Web

* Software for Web-based Business Applications

* Multimedia Techniques and Telecom

* Multimedia Authoring Tools and Software

* Multimedia Building Blocks

* Telecommunications Technologies

* Networks

* Network Security

* Mobile Communications

* TV Technology

* QoS

* Telematics Consumer Applications

* Cooperative Consumer Application

* Tele-Education

* Integrated Enterprise Software and Groupware

* Telemedicine

* Ubiquitous Computing Applications

* Embedded Systems and Future Product Market Combinations

* Multimodal communication

* Tele-X and E-Commerce

* Knowledge Management and E-Mobility

Special Tracks:

[] Knowledge Management and e-Mobility

[] In-Car Applications

[] Facial Recognition or Non Verbal Communication

[] Virtual Reality 2.0 Applications

Special Workshops:

[] Medical Imaging Systems

[] D-TV

Do you know others interested in the topic of the conference?
Name: ....................................
Address: .....................................

For general information, contact the EUROSIS:
European Simulation Office, c/o Philippe Geril
Ghent University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of
Industrial Management, Technologiepark 903, B-9052 Ghent-Zwijnaarde,
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