W15  Fourth International Workshop on Query Processing and Multimedia Issues in Distributed Systems - QPMIDS 2000      

Workshop Organisers:

F. Andres, NACSIS R&D, Japan

J. Buford, GTE, USA

V. Cappelini, University of Florence, Italy


Wednesday, 6 September 2000



14.00 - 15.30 Keynote


"Multimedia Queries and Knowledge Management in Geospatial Distributed Systems"

Dr. Peggy Agouris


    15.30 - 16.00 Coffee Break


Session on Query Processing and Multimedia Issues for Distributed Systems

16.00 - 18.00 


Mobile Agent Applications in a Distributive Interactive Virtual Environment:

The Happy Paradise (HAPA)

Dr.  Grace Loo The University of Auckland, New Zealand


Sound Algorithm for Region-Based Image Retrieval Using an Index 

Ilaria Bartolini, Paolo Ciaccia, and Marco Patella (Univ. Of Bologna)


Copyright Protection of Cultural Heritage Multimedia Data through Digital Watermarking Techniques

V. Cappellini, F. Bartolini, R. Caldelli, A. De Rosa, A. Piva, (Universite di Firenze) M. Barni (Universitedi Siena, Italy), M. Wada (ManArt, Japan)


Description and Retrieval across Multiple Media Formats

Eva Heinrich, and Dr Elizabeth Kemp (Massey University, New Zeland)


Thursday, 7 September 2000



Virtual Heritage Network Working Group: Distributed and Heterogeneous Systems.


14.30 - 17.00  Virtual Heritage Network Track


Friday, 8 September 2000


Virtual Heritage Network Working Group:  Distributed and Heterogeneous Systems.


10:00 - 12:00 Virtual Heritage Network Track


14.00 - 17.00 Virtual Heritage Network Track