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Mediajournal – For all aspects of media and multimedia computing

Note 1: At the moment this journal is an experiment. It is no real journal is a playground for students at the University of Applied Sciences, Fachhochschule Stuttgart – Hochschule der Medien, to learn how to write a scientific paper. Mediajournal is a platform for students at the “Hochschule der Medien” to publish their first articles. Everything in this information ist similar to the information given to authors of "real" scientific papers.

Note 2: Authors should read this page carefully bevor they start to write their articles. That will save a lot of time.

Note 3: A scientific paper today is normaly written in English. Consequently this information is given in English. Articles can be written in English and German.

Editorial Board

Main Editor

Johannes Schaugg

Professor at Fachhochschule Stuttgart – Hochschule der Medien
Fachbereich Electronic Media, Studiengang Audiovisuelle Medien
Nobelstraße 10
70569 Stuttgart, Germany
Tel. (49) 711 685-8428
Fax (49) 711 685-6691

Aims and Scope

Mediajournal publishes original research, scientific an technical articles and serves as a forum for stimulating and disseminating innovative research ideas, emerging technologies, state-of-the-art methods and tools in all aspects of media and multimedia computing, design, content development, and applications among researchers, engineers, and practitioners. Theoretical, experimental, and survey articles are all appropriate to the journal.
Specific areas of interest include:

1. Integration of digital video and audio capabilities in computer systems
2. Multimedia information encoding and data interchange formats
3. Operating system mechanisms for digital multimedia
4. Digital video and audio networking and communication
5. Methodologies, paradigms, tools, and software architectures for supporting multimedia applications
7. Multimedia applications and application program interfaces, and multimedia endsystem architectures

Mediajournal is also a platform for students at the “Hochschule der Medien” to publish their first articles.

Mediajournal is also intended as a showcase for the work, which is done in the “Studiengang Audiovisuelle Medien”.Subscriptions Informations

ISSN electronic version (…)

Volume 1 will appear in the “Wintersemester 2002/03”. In every Semester one issue will be built. The articles will be published, when they are finished. The Volumes represent the work of one Semester.


via Email: One can order an info letter, which tells about new articles (

Electronic edition: There is only an electronic edition of this journal available.

Instructions for Authors


The author(s) transfer(s) the copyright to his/their article to Mediajournal effective if and when the article is accepted for publication. The copyright covers the rights to reproduce and distribute the article in any form of reproduction (printing, electronic media or any other form); it also covers translation rights for all languages and countries.


Manuscripts including all figures, tables and other things for ex. Quicktime movies should be submitted to the Main Editor in electronic form, see below.

1. Manuscripts should be written in clear and simple language. All text must formatted, see description below. A typical paper is expected to be about 3-10 pages long, including figures, captions, tables, footnotes, references, and acknowledgements (at a character count of 6600 per page for text-only pages). Form and content should be carefully checked to exclude the need for corrections in proof. The places at which figures and tables are to be inserted should be indicated.
Papers must be written in German or English. Authors whose mother tongue is not German or English are advised to seek the assistance of a native German or English speaker who is familiar with the topic of the paper.
Before a manuscript is prepared, a copy of the journal should be consulted to ensure that the requirements concerning form and style of presentation are observed.

2. The title area must contain the title, the complete name(s) of the author(s), the name and full address of the laboratory or institution where the work was done, and the address to which proofs should be sent. If the title requires a footnote, this must also be included on the title area and indicated by an asterisk.

3. Abstract. Each paper must start with an Abstract that summarizes its content. It should be possible, from the abstract, for readers to determine whether or not they have an interest in the paper. Abstracts should not exceed 100 words.

4. Key words. Immediately following the Abstract no more than 5 key words are to be supplied for subject indexing. They should not simply be taken from the title, but should represent the content of the whole article and be characteristic of the terminology used within the particular field of study.

5. The Introduction should be concise and define the scope of the work in relation to other work done in the same field. It should not, as a rule, give an exhaustive review of the literature.

6. Footnotes, should be avoided whenever possible. Essential footnotes other than those referring to the title, should be numbered consecutively and placed at the foot of the manuscript page on which they belong (not at the end of paper).

7. References. All references cited in the text are to be listed at the end of the paperin alphabetical order under the first author's name. Chronological order is used if there is more than one publication by the same author or team of authors; where the authors' names and the year of publication are not enough to distinguish different papers, letters a, b, c, etc. should be added to the year.
1. Journal papers:
Whitted T (1980) An improved illumination model for shaded display. Commun ACM 23 : 343-349
2. Books:
Preparata FP, Shamos MI (1985) Computational geometry: an introduction. Springer, New York Berlin Heidelberg
3. Multiauthor books:
Dew PM, Dodsworth J, Morris DT (1985) Systolic array architectures for high performance CAD/CAM workstations. In: Earnshaw RA (ed) Fundamental algorithms for computer graphics. Springer, Berlin Heidelberg New York, pp 72-93
Responsibility for the accuracy of bibliographic references rests entirely with the author.
Citations in the text should be by authors and year of publication in parentheses. Example: (Whitted 1985; Preparata and Shamos 1985; Dew et al. 1985)

8. Figures must be restricted to the minimum needed to clarify the text. All figures (photographs or drawings/diagrams) must be mentioned in the text and labeled lightly in soft pencil on the back to show the top of the figure, the authors' names, and the figure number. Figures must be numbered in the same order as they are first referred to in the text. The references to figures should be as follows: Fig. 3, Figs. 4, 5.
Permission. Authors wishing to include figures or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright holder(s) and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.

9. Captions must be concise and appended to the text. They should provide a brief, self-sufficient description of each figure. Information given in the captions should not be repeated in the text. A list of captions should be provided on a seperate page.

10. Authors' biographies. Authors should supply a black and white or colored photograph (max. 185 pixel wide) and a brief biographical summary of between 50 and 100 words, as appropriate.Technical Instructions for Manuscripts and Illustrations in Electronic Form
Electronic submission of final version

Please send only the final version of the article, as accepted by the editors.

Preparing your manuscript


To help you to prepare your manuscript, Mediajournal offers a template that can be used with any Text-Editor oder HTML-Editor. The template is available as follows.
Via web browser: (

There is a zipped directory available that contains an HTML-file and a css with all necessary formatting.

The finished the finished directory, containing die Text in HTML and all other necessary files should be zipped and sent to the main editor via mail ( if smaller than 1 MB or via CD if greater than 1 MB.

Layout guidelines
1. Use the css delivered with the template. Don’t make any changes?
2. Use the equation editor of your word processing program or MathType for equations and save as gif-file or express the equations with normal letters.
3. Place any figure legends or tables below their occurrence in the text.
4. Submit all figures in a separate figure-folder one level below the text.
Data formats
Save your work in two versions:
1. As HTML, see description above.
2. As pdf (a single pdf file including text, tables and figures), this is to have a control for the layout.


The preferred figure formats are GIF or JPEG. Don’t make the files too small. Data size is not an issue. The file name should always contain figure number (fig01 – fig99). Figure legends should be included in the text and not in the figure file.
Scan resolution: Scanned drawings should have a resolution up to 555 pixel wide (there ist no limit for the higher side).
Color illustrations: Store color illustrations as RGB (thousands or millions of colors).
General information on data delivery
The finished the finished directory, containing die Text in HTML and all other necessary files should be zipped and sent to the main editor via mail ( if smaller than 1 MB or via CD if greater than 1 MB.
Please always supply the following information with your data: journal title, operating system, word processing program, drawing program, image processing program, compression program.
The file name should be memorable (e.g., author name, short form of the title), have no more than 8 characters, and include no accents or special symbols.


Please print the text below, fill in the required text, sign it and send it to the main editor.

Copyright Transfer Statement

Copyright Informations

Submission of a manuscript implies: that the work described has not been published before (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, review, or thesis); that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere; that its publication has been approved by all coauthors, if any, as well as by the responsible authorities at the institute where the work has been carried, out; that, if and when the manuscript is accepted for publication, the authors agree to automatic transfer of the copyright to the publisher; and that the manuscript will not be published elsewhere in any language without the consent of the copyright holders.

All articles published in this journal are protected by copyright, which covers the rights to reproduce and distribute the article (e.g., as offprints), all translation rights as well as the rights to publish the article in any electronic form. No material published in this journal may be reproduced photographically or stored on microfilm, in electronic data bases, video disks, etc., without first information of the editor.

An author may make an article published by Mediajournal available on a personal home page provided the source of the published article is cited and Mediajournal is mentioned as copyright holder. Authors are requested to create a link to the published article in Mediajournal. The link must be accompanied by the following text: The original publication is made in Mediajournal. Please use the appropriate URL.

The use of general descriptive names, trade names, trademarks, etc., in this publication, even if not specifically identified, does not imply that these names are not protected by the relevant laws and regulations.

While the advice and information in this journal is believed to be true and accurate at the date of its going to press, neither the authors, the editors, nor the publisher can accept any legal responsibility for any errors or omissions that may be made. The publisher makes no warranty, express of implied, with respect to the material contained herein. Mediajournal is a journal for educational use. It is at the moment a part of the home page of the main editor Johannes Schaugg, who is a Professor at the University of Applied Sciences – Fachhochschule Stuttgart, Hochschule der Medien, Studiengang Audiovisuelle Medien, Nobelstraße 10, 70569 Stuttgart, Germany. But the plan is to found an own website für Mediajournal.

Copyright transfer statment

The copyright to this article is transferred to Mediajournal effective if and when the article is accepted for publication. The copyright transfer covers the right to reproduce and distribute the article, including reprints, translations, photographic reproductions, microform, electronic form (offline, online) or any other reproductions of similar nature without any payment to the author.

The author warrants that this contribution is original and that he/she has full power to make this grant. The author signs for and accepts responsibility for releasing this material on behalf of any and all co-authors.

Title of article:...................................................................................................
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