EUROMEDIA 2009, April 15-17, 2009, Novotel, Bruges, Belgium, Conference Themes

Scientific Programme

The EUROMEDIA conference consists of the following tracks: WEBTEC-MEDIATEC-COMTEC-APTEC and ETEC and four special tracks on Knowledge Management, In-Car Applications, Facial Recognition and Virtual Reality 2.0 Applications.


The WEBTEC conference focuses on new developments with respect to Internet, Intranet, HTML/XML..., and WEB 2.0. Because of the large amount of new tools and developments, scientific papers focusing on this subject should always include references to other ideas and products. If your paper describes a new language or tool, include the theoretical basis, application, and (tested) experiences. This track covers:

Internet Viewers and Programs

  • Development and Design Tools for the Web
  • Dynamic Circuit Network Research
  • Tactical Internet
  • Web Programming
  • Web Simulation and Animation
  • Interactive Web Publishing Tools
  • Dynamic New Languages and Standards
  • Java Security
  • CORBA and the Web
  • IPV6 (next generation internetprotocol)

Visual Programming Languages

  • Advanced Web Authoring and Development Tools
  • Visual Web Programming
  • Visual HTML - XML , XSL editors
  • Applets and Scripting Languages over Networks

3D Web Programs

  • 3D Worlds
  • Rule Based Programming for 3D Environments (avatars)
  • Building Online Communities (Social/Gaming)
  • Web 2.0 social software

Video and Audio Streaming on the Web

  • Video Telephony, Web Video and Web Conferencing
  • Video and Audio Libraries
  • Internet telephone networks

AI on the Web

  • Intelligent Agents, Knowbots and REBOL Bots
  • Worm Programs, Data Mining and MDX, SQL, SQLJ Based Tools
  • Mobile Network Agents
  • Site Analysis Tools
  • Collaborative Filtering
  • Intelligent Interactive Characters
  • Semantic Web Applications
  • Webbased Information Systems

Software for Web-based Business Applications and E-Commerce

  • Building Interactive Advertising and Information Interfaces
  • Business Objects and Business to Business E-Commerce
  • Customer Tracking Tools, E-Commerce Tools & Architectures
  • Electronic Cash Transfer Protocols on the Web
  • Joint Electronic Payments Initiative
  • Internet Open Trading Protocols
  • Security and E-Commerce
  • Web Based Training and Web Based Networked Simulation
  • PC VR Based Training

Submissions for WEBTEC can be sent in here



The MEDIATEC conference looks at new developments in multimedia technology. Step by step, multimedia computing becomes more common and more popular. CD-ROM-DVD technology, videoconferencing, and real-time 3-D animation have become widely available for standard hardware platforms. The type of papers we are looking for try to give a theoretical foundation to developments in multimedia hardware and software, if possible comparing different alternatives so that empirical results can form a basis for new standards and choice among alternatives. This track covers:

Multimedia Techniques and Telecommunications

  • Real Time Interactive Systems
  • Hardware for multimedia storage
  • Hardware and networks for multimedia transmission
  • CD-Interactive Systems and Online DVD Technology
  • Removable Storage Technology
  • Multimedia Sensors (RF Tags)
  • Intelligent Analysis and Interpretation of Multimedia Data using f.ex. novel adaptive algorithms (the Panoptes system)

Multimedia Authoring Tools and Software

  • Presentation Tools
  • Presentation Software
  • Animation /Facial Animation
  • Animation Tools
  • 3D Authoring Tools, 3D Graphics, 3D Accelerators and Motion Capture
  • Video and Audio Editing
  • PC-DVD Video Imaging, Editing Techniques and Tools
  • Video Compression Techniques and Tools
  • Video Accelerators
  • Non Linear Video Editing Systems
  • Digital Video
  • MPEG 5 PC-Video Encoding and Decoding
  • (MPEG) Image Compression
  • Colour Palette Strategies
  • Audio Editing
  • Digital Audio Software
  • CD Recording Software
  • Voice Recognition Systems
  • Industrial Applications
  • Automatic Speech Recognition
  • Software defined radio

Multimedia Building Blocks

  • Multimedia Databases
  • Toolboxes for Moving Graphics
  • Productivity Tools
  • Multimedia and CORBA

Submissions for MEDIATEC can be sent in here


The COMTEC conference covers different types of communication technology utilising both fixed and mobile infrastructures. Of course, this conference must be seen in alliance with the overall theme of the conference: new media that are used on a world-wide basis in relation to information and communication infrastructures. This track covers:

Telecommunications Technologies

  • High Speed Interconnects
  • Fast video transmission using terahertz waves
  • Optical Networks and Switching
  • Transport Networks
  • HSI in Parallel/Distributed Systems
  • Message Passing Communication Standards
  • Communication Servers and Networks
  • Access Networks and Protocols
  • Systems and Applications Software
  • Clusters and Load Balancing
  • Traffic Models and Performance Simulations
  • Fault Tolerance, Reliability Models, Performance Studies and System Validation


  • Multicast
  • ISDN, Intelligent Networks, LAN-WAN Interconnection, WIFI
  • Broadband and Wideband Networks
  • Sensor Networks, Overlays, Peer-to-Peer Networking
  • Next Generation Networks
  • Information Super Highways, GRID
  • Network Management
  • Case Studies on Large Networks Simulation technology
  • Network Planning & Management & Software Radio
  • Traffic Engineering
  • Broadband convergence networks (BcN)
  • Business or socio-economic analysis

Network Security

  • Encryption and Coding
  • Software Protocols
  • Privacy, ID Verification, Authentication, Message Integrity,
    Message Non-Repudiation and Security Policies
  • Access Control
  • Firewalls
  • Intrusion Detection
  • Smart Card Technology

Mobile Communications

  • Satellite Services
  • WAP compliant Broadband Mobile Communication
  • Voice Paging, Mobile Fax, Mobile Video Text
  • 3G Networks
  • Mobile Networks Planning
  • W-CDMA (3rd generation mobile telecommunications)
  • Mobile adhoc networks (MANETS)
  • WLAN's

TV Technology

  • Interactive Video
  • Digital TV
  • DMB (Digital Multimedia Broadcasting)


  • QoS in TP Networks
  • QoS in ATM Networks
  • QoS in Public Networks
  • QoS in Mobile Networks
  • QoS in Heterogeneous Networks
  • QoS Charging

Submissions for COMTEC can be sent in here.


The APTEC conference shows how effectiveness and efficiency of individuals and public and private organisations can be improved using telematics, advanced communications, and multimedia technology. Papers in the APTEC conference should present the relation between the type of activity that is supported by new technology and the characteristics of the technology itself. If possible, empirical test results should be included in the paper. The topics for this track are the following:

Telematics Consumer Applications

  • Home Banking
  • Video-on-Demand, Video and PC-Gaming
  • Video Kiosks

Cooperative Telematics Applications

  • Home Shopping
  • Teleconsulting
  • Teleworking
  • Teleprocessing
  • Telepresence
  • Web Enabled Devices


  • Tele-Teaching
  • Multimedia and DVD Technology
  • Computer Based Training
  • CBT Authoring Software
  • Computer Assisted Instruction
  • Simulation Based Training
  • Interactive Tools
  • Tele-Education on the Web
  • Case Studies

Integrated Enterprise Software and Groupware

  • Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
  • VHDL and Verilog Applications
  • Product Data Interchange
  • Synthetic Environments and Simulation on the Web
  • Distributed Simulation (DIS)
  • Virtual Reality
  • Innovative e-mail applications
  • Shared Memory, Shared Screen
  • Group Decision Support
  • Group Scheduling
  • Group Editing
  • Video Conferencing and standards
  • Desktop Video Conferencing
  • Workflow Software
  • Putting Interactive Training Online


  • Multimedia
  • Real-Time Systems
  • Telediagnostic
  • Fault Tolerance
  • Telemonitoring
  • Data Bases
  • Case Studies

Ubiquitous Computing Applications

  • Health Care
  • Pervasive computing
  • Video human interaction
  • Mediascapes
  • Interactive posters
  • Electronic tags
  • Ambient intelligence
  • System architecture and concepts, software and intelligent receptors
  • Smart homes and transport (cars,planes, Digital home concept)
  • Smart surroundings using ubiquitous wireless sensor networks
  • Self organising digital sensor networks of individual motes
  • GPS, active RFID technology
  • Context Aware Systems (f.ex SIREN)
  • Privacy and security from motes, smart sensors to smart dust

Embedded Systems and future product market combinations

  • modelling specification and validation of embedded systems
  • intelligent clothing and polytronics
  • rfid technology
  • intelligent products and environments, f.ex smart cars
  • active silenced machines (adaptronics)
  • simulated environments (reverse engineering)
  • man-machine interaction (converging technology)
  • security systems (biometric and other dataprocessing techniques

Multimodal communication

  • context sensitive sensing
  • affective computing
  • speech recognition, recognition of facial expressions
  • recognition of emotion in text, speech and video
  • usability
  • engineering experiences

Submissions for APTEC can be sent in here.


The ETEC conference reviews the latest trends and technologies applied in the growing field of electronic commerce. This track will be exclusively dedicated to practical applications in business to business and business to customer environments. E-Commerce provides valuable guidance on reconfiguring the structure and interaction between organisations, businesses, and customers, to create effective new possibilities and to stay ahead of competition, by implementing new advanced information and communications technology. The track focuses on the reality rather than the hype which tends to surround these items. This conference is a unique occasion to find out the key issues and essential facts from case studies and unbiased expert presentations. Topics include:

  • Tele-X
  • E-commerce
  • Security
  • Medical Information Systems
  • Challenges of tomorrow and beyond Trust and security: provisions and instruments
  • Online availability of public services
  • Service survivability and maintainability
  • Interoperability of services
  • Security in e-democracy (including e-participation and e-voting)
  • E-justice (administration and workflow security for legal processes)
  • Secure federating information access (from different government and third party agencies)
  • Security and reliability in media integration
  • Secure e-government and Identity Management
  • Security and reliability of Smart Card System
  • Availability and reliability of mobile services
  • Data protection and data privacy (e.g. e-health and e-education)
  • Intrusion detection and prevention
  • Anti-spam legislation and solution
  • Public-private- partnerships management
  • Role-based management and usage restriction

Submissions for ETEC can be sent in here.

Special Tracks

Special Track on Knowledge Management, e-business information management and e-Mobility

Information is a strategic resource in every organisation. In Business Information Management (BIM) we focus on the continuous improvement of the quality of the information, that is intrinsic in business processes and is supporting management decision making.
In e-Business Information Management (e-BIM) internet based information modelling analyzing and presentation is a hot issue and is part of a company’s competitiveness.


  • Knowledge warehouse
  • Knowledge acquisition and datamining
  • e-business, e-marketing, e-services
  • business process modelling
  • management information systems
  • content management
  • business intelligence
  • management reporting
  • e-learning
  • E-blended learning
  • MPEG2 standards in e-mobility


Organised by Jeanne Schreurs, Hasselt University, Diepenbeek, Belgium

Submissions for Knowledge Management can be sent in here.

Special Track on In-Car Applications

This track will cover the embedded systems envisaged in future car design based on multimedia applications.

  • Look-Ahead Radar
  • Automatic Braking
  • Blind Spot Detection
  • Steer by Wire
  • LEDS
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Conversational Voice Recognition
  • Drowsiness Sensors
  • Cockpit Controllers
  • Split Displays
  • In-car Entertainment Systems
  • Glass Cockpit/HUD Displays
  • Smart Navigation
  • Networking
  • Integrated Sensors

Submissions for In-Car Applications can be sent in here.

Special Track on Facial Recognition or Non Verbal Communication

Facial expressions play an important role in human communication. We are able to read emotions from human faces. Turn taking in human dialogues can be regulated by facial expressions. There is an ongoing discussion about the universal character of emotions. Psychologist P. Ekman claims that there are 6 universal emotions corresponding with unique facial expressions: happiness, sadness, disgust, anger, fear and surprise. But there are much more emotions, which can be conveyed by facial expressions, way of speaking, gestures and other body language. (f.ex. using hyperspectral sensors)
For many years researchers have been involved in the automatic recognition and generation of emotions. There are systems which are able to read faces and analyze speech signals to recognize emotions. Researchers have developed “talking faces” which are able to show facial expressions and to speak with appropriate emotions. At this moment here robots and avatars which are able to display emotions and are able to recognize emotion.
The goal of the session/track is to invite researchers to present papers in the area of non verbal communication.

Submissions for Facial Recognition can be sent in here.

Special Track on Virtual Reality 2.0 Applications

This track will cover Virtual Reality 2.0 Applications using Motion Capture Technology in

  • Advertising
  • Healthcare
  • Market research
  • Auto Safety
  • Mobile Phones
  • Security

Submissions for Virtual Reality Applications can be sent in here.