CFP - Conf. Multimedia Storage and Archiving Systems

Asha Vellaikal (
Tue, 5 Mar 1996 19:08:37 +0100

======= CALL FOR PAPERS =======

Multimedia Storage and Archiving Systems

November 18-22, 1996

Boston, MA

Conference Chair: C.-C. Jay Kuo (Univ. of Southern California)

Conference Committee:

Shih-Fu Chang (Columbia University)
Son K. Dao (Hughes Research Lab.)
Venkat N. Gudivada (Ohio University)
Ramesh Jain (University of California, San Diego)
Chung-Sheng Li (IBM Watson Research Center)
B. S. Manjunath (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Dennis McLeod (University of Southern California)
A. Desai Narasimhalu (National University of Singapore)
Wayne Niblack (IBM Almaden Research Center)
R. W. Picard (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Stephen W. Smoliar (FX Palo Alto Laboratory)
George Thoma (National Library of Medicine)
Asha Vellaikal (Hughes Research Lab.)
Wayne Wolf (Princeton University)

Advances in technology have resulted in huge archives of sounds, images and
videos in diverse application areas such as medicine, remote sensing, industry,
engineering, entertainment, education and on-line information services.
To exploit the value of the collection, there is a need to effectively
organize multimedia data for storage and retrieval. This conference will
address various aspects of an multimedia archiving system such as "specialized"
compression schemes for storage, browsing and semantic searching, content-based
retrieval, structured video, video on demand, data modeling and representation,
system design issues, practical database systems and applications.

Papers are solicited in all areas of multimedia data storage and archival
systems including, but not limited to:
- audio, image or video databases
- multimedia content characterization techniques
- feature-based retrieval methods for multimedia data
- semantic retrieval of multimedia data
- lossless and near-lossless compression for archiving
- compression schemes supporting content-based retrieval
- compressed domain processing for characterizing content
- performance evaluation measures
- neural network, fuzzy and information theoretic approaches toward
multimedia indexing
- system architectures
- storage design and management for image and video archiving
- data transfer models for platform-independent internet access
- user interfaces
- actual experimental prototypes embodying the state of the art in
multimedia information systems
- long-term preservation methodology and quality assurance management
- applications: digital libraries, video on demand, telemedicine,
remote sensing, GIS, education, entertainment, interactive TV,
CAD etc.

This conference forms part of the SPIE Symposium on Voice, Video and Data
Communications and will be co-located with ACM Multimedia'96.

* Abstract Due Date : April 8, 1996 *
* On-Site Manuscript Due Date : August 26, 1996 *

IMPORTANT : The proceedings will be available on-site during the
conference and hence the manuscript due date should be
strictly observed.

Your abstract must include the following:

1.SUBMIT TO: [Name of Symposium] Submit each abstract to one conference
(Conference Title) (Conference Chair)
3.AUTHOR LISTING (principal author first)
First (given) name, Last (family) name, and affiliations. Mailing
address, telephone, fax, and e-mail address.
Indicate your preference for "Oral Presentation" or "Poster
Presentation." Placement is subject to chairs' discretion.
Approximately 250 words.
List a maximum of five key words.
7.BRIEF BIOGRAPHY (of principal author)
Approximately 50 words.

To be considered for acceptance, please choose ONLY ONE of the following
options and send by the due date :

1. SPIE WEB - Complete the convenient form found at SPIE Web Site :

2. or E-MAIL each abstract separately to in ASCII
text(not encoded) format. To ensure receipt and proper processing
of your abstract, write on SUBJECT line: PE and Conference Chair.

Example: SUBJECT: SD96 (John Smith)

3. or MAIL three copies of your abstract to:
Photonics East
SPIE, P.O. Box 10, Bellingham, WA 98227-0010 USA
Shipping address: 1000 20th St., Bellingham WA 98225 USA
Telephone: 360/676-3290

4. or FAX one copy to SPIE at 360/647-1445 (send each abstract

Manuscript due dates must be strictly observed. Whether the Proceedings volume
will be published before or after the meeting, late manuscripts run the risk
of not being published. The objective of this policy is to better serve the
conference participants and the technical community at large. Your cooperation
in supporting this objective is appreciated by all.

For more information on Photonics East 96, check SPIE Web site at