Aims and Goals of the Conference

In recent years, Multimedia Communications, Services and Security have been contributing extensively to our life experience and are expected to be among the most important applications in the future. The objective of the Multimedia Communications, Services & Security (MCSS’11) conference is to present research and developing activities contributing to aspects of multimedia communications, systems and security. We are inviting both theoretical and experimental papers as well as work-in-progress research. The main topics of interest are as follows:
  1. Audio-visual systems including novel multimedia architectures/platforms and management of service oriented architectures
  2. Multimedia and data fusion in personal, sensor, peer-to-peer and ad-hoc networks
  3. Acquisition of multimedia content and Quality of Experience management in content distribution networks
  4. Seamless mobility of multimedia services including mobile and broadband wireless access networks
  5. Watermarking technology and applications
  6. Network measurement/monitoring and performance evaluation of multimedia services
  7. Reliability, availability, serviceability of multimedia services
  8. Searching methods, search engines and applications
  9. Multimedia surveillance and compound security
  10. Semantic description of multimedia data and metadata information systems
  11. Intelligent monitoring of objects and areas, recognition with automatic categorization
  12. Modern computing methods for multimedia systems and authentication of multimedia content
  13. Interactive multimedia applications
  14. Ethical issues in video surveillance and Internet monitoring
  15. Intelligent urban environment observation systems including safety monitoring and evacuation
  16. Cybercrime – threats and counteracting
  17. Law aspects in security research
  18. Cryptography and data protection
  19. Quantum cryptography
  20. Object tracking and threat detection
  21. Evaluation of security features in end-user applications
  22. Experiments/lessons from recent deployments
  23. Video processing through cloud computing
  24. Multi-core parallel processing of audio & video
  25. Intelligent searching of multimedia content
  26. Biometric applications
  27. Transcoding of video
The conference objectives are in conformance with the objectives of the FP7 Security Research (http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/security/home_en.html). During the conference, a presentation of the FP7 Security Research will be shown. Objectives of the FP7 Security Research are as follows:
  • to develop technologies for building capabilities needed to ensure the security of citizens from threats (terrorism, natural disasters, crime), while respecting human privacy,
  • to ensure optimal use of technologies to the benefit of civil European security,
  • to stimulate the cooperation for civil security solutions,
  • to improve the competitiveness of the European security industry, and
  • to deliver mission-oriented research results to reduce security gaps.

Proceedings

MCSS’11 papers will be published by Springer-Verlag in a book from the CCIS series book (http://www.springer.com/series/7899). Special Issue Journal Publication: Extended versions of the best papers of the conference will appear in Special Issue of the Springer's International Journal of Multimedia Tools and Applications.
http://www.springer.com/computer/information+systems+and+applications/journal/11042

Best Paper Award

One best paper award, selected by the organizing committee, based on referee reviews, will be presented to the author(s) of the best paper submitted to the conference along with other awards presented during the social event.

Call for Papers

Download the Call for Papers: Adobe PDF, 223 kB

Paper Submission

Full papers reporting original and unpublished research results on MCSS’11 topics are solicited. Submissions must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere while being evaluated for this conference. The maximum length of papers should be 4000 words including tables and figures. Please adhere to the formatting standard for a 9-page manuscript of Springer-Verlag LNCS (http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0). The cover page must contain an abstract of about 150 words, 3-5 keywords, name and affiliation of author(s) as well as the corresponding author's e-mail and postal address.

How to submit: The paper submission for MCSS’11 will only be accepted through the online paper submission system accessible from the link on the website. Only papers in PDF will be accepted for reviewing. Submissions as e-mail attachments will not be accepted. A paper can be registered first and then uploaded at any time up to the paper submission deadline. To register or submit a paper, please use EDAS: http://edas.info//N10529.

Reviewing: Consistent with standard practice, each submitted paper will receive rigorous peer reviewing. Papers will be selected based on their originality, timeliness, significance, relevance and clarity of presentation. Selection will be based on full papers. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. All accepted papers of the conference are expected to be presented and will be included in the conference proceedings.

Camera Ready

OC Camera ready submission is handled through EDAS. In order to upload your final paper, you need a submission code, which will be provided upon successful registration. Please keep in mind that the camera ready paper must be formatted according to the provided template. The paper size needs to be A4 or US Letter, no headers or footers are allowed. The camera ready paper needs to be provided either in the Microsoft Word format (*.doc) or as a zipped (*.zip) folder with LaTeX sources. In case of the LaTeX variant, please provide also a compiled PDF document. Failure to conform to these requirements will result in removal of your paper from the conference.

Copyright Forms: The authors are required to provide a scanned version of the signed Copyright Form upon uploading the camera-ready paper. The copyright form is available as Adobe PDF, 54.7 kB.

Important Dates

Submission deadline: 5 March 2011 (extended to 13 March 2011)
Acceptance notification: 22 March 2011
Camera ready: 29 March 2011
Conference: 2 - 3 June 2011

Conferece Program:

Below you can find the conference program:

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General Chair

  • Andrzej Dziech, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
    dziech (at) kt (.) agh (.) edu (.) pl

Committee Chairs

  • Andrzej Dziech, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
    dziech (at) kt (.) agh (.) edu (.) pl
  • Andrzej Czyżewski, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
    indect (at) sound (.) eti (.) pg (.) gda (.) pl

Scientific Committee

  • Emil Altimirski,Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Fernando, Boavida University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • Ryszard Choras, University of Technology and Life Sciences, Poland
  • Marilia Curado, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • Andrzej Czyżewski, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
  • Andrzej Dziech, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
  • Marek Domański, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
  • Andrzej Duda, Grenoble Institute of Technology
  • Carolyn Ford, U.S. Department of Commerce, United States of America
  • Czesław Jędrzejek, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
  • Christian Kollmitzer, FHTW Wien, Austria
  • Bożena Kostek, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
  • Zbigniew Kotulski, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
  • Anton Kummert, University of Wuppertal, Germany
  • David Larrabeiti, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
  • Antoni Ligęza, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
  • Jozef Lubacz, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
  • Wiesław Lubaszewski, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
  • Andreas Mauthe, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
  • Jaroslav Zdralek, Vysoka Skola Banska – Technicka Univerzita Ostrava, Czech Republic
  • Edward Nawarecki, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
  • Andrzej R. Pach, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
  • Zdzisław Papir, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
  • Thomas Plageman, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Władysław Skarbek, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
  • Tomasz Szmuc, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
  • Ryszard Tadeusiewicz, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
  • Vladimir Vasinek, Vysoka Skola Banska – Technicka Univerzita Ostrava, Czech Republic
  • Jakob Wassermann, FHTW Wien, Austria
  • Jan Węglarz, Poznan University of Technology, Poland

Programme Committee

  • Jacek Dańda, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
  • Jan Derkacz, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
  • Andrzej Głowacz, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
  • Nils Johanning, InnoTec Data, Germany
  • Jozef Juhar, Technical University of Kosice, Slovakia
  • Ioannis Klapatfis, University of York, United Kingdom
  • Mikołaj Leszczuk, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
  • Suresh Manandhar, University of York, United Kingdom
  • Tomasz Marciniak, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
  • Libor Michalek, Vysoka Skola Banska – Technicka Univerzita Ostrava, Czech Republic
  • Haluk Sarlan, PSI Transcom GmbH, Germany
  • Mikołaj Sobczak, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
  • Piotr Szczuko, Gdańsk University of Technology, Poland
  • Andrzej, Szwabe, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
  • Manuel Urueña, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
  • Plamen Vichev, Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Joerg Velten, University of Wuppertal, Germany
  • Eduardo Cerqueira, Universidade Federal do Pará, Brasil
  • Alexander Bekiarski, Technical University of Sofia , Bulgaria
  • Nitin Suresh Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  • Irena Stange U.S. Department of Commerce, USA

Organization Committee

  • Jacek Dańda, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
  • Jan Derkacz, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
  • Sabina Drzewicka, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
  • Andrzej Głowacz, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
  • Michał Grega, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
  • Piotr Guzik, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
  • Małgorzata Janiszewska, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
  • Paweł Korus, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
  • Mikołaj Leszczuk, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
  • Andrzej Matiolański, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
  • Paweł Potrawka, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
  • Piotr Romaniak, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
  • Szymon Szott, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland

Venue

The conference will take place in Krakow, one of the largest and oldest cities in Poland, the former the capital of Poland and a popular tourist destination. The venue will be at the Department of Telecommunications, AGH University of Science and Technology.

Address: ul. Czarnowiejska 78, 30-054 Krakow, Poland.

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Landmarks

Registration

Registration is now open: http://mcss2011.indect-project.eu/mcss-registration

Conference Fees

The conference fee is € 300. This includes the proceedings, coffee breaks, lunches, sightseeing and a conference dinner. Student registration (undergraduate): 50% reduction of the regular fee (€ 150). IEEE member registration: 10% reduction of the regular fee (€ 270).

In case of polish participants, the basic conference if is 1200 PLN. The reduced fees are 600 PLN and 1100 PLN for the undergraduate students and IEEE members, respectively.

Sightseeing

We offer two sightseeing options for the registered participants:

Kraków Sightseeing

This sightseeing option includes a guided tour in the Kraków old city center. The tour is going to take place on Saturday, 4 June 2011 at 11:30. This event is included in the conference fee.
Source: Wikipedia

Additional Trips

In addition to the offered Kraków sightseeing event, there will be an option to book the following private trips: You can find the description of these trips here.

The prices vary, according to the number of participants. Please see the attached sheet for details.

Hotel Suggestions

Below you can find a short list of hotels, which have agreed to offer special rates for the MCSS 2011 participants. An initial reservation has been made for the period of 1 - 4 June 2011. Please note that each of the hotels has a different deadline for booking the room (see below). In order to receive the special rate, please use the password MCSS 2011

Guest Rooms Antica

76 Czarnowiejska Street
30-054 Kraków
Tel. +48 12 631 23 50
Fax +48 12 633 49 52
E-mail: antica [at] jordan.pl
Website: http://www.jordan.pl/
Distance to conference: 50m

Available rooms and rates:

  • 3 single rooms with bathrooms, 120 PLN / night / room
  • 1 single room without a bathroom, 100 PLN / night / room
Deadline: 16 May 2011

Hotel Polonez

15 Reymonta Street
30-059 Kraków
Tel. +48 (12) 292 82 94/95
Fax +48 (12) 631 87 31
E-mail: recepcja [at] hotelpolonez.pl
Website: http://www.hotelpolonez.com
Distance to conference: 200m

Available rooms and rates:

  • 18 double rooms, 204 PLN / night / room in case of one guest only, 246,50 PLN / night / room in case of two guests in a room
An additional fee of 1.60 PLN / person / night will be charged as an accommodation fee.

Deadline: 15 May 2011

Hotel Logos

5 Szujskiego Street
31-123 Kraków, Poland
Tel. +48 12 631 62 00
Fax +48 12 632 42 10
E-mail: rezerwacja [at] hotel-logos.pl
Website: hnttp://www.hotel-logos.pl/
Distance to conference: 800m

Available rooms and rates:

  • 5 single rooms, 210 PLN / room / night
Deadline: 20 May 2011

Hotel ETAP

11a Armii Krajowej Street
Kraków, Poland
Tel. +48 12 626 11 45
Fax +48 12 626 20 60
E-mail: H6605 [at] accor.com
Website: http://www.etaphotel.com

Available rooms and rates:

  • Single and double rooms, 145 PLN / room / night during the week and 139 PLN / room / night during the weekend
  • Breakfast, 20 PLN / person / night

Guest House Krakowiak

9 Armii Krajowej Street
30-150 Kraków, Poland
Tel. +48 12 662 64 55
Fax +48 12 662 70 05
E-mail: hotel [at] up.krakow.pl

Available rooms and rates:

  • Single rooms, 99 PLN / room / night
  • Double rooms, 152 PLN / room / night
Deadline: 13 May 2011

Hotel Novotel Kraków Bronowice

11 Armii Krajowej Street
30-150 Kraków, Poland
Tel. +48 12 626 64 90
Fax +48 12 626 64 940

Available rooms and rates (breakfast included):

  • Single room, 379 PLN / room / night
  • Double room, 419 PLN / room / night
The reservation number is 104788 and includes 10 rooms.

Deadline: 1 May 2011