CFP: 2nd Workshop on Parallel Processing and Multimedia

CFP: 2nd Workshop on Parallel Processing and Multimedia

Post by Argi Krikeli » Mon, 14 Jul 1997 04:00:00

2nd Workshop on Parallel Processing and Multimedia

                   Orland, Florida - Monday, March 30, 1998

Preliminary Call for Participation

The Workshop on Parallel Processing and Multimedia will be held in
Florida on March 30, 1998. The workshop, second in the series, is part
the 12th International Parallel Processing Symposium (IPPS '98) which is
sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Parallel
Processing and is held in cooperation with ACM SIGARCH.

In the recent years multimedia technology has emerged as a key
mainly, because of its ability to represent information in disparate
forms as a bit-stream. This enables, everything from text to video and
sound to be stored, processed and delivered in digital form. A great
of the current research community effort has emphasized the delivery of
the data as an important issue of multimedia technology. However, the
creation, processing  and management of multimedia forms are the issues
most likely to dominate  the scientific interest in the long run. The
focus of the activity will be how  multimedia technology deals with
information, which is in general task-dependent and is extracted from
data in a particular context by exercising knowledge. The desire to deal
with information from forms such as video, text and sound  will result
in a data explosion. This [requirement to store, process and manage
data sets] naturally leads to the consideration of programmable parallel
processing systems as strong candidates in supporting and enabling
multimedia technology.

The workshop aims to act as a platform where topics related, but not
limited, to

*    parallel architectures for multimedia
*    parallel multimedia computing servers
*    mapping multimedia applications to parallel architectures
*    system interfaces and programming tools to support multimedia
     applications on parallel
     processing systems
*    multimedia content creation, processing and management using
*    parallel processing architectures of multimedia set-top boxes
*    multimedia agent technology and parallel processing
*    `proof of concept' implementations and case studies.

Workshop plans include a keynote address andsubmitted papers, and a
panel discussion.

Submitting Papers & Publication Details

Authors are invited to submit manuscripts reporting original unpublished
research and recent developments in the topics related to the workshop.
The language of the workshop is English. All manuscripts will be
peer-reviewed. Submissions should be in uuencoded, gzipped, postscript

electronic submission is not possible, send 4 copies to the Workshop
Organiser. Manuscripts must be received by November 12, 1997. The
should not exceed 15 double-spaced (i.e. point size 12), single-sided A4
size page, with a 250-word abstract. The  corresponding author is
to include in the cover letter:

1. complete postal address
2. e-mail address
3. phone number
4. fax number
5. key phrases that characterize the paper's topic.

Receipt of submissions will be promptly acknowledged by e-mail.
of review decisions will be e-mailed by January 10, 1998. Camera-ready
papers will be due by January 30, 1998.

Proceedings of all IPPS '98 workshop papers will be available. However,
there are efforts for the workshops papers to appear in a book on their
own, or as a special issue of a scientific paper. Last year's workshop's
papers will appear in a special issue of the "Parallel Computing"

Workshop Organiser
    Argy Krikelis
    Aspex Microsystems Ltd.
    Brunel University
    Uxbridge, UB8 3PH
    United Kingdom
    Tel: + 44 1895 203184
    Fax: + 44 1895 203185

Programme Committee (partially completed)
    Edward J. Delp, Purdue University
    Divyesh Jadav, IBM Research Center, Almaden
    Martin Goebel, GMD, Germany
    Argy Krikelis, Aspex Microsystems Ltd., UK
    Tosiyasu  L. Kunii, The University of Aizu, Japan
    Vasily Moshnyaga, Kyoto University, Japan
    Eythymios D. Providas, University of Thessaly, Greece


This workshop is being held as part of IPPS.  The usual IEEE Computer
Society guidelines apply wrt registration; the workshop is
open to IPPS registrants and separate registration for
the workshop is not needed. Information about IPPS can
be obtained over the Web at the following URL: