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From: Michael Vernick <vernick@bell-labs.com>
Date: Wed, 01 Aug 2001 09:58:54 -0400
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To: www-smil@w3.org
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 What:  The Ninth ACM Multimedia Conference (MULTIMEDIA 2001)
 When:  September 30 - October 5, 2001
 Where: Ottawa, Canada
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MULTIMEDIA AT THE DAWN OF THE MILLENNUM

It is our great pleasure to invite you to Ottawa for the Ninth ACM
International Multimedia Conference. The conference continues to be a
unique venue bringing together leading researchers and practitioners
in all areas of multimedia applications, computing, and networking.

Please visit http://www.acm.org/sigmm/MM2001/ or continue reading for
a synopsis of the conference.

THE VENUE

The conference will be held in Ottawa, Canada's beautiful capital.
Often called "Silicon Valley North", Ottawa has a high concentration
of major telecommunications and software companies, such as NORTEL,
ALCATEL/NEWBRIDGE, MITEL, COREL, COGNOS, JDS Uniphase, Entrust and
many others.

The conference will take place at the world-renowned Fairmont Chateau
Laurier Hotel.  Reminiscent of a French castle, this great Ottawa
landmark serves as a home-away-from-home to politicians, business
persons and tourists.  Perfectly situated at the heart of the capital
and next to the Parliament buildings, all of Ottawa is within easy
walking distance.  Extensive office services are available, and after
a busy day, you'll appreciate the fine dining, relaxing pool and
Health Club.

Please check http://www.fairmont.com/ for more information about its
facilities and services.

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Note: There is a large NATO conference in Ottawa during the same
week as MM2001.  It is STRONGLY advised that you make your Hotel
reservations by July 31, 2001, and by no means later than Aug. 31,
2001, else you risk commuting to Ottawa from Montreal (120 miles)!!
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TECHNICAL PROGRAM

The members of the organizing committee have worked hard to produce an
outstanding program.  As in past years, the technical program includes
a broad range of the best research in multimedia technology, primarily
in the areas of: multimedia processing and coding; multimedia systems
support and networking; and multimedia tools, end-systems and
applications.  The program includes 45 full papers (16% acceptance
rate), 28 short papers being presented as posters, and 22 leading edge
technical demonstrations. The best paper and best student paper will
be presented in a plenary award session at the conclusion of the
conference.

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

We have the privilege this year to have a pioneer in multimedia
information systems, Dr. Ramesh Jain, Co-founder and CTO of PRAJA
Incorporated. Dr. Jain, will provide a timely keynote address titled,
"TeleExperience: Communicating Compelling Experience".
See http://www.praja.com/company/index_people.html for a complete
biography.

PANEL

In addition to the strong technical program, we have organized a panel
of leading researchers to discuss the topic, "Is streaming media
becoming mainstream?".

TUTORIALS

Immediately prior to the conference are two days of half and full day
tutorials on a variety of research and practice topics, presented by
experts in the given subject area.  The list includes:

- MPEG-7: Putting It All Together
- Wireless Software Design For Handheld Devices
- Practical Digital Libraries Overview
- Content Analysis and Coding of Digital Audio and Video
- Multimedia Middleware
- Multimedia Technologies & Applications In The New Internet
- Scalable Multimedia Servers
- Object-Oriented Modeling Of Multimedia Applications With UML
- IP Telephony
- SMIL 2.0: The Next Wave of Multimedia on The Web

WORKSHOPS

Three workshops have been organized to take place on October 5th,
following the end of the conference.

- Multimedia Information Retrieval
  (http://db.cs.ualberta.ca/mir2001/)

- International Workshop on Multimedia Middleware
  (http://www.ifi.uio.no/~m3w/)

- Multimedia and Security: New Challenges
  (http://www.darmstadt.gmd.de/mobile/acm01/)

DOCTORAL SYMPOSIUM

We are also pleased to announce our ongoing Doctoral Symposium.  This
half-day meeting on the last day of the conference allows for doctoral
students in multimedia areas to present their research and receive
feedback from members of the multimedia community.

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

On October 2, in the evening, there will be a Welcome Reception in the
Main Ballroom of the Chateau Laurier.  Accepted short papers will be
displayed as posters during the reception.

The conference banquet will take place on October 3rd, in the Grand
Hall of the Canadian Museum of Civilization.  Located on the banks of
the Ottawa river, the museum collects, maintains and exhibits Canada's
national military and human history collections, promoting a greater
understanding and appreciation of human achievement both within Canada
and around the world.  The museum complex also includes a children's
museum, postal museum and an IMAX theatre.

Please see http://www.civilization.ca/cmc/cmceng/welcmeng.html for
more information about the museum.

REGISTRATION

Online registration is currently open.  Please register at the
conference web site http://www.acm.org/sigmm/MM2001/

Note: There is a large NATO conference in Ottawa during the same
week as MM2001.  It is STRONGLY advised that you make your Hotel
reservations by July 31, 2001, and by no means later than Aug. 31,
2001, else you risk commuting to Ottawa from Montreal (120 miles)!!

TRAVEL

We have arranged special discounts with Air Canada. To take advantage
of these special discounts please contact Air Canada's North America
toll Free number at 1-800-361-7585 or local number 514-393-9494 or
your travel agent and refer to convention number CV931642.

FINALLY

Please come and join us in Ottawa for a wonderful multimedia
experience.  Details of the conference can be found at:

-- http://www.acm.org/sigmm/MM2001/

Nicolas D. Georganas and Radu Popescu-Zeletin
Conference Chairs

Tzi-cker Chiueh, Wolfgang Klas, Aidong Zhang
Program Chairs
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