Important Dates
Conference Organizers
Best Paper Awards
What To Submit
How To Submit
Poster Sessions
Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions
Registration Materials

Call for Papers
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Cross-media Service Delivery - Announcement and Call for Papers

CMSD 2003
The First International Conference Cross-media Service Delivery

May, 2003

Jointly sponsored by (TBA)

Important Dates
Paper submissions due: January 15, 2003
Notification of acceptance: February 15, 2003
Camera-ready final papers due: March 10, 2003

Conference Organizers
General Chair:
Diomidis Spinellis, AUEB

Program Committee:
Co-chair: Maria Teresa Andrade, INESC Porto
Co-chair: Peter Olaf Looms, DR Interactive
(Provisional list) Olivier Avaro, France Telecom, Research and Development (FRTD)
Javier Barria, Imperial College
Matthias Carlshon, T-online
Francisco Cercas, Instituto Superior Tecnico
Jaime Delgado, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Erina Ferro, CNUCE/CNR - Institute of National Research Council
Mario Guglielmo, Telecom Italia Labs
David Hole, Siemens - Stanford
Paul Kafno, HD Thames
Fillia Makedon, Dartmouth University
Carlos Morais Pires, ISCTE
Vasilis Prevelakis, Drexel University
Francesco Delli Priscoli, Universita' di Roma La Sapienza
Pedro Souto, University of Porto
Constantine Stephanidis, FORTH
Nuno Vasconcelos, Hewlett-Packard, Cambridge Research Laboratory
Giovanni Venuti, Telecom Italia Labs

Organising Committee:
Chair: Maria Tsakali, Intracom
Giorgos Zouganelis, AUEB
Ioulia Livaditi, AUEB
Maria Tsaousoglou, AUEB

Steering Committee Chair:
Georgios Doukidis, AUEB

CMSD 2003 seeks to present innovative, significant research in the area of cross-media service delivery. This will be a 2-day conference, featuring refereed paper presentations, demos, poster sessions, and Birds-of-a-Feather sessions.

The conference addresses systems issues in cross-media service delivery. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Media-industry business models
  • Innovative applications and services
  • Application servers
  • Client-side technologies
  • Content transformation technologies
  • Serving people with disabilities
  • Cross-media caching
  • User-interface and Cognitive issues
  • Mark-up languages and standards
  • Service-definition frameworks
  • Integrating secure access
  • Software and hardware architectures
  • Text processing and graphics algorithms
  • Domain-specific approaches
  • 3G and public wireless LAN adoption scenarios
  • Location-based service differentiation
  • Clustering and selection approaches
  • Component-based systems
  • Formal methods
  • Concurrency and distribution methods
  • Mobile systems
  • Multimedia service provision of digital TV, 3G, and the Internet
  • Interoperability issues
  • Security and intelectual property rights of multimedia content
  • Multimedia storage and retrieval
  • Quality of service in heterogeneous and mobile networks

Please feel free to contact the Program Chairs at to determine appropriateness of your paper subject.

Best Paper Award
An award will be given at the conference for the best paper overall.

What To Submit
Submissions should be full papers, 8-14 single-spaced A4 pages, including figures, tables, and references, two-column format, using 10-point type on 12-point (single-spaced) leading.

Submissions will be judged on originality, significance, interest, clarity, relevance, and correctness. We will have more detailed author guidelines available here soon.

Submissions are due on January 15, 2003. Accepted papers may be shepherded through an editorial review process by a member of the programme committee. Based on initial feedback from the programme committee, authors of shepherded papers will submit an editorial revision of their paper to their programme committee shepherd by February 15, 2003. The shepherd will review the paper and give the author additional comments. All authors (shepherded or not) will produce a final camera-ready paper by March 10, 2003, for the conference Proceedings.

CMSD, like most conferences and journals, requires that papers must not be submitted simultaneously to any other conference or publication, that submissions must not be previously published, and that accepted papers must not be subsequently published elsewhere. Papers accompanied by non-disclosure agreement forms are not acceptable and will be returned to the author(s) unread. All submissions will be held in the highest confidentiality prior to publication in the Proceedings.

How To Submit
Authors are required to submit full papers by January 15, 2003. All submissions to CMSD 2003 must be electronic, in PDF or MS-Word. Please use this Web submission form.

Authors will be notified of receipt of submission via e-mail. If you do not receive notification, contact the Program Chairs at

Poster Sessions
Do you have interesting work you would like to share, or a cool idea that is not ready to be published? Poster sessions are for you! Poster sessions, scheduled during the technical sessions, introduce new or ongoing work. The CMSD audience provides valuable discussion and feedback. We are particularly interested in presentations of student work. To submit a poster, please send a proposal, one page or less, by February 15, 2003, to the poster session coordinator at

Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions
Birds-of-a-Feather sessions (BoFs) are very informal gatherings organized by attendees interested in a particular topic. BoFs will be held in the evenings. BoFs may be scheduled in advance by contacting the programme committee chairs or at the conference.

Registration Materials
Complete programme and registration information will be available in February 2003 on the conference Web site. The information will be in both HTML and a printable PDF file.

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