April 2011 Newsletter April 2011 Newsletter

Welcome to the Apriil edition of the IEEE-TCMC (Technical Committee on
Multimedia Computing) monthly mailing.

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This month's topics include:


IEEE International Workshop on Semantic Multimedia (ICSC-SMM’11) in

Stanford University Palo Alto, California, USA September 18-21,

Semantic multimedia aggregates relevant disciplines, including
knowledge representation, signal processing, artificial
intelligence, data mining, and pattern recognition to a coherent
picture in order to meet the growing interest in effective and
efficient management of multimedia collections. There has been
substantial progress in the last decades in content analysis,
multimedia streaming, and human-centered computing from
heterogeneous media sources. Due to the recent progress on semantic
web, social tagging, scalable machine learning, and multi-model
interaction, it is possible to build a new generation of multimedia
applications that enables automatic semantic representation,
analysis, and delivery of multimedia data. The aims of this
workshop, with a focus on applications for semantic-rich
large-scale multimedia information enhanced by semantic
technologies, are to search for high quality research contributions
on semantic multimedia and provide a forum for multidisciplinary
research opportunities.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to practical areas
that span a variety of aspects of semantic multimedia including

* Automatic creation of multimedia representations
* Semantic multimedia metadata ontology and management
* Annotation tools and methods for multimedia semantics
* Content and context based multimedia analysis
* Social media computing
* Web-scale multimedia mining and retrieval
* Semantic-based QoS control and scheduling
* Semantic-based Internet data streaming and delivery
* Multimedia-enriched semantic web
* Semantics enabled networking and middleware for multimedia
* Service infrastructure, technology, and tools for multimedia
  software systems
* Semantic multimedia demonstrations and applications
* Multimodal exploitation of multimedia semantics


Authors are invited to submit a paper up to 6 pages (in English) in
double-column IEEE format following the submission guidelines
available at the ICSC-2011 web page. Papers must be original and not
submitted to or accepted by any other conference or journal. An
electronic version (PDF format) of the full paper should be submitted
by the paper submission deadline to EasyChair
(https://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?conf=icsc2011). All
submissions will be acknowledged. More information is available on
the ICSC 2011 web page.

Each paper will be peer reviewed by at least two experts in the
topical area. Papers accepted by the workshops will be published in
the conference proceedings published by IEEE Computer Society
Press. Outstanding papers will be selected for extension and
publication in internationally renowned journals and will be
indexed by both SCI and EI.


Regular & short paper submission: May 28th, 2011

Notification of acceptance: June 28th, 2011

Camera-ready & author registration: July 15th, 2011

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE (Any general questions regarding the workshop
should be directed to workshop co-chairs.)

Workshop Co-Chairs

Shu-Ching Chen, Florida International University, USA

Mei-Ling Shyu, University of Miami, USA (shyu@miami.edu)

Chengcui Zhang, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA

Lin Lin, American National Standards Institute, USA

The Seventh IEEE International Workshop on Multimedia Information
Processing and Retrieval IEEE-MIPR 2011 in conjunction with IEEE
International Symposium on Multimedia (ISM2011 http://ism.eecs.uci.edu/).

California, USA | December 05-07, 2011

Call for Papers

Huge amounts of multimedia data are increasingly available and the
knowledge of spatial and/or temporal phenomena becomes critical for
many applications, which requires techniques for the processing,
analysis, search, mining, and management of multimedia data. The
Seventh IEEE International Workshop on Multimedia Information
Processing and Retrieval (IEEE-MIPR 2011) will take place in
California, USA on December 05-07, 2011, in conjunction with IEEE
International Symposium on Multimedia (ISM2011). The workshop will
provide a forum for original research contributions and practical
system design, implementation, and applications of multimedia
information processing and retrieval. The target audiences will be
university researchers, scientists, industry professionals,
software engineers and graduate students who need to become
acquainted with new theories and technologies in multimedia
information processing and retrieval.

Selected submissions will be chosen to be submitted as full papers
for a special issue for the International Journal of Multimedia
Data Engineering and Management (IJMDEM).

Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:

    * content-based retrieval (image, video, audio, etc.)
    * multimodal data analysis
    * relevance feedback
    * multimedia databases
    * image/video/audio databases
    * multimedia data mining
    * multimedia data modeling
    * multimedia data indexing
    * multimedia data storage
    * new standards
    * network support for multimedia data
    * distributed multimedia systems
    * applications

Instructions for authors:

Papers reporting original and unpublished research results on the
above and related topics are solicited. All submitted papers will
be refereed for quality, originality and relevance by the Program
Committee. The acceptance/rejection of the papers will be based on
the review results.All questions should be addressed to the PC

An electronic version (PDF format) of the full paper should be
submitted by the paper submission deadline to the workshop website
(http://mipr11.cs.fiu.edu/). Papers must be prepared in such a way
that ensures they will print anywhere. Thus, you should avoid using
special fonts. Manuscripts must be in English and should not exceed
5,000 words (approximately 6 double-column pages). Submissions should
include the title, author(s), author's affiliation, e-mail address,
tel/fax numbers, abstract, and postal address on the first page.

Important Dates:

  Full Paper Submission Deadline: July 20, 2011
  Notification of Results: August 20, 2011
  Camera Ready Copies: September 7, 2011
Program Co-Chairs:
  Shu-Ching Chen  Florida International University, USA
  Mei-Ling Shyu   University of Miami, USA