DMS 2010: Globalization and Personalization The Sixteenth International Conference on Distributed Multimedia Systems Hyatt Lodge at McDonald's Campus, Oak Brook, Illinois, USA October 14 - October 16, 2010 Organized by Knowledge Systems Institute, USA, University of Florence, Italy, University of Leeds. UK Call For Papers The DMS conference is an international conference series, which covers a wide spectrum of paper presentations, technical discussions and demonstrations in the fields of distributed multimedia computing. The theme for DMS2010 is Globalization and Personalization. The conference organizers seek contributions of high quality papers, panels or tutorials, addressing various aspects of distributed multimedia systems and applications, for presentation at the conference and publication in the proceedings. Both research and case study papers or demonstrators describing results in research area as well as industrial development cases and experiences are solicited. Demonstrators prototypes are welcome to support the submission and to be presented at the conference in the discussion sections. Special issue of Journals The DMS conference is closely coordinated with the International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, the Journal of Visual Languages and Computing and the International Journal of Distance Education Technologies. Usually the best ranked papers from the conference, after rigorous reviews, extensive revisions and further enhancements, will appear in one or more special issues of the above journals. Papers suggested for the special issue(s) will be reviewed by external reviewers following the standard procedure of review stipulated by the respective journal. Information for Authors Papers must be written in English. An electronic version (Postscript, PDF, or MS Word format) of the full paper should be submitted using the following URL: Manuscript must include a 200-word abstract and no more than 6 pages of IEEE double column text (include figures and references). All submissions must not be published or under consideration for publication in a journal or in a conference with proceedings. Papers will be evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness and clarify of exposition. Depending upon the results of evaluation a paper may be accepted as regular paper (6 pages), short paper (4 pages) or poster (poster presentation only). If you have any questions please send e-mail to: DMS 2010 Conference Secretariat Knowledge Systems Institute 3420 Main Street Skokie, IL 60076 USA Tel: 847-679-3135 Fax: 847-679-3166 E-mail: Important Dates Paper submission due: may 30, 2010 Notification of acceptance: June 30, 2010 Camera-ready copy: July 31, 2010 Early conference registration due: July 31, 2010 DMS'10 Conference Co-Chairs Augusto Celentano, Universita Ca Foscari di Venezia, Italy Atsuo Yoshitaka, JAIST, Japan DMS'10 Program Co-Chairs Paolo Nesi, University of Florence, Italy Kia Ng, University of Leeds, UK DMS'10 Steering Committee Chair Shi-Kuo Chang, University of Pittsburgh, USA DMS'10 Publicity Committee Kao-Shing Hwang, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan The conference is listed by: DBLP, a directory of conferences and conventions. The conference is organized by: Knowledge Systems Institute, USA Univeristy of Florence, Italy University of Leeds, UK