Task Force on Electronic Commerce


Web Services & Multimedia

4th IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia Software Engineering (MSE2002)

December 11-13, 2002
Newport Beach, California, USA 

Call for Papers


IEEE 4th International Symposium on Multimedia Software Engineering (MSE) is an international forum for multimedia and software engineering researchers to exchange information regarding advancements in the state of the art and practice of multimedia software engineering, as well as to identify the emerging research topics and define the future of multimedia.

Special Track: Web Services & Multimedia

Web services are Internet-based, modular applications that perform a specific business task and conform to a particular technical format. The technical format ensures each of these self-contained business services is an application that will easily integrate with other services to create a complete business process. For Web Services architecture, XML plays a role of normalizing the exchange of business data among trading partners by providing cross-platform approach in the areas of data encoding and data formatting. Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP), built on XML, defines a simple way to package information for information exchange across system boundaries. Universal Description, Discovery and Integration (UDDI) Registries, on the other hand, allow programmable elements to be placed on Internet where others can access remotely. 

The typical usages of Web Services for multimedia are media content management, media streaming and interactive application development. With the advancement of wireless information appliances, Web Services interfaces provide a means to enable the content or service can be created once and accessed by multiple SOAP-enabled devices such as Wireless phones, Palm devices, set-top boxes as well as regular Web browsers.   

This special track at MSE 2002 is the first attempt to provide an opportunity for researchers and engineers to exchange ideas regarding Multimedia and emerging Web Services technology in the world. 

Topics of interest include but are not restricted to:

  • Web Services architecture for multimedia
  • Web Services security for multimedia
  • Web Services discovery for multimedia content creation and service composition
  • Web Services for streaming media
  • Web Services for media content management
  • Web Services enabled rich media for e-business 
  • Quality of service for Web Services 
  • UDDI enhancements for media content management
  • SOAP enhancements for streaming media
  • Multimedia for enhancing Web Services 
  • Case studies for Web Services and multimedia


The written and spoken language of MSE2002 is English. Authors should submit a full paper via electronic submission to Full papers must not exceed 20 pages printed using at least 11-point type and double spacing. All papers should be in Adobe portable document format (PDF) or PostScript format. The paper should have a cover page, which includes a 200-word abstract, a list of keywords, and author's phone number and e-mail address. Submission of this special track describing mature results or on-going work are invited. A submitted paper will be reviewed by three experts in this field. All accepted papers will be published in the IEEE Conference proceedings. A number of the papers presented at the conference will be selected for possible publications in journals.

Important Dates

  • June 15, 2002 Submission of papers on special track
  • August 1, 2002 Notification of acceptance
  • September 1, 2002 Camera-Ready copy of accepted papers due
  • December 11, 2002 Symposium starts!
Track Chair
Dr. Liang-Jie Zhang
IBM T. J. Watson Research Center
Route 134, Yorktown Heights
New York, 10598