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EMMSEC 98 Call for Papers

EMMSEC 98 Call for Papers


European Multimedia, Embedded Systems and Electronic Commerce Conference and Exposition
Bordeaux, France
28-30 September 1998

Call for Papers


EMMSEC 98 is the eighth annual conference in a series that have support from the European Commission's ESPRIT programme It continues to embrace the converging domains of multimedia, electronic commerce and embedded systems and will highlight new business opportunities. As usual there will be several parallel streams, an exhibition and social events including a partners' programme. The content will emphasise new technologies, their application and the business benefits and opportunities.
The conference language is English and abstracts may be for technical papers or for the arrangement of complete sessions. Topics can include, but are not restricted to, the following:


Applications in electronic commerce, embedded systems and multimedia
Consumer electronics
Entertainment and Games
Industrial control
Internet systems
Motion capture
Network Computing
Smart cards
Virtual reality

Hardware, Software and Tools
Design tools for small developers
DVD and new CD-ROM technology
Emerging technologies
Image compression
Reuse of intellectual property
Standards of interoperability

Commercial considerations
Business models
Business trends
Electronic Commerce value chain
Intellectual Property Rights
The regulatory environment
Usability, quality and testing


Abstracts for Technical papers, Issue papers, Workshops and Panel discussions
Abstracts, of no more than 300 words, can be mailed, faxed or emailed (please not more than one) before the 28 February 1998 to:
Paul T Kidd
Cheshire Henbury (EMMSEC 98)

The abstract heading should state:Principal author's name and organisation, address, telephone, fax and email; Title of paper.
For email please use EMMSEC98 followed by your surname as the subject. In the case of joint authors, communications will be with the first named author who will be assumed to be the presenter unless you inform us otherwise.
EMMSEC 98 is likely to follow the same format as EMMSEC 97 where technical presentations were allowed twenty minutes, including questions, and papers were permitted up to eight pages in the book of the proceedings. However this obviously depends on the number of papers submitted and accepted. The International Programme Committee will review abstracts and draft papers.
Papers will not be presented or published in the proceedings unless presenters have registered for the conference and paid the delegate fee. The conference takes place in the attractive city of Bordeaux and the fee will be 500 Ecus or less. (Cf EMMSEC 97's 400 Ecus) and authors will qualify for at least ten per cent reduction.


Publishing schedule

Selected technical papers will be professionally published in book form and each delegate will receive a copy of the book on the opening day. This requires the following time scale:

Abstracts submitted before February 1998

Abstracts accepted by the end of March 1998

Draft papers submitted by end of April 1998

The Programme Committee's final comments returned by the end of May 1998

Final papers to be delivered in camera-ready format before the end of June 1998

There will be an exposition of posters and demonstrations covering project results, software, services and books. Posters must describe potential industrial benefits and be mainly visual, with any further details in handouts. There is no charge for space but all those attending as exhibitors must register as delegates and pay the delegate fee. At this stage applicants should submit:

Contact name, address, phone, fax & email

Title of the poster or demonstration

The organisation or consortium represented

Topic description (about 100 words)

Special requirements e.g. electricity and on-line



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