Symposium on Ubiquitous Multimedia Service (UMS-08)

is organized in conjunction with the 2nd International Conference on Multimedia and Ubiquitous Engineering (MUE-2008), April 24 - 26, 2008, Hanwha Resort Haeundae, Busan, Korea.


Ubiquitous Environments (UE) have received significant attention in the last few decades. UE enable to create a human-oriented computing environment where micro-computers are embedded in everyday objects and interact with physical world. With a great potential to revolutionize our lives, UE also poses new research challenges. One of the main challenges is Ubiquitous Multimedia Service (UMS), which provides the real-time multimedia services anytime, anywhere. Our special symposium will focus on the challenges and solutions for UMS. The symposium will provide an opportunity for academic and industry professionals to discuss the latest issues and progress in the area of UMS. The symposium will publish high quality papers which are closely related to the various theories and practical applications in the symposium. In addition, we expect that the symposium and its publications will be a trigger for further related research and technology improvements in this important subject.


Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to:
  • UMS BM (Business Model) and protocols
  • Intelligent Context-aware Schemes for UMS
  • Emerging Standards and Technologies for ubiquitous/wirless multimedia communications
  • UMS for Human Communication Interation
  • Security issues on UMS
  • Authentication, Authorization, Accounting in UMS
  • Content Protection and Digital Rights Management for UMS
  • QoS issues in UMS
  • Simulations on UMS


The Program committee consists of leading professionals in various fields of security and ubiquitous computing, from academia, industrial R&D institutes, Government organizations, etc.

General Chairs

Symposium Chairs

  • Sajid Hussain
    • Assistant Professor, Jodrey School of Computer Science,
    • Acadia University, Wolfville, Canada
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  • Deok Gyu Lee

Program Committee (partial list)

  • Abdallah Mhamed (INT/GET, France)
  • Alessio Botta (University of Napoli, Italy)
  • Andry Rakotonirainy (Queensland University of Technology, Australia)
  • Antonio Coronato (ICAR-CNR, Italy)
  • Antonio Pescape' (University of Napoli, Italy)
  • Arek Dadej(University of South Australia, Australia)
  • Bessam Abdulrazak (University of Florida, USA)
  • Bin Lu (West Chester University of Pennsylvania, USA)
  • Bo-Chao Cheng (National Chung-Cheng University, Taiwan)
  • Byoung-Soo Koh (DigiCAPS Co., Ltd, Korea)
  • Dong Myung Shin (Korea Information Security Agency, Korea)
  • Eung-Nam Ko (Baekseok University, Korea)
  • Eun-Sun Jung (Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, Korea)
  • Giuseppe De Pietro (ICAR-CNR, Italy)
  • HaeDuck J. Jeong (Korean Bible University, Korea)
  • Han-Chieh Chao (National Ilan University, Taiwan)
  • Hesham H. Ali (University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA)
  • Hyobeom Ahn (Kongju National University, Korea)
  • Ibrahim Kamel (University of Sharjah, UAE)
  • Ilsun You (Korean Bible University, Korea)
  • Jari Veijalainen (University of Jyvaskyla, FINLAND)
  • JinWook Lee (Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, Korea)
  • Jong Hyuk Park (Kyungnam University, Korea)
  • Karen Henricksen (NICTA, Australia)
  • Kia Makki (Florida International University, USA)
  • Kyungsan Cho (Dankook University, Korea)
  • Li-Der Chou (National Central University, Taiwan)
  • Mario Ciampi (ICAR-CNR, Italy)
  • Massimo Esposito (ICAR-CNR, Italy)
  • Mounir Mokhtari (INT/GET, France)
  • Myung-Chan Park (International Graduate University for Peace, Korea)
  • Nicolas Sklavos (Technological Educational Institute of Messolonghi, Greece)
  • Ning Zhang (University of Manchester, UK)
  • Qi Shi (Liverpool John Moores University, UK)
  • Ramazan S. Aygun(University at Buffalo State University of New York, USA)
  • Taejoon Park (Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, Korea)
  • Tatsuya Yamazaki (NICT, Japan)
  • Toshihiro TABATA (Okayama University, Japan)
  • Tsung-Chuan Huang (National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan)
  • Yang Guangwen(Tsinghua University, P.R.China)
  • Yeong-Deok Kim (Woosong University, Korea)
  • Wen-Shenq Juang (Shih Hsin University, Taiwan)

Important dates

  • Paper Submission deadline: Jan. 5, 2008 (Final Extension)
  • Acceptance notification: January 20, 2008
  • Camera-ready due: January 31, 2008

Publication and Author Instructions

  • Proceedings: Accepted papers will be included in the conference proceeding published by IEEE Computer Society; the proceedings will be available at the conference. Authors are invited to submit original papers that have neither been published nor submitted for publication elsewhere, including web publication.
  • Format: Papers should be submitted in PDF. Submissions must conform to IEEE Computer Society format (two columns, letter size 8.5"x11") and should not exceed 6 pages (including all text, figures, references and appendices).
  • Review: All submissions will be refereed by at least 2 reviewers, and will be handled electronically SERC submission system (check later).
  • Registration: At least one author of an accepted paper must register at the conference site and present the paper at the workshop.
  • Special Issue: After conference, the extended version of the presented paper can be submitted to a special issue of a jouranl (indexed by SCI-E), check the "Special Issue" link on the main conference MUE-08 website.