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From: (Peter Brusilovsky)
Subject:  East-West International Conference on Multimedia, Hypermedia, and Virtual Reality
Date:     14 Apr 1994 11:35:28 -0500

        This Announcement copy is from: April 14, 1994

                    "New Media for Global Communication"

                    East-West International Conference on

                 Multimedia, Hypermedia, and Virtual Reality


                  September 14-16, 1994  *  Moscow, Russia

                           CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

                Papers   Posters   Tutorials   Demonstrations

The aim of the conference is to provide a discussion and demonstration
platform for researchers and practitioners involved in the theory, development,
application, and analysis of new computer media: multimedia, hypermedia and
virtual reality. The conference will serve as a forum for the exchange of
information and ideas between Eastern and Western companies and scientists.
This is the first serious international conference in the field ever held in
the Former Soviet Union.
The Conference is sponsored by the International Center of Scientific and
Technical Information (ICSTI), Moscow, Russia.

We invite you to participate in the MHVR'94 conference and submit
proposals for papers, panels, tutorials, demonstrations and posters on the
research, development and applications on topics related to multimedia,
hypermedia and virtual reality.

                          MAJOR TOPICS

The conference will address theoretical and application problems
associated with the three main directions: Multimedia, Hypermedia, and
Virtual Reality. All application areas of these technologies
will be considered.

Areas of Interest include but are not limited to:

- Hypermedia, multimedia and virtual reality for for cooperative work
- Video conferencing
- Hypermedia models
- Structuring hypermedia documents
- Educational issues of hypermedia and multimedia
- Maps, browsers and navigation tools for hypermedia
- Tools for knowledge mapping
- Presentation of information using virtual reality
- Evaluation of multimedia and virtual reality systems
- History/historical perspectives on virtual reality
- Virtual communities in networked multimedia and virtual reality
- Cyberspace as a new frontier for learning
- Mutual evolution of hypermedia, multimedia and virtual reality
- Asynchronous Transfer Mode networking and multimedia
- Open systems, platforms, and architectures
- Hyperbase management systems
- Integration of hypermedia and communication technologies
- Multimedia and virtual reality in busyness and entertainment
- Intellligent hypermedia and multimedia systems


Authors intending to present full papers should submit an EXTENDED
abstract of up to 2000 words (of text only). Those intending to submit
tutorial proposals, posters, or demonstrations should submit an abstract
of up to 750 words. An abstract should include the title of the
submission, type (tutorial, paper, poster, or demonstration), names and
addresses of the authors e-mail of the author who is responsible for all
correspondence, and a list of keywords. Please, indicate clearly one or
two of the three main conference themes (multimedia, hypermedia, or
virtual reality) on the top of your submission. All
abstracts should be prepared in electronic form in ASCII format and sent
by e-mail to Peter Brusilovsky ( or (if e-mail is not
available) on a PC diskette to Olga Gornostaeva, ICSTI, 21 b, Kuusinen str.
Moscow 125252, Russia

Authors of accepted papers will be requested to prepare a full version
(6-8 pages) for publication in the conference proceedings. Instructions
will be sent concerning the final camera-ready format for their papers.
All paper submissions which are not accepted as papers will be
re-considered as poster submissions. For those who wish to attend the
conference without submitting an abstract, please contact the Local
Organizing Committee as soon as possible.

                         CALL FOR WORKSHOPS

A full day will be allocated at the conference for workshops.
The purpose of the workshop sessions is for delegates to explore
topics of common interest.
Workshops will provide the opportunity for demonstration,
discussion and interactive experience of multimedia systems.
Workshop proposal of up to 750 words are invited. The proposal
should describe the aims of the workshop, the system or project
and the proposed method of conducting the session.
Please also specify your equipment
requirements and the maximum number of participants who can attend.
Proposals for either half-day (3 hours) or full-day workshops will be


Papers and tutorials deadline         20th April 1994
Workshops deadline                    10th May   1994
Papers and tutorials acceptance       20th May   1994
Posters and demonstrations deadline   20th May   1994
Workshops, posters and demonstrations
acceptance                            1th  June  1994
Camera ready papers                   20th June  1994
     Early                            20th June  1994
     Late                           20th August  1994
Workshops                        13th September  1994
Conference                  14th-16th September  1994

Programme Co-Chairs:

Piet Kommers (University of Twente, the Netherlands)
Ralf Steinmetz (IBM European Networking Center, Germany)
Robert Stone (Advanced Robotics Research Ltd, UK)

Programme Committee:

Tom Boyle (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK)
Peter Brusilovsky (ICSTI, Russia)
Sergey Christochevsky (IPI RAN, Russia)
Chris Dede (George Mason University, USA)
Tom Duffy (Indiana University, USA)
William Egnatoff (Queen's University at Kingston, Canada)
Robert Glushko (Passage Systems, USA)
Gene Golovchinsky (University of Toronto, Canada)
Joel Greenberg (Open University, UK)
Joerg Haake (GMD-IPSI, Germany)
Nick Hammond (University of York, UK)
Stephen Heppell (Anglia University, UK)
Keith Instone (Bowling Green State University, USA)
Jesse Jin (University of New South Wales, Australia)
Milos Kravcik (Comenius University, Slovakia)
Hilary McLellan (Kansas State University, USA)
Jury Mohyla (Flinders University, Australia)
Gregory Newby (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
Toshio Okamoto (University of Electro-Communications, Japan)
Valery Petrushin (Institute of Cybernetics, Ukraine)
Michael Piech (Sun Microsystems, USA)
Zhang Ji Ping (East China Normal University, China)
Joseph Psotka (U.S. Army Research Institute, USA)
Warren Sack (MIT, USA)
Gerard Salton (Cornell University, USA)
Mark Schlager (SRI International, USA)
Thomas Schuett (IBM European Networking Center, Germany)
Yoshitaka Shibata (Toyo University, Japan)
Frank Shipman (Xerox PARC, USA)
Alan Smeaton (Dublin City University, Ireland)
Dmitry Subbotin (SSTC HINTECH, Russia)
Nadia Magnenat Thalmann (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
Uffe Kock Wiil (Aalborg University, Denmark)


MHVR'94 will be held in the International Center of Scientific and
Technical Information (ICSTI) in Moscow, Russia. ICSTI, the sponsor of the
conference is known in the world as the organizer and sponsor of a number
of "East-West" international conferences in different areas of information
technology: On-Line Information, Computer Technologies in Education, Open
Systems, Human-Computer Interaction and Artificial Intelligence. ICSTI
will also provide a special social and cultural program to give
participants the opportunity to:

  - establish contacts and have meetings with colleagues from Russia
    and other Newly Independent States;
  - get first-hand impressions of current governmental, economic
    and social developments in Russia;
  - gain a better knowledge of Russian history, architecture,
    museums and theatre.

Related events

In a week right before the MHVR'94, ICSTI is organizing East-West
Conference on Information Technologies in Design, Moscow, Russia,
September 5-9, 1994. In a week right after the MHVR'94, ICSTI is
co-organizing the third East-West Conference
on Computer Technologies in Education, EW-ED'94, Crimea, Ukraine,
September 19-23, 1994. In the same week after the MHVR'94 another
traditional international conference on computer graphics GraphiCon'94
will be held in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. Queries about other international
conferences to be held in xUSSR can be sent to East-West information

For further information about MHVR'94, please contact:
Dr. Peter Brusilovsky
FAX: +7 095 943 0089