Issue No.02 - April-June (2009 vol.16)
Published by the IEEE Computer Society
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MMUL.2009.36
<p>This department presents publishing opportunities to multimedia researchers, as well as announcing pertinent upcoming conferences.</p>
1st IEEE Int'l Workshop Quality of Multimedia Experience 29–31 July 2009 San Diego, California, US
The 1st IEEE International Workshop on Quality of Multimedia Experience (QoMEX) will bring together professionals and scientists in multimedia quality and user experience. Typically, multimedia processing algorithms are evaluated using objective metrics or through subjective testing in a controlled environment. However, perceived user experience is psychological in nature and related to different environmental conditions and multimedia devices. Therefore, new techniques are needed to assess and enhance multimedia experience from the user perspective. QoMEX will gather experts from academia and industry to present the latest developments on how to evaluate multimedia quality on the basis of user experience.
For more information visit http://www.qomex.org.
1st IEEE Int'l Workshop Multimedia Computing and Communications 2–6 August 2009 San Francisco, California, US
Held in conjunction with IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications and Network (ICCCN) 2009, the MCC workshop offers a forum for industry and academic researchers to present their accomplishments, exchange experiences, and explore future directions for multimedia computing and communications. Worldwide broadband deployment and the emerging convergence of voice, image, video, and data services are facilitating various modern multimedia applications and services, such as mobile TV; multimedia messengers and blogs; social networks; video conferencing; Internet gaming; interactive TV; IPTV; and multimedia visualization, navigation, management, search, and retrieval.
The challenges for the diversified multimedia applications and services to be successfully deployed include limited computation power, difficulty in content analysis, and the transport network. In addition, better video viewing experience calls for better compression algorithms, data rate adaptation, adaptive error control, and error concealment technologies. A central theme in efforts to overcome these challenges will be novel approaches and solutions for multimedia computation and communications.
The advances of computing and communication over wired and wireless networks—along with new technologies associated with multimedia coding, network infrastructure, content-distribution protocols, quality-of-service management, post-processing, and analysis—have stimulated more diversified multimedia applications and services that conference organizers hope will benefit from discussion at the MCC workshop in San Francisco.
For more information visit http://icccn.org/icccn09/workshops.html.
Int'l Workshop Multimedia Data Mining and Management 31 August–4 September 2009 Linz, Austria
Held in conjunction with the 20th International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications (DEXA), MDMM will address the technical challenges in mining multimedia data and management. Workshop organizers aim to bring together experts in analysis of multimedia data; state-of-the-art data mining and knowledge discovery in multimedia database systems; and other areas, such as medical, surveillance, and education.
For more information on MDMM visit http://www.bridgeport.edu/~jelee/mdmm and on DEXA visit http://www.dexa.org/.
6th Int'l Symp. Image and Signal Processing and Analysis 16–18 September 2009 Salzburg, Austria
Under the cooperation and cosponsorships of the European Association for Signal Processing, IEEE Signal Processing Society, and IEEE Region 8, the 6th International Symposium on Image and Signal Processing and Analysis (ISPA) will present a program consisting of invited lectures and regular papers and posters. The symposium is designed to foster the interaction of researchers and help participants exchange new ideas in the areas of image and video processing, signal processing, image and video analysis, signal analysis, image formation and reproduction, and applications.
For more information visit http://www.isispa.org.
Int'l ACM Conf. Management of Emergent Digital EcoSystems 27–30 October 2009 Lyon, France
The International Conference on Management of Emergent Digital EcoSystems (MEDES) is designed to bring together a diverse community from academia, research laboratories, and industry interested in exploring the manifold challenges and issues related to resource management of digital ecosystems and how current approaches and technologies can be evolved and adapted to overcome these challenges and address these issues.
For more information visit http://sigappfr.acm.org/medes.