St. Petersburg
International Workshop on Ubiquitous Multimedia Systems and Applications

October 12, 2009, St. Petersburg, Russia
Co-Located with ICUMT 2009

Extended submission deadline: June 30, 2009

Call for Papers (PDF) (TXT)
Formatting  Instructions
Paper Submission
Camera Ready Format
Russian Visa
Travel and Accomodation
Draft Program (TXT)



Theme and Scope

The increasing number and capabilities of mobile devices and the ubiquity of wired/wireless communications define a new design paradigm for the development of multimedia systems and applications that could be accessed anytime, anywhere (ubiquitous systems and applications, usa for short). The research challenges emerging from this vision demand for a holistic approach involving a diverse group of experts in different technical areas. The International Workshop on Ubiquitous Multimedia Systems and Applications provides an open forum for researchers and industry practitioners to share their research experience, original results, and practical developments on the specific issues that emerge when developing new systems and applications for ubiquitous multimedia management. Authors are solicited to submit complete unpublished papers in the following, but not limited to, topic areas:
  • Adaptive/context-aware/ubiquitous/wireless multimedia applications and systems
  • Multimedia content distribution systems for usa
  • Wireless/ad-hoc/sensor/RFID networks for usa
  • Ubiquitous multimedia streaming with mobility, QoS, and multicast support
  • Human-computer interaction for usa
  • Emerging standards and technologies for usa
  • Business model for usa
  • Cooperative networks for usa
  • Knowledge discovery mechanisms for usa
  • Profiling ubiquitous environments
  • Ubiquitous technologies for education, learning, and training
  • Wearable, Mobile, Nomadic computing for usa
  • Information retrieval and filtering for usa
  • Context and management and processing for usa
  • Data replication, migration and dissemination for usa
  • Multimedia content recognition, indexing and search for usa
  • Mobile graphics, games and entertainment for usa
  • Streaming mobile multimedia for usa
  • Multimedia ubiquitous platforms
  • Virtual reality and games in ubiquitous systems
  • Network issues in ubiquitous systems (management, performance evaluation, measurement, SLA/QoS, …)
  • Devices for ubiquitous systems (mobile, wearable)
  • Web/Mobile services for usa
  • Service discovery mechanisms for usa
  • Context/Location/Ontology based services for usa
  • Cooperative applications for ubiquitous networks
  • Handheld and wearable systems for collaborative interaction
  • Ubiquitous computing support for collaborative learning

Guidelines for Submissions

Submitted papers must represent original material that is not currently under review in any other conference or journal, and has not been previously published. All papers will be reviewed and accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings, published in IEEE Xplorer Digital Library. Papers are restricted to a maximum length of eight (8) pages, including text, figures, references, and appendices, and must be submitted electronically through the EDAS system.
Authors should prepare a PDF file following the IEEE single-spaced, double-column pages using the IEEE LaTeX and Microsoft Word templates. Information on the paper format can be found on the specific conference web page. However, submissions should be sent via the EDAS paper management system specific for the UMSA workshop. At least one author of accepted papers is required to register and attend the workshop.

Important Dates

  • Submission Due: June 15, 2009 June 30, 2009 (extended)
  • Acceptance Notification: July 25, 2009
  • Final Manuscript due: August 10, 2009


  • Marco Roccetti (Chair) -
  • Claudio Palazzi (Vice Chair) -

Program Committee

  • Nadjib Achir - Univ. Paris XIII, France
  • Alessandro Amoroso - Univ. of Bologna, Italy
  • Khaled Boussetta - Univ. Paris XIII, France
  • Ling-Jyh Chen - Academia Sinica, Taiwan
  • Silvia Crafa - Univ. of Padova, Italy
  • Gabriele D'Angelo- Univ. of Bologna, Italy
  • Abdennour El Rhalibi - Liverpool John Moores University, UK
  • Melike Erol - Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
  • Maria Fazio - Univ. of Messina, Italy
  • Gabor Fodor - Ericsson Research, Sweden
  • Ombretta Gaggi - Univ. of Padova, Italy
  • Anurag Garg - Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
  • Sergei Gorlatch - Univ. of Münster, Germany
  • Pål Halvorsen - Simula Research Laboratory AS, Norway
  • Polly Huang - National Taiwan University, Taiwan
  • Dzmitry Kliazovich - Univ. of Trento, Italy
  • Ulf Körner - Lund University, Sweden
  • Dario Maggiorini - Univ. of Milano, Italy
  • Eugenio Magistretti - Rice University, USA
  • Cesar Marcondes - Federal University of Sao Carlos, Brazil
  • Gustavo Marfia - Univ. of California, Los Angeles, USA
  • Graham Morgan - Newcastle University, UK
  • Matthias Rauterberg - Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
  • Laura Ricci - Univ. of Pisa, Italy
  • Sabina Rossi - Univ. Ca' Foscari Venezia, Italy
  • Farzad Safaei - University of Wollongong, Australia
  • Paola Salomoni - Univ. of Bologna, Italy
  • Hideyuki Shimonishi - NEC, Japan
  • Riku Suomela - Nokia Business Center, Finland
  • Massimo Valla - Telecom Italia Lab, Italy
  • Guang Yang - Nokia, USA
  • Andrea Zanella - Univ. of Padova, Italy