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Int. J. of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems


Special Issue on: "Personalisation of Multimedia-based Destination Management Systems"


Guest Editor: Dimitris Kanellopoulos, University of Patras, Greece


Nowadays, the widespread adoption of multimedia computing, the deployment of destination management systems (DMS) and the growing availability of ontology-based portals in the tourism industry have converged to gradually increase the range and complexity of multimedia content delivery services for tourist purposes. Basic multimedia applications for tourism are already available, and more complex semantic-based services are under development or expected to be launched soon, among which are the services of intelligent DMS.


These developments open a challenging issue: the problem of personalistion of such services. This problem implies the adaptation of the tourism information content to the technical environment of the users (device and network type) and to their individual preferences providing personalised assistance for selecting and locating interesting aspects of tourism products/services (e.g. hotels availability, travelling routes, characteristics of tourist attractions, etc., among a great number of proposed services). This special issue is intended to foster state-of-the-art research contribution to all research areas either directly applying or contributing to solving the issues related to multimedia personalisation of destination management systems.


Subject Coverage


Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Architectures, intelligent platforms and protocols for multimedia-based DMS
  • Multimedia tourism content adaptation for personalisation
  • Ontology-based destination management systems (DMS)
  • Ontology-based portals for tourism
  • Applications for personalised multimedia-based DMS with cost-effective implementation
  • Standards for modeling and processing (MPEG-21 etc).
  • Personalised multimedia and location-based services for tourism.


Notes for Prospective Authors


Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere


All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page


Important Dates


Manuscript Submission: 1 July, 2009


Notification of Decision: 5 September, 2009


Final papers submission: 15 October, 2009


Editors and Notes


You may send one copy in the form of a PDF file attached to an e-mail (details in Author Guidelines) to the following:


Dr. Dimitris Kanellopoulos
Department of Mathematics
University of Patras
Patras, GR 26500


Please include in your submission the title of the Special Issue, the title of the Journal and the name of the Guest Editor