University of Maribor :: Slovenia

First International Conference on

Multimedia, Scientific Information and Visualization for Information Systems and Metrics

( MSIVISM 2014 )

:: Maribor – Slovenia ::

January 29 – 31, 2014

AInCI: International Association of Interactive Communication

ALAIPO: Latin Association of HCI

::. BBK .::
Birkbeck University of London

::. CTI .::
Center for Information Technology

::. FUN .::
Future University Hakodate

::. GATECH .::
Georgia Institute of Technology

Indian Institute of Management Rohtak

::. ITB .::
Institute of Technology Bandung

Kettering University

::. KNU ,::
Kainan University

::. KULEUVEN .::
K. University of Leuven

::. METU .::
Middle East Technical University

::. MJU .::
Myongji University
South Korea

::. MSU .::
Moscow State University

::. NAPIER .::
Edinburgh Napier University

::. NNU .::
National United University

University of Nottingham

::. POLSL .::
Politechnika Slaska University

::. PURDUE .::
Purdue University

::. TSINGHUA .::
Tsinghua University

::. U-AIZU .::
University of Aizu

::. UB .::
"Vasile Alecsandri" University of Bacău

::. UBA .::
Universidad de Buenos Aires

::. UCC .::
University College Cork

::. UCR .::
Universidad de Costa Rica
Costa Rica

::. UGR .::
Universidad de Granada

::. UHK .::
University of Hong Kong

::. UIOWA .::
University of Iowa

::. UM .::
University of Malta

::. UMD .::
University of Michigan-Dearborn

::. UNC .::
Universidad Nacional de Córdoba

::. UNIGE .::
Università degli Studi di Genova

::. UNILJ .::
University of Ljubljana

::. UNIMB .::
University of Maribor

::. UNIVE .::
Università Ca' Foscari Venezia

::. UNIZG .::
University of Zagreb

::. UNSE .::
Universidad Nacional de Santiago del Estero

::. UofO .::
University of Ottawa

::. UOI .::
University of Ioannina

::. UPR .::
Universidad de Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico

::. US .::
Universidad de Sevilla

::. USC .::
University of Southern California

::. UTN .::
Universidad Tecnológica Nacional

::. UWI .::
University of the West Indies

::. VMMI .::
Virtual Maastricht McLuhan Institute
the Netherlands

::. VUA .::
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
the Netherlands

::. WSU .::
Wayne State University







Topics, Deadlines and Program Committee

1. Topics

Measurement is a fundamental activity in the advancement of the sciences. Historically, civilizations have contributed a myriad of knowledge stemming from the discoveries and inventions of scientists, and in order to perfect such results. the names and studies of those savants are part of the scientific cultural wealth of all humankind; and so they have been carefully recorded in the annuals of history ever since the earliest origins of the human endeavor to know more.

In the 20th century the global village foreseen by Marshall McLuhan generated a kind of vital epicenter, but at the same time it was a source of conflicts and especially in relation to subjects such as the quality of metrics that are used to measure progress in the spaces that exist between the interrelations of the various different subject disciplines. It is easy to detect how in the 21st century many detractors of the measurement of the quality of the interactive systems resorted to a myriad of ploys to play down the importance that exists in the intersection between the formal and the factual sciences and also the humanities and hardware/software.

Today, it would be relatively easy to analyse the mistakes of those who at the end of the 20th century saw the multimedia as a union of media, when in reality it is an intersection of the same. This intersection was easily detectable by the communication professionals, from the social point of view, for instance. However, initially that crossroads was rejected from the computer science perspective. By way of example, for a large part of the last decade of the past century overlapping concepts were ignored, especially when the issues concerning multimedia communications and the measurement of the quality of the communicative process among human beings through computers were approached. in few words, that denial derived from a lack of training and/or experience of what should have been a 360 degree vista between the formal and factual sciences.

Actually, such a holistic vision mustn't be understood simply as synonymous with of interdisciplinary study, but rather as a balance between theories and practices of the formal and factual sciences. the current virtual space intends to locate that balance among amongst all of the components of the multimedia interactive systems, including their variables and also their relationships, from the point of view of software as well as the point of view of hardware. it is a context where scientific information occupies a predominant place and around it we find many of the key elements for the current and also future trends in the informative systems as a whole.

In this field the details of the informative systems, especially aimed at interactive multimedia, scientific visualization, content of scientific information, amongst so many other issues related to computer science engineering, software, systems, telecommunications, electronics, etc., are all studied in detail. In other words, these are the fundamental issues that we all will have to approach on a daily basis as future professionals of the informative systems, and as we enbark on a journey towards a new era: “the expansion of communicability”.

Many conferences are focussed on specific aspects of HCI, hypermedia, computer science, etc. and bring together leading experts in a particular field or sometimes on a specific technology. At such large conferences students are often marginalized or relegated to poster sessions. The workshops, symposia, etc., are not a big scale and aim to promote dialogue between established professors and graduate students working on new directions. Hence topics from the whole range of HCI, multimedia, software, etc. are welcomed. Last year’s workshops, symposia, etc., organized by ALAIPO and AInCI, for instance, included papers on the topics (see below the alphabetical order).

All contributions –papers, workshops, demos and doctoral consortium, should be of high quality, originality, clarity, significance and impact. In the current international conference it is demonstrated how with a correct integration among professionals of formal and factual sciences interesting research lines in the following subjects 2D, 3D, Computer Interfaces, Computer Graphics, Computer Vision, Communicablity, Emerging Interactive Technologies, ICT, Information Management, Metrics, Mobile Computing, Multimedia Systems, Quality Evaluation, Networking, Scientific Information and Informatics, Software Engineering, and other computational areas are solicited on, but not limited to (alphabetical order):

:: Adaptive Interfaces
:: Auditory Contents of Multimedia
:: Bioinformatics
:: Cognitive Modeling
:: Communicability
:: Computer Vision
:: Computational Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
:: Cyber Behaviour
:: Data Management and Mining
:: Data Science and Digital Repositories
:: Domotics and Inmotics
:: e-Book: Literature and Virtual Art
:: e-Science in the Cloud
:: Embedded Systems Design
:: Emerging Trends and Technologies for Mobile Scientific Visualization
:: Ergonomics
:: Ethics and Aesthetics for Interactive Contents Online
:: Globalization and ICT
:: Human and Social Factors in Scientific Journalism
:: Human-Computer Communication
:: Hypertext, Multimedia and Hypermedia Systems
:: ICT Sustainability
:: Image Processing
:: Information Management
:: Information Systems Design
:: Intelligent Systems
:: Interaction in VR and MR
:: Interface Metaphors
:: Interfaces for Collaborative Work
:: Knowledge Management
:: Languages and Middleware
:: Linguistics and Semiotics for Interactive Design
:: Machine Learning
:: Management of Communications in Hypermedia Systems
:: Medical Informatics
:: Methods and Techniques for Assessment of Multimedia Systems
:: Mobile APIs and Services
:: Mobile Interaction Design
:: Mobile Social Network Interaction
:: Models of Design for Interactive Systems
:: Natural Language Processing
:: Networking and Connectivity
:: Pervasive and Mobile Computing
:: Quality Attributes and Metrics in the Interactive Systems
:: Robotic Systems
:: Science Journalism
:: Scientific Publications and Informatics
:: Scientific Reputation and Public Opinion in Virtual Communities
:: Social Impacts of Nanotechnology
:: Software Architecture
:: Synthetic Characters and Behaviour Computer Animation
:: Tangible and Embodied Interaction for Creativity and Cognition
:: Tourism and Cultural Heritage
:: Ubiquitous Multimedia
:: Video Games
:: Wireless and Mobile Computing

All submitted papers will be reviewed by a double-blind (at least three reviewers), non-blind, and participative peer review. These three kinds of review will support the selection process of those that will be accepted for their presentation at the international conference.  Authors of accepted papers who registered in the conference can have access to the evaluations and possible feedback provided by the reviewers who recommended the acceptance of their papers, so they can accordingly improve the final version of their papers.

Best regards, 

Francisco V. Cipolla Ficarra (Chair - coordinator)
Doris Edison and Pamela Fulton (International Secretariat)

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2. The events have the following deadlines

Papers Submissions: January, 7 :: 23:59 local time in Hawaiian Islands
Authors Notification: one/two week/s, after the submission
Camera-ready, full papers: January, 23


3. Program Committee:

- Francisco V. Cipolla Ficarra (chair - coordinator)

Local Chairs, Demo Session, Poster Session, Workshop Session, and Doctoral Consortium:

- Domen Verber (local chair): University of Maribor - Slovenia, Bojan Novak (local chair): University of Maribor - Slovenia, Alan Radley: University College London - UK, and Miguel C. Ficarra: AInCI and ALAIPO

Honorary Committee:

- Gavriel Salvendy. Tsinghua University (China)
- József Györkös. University of Maribor (Slovenia)
- Kaoru Sumi. Future University Hakodate (Japan)
- Kim H. Veltman. Virtual Maastricht McLuhan Institute (The Netherlands)
- William Grosky. University of Michigan-Dearborn (USA)

Scientific Committee:

:: Alan Chamberlain. University of Nottingham (UK)
:: Alan Radley. University College London (UK)
:: Andreas Kratky. University of Southern California (USA)
:: Anna Parodi. Università degli Studi di Genova (Italy)
:: Bojan Novak. University of Maribor (Slovenia)
:: Chih-Fang Huang. Kainan University (Taiwan)
:: Claudia Rébola. Georgia Institute of Technology (USA)
:: Domen Verber. University of Maribor (Slovenia)
:: Elena Durán. Universidad Nacional de Santiago del Estero (Argentina)
:: Farshad Fotauhi. Wayne State University (USA)
:: Gavriel Salvendy. Tsinghua University (China)
:: Georges Győry. Birkbeck University of London (UK)
:: Georgios Styliaras. University of Ioannina (Greece)
:: Gerrit van der Veer. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Netherlands)
:: Hugo Scolnik. Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina)
:: Inmaculada Gordillo. Universidad de Sevilla (Spain)
:: Inmaculada Vilches López. Universidad de Granada (Spain)
:: Jean Vanderdonckt. University of Leuven (Belgium)
:: József Györkös. University of Maribor (Slovenia)
:: Juan Silva Salmerón. University of Ottawa (Canada)
:: Jurek Kirakowski. University College Cork (Ireland)
:: Kaoru Sumi. Future University Hakodate (Japan)
:: Kim Veltman. Virtual Maastricht McLuhan Institute (The Netherlands)
:: Klementina Možina. University of Zagreb (Croatia)
:: Lastenia Bonilla. Universidad de Costa Rica (Costa Rica)
:: Lee Chih-Wei. Yuan Ze University (Taiwan)
:: Liliana Māţă. "Vasile Alecsandri" University of Bacău (Romania)
:: Ljubica Marjanoviè Umek . University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)
:: Marek Wyleżoł. Politechnika Slaska (Poland)
:: Manuel Garrido Lora. Universidad de Sevilla (Spain)
:: Manuel Imaz. Napier University (United Kingdom)
:: Maria del Mar Ramirez Alvarado. Universidad de Sevilla (Spain)
:: María Teresa Dalmasso. Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (Argentina)
:: Marilú Lebrón Vázquez. Universidad de Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico)
:: Miguel Cipolla Ficarra. Alaipo & Ainci (Italy & Spain)
:: Mohamed Hamada. University of Aizu (Japan)
:: Onur Demirors. Middle East Technical University (Turkey)
:: Pablo Marrero Negrón. Universidad de Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico)
:: Peter Stanchev. Kettering University (USA)
:: Philip Bonanno. University of Malta (Malta)
:: Pivovarova Liudmila. Moscow State University (Russia)
:: Rodrigo Bonacin. DSSD - CTI, Ministério da Ciência e Tecnologia (Brazil)
:: Rosanna Costaguta. Universidad Nacional de Santiago del Estero (Argentina)
:: Ruly Darmawan. Institute of Technology Bandung (Indonesia)
:: Stafford Griffith. University of the West Indies (Jamaica)
:: Steve Anderson. University of Southern California (USA)
:: Tetsuo Tamai. University of Tokio (Japan)
:: Timothy Read. Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (Spain)
:: Urška Fekonja Peklaj. University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)
:: Vigneswara Ilavarasan. Indian Institute of Management Rohtak (India)
:: Virginia Guarinos Galán. Universidad de Sevilla (Spain)
:: Wen-Yuan Jen. National United University (Taiwan)
:: William Grosky. University of Michigan-Dearborn (USA)
:: Yeonseung Ryu. Myongji University (South Korea)

First International Conference on Multimedia, Scientific Information and Visualization for Information Systems and Metrics (MSIVISM 2014) :: Maribor – Slovenia :: January 29 – 31, 2014

First International Conference on Multimedia, Scientific Information and Visualization for Information Systems and Metrics (MSIVISM 2014) :: Maribor – Slovenia :: January 29 – 31, 2014

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