Aims and Goals of the Conference

In recent years, Multimedia Communications, Services and Security have been contributing extensively to our life experience and are expected to be among the most important applications in the future. The objective of the Multimedia Communications, Services & Security (MCSS’14) conference is to present research and developing activities contributing to aspects of multimedia communications, systems and security. We are inviting both theoretical and experimental papers as well as work-in-progress research. The main topics of interest are as follows:
  1. Audio-visual systems including novel multimedia architectures and SOMA
  2. Multimedia and data fusion in personal, sensor, p2p and ad-hoc networks
  3. Acquisition of multimedia content and QoE management in content distribution networks
  4. Seamless mobility of multimedia services including mobile and wireless access networks
  5. Watermarking technology and applications
  6. Network measurement, monitoring and performance evaluation of multimedia services
  7. Reliability, availability, serviceability of multimedia services
  8. Searching methods, search engines and applications
  9. Multimedia surveillance and compound security, object tracking and threat detection
  10. Semantic description of multimedia data and metadata information systems
  11. Intelligent monitoring of objects and areas, recognition with automatic categorization
  12. Modern computing methods for multimedia systems and authentication of multimedia content
  13. Interactive multimedia applications
  14. Ethical issues and law aspects in video surveillance, Internet monitoring, security research
  15. Intelligent urban environment observation systems including safety monitoring and evacuation
  16. Cybercrime – threats and counteracting
  17. Cryptography and data protection, including quantum cryptography
  18. Evaluation of security features in end-user applications
  19. Parallel processing of audio & video, video processing through cloud computing, video transcoding
  20. Intelligent searching of multimedia content
  21. Biometric applications
  22. Privacy protection
The conference objectives are in conformance with the objectives of the FP7 Security Research. During the conference, a presentation of the FP7 Security Research will be shown. Objectives of the FP7 Security Research are as follows:
  • to develop technologies for building capabilities needed to ensure the security of citizens from threats (terrorism, natural disasters, crime), while respecting human privacy,
  • to ensure optimal use of technologies to the benefit of civil European security,
  • to stimulate the cooperation for civil security solutions,
  • to improve the competitiveness of the European security industry, and
  • to deliver mission-oriented research results to reduce security gaps.

Call for Papers

A PDF version of the Call for Papers can be obtained here.

Paper Submission

The conference proceedings will be published in Springer's CCIS. Please adhere to the standard manuscript template of Springer-Verlag LNCS (http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0). The recommended paper length is 10-12 pages. The maximum paper length is 15 pages, including tables, figures and references. The cover page must contain an abstract of about 150 words, 3-5 keywords, name and affiliation of author(s) as well as the corresponding author's e-mail and postal address.

Consistent with standard practice, each submitted paper will receive rigorous peer reviewing. Papers will be selected based on their originality, timeliness, significance, relevance and clarity of presentation. The selection will be based on full papers. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. All papers accepted to the conference are expected to be presented.

Copyright forms:
The copyright forms are available on the Springer's FTP server.

Camera ready:
Detailed instructions for preparing your camera ready manuscripts will follow later on. Keep in mind that you will be required to deliver the source version of your manuscript, i.e., LaTeX sources or Microsoft Word document.

Springer's Communications in Computer and Information Sciences

The proceedings of the MCSS 2014 will be published in the Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) series from Springer. You can find more information about the series at http://www.springer.com/series/7899. The proceedings from previous editions of the conference are available at:

Submission System

Submissions are handled by EDAS. Submission will open on 2 Jan 2014. In order to submit your manuscript, please visit http://edas.info/N15975.

Special Issue of Multimedia Tools and Applications

A special issue of the journal Multimedia Tools and Applications on the topic of Multimedia Communications, Systems, and Security will be open for submission after the conference. Selected highest quality papers from the conference, will be invited to prepare extended versions of the manuscripts for consideration to the journal. The extended papers will receive rigorous peer review, performed by experts in the field.

Important Dates

Submission: 29 Jan 2014
Submission: 12 Feb 2014
Notification: 12 Mar 2014
Camera ready: 26 Mar 2014
Conference: 11 June 2014

Program

Wednesday, 11 June 2014
8:00-9:15 Registration
9:15-9:30 Opening Andrzej Dziech; Andrzej Czyżewski
9:30-10:30 Session 1: Interactive multimedia applications
Chair: A. Czyżewski
Examining quality of palm segmentation based on Gaussian mixture models Michal Lech, Piotr Dalka, Grzegorz Szwoch, Andrzej Czyzewski
SIP protocol as covert channel Miralem Mehic, Martin Mikulec, Miroslav Voznak, Lukas Kapicak
10:30-11:15 Session 2: Cybercrime – threats and counteracting
Chair: A. Czyżewski
Challenges for migration of rule-based reasoning engine to a mobile platform Szymon Bobek, Grzegorz J. Nalepa, Mateusz Ślażyński
Four Years of Botnet Hunting: an Assessment Gilles Berger-Sabbatel, Andrzej Duda
Framework for opinion spammers detection Andrzej Opaliński
11:15-11:30 Coffee Break
11:30-13:00 Session 3:Object tracking and threat detection
Chair: J. Velten
Augmented Reality for Privacy-Sensitive Visual Monitoring Piotr Szczuko
Detection of vehicles stopping in restricted zones in video from surveillance cameras Grzegorz Szwoch, Piotr Dalka
EAR-TUKE: The Acoustic Event Detection System Martin Lojka, Matus Pleva, Eva Vozarikova Kiktova, Jozef Juhár
RSSI-Based Real-Time Indoor Positioning Using ZigBee Technology for Security Applications Anna Heinemann, Alexandros Gavriilidis, Thomas Sablik, Carsten Stahlschmidt, Joerg Velten, Anton Kummert
Evaluation of sound event detection, classification and localization in the presence of background noise for acoustic surveillance of hazardous situations Józef Kotus
13:00-13:30 Invited speech: Predictive Analytics as Today's and Tomorrow's Dilemma of the Protection of Personal Data Wojciech Wiewiórowski (Inspector General for the Protection of Personal Data, Poland)
13:30-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-15:15 Session 4: Intelligent searching of multimedia content
Chair: Z. Wróbel
Methods for face localization in static colour images with an unknown background Mariusz Marzec, Aleksander Lamża, Zygmunt Wrobel, Andrzej Dziech
Fuzzy Classification Method for Knife Detection Problem Aleksandra Maksimova, Andrzej Matiolański, Jakob Wassermann
Statistical Assessment of Retrieved Images and Videos Using the INACT Tool Libor Michalek, Michał Grega, Mikolaj I. Leszczuk, Damian Bryk, Bartlomiej Grabowski, Radek Turon, Petr Oprsal
Practical Application of Near Duplicate Detection for Image Database Adi Eshkol, Michał Grega, Mikolaj I. Leszczuk, Ofer Weintraub
15:15-15:30 Coffee Break/Expo
15:30-16:45 Session 5: Intelligent urban environment observation systems including safety monitoring and mobility of people with vision impairment
Chair: T. Ruść
Smart Camera for Traffic Surveillance Purposes Remigiusz Baran, Tomasz Rusc, Mariusz Rychlik
Contribution of the INSIGMA Project to the Field of Intelligent Transportation Systems Wojciech Chmiel, Sebastian Ernst, Andrzej Glowacz, Piotr Kadłuczka, Zbigniew Mikrut, Piotr Pawlik, Piotr Szwed, Igor Wojnicki
Modelling object behaviour in a video surveillance system using Pawlak's flowgraph Karol Lisowski, Andrzej Czyzewski
Public Transport Vehicle Detection Based on Visual Information Remigiusz Baran, Mikolaj I. Leszczuk, Łukasz Skoczylas, Mariusz Rychlik, Przemyslaw Slusarczyk
16:45-17:30 Session 6: Other issues in multimedia communications, services and security
Chair: M. Urueña
A Bloom Filter-based monitoring station for a Lawful Interception Platform Gerson Rodríguez de los Santos, José Alberto Hernández, Manuel Urueña, Alfonso Muñoz
Detection of dialogue in movie soundtrack for speech intelligibility enhancement Kuba Lopatka
Improving of speaker identification from mobile telephone calls Radoslaw Weychan, Agnieszka Stankiewicz, Tomasz Marciniak, Adam Miroslaw Dabrowski
17:30-18:00 Best Paper and Closing Remarks
from 20:00 Dinner

General Chair

  • Andrzej Dziech, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
    dziech (at) kt (.) agh (.) edu (.) pl

Committee Chairs

  • Andrzej Dziech, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
    dziech (at) kt (.) agh (.) edu (.) pl
  • Andrzej Czyżewski, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
    indect (at) sound (.) eti (.) pg (.) gda (.) pl

Technical Program Committee

  • Alexander Bekiarski, Technical University - Sofia
  • Fernando Boavida, University of Coimbra
  • Jarosław Bułat, AGH University of Science and Technology
  • Eduardo Cerqueira, Federal University of Para
  • Michele Colajanni, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
  • Marilia Curado, University of Coimbra
  • Andrzej Czyzewski, Gdansk University of Technology
  • Jacek Danda, AGH University of Science and Technology
  • Anne Demoisy, Skynet Belgacom
  • Charalampos Dimoulas, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Marek Domański, Poznan University of Technology
  • Andrzej Duda, Grenoble Institute of Technology
  • Andrzej Dziech, AGH University of Science and Technology
  • Apostolos Gkamas, Research Academic Computer Technology Institute
  • Andrzej Glowacz, AGH University of Science and Technology
  • Michał Grega, AGH University of Science and Technology
  • Nils Johanning, InnoTec Data
  • Eva Kiktova, Technical University of Kosice
  • Georgios Kioumourtzis, Ministry of Public Order & Citizen Protection
  • Marek Kisiel-Dorohinicki, AGH University of Science and Technology
  • Christian Kollmitzer, FHTW Wien
  • Bozena Kostek, Gdansk University of Technology
  • Zbigniew Kotulski, Warsaw University of Technology
  • Anton Kummert, University of Wuppertal
  • David Larrabeiti, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
  • Mikolaj Leszczuk, AGH University of Science and Technology
  • Antoni Ligęza, AGH University of Science and Technology
  • Tomasz Marciniak, Poznan University of Technology
  • Augusto Neto, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte
  • George Papanikolaou, Aristotle University Of Thessaloniki
  • Yogachandran Rahulamathavan, City University London
  • Muttukrishnan Rajarajan, City University London
  • Kamissety R. Rao, University of Texas at Arlington
  • Thomas Sablik, University of Wuppertal
  • Irena Stange, U. S. Department of Commerce
  • Nikolai Stoianov, Technical University of Sofia
  • Piotr Szczuko, Gdansk University of Technology
  • Andrzej Szwabe, Poznan University of Technology
  • Ryszard Tadeusiewicz, AGH University of Science and Technology
  • Manuel Urueña, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
  • Vladimir Vasinek, VSB - Technical University of Ostrava
  • Joerg Velten, University of Wuppertal
  • Eva Vozarikova Kiktova, Technical University of Kosice, Slovakia
  • Jaroslav Zdralek, VSB – Technical University of Ostrava

Organization Committee

  • Remigiusz Baran, Kielce University of Technology, Poland
  • Jacek Dańda, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
  • Jan Derkacz, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
  • Sabina Drzewicka, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
  • Andrzej Głowacz, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
  • Michał Grega, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
  • Piotr Guzik, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
  • Paweł Korus, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
  • Mikołaj Leszczuk, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
  • Andrzej Matiolański, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
  • Krzysztof Rusek, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland

Venue

The conference will take place in Krakow, one of the largest and oldest cities in Poland, the former the capital of Poland and a popular tourist destination. The venue will be at the Department of Computer Science, AGH University of Science and Technology.

Address: Ul. Kawiory 21, 30-055 Kraków

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Registration

The registration is now open. Please proceed here to register for the conference. The registration and payment for authors is due on 23 May 2014.

Hotel Recommendations

We have arranged discounted prices for acommodation in the following hotels. Please refer to the information below for the number of available rooms and the booking deadlines.

Hotel Wyspiański***

Web: www.hotel-wyspianski.pl
Address: 31-033 Krakow, 15 Westerplatte St.
Phone: +48 12 422 95 66
Fax: +48 12 422 57 19

Reservation dates: 10-14.06.2014.
Rooms available until 12.05.2014.
10 single rooms (Classic).
Rate: 360 PLN /room/night (breakfast included).

During reservation, please use "MCSS" as a promotion code.

Hotel Leopolis***

Web: www.leopolis.com.pl
Address: 30-133 Kraków, ul. Juliusza Lea 253 A
Phone: +48 12 636 51 95
Fax: +48 12 637 70 05

Reservation dates: 10-14.06.2014.
Rooms available until 25.05.2014.
20 single rooms.
Rate: 180 PLN /room/night (breakfast and parking included).

During reservation, please use "MCSS" as a promotion code.

Hotel Polonez***

Web: www.hotel-polonez.pl
Address: 30-059 Kraków, ul. Reymonta 15
Phone: +48 12 292 82 94/95
Fax: +48 12 631 87 31

Reservation dates: 10-13.06.2014.
Rooms available until 9.05.2014.
9 double or single rooms.

The reservation was made for the name "Krystyna Trzyniec".

Guestrooms Antica***

Web: www.antica.jordan.pl/en
Address: 30-054 Kraków, ul. Czarnowiejska 76
Phone: +48 12 631 23 50
Fax: +48 12 633 49 52

Reservation dates: 10-12.06.2014.
2 single rooms.
Rate: 120 PLN /room/night (breakfast and parking included).