MMM'98 (Multimedia Modeling'98) Advanced Program

MMM'98 (Multimedia Modeling'98) Advanced Program

Post by Laurent Moccoze » Wed, 02 Sep 1998 04:00:00

                                   MMM '98

             The International Conference on Multimedia Modeling

     Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland

                            October 12 - 15, 1998

                                Organized by:

                          Computer Graphics Society

                      EPFL Computer Graphics Lab (LIG)

                       University of Geneva (MIRALab)

                        Sponsored by Silicon Graphics

                       Advanced Programme (preliminary)

   For more details:

Aims and Scope

As with last year's conference held in Singapore, MMM'98 will provide a
forum to discuss the efficient representation, processing, interaction,
integration, communication, and retrieval of multimedia information. In
particular, MMM'98 will concentrate on common modeling frameworks for
integrating the diverse fields of visual, audio, video, and virtual
information. MMM'98 will take place on 12-15 October 1998 in Lausanne.

MMM offers a high quality technical program. Papers were reviewed by an
international program committee and 30 have been selected out of 76
submitted. The proceedings of MMM'98 will be published by IEEE CS Press,
will be available internationally after the conference through IEEE and
agents. Papers cover the following topics:

   * Hypermedia                       * Authoring and Visualization of
   * Image and Video Retrieval          Multimedia Information
   * Video-based Multimedia           * Networked Multimedia and Virtual

     Applications                       Environments
   * Topological and 3D Geometric     * Real-time and Interactive
     Modeling                           Applications

From Monday October 12, 9.00 to Thursday October 15, 17.30.

See the technical programme for precise timing.

Location and Organization
The conference's technical program will be held in EPFL campus, near the

beautiful Leman Lake. Lausanne is a true mosaic of history, beauty, and
interest. It is a touristic spot with the old town, the Lake, and the
Olympic museum. It is also the ideal starting point for a tour of the
How to get to EPFL (see

Registration Fees
                    Tutorials (Monday 12 and Thursday 15)

                                 members CGS        non members
       early registration
       paiment received before    180.- per day       250.- per day
       September 10             300.- for two days    400.- for two days

       late registration
       after September 10          250.- per day      350.- per day
       or on-site                400,- for two days   500.- for two days

Registration includes:

   * participation to the tutorials
   * tutorials notes
   * coffees at breaks
   * one lunch
   * entrance to the Film Festival

              Technical sessions (Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14)

                             members CGS
                             and speakers  non members  full-time
   early registration
   paiment received before       420.-        550.-           150.-
   September 10

   late registration
   after September 10            500.-        640.-           180.-
   or on-site

Registration includes:

   * participation to all technical sessions
   * one copy of the Proceedings
   * coffees at breaks
   * reception
   * dinner
   * entrance to the Film Festival

     All prices are in Swiss Francs.  Full students should provide a
copy of
     official ID.

Registration Form
   * Please fill in the enclosed Registration Form text file , and send
it by
     Email (TO BOTH EMAIL ADDRESSES) or Fax it to the following address:

     Josiane Bottarelli
     Email: and
     Fax: +41 21 693.53.28
     Tel: +41 21 693.52.15

Hotel reservation
     Please fill in the Hotel reservation Form text file, and send it
     by Email or Fax to the hotel.

Tutorial Programme
                                Monday, October 12

   * 9.30 - 12.30
     T1:  Digital Video Retrieval

     Professor Tat-Seng Chua National University of Singapore

   * 14.00 - 17.30
     T2:  Media Architectures for the Publication, Reediting, and
     Redistribution of Documents and Tools

     Professor Y. Tanaka, University of Hokkaido, Japan

                            Thursday, October 15

   * 9.30 - 12.30
     T3:  Operator Interaction with Simple Virtual Objects

     Dr. Steve Ellis, NASA Ames Research

   * 14.00 - 17.30 14.00-17.00 Room INJ 118
     T4: Modeling of and Navigating in Virtual Worlds (to be confirmed)

     Professor Dieter Fellner, University of Brunschweig, Germany

   * 14.00 - 17.30
     T5: Segmenting, Modeling, Estimating and Recognizing Human Actions

     Professor Demetri Metaxas, University of Pennsylvania

Technical Sessions

                               Tuesday, October 13

  8.30-9.30 Registration

  9.30-9.45: Welcome address by organizers

  Session I: Hypermedia

  9.45 - 10.25 Invited speaker

  Meme Media and Meme Market Architectures for the Reediting and
  Redistribution of Knowledge Resources
  Yuzuru Tanaka

  10.25-10.40: break


  Implementing Adaptability in the Standard Reference Model for
  Intelligent Multimedia Presentation Systems
  Lloyd Rutledge, Lynda Hardman, Jacco Van Ossenbruggen, Dick C.A.

  Formal Specification and Verification of Hypermedia Documents based on

  the Nested Context Model
  C.A.S. Santos, J.P. Courtiat, L.F.G. Soares, G.L. de Souza

  Meta-Data Modelling for Qualitiy of Service Management in the World
  E. Madja, A. Hafid, R. Dssouli, G. v. Bochmann, J. Gecsei

  Session 2: Image and Video Retrieval

  11.40 - 12.20 Invited speaker

  Relevance Feedback Techniques for Color-based Image Retrieval
  Tat-Seng Chua

  13.30 - 14.30

  Color Co-Occurence Descriptors for Querying-by-Example
  Vassili Kovalev, Stephan Volmer

  Multimedia Semantic Features and Image Content Description
  Marc Cavazza, Roger Green

  A distributed video retrieval system utilising broadband network PC's
  for educational applications
  Franck Van Reeth, Chris Raymaekers, Peter Trekels, Stefan Verkoyen,

  Session 3: Topological and 3D Geometric Modeling I

  14.30 - 15.10 Invited speaker

  Topological Dress Making as Fashion Media Modeling
  Tosiyasu L. Kunii, Takao Wachi (I)

  Session 4: Video Based Multimedia Applications I

  15.10 - 16.10

  Real-Time 3D Head Motion Estimation
  Tzong-Jer Yang, Fu-Che Wu, Ming Ouhyoung

  Simple Algorithms for Rational Time Speed Playback of a Standard Video

  Yasuo Nagai, Isao Tonozuka, Eihachiro Nakamae, Katsumi Tadamura

  Computer Generated Still Images Composited with Panned Landscape Video

  Eihachiro Nakamae, Xueying Qin, Guofang Jiao, Przemyslaw Rokita,

  16.10 - 16.25 break

  Session 5: Authoring and Visualization of Multimedia Information

  16.25 - 17.30

  Multiviews Interfaces for Multimedia Authoring Environments
  Muriel Jourdan, Ccile Roisin, Laurent Tardif

  WWW Fisheye-View Graphical Browser
  Dbora C. Muchaluat, Rogrio F. Rodrigues, Luiz Fernando G. Soares

  3D Data Visualization on the Web
  Mikael Jern

  17.45 - 18.45 Welcome cocktail (EPFL)

  19.30 - 22.30 Conference Dinner

                            Wednesday, October 14

  Session 6: Networked Multimedia and Virtual Environments

  09.30 - 10.35

  N-TSVS: A Videoconference Tool for Generic Cooperative Groups
  Thierry Villemur, Philippe Owezarski, Michel Diaz

  Object Assignment Strategy for Distributed Multimedia Systems
  Wen-Tsung Chang, Chien-Chiung Hsieh

  Temporal partial order and partial reliability service for distributed

  multimedia applications
  Luis Rojas-Crdenas, Patrick Snac, Laurent Dairaine, Michel Diaz

  10.35 - 10.50 break

  10.50 - 11.35

  Hybrid Participant Embodiments in Networked Collaborative Virtual
  Selim Balcisoy, Daniel Thalmann

  Autonomous Actors in Networked Collaborative Virtual Environments
  Igor S. Pandzic, Tolga S. Capin, Elwin Lee, Nadia Magnenat-Thalamann,
  Daniel Thalmann

  Session 7: Video Based Multimedia Applications II

  11.35 - 12.15 Invited speaker

  Video-based 3D Human Motion Analysis and Synthesis
  Dimitri Metaxas (I)

  Session 8: Topological and 3D Geometric Modeling II

  13.30 - 14.15

  Multi-Resolutional Volume Data Structure for Shape Modeling
  Nobuyuki Umezu, Yoshihisa Shinagawa, Tosiyasu L. Kunii

  A Dual Visualizer Method for Interactive Topology
  Yukata Ohtake, Sh?ichi Yukata, Tosiyasu L. Kunii

  Session 9: Real-Time and Interactive Multimedia Applications

  14.15 - 14.55 Invited speaker

  Operator Interaction with Simple Virtual Objects
  Stephen Ellis

  14.55 - 15.20

  An HDM Interpreter for On-Line Tutorials
  Mario Bochiccio, Paolo Paolini

  15.20 - 15.35 break

  15.35 - 16.55

  Interaction with a Projection Screen Using a Camera-Tracked Laser
  Carsten Kirstein, Heinrich Mller

  A Virtual Reality Learning Environment Providing Access to Ditigal
  Nikos Kladias, Tassos Pantazidis, Manolis Avagianos

  An MPEG-4 Facial Animation System driven by Synthetic Speech
  Claudio Lande, Gianluca Francini

  Comic Actors Representing Software Agents
  Knut Manske, Rimbert Rudish

16.55-17.00: Conclusion

Film Festival

                             Monday, October 12
20:00-22:00 " Computer Animation 98 ", the Computer-Generated film
of Geneva

Conference Chairs and Committee
Conference Chair: Daniel Thalmann, (Computer Graphics Lab,  EPFL)

Program Chair: Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann (MIRALab, University of Geneva)

Tutorial Chair: Ronan Boulic (Computer Graphics Lab,  EPFL)

Conference Coordinator: Laurent Moccozet (MIRALab, University of Geneva)

Organization and publicity: Zerrin Celebi (Computer Graphics Lab,  EPFL)

Registration and local arrangements: Josiane Bottarelli (Computer
Lab,  EPFL)

                      International Program Committee
   * Bulterman, Dick (CWI, Netherlands)
   * Chua, Tat-Seng (National University of Singapore)
   * Coulson, Geoff (University of Lancaster, UK)
   * Courtiat, Jean-Pierre (LAAS, France)
   * Diaz, Michel (LAAS, France)
   * Dssouli, Rachida (University of Montreal, Canada);
   * Fry, Michael (UT Sydney, Australia)
   * Earnshaw Rae, (University of Bradford, uk)
   * Fellner Dieter (University of Bonn, Germany)
   * Gibbs, Simon (SONY Distributed Systems Labs, USA)
   * Glinert, Ephraim P (Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute)
   * Gu, Junzgong (East China Normal University, PRC)
   * Hashimoto, Shuji (Weseda University, Japan)
   * Kalra Prem (Indian Institute of Technology, India)
   * Karmouch, Ahmed (University of Ottawa, Canada)
   * Kunii, Tosiyasu (Hosei University, Tokyo, Japan)
   * Lee, Myeong Won (University of Suwon, Korea)
   * Li, Victor (University of Southern California, USA)
   * Maurer Hermann (University of Graz, Austria)
   * Mueller Heinrich (University of Dortmund, Germany)
   * Snac, Patrick (ENSICA, France)
   * Shimojo, Shinji (Osaka University, Japan)
   * Shinagawa Yoshihisa (University of Tokyo, Japan)
   * Suenaga, Yasuhito (Nagoya University, Japan)
   * Tanimoto, Steven L (University of Washington, USA)
   * Whang, Kyu-Young (Korean Advanced Institute of Science and
   * Wolter Franz (University of Hannover, Germany)
   * Wu, Jian-Kang (Kent Ridge Digital Labs, Singapore)
   * Zhang, Hong-Jiang (HP Research Lab., USA)


                        MMM' 98    Registration form

                          MultiMedia  Modeling '98


Tutorials (Monday 12 and Thursday 15)

                       before          after
                     September 10    September 10

members CGS (one day)    180.-           250.-

non members (one day)    250.-           350.-

members CGS (two days)   250.-           400.-

non members (two days)   350.-           500.-

Indicate which tutorial you are interested in: ..............

       T1    T2    T3    T4    T5

Technical sessions (Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14)

                          before          after
                        September 10    September 10

members CGS / speakers     420.-          500.-

non members                550.-          640.-

full-time students         150.-          180.-

TOTAL to be paid (see PAYMENT):    ...............

 - Indicate if you are CGS member : ...............

 - Students must join a copy of official ID


                        3. PAYMENT

Only bank wire transfer (in Swiss Francs) or cash payment at the
registration desk are possible (sorry, no credit cards, no checks).
Receipts will be supplied at the registration desk. Put an X in front of

your choice :

       Cash at the registration desk
       Bank wire transfer (must be free of charge)
       To account number: F4-708,517
              EPFL, Computer Graphics Lab, CH-1015 Switzerland
       Bank : Swiss Bank Corporation, EPFL-Uni, CH 1015 Lausanne

 Please fax a copy of the transfer form to the secretariat


                            MMM '98

                    Hotel Reservation Form

Please complete this form in printed letters and return it at the
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