Special Session:

Pacific-Rim Conference on Multimedia 2007 will take place in the City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, December 11-14, 2007. PCM'07 will include several special sessions in the technical program. Work included in the special sessions is expected to represent the state-of-the-art and highlight the important research directions in multimedia research.

Each special session will consist of 5 invited papers. The session organizer will be responsible for the selection of these papers. It is encouraged that the session begins with an overview paper on the topic being addressed and remaining papers follow up with technical contributions on the topic.

The following information should be included in the proposal:
    • Title of proposed session
    • Session abstract (state the importance of the topic and the rationale for the session)
    • Name/affiliation of organizers (including brief bio and contact information)
    • List of the invited papers, each with author names / Title / an abstract (300C500 words).

Proposals will be evaluated based on the timeliness of the topic, relevance to PCM, as well as qualifications of the organizers and quality of the paper abstracts in the proposed session. Please note that all papers in the proposed session will be reviewed to ensure the quality of the contributions. Once the proposal has been approved, the organizer(s) will organize the review process. Each paper should receive at least three reviews. The organizers send their recommendations to the Special Session Co-Chairs for final approval. If a significant number of the papers are rejected after peer-review for an approved Special Session, this Special Session may be cancelled. If a proposal is not accepted, papers in that proposal can still be submitted to the regular sessions.

Important Dates

 1 June 2007:

 15 June 2007:

 8 July 2007:

 1 Aug 2007:
 22 Aug 2007:

  Proposal for special session

  Decision for special session proposal

  Submission of manuscripts to the organizer of the special sessions

  Feedbacks on the manuscripts provided by the special session chair
  Camera-Ready Paper


Submission Procedure for Special Sessions:

Those who are interested in organizing a special session should submit a proposal adhering to the above requirements by email to Dr. Qi Tian at qitian@cs.utsa.edu and Dr. Timothy Shih at tshih@cs.tku.edu.tw. All the papers in the special sessions should follow the same style as the regular PCM papers. More details on http://www.cs.cityu.edu.hk/~pcm2007/authorguide.htm.

Contacts:

Dr. Qi Tian
Department of Computer Science
The University of Texas at San Antonio
San Antonio, TX, U.S.A.
Tel: +1-210-458-5165
Fax: +1-210-458-4437
email: qitian@cs.utsa.edu
Dr. Timothy K. Shih
Department of CSIE
Tamkang University
Taiwan, R.O.C.
Tel: (02) 26215656 Ext. 2743, 2616
Fax: (02) 26209749
e-mail: tshih@cs.tku.edu.tw