We are delighted to welcome readers to the proceedings of the 6th Pacific-Rim
Conference on Multimedia (PCM). The first PCM was held in Sydney, Australia, in
2000. Since then, it has been hosted successfully by Beijing, China, in 2001, Hsinchu,
Taiwan, in 2002, Singapore in 2003, and Tokyo, Japan, in 2004, and finally Jeju, one
of the most beautiful and fantastic islands in Korea.
This year, we accepted 181 papers out of 570 submissions including regular and
special session papers. The acceptance rate of 32% indicates our commitment to
ensuring a very high-quality conference. This would not be possible without the full
support of the excellent Technical Committee and anonymous reviewers that provided
timely and insightful reviews. We would therefore like to thank the Program
Committee and all reviewers.
The program of this year reflects the current interests of the PCM’s. The accepted
papers cover a range of topics, including, all aspects of multimedia, both technical
and artistic perspectives and both theoretical and practical issues. The PCM 2005
program covers tutorial sessions and plenary lectures as well as regular presentations
in three tracks of oral sessions and a poster session in a single track. We have tried to
expand the scope of PCM to the artistic papers which need not to be strictly technical.
Since we are living in the age of convergence, we believe that convergence of
technology and art is also highly needed. However, we realize that bridging the gap
between them has not been easy due to the lack of mutual understanding and lack of
fair evaluation criteria. Of course, a few papers widen the horizon of the PCM 2005.
Traditional topics of multimedia, such as multimedia communications, audio-visual
compressions, multimedia security, image and signal processing techniques,
multimedia data processing, and other important works are balanced in the PCM 2005.
We give a special thanks to Prof. Jae-Kyoon Kim, General Chair, for his brilliant
leadership in organizing this conference. This was an important work which was dealt
with very efficiently and harmoniously. Our thanks must go to all the Organizing
Committee members for their precious time and enthusiasm. They did their best in
financing, publicity, proceedings, registration, Web and local arrangement. We cannot
forget Victoria Kim for her professionalism in managing and assisting us as a
Conference Secretary. We express our thanks to the sponsors including the Ministry
of Information and Communication, the Institute of Information Technology
Assessment, Korea National Tourism Organization, and Korea Society of Broadcast