Conferences and special sessions

The First International Conference on Advances in Multimedia (MMEDIA 2009)
Colmar, France
July 20-25, 2009

Tracks:
- Fundamentals in multimedia
- Multimedia content and modeling
- Multimedia content-based retrieval and analysis
- Perception and cognition for multimedia users
- Multimedia ontology
- Mobile and ubiquitous multimedia
- Multimedia services
- Multimedia applications
- Multimedia security and content protection
- Multimedia control and management

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Important dates:

  • Submission (full paper): February 20, 2009
  • Notification: March 25, 2009
  • Registration: April 10, 2009
  • Camera-ready: April 15, 2009

The 2009 IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration (IEEE IRI-2009)
Las Vegas, USA
August 10-12, 2009

The IEEE IRI conference is rapidly growing as a leading international forum for information reuse and integration researchers, practitioners, developers, and users to explore cutting-edge ideas and results, and to exchange techniques, tools, and experiences.

Topics of interest:
- Large Scale Data and System Integration
- Component-Based Design and Reuse
- Unifying Data Models (UML, XML, etc.) and Ontologies
- Database Integration
- Structured/Semi-structured Data
- Middleware & Web Services
- Reuse in Software Engineering
- Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
- Sensory and Information Fusion
- AI & Decision Support Systems
- Heuristic Optimization and Search
- Knowledge Acquisition and Management
- Fuzzy and Neural Systems
- Soft Computing
- Evolutionary Computing
- Case-Based Reasoning
- Natural Language Understanding
- Knowledge Management and E-Government
- Command & Control Systems (C4ISR)
- Human-Machine Information Systems
- Space and Robotic Systems
etc.

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Important dates:

  • Workshop/Special session proposal: January 20, 2009
  • Paper submission deadline: February 18, 2009
  • Notification of acceptance: May 1, 2009
  • Camera-ready paper due: May 20, 2009

The ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems(EICS 2009)
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA
July 14-17, 2009

EICS (the ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems) is a new international conference devoted to all aspects of the engineering of usable and effective interactive computing systems, ranging from traditional workstation-based interactive systems to those involving new and emerging modalities (e.g., gesture), applications (e.g., mobile and ubiquitous games) and development methods (e.g., extreme programming).

EICS focuses on tools, techniques and methods for designing and developing interactive systems. EICS brings together people who study or practice the engineering of interactive systems, drawing from the HCI, Software Engineering, Requirements Engineering, CSCW, Ubiquitous / Pervasive Systems and Game Development communities.

EICS is the continuation of the successful EHCI (Engineering of Human Computer Interaction) series of conferences sponsored by IFIP Working Group 2.7/13.4. In addition, EICS 2009 will incorporate the 16th International Workshop on the Design, Specification and Verification of Interactive Systems (DSV-IS 2009).

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Important dates:

    All categories except late breaking results:
  • Deadline for submission: February 25, 2009
  • Authors’ notification: April 1, 2009
  • Camera-ready papers: May 1, 2009
  • Late breaking results (camera-ready papers):

  • Deadline for submission: April 17, 2009
  • Authors’ notification: May 1, 2009

2009 International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI2009)
Sanibel Island, Florida, USA
February 8-11, 2009

IUI 2009 is the annual meeting of the intelligent interfaces community and serves as the principal international forum for reporting outstanding research and development on intelligent user interfaces.

Topics of interest:
User input:
Processing of multimodal input
Natural language and speech processing

Generation of system output:
Intelligent visualization tools
Intelligent generation of multimedia presentations

Ubiquitous computing:
Intelligent interfaces for ubiquitous computing
Smart environments

Help:
Intelligent assistants for complex tasks
Support for collaboration in multiuser environments
Intelligent information and knowledge management

Categories of intelligence:
Novel intelligent interfaces
Affective, social and aesthetic interfaces
User-adaptivity in interactive systems
Personalization and recommender systems
Modeling and prediction of user behavior
Planning and plan recognition

IUI Design:
Knowledge-based approaches to user interface design and generation
Proactive and agent-based paradigms for user interaction
Example- and demonstration-based interfaces

User studies:
User studies concerning intelligent interfaces
Evaluations of implemented intelligent user interfaces

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Important dates:

  • Long & Short Paper submissions: October 3, 2008
  • Long & Short Paper notification: November 20, 2008
  • Long & Short Paper camera-ready due: December 15, 2008
  • Demonstrations proposals submission: December 8, 2008
  • Demonstrations proposals notification: December 15, 2008

The 3rd International Symposium on Security and Multimodality in Pervasive Environments (SMPE-09)
University of Bradford, Bradford, UK
May 26th ~ 29th, 2009

Pervasive computing environments (PE) present specific peculiarities with respect to aspects like security and multimodality. As a matter of fact, the accessibility level of a virtual environment can definitively be improved by natural interfaces and multimodal interaction systems, which offer users the freedom to select from multiple modes of interaction with services and permit to break down barriers about human-computer interaction making communication intuitive and spontaneous. On the other hand, while enlarging and easing the ways to access to the environment, security threads arise and the environment must be properly equipped in order to protect itself from malicious attacks and/or from wrong actions performed by inexpert users.
SMPE-09 will be held in conjunction with AINA-09, in University of Bradford, Bradford, UK, May 26-29, 2009.

Topic of Interest
- Intelligent multimedia security services in pervasive computing
- Key management and authentication in pervasive computing
- Security in Human Centred Environments
- Natural interfaces security issues
- Advanced multimodal interfaces
- Human oriented interfaces
- Multimodal mobile and ubiquitous services
- Methods for multimodal integration
- Middleware services for multimodal and pervasive applications
- Context-Awareness in multimodal applications
- Multimodal analysis and recognition of context
- Next ubiquitous and immersive environments
- Virtual reality and ubiquitous computing
- Usability and accessibility in ubiquitous applications
- Applications and scenarios
- Others: Commercial or Industrial Issue in pervasive computing
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Important dates:

  • Submission Deadline: September 15, 2008
  • Author Notification: November 15, 2008
  • Author Registration: December 8, 2008
  • Final Manuscript Due: December 22, 2008

The IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia (ISM2008)
Berkeley, California, USA
December 15-17, 2008

The IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia (ISM2008) is an international forum for researchers to exchange information regarding advances in the state of the art and practice of multimedia computing, as well as to identify the emerging research topics and define the future of multimedia computing. The technical program of ISM2008 will consist of invited talks, paper presentations, and panel discussions.

Topics for submission include but are not limited to:

* Multimedia systems, architecture, and applications
* Multimedia networking and QoS
* Multimodal Interaction, including Human Factors
* Multimodal User Interfaces: Design, Engineering, Modality-Abstractions, etc.
* Peer-to-peer multimedia systems and streaming
* Pervasive and interactive multimedia systems including mobile systems, pervasive gaming, and digital TV
* Multimedia meta-modeling techniques and operating systems
* Architecture specification languages
* Software development using multimedia techniques
* Multimedia signal processing including audio, video, image processing, and coding
* Visualization
* Virtual Reality
* Multimedia file systems, databases, and retrieval
* Multimedia collaboration
* Rich media enabled E-commerce
* Computational intelligence including neural networks, fuzzy logic, and genetic algorithms
* Intelligent agents for multimedia content creation, distribution, and analysis
* Internet telephony and hypermedia technologies and systems
* Multimedia security including digital watermark and encryption
* Mobile Multimedia Systems and Services
* Multimedia tools including authoring, analyzing, editing, and browsing

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Important dates:

  • Submission of demonstration proposals due: August 20, 2008 (extended)
  • Notification of acceptance of papers and demo Proposal due: August 30, 2008
  • Camera-Ready copy of accepted papers due: September 19, 2008

The First International Workshop on Multimodal Interactions Analysis of Users a Controlled Environment (MIAUCE)
Crete, Greece
October 20-22, 2008

The First International Workshop on Multimodal Interactions Analysis of Users a Controlled Environment (MIAUCE) is a satellite event of the Tenth International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces (ICMI 2008) that will take place in Chania, on the island of Crete, Greece, on October 20-22, 2008.

The workshop intends to bring together diversity of international researchers and practitioners who are currently working in the area of multimodal interactions and its applications in multimedia systems. It will explore the advances of multimodal interaction techniques including (but not limited to):
- body move and gesture analysis
- visual field, gaze/fixation estimation
- eye blink detection
- facial expression and emotions
- etc.

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Important dates:

  • Paper submission: July 29, 2008 (extended)
  • Notification: September 8, 2008
  • Camera-Ready version due: September 22, 2008

The First International Workshop on Multimodal Interactions Analysis of Users a Controlled Environment (MIAUCE)
Crete, Greece
October 20-22, 2008

The First International Workshop on Multimodal Interactions Analysis of Users a Controlled Environment (MIAUCE) is a satellite event of the Tenth International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces (ICMI 2008) that will take place in Chania, on the island of Crete, Greece, on October 20-22, 2008.

The workshop intends to bring together diversity of international researchers and practitioners who are currently working in the area of multimodal interactions and its applications in multimedia systems. It will explore the advances of multimodal interaction techniques including (but not limited to):
- body move and gesture analysis
- visual field, gaze/fixation estimation
- eye blink detection
- facial expression and emotions
- etc.

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Important dates:

  • Paper submission: July 29, 2008 (extended)
  • Notification: September 8, 2008
  • Camera-Ready version due: September 22, 2008

2009 World Congress on Computer Science and Information Engineering (CSIE 2009)
Los Angeles/Anaheim, USA
January 12-14, 2009

CSIE 2009 intends to be a global forum for researchers and engineers to present and discuss recent advances and new techniques in computer science and information engineering. The scope includes, but is not limited to:
Bio-, Medical-, & Chemical- Informatics
Communications & Mobile Computing
Computer Applications
Computer Design & VLSI
Computer Security & Privacy
Data Mining & Data Engineering
Information Technology in Education
Intelligent Systems
Internet & Service Computing
Multimedia & Signal Processing
Nanotechnology
Parallel & Distributed Computing
Scientific & Engineering Computing
Software Engineering
Visualization & Computer Graphics

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Important dates:

  • Paper Submission Deadline: August 15, 2008
  • Review Notification: September 15, 2008
  • Final Papers and Author Registration Deadline: October 15, 2008

The Seventh International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications (ICMLA'08)
San Diego, California, USA
December 11-13, 2008

The aim of the conference is to bring researchers working in the areas of machine learning and applications together. The conference will cover both theoretical and experimental research results. Submission of machine learning papers describing machine learning applications in fields like medicine, biology, industry, virtual environments, game playing and problem solving is strongly encouraged.

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Important dates:

  • Regular research papers due: June 15, 2008
  • Tutorial proposals due: July 1, 2008
  • Notification of acceptance: September 1, 2008
  • Camera-ready papers & Pre-registration: October 1, 2008