Saturday, January 12, 2008

1st International Symposium on Intelligent Interactive Multimedia Systems and Services

KES-IIMSS-08 is an international scientific symposium for research in the fields of intelligent interactive multimedia systems and services. The aim of the symposium is to provide an internationally respected forum for scientific research in the technologies and applications of intelligent interactive multimedia systems and services.

At a time when computers are more widespread than ever and computer users range from highly qualified scientists to non computer expert professionals, Intelligent Interactive Systems are becoming a necessity in modern computer systems. The solution of "one-fits-all" is no longer applicable to wide ranges of users of various backgrounds and needs. Therefore one important goal of many intelligent interactive systems is dynamic personalization and adaptivity to users. Intelligent recommender systems, intelligent narrative environments, intelligent tutoring systems, intelligent web-stores, intelligent interactive TV, intelligent mobile services constitute a set of typical examples of intelligent interactive systems which is not limited to these examples. Moreover, interactivity is no longer limited to the classical modes of interaction and is extended to include multimedia systems and services, since many modes of interaction render computer systems more attractive, user friendlier, more human-like and informative. Multimedia Systems refer to the coordinated storage, processing, transmission and retrieval of multiple forms of information, such as audio, image, video, animation, graphics, and text. Multimedia Services based on multimedia systems have made significant progress in recent times, as they arise in various areas including, but not limited to, advertisements, art, business, education, entertainment, engineering, medicine, mathematics, scientific research and spatio-temporal applications. The growth rate of multimedia services has become explosive, as technological progress matches consumer needs for content.

This symposium will provide an excellent opportunity for researchers to discuss modern approaches and techniques for intelligent interactive multimedia systems and services. KES-IIMSS-08 is organized by KES International and the University of Piraeus, Greece, and will take place in Athens, Greece. Greece offers top quality tourist attractions to over 20 million international visitors every year. Athens, the capital and main point of entry to Greece, is home to ten major Universities which educate a total population of over 70,000 students.

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