A scientific conference on Web technology, new media, communications and telematics theory, methods, tools and applications



The 1996 SCS EuroMedia conference will bring together three individual conferences (WEBTEC, MEDIATEC and COMTEC) culminating in an applications conference (APTEC) on December 21. EuroMedia is a scientific event, and focuses on the exchange of new technology, methods, tools, and applications in the wide field of multimedia Information and Communications Technology (ICT). A scientific event means that rather than just showing new tools and ideas, the focus is on scientific presentations, based on refereed papers with adequate underlying theory and if possible empirical testing of results. The fields covered at this conference include Web technology, multimedia, telecommunications, mobile computing, broadband networking, distributed computing, and telematics. The conference is organized by the European Simulation Office of the Society for Computer Simulation International (SCS). SCS has been a professional institution for over 40 years. In Europe, scientific conferences on simulation and related topics have been organized by SCS since 1986. The papers that will be presented are focused on the following subjects:


The WEBTEC conference focuses on new developments with respect to Internet, Intranet, HTML, and WWW. 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.

Accepted papers for the WEBTEC conference are:


Uwe M. Borghoff, Pierre-Yves Chevalier, Jutta Willamowski. Adaptive Refinement of Search Patterns for Distributed Information Gathering. Rank Xerox Research Centre, Meylan, France.

Paul Havinga, Gerard Smit, Arne Helme. Survey of Electronic Payment Methods and Systems. University of Twente, The Netherlands.

Stephan Wurst, Klaus-Dieter Thoben, Roland Oehlmann. Java Applets for Remote Database Access. BIBA Bremen, DSR-Senator Lines, Germany.

Jean-Marc Reynders, Christel Knops. Interworking between CORBA distributed Applications and the World Wide Web. Belgacom Research Development and Engineering, Brussels, Belgium.

Eugene J.H. Kerckhoffs, Hans L.M. Vangheluwe. A Multi-Agent Architecture for Sharing Knowledge and Experimental Data about Water Treatment Plants through the Internet. Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands; University of Ghent, Belgium.

Wolfgang Broll. Realizing Shared Virtual Worlds with VRML. GMD ­ German National Research Center for Information Technology, Schloss Birlinghoven, Germany.

M. Nikolaidou, D. Anagnostopoulos, E. Spyropoulos. Using Lotus Notes as an Internet Exploring Tool. University of Athens, Greece.


Lubos Mikusiak, Miroslav Adamy. Viewing Formal Specifications in Z on World Wide Web. Intergraph SR, Bratislava, Slovak Republic.

Mitja Lenic, Nikolaj Korbar, Milan Ojstersek, Viljen Zumer. A New Approach in Building City Information System. University of Maribor, Slovenia.

José Neves, José Machado. The Application of Web-Based Multi-Agent Technology to Simulation Modelling. Universidade do Minho, Braga, Portugal.

H.A. Nour Eldin, H.-J. Nern, A. Strummer, J. Wassermann. Dynamic Generation of HTML-Pages by Using Complex Database Structures. University of Wuppertal, Fachhochschule für Druck, Stuttgart, Germany.


The MEDIATEC conference looks at new developments in multimedia technology. Step by step, multimedia computing becomes more common and more popular. CD-ROM 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.

Accepted papers for the MEDIATEC conference are:


Y. Monsef. Towards an Interactive and Cooperative Multimedia Editing using Cognitive Simulation Interface. Lebanese University, Bures s/Yvette, France.

Rik Min. Parallelism in Working-, Learning-, and Do-Environments: The Parallel Instruction Theory for Coaching in Open Learning Environments for Simulation. University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands.

Elisabeth André, Jochen Müller, Thomas Rist. WIP/PPP: Knowledge-Based Methods for Automated Multimedia Authoring. German Research Center for Atrificial Intelligence (DFKI), Saarbrücken, Germany.

Feico Dillema, Paul Havinga, Paul Sijben and Gerard Smit. Audio Source Location for a Digital TV­director. University of Twente. Enschede, The Netherlands.

Alain Legault, Janet Matey, Mathematically Lossless Motion­JPEG: Better Than Uncompressed Video. Matrox Video Products Group, Dorval Quebec, Canada.

Alain Legault, Janet Matey. PC­Based Open Architecture Standards: An Overview. Matrox Video Products Group, Dorval, Quebec, Canada

Jang Rai Roh, Byung Do Ko. A Dynamic Session Management for the Distributed Multimedia-On-Demand System. Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, Yousong, Korea.

Domenico Falco, Fabio de Felice. Problems Relative to the Development of a Multimedia Package: A Proposal of a User Interface. Universita degli Studi di Cassino, Italy.

Christian Geiger, Ralf Hunstock, Volker Paelke. Rapid Prototyping of Animated 3-D Objects. University of Paderborn, Germany.

Claude Comair. The Skeleton of Video Game Curriculum. DigiPen, Vancouver B.C., Canada.

Claude Comair. Distributed Fault Tolerant Databases for Multi­media Applications. DigiPen, Vancouver B.C., Canada.


Jan-Willem van Aalst. Analysis of Problems during Multimedia Development projects. Origin / Interactive Media Competence Center. Baarn, The Netherlands.


The COMTEC conference covers different types of communication technology utilizing 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.

Possible topics for this conference are:


A. Genco, G. Lo Re. Video-on-Demand Multiplexing Optimisation. University of Palermo, CERE-CNR, Palermo, Italy.

E.M. Joyce, S.M. Furnell, P.L. Reynolds, P.W. Sanders. Addressing Security in an Integrated Service Engineering Environment. University of Plymout, United Kingdom.

Miltos Grammatikakis, Martina Johl. Clock Level Simulation of an ATM Switch. University of Hildesheim, Germany.

Krzysztof Amborski. Access Networks for Broadband Services. Telekomunikacja Polska S.A., Warsaw, Poland.


Steven Furnell, Mark Green, Stephen Hope, Joseph Morrissey, Paul Reynolds. Non-Intrusive Security Arrangements to Support Terminal and Personal Mobility. University of Plymoth, UK, Orange Personal Communications Services, Bristol, UK, Aldiscon Ltd., Dublin, Ireland.

Kyou H. Lee, Young W. Cha, Jong O. Kim. Towards Multimedia Services for the Residences. Broadband Communication Department, ETRI, Yousong, Korea.


The APTEC conference shows how effectiveness and efficiency of individuals and public and private organizations 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.

Selected papers for this conference are:


Anton Eliëns, Frank Niessink, Bastiaan Schönhage, Jacco van Ossenbruggen, Paul Nash. Support for Business Process Redesign: Simulation, Hypermedia and the Web. Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands and University of Manchester, UK.

G. Henri ter Hofte, Hermen J, van der Lugt, Maurice A.W. Houtsma. CO4: A Comprehensive Model of Groupware Functionality. Telematics Research Centre, Enschede, The Netherlands.

Jens Hoheisel, Klaus-Dieter Thoben, Frithjof Weber, Volker Wiehle. Concept and Application of a Software Tool for Creative Problem Solving in Groups. BIBA Bremen, Germany.

M.J.J.M. van de Ven, A.R. Riemslag, J. Zuidema. Multimedia Instructions for Laboratory Exercises in Materials Engineering. Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.

Peter J.H. Hinssen. Using Groupware to support Teleworking. Telematics Research Centre, Enschede, The Netherlands.

Charles van der Mast, Martin van den Berg. Evaluation of Supermarket Designs using Virtual Reality. Delft University of Technology, LAVA Virtual Reality, The Hague, The Netherlands.

W. Dangelmaier, S. Kress, R. Wenski. Workflow Management in Telematics: A New Approach to Increase Productivity by the Use of a Flexible Time Management of Teleworkers. University of Paderborn, Germany.

M.J. Warren. A Telematics Security Training Application. University of Plymouth, United Kingdom.

Predrag Sidjanin. GIS and VR ­ An Integration. Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

D. Spath, M. Posur, G. Selinger. Efficient Task Performance by Nomadic­Cooperative Work. University of Karlsruhe, Germany

L.J.M. Rothkrantz, R.J. van Vark, A.J.S.I.K. Bos, D.J.A. Pauw. An Educational Site on the World Wide Web. Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.

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