TCMC Dec. 2011 Newsletter TCMC Dec. 2011 Newsletter

 Welcome to the December edition of the IEEE-TCMC (Technical 

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This month's topics include:
ICME 2012 Workshop CFPs
Pattern Recognition Letter Special Issue
IEEE Trans. on Multimedia Special Issue
ICME 2012 Workshop Call for Papers
Workshop paper submission:
5th March, 2012
Workshop paper acceptance:
26th March, 2012
Sixth International Workshop on Video Processing and Quality Metrics 
for Consumer Electronics VPQM-2012
Human-Focused Communications in the 3D Continuum (HFC3d)
International Workshop on Emerging Multimedia Systems and Applications
The International Workshop on Advances in Large-Scale Multimedia Data 
Collection, Mining and Retrieval
Workshop on Hot Topics in 3D Multimedia - Hot3D 
The 2nd IEEE International Workshop on Advances in Automated Multimedia 
Surveillance for Public Safety
Workshop On Hot Topics in Mobile Multimedia (HotMM) 
Integrating User Generated 3D Contents Into Large-scale Digital Maps 
The First International Workshop on Social Multimedia Computing 
The Second International Workshop on Interactive Ambient Intelligence 
Multimedia Environments
1st workshop on (re)creating lively cities through ambient technologies: 
arts, culture, and gasteronomic experiences 
Cloud-Centric Media System (CCMS 2012)
ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval
Hong Kong, Jun. 5 - 8, 2012
Call for Papers
Effectively and efficiently retrieving information based on user 
needs is one of the most exciting areas in multimedia research. The 
Annual ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval (ICMR) 
offers a great opportunity for exchanging leading-edge multimedia 
retrieval ideas among researchers, practitioners and other potential 
users of multimedia retrieval systems. This conference, puts together 
the long-lasting experience of former ACM CIVR and ACM MIR series, is 
set up to illuminate the state of the arts in multimedia (text, 
image, video and audio) retrieval.
ACM ICMR 2012 is soliciting original high quality papers addressing 
challenging issues in the broad field of multimedia retrieval. 
Topics of Interest (not limited to)
* Content/semantic/affective based indexing and retrieval
* Large-scale and web-scale multimedia processing 
* Integration of content, meta data and social network
* Scalable and distributed search
* User behavior and HCI issues in multimedia retrieval
* Advanced descriptors and similarity metrics 
* Multimedia fusion
* High performance indexing algorithms 
* Machine learning for multimedia retrieval 
* Ontology for annotation and search 
* 3D video and model processing
* Large-scale summarization and visualization 
* Performance evaluation
* Very large scale multimedia corpus
* Navigation and browsing on the Web 
* Retrieval from multimodal lifelogs
* Database architectures for storage and retrieval 
* Novel multimedia data management systems and applications 
* Applications in forensic, biomedical image and video collections
Important Dates
Paper Submission: January 15, 2012
Notification of Acceptance: March 15, 2012
Camera-Ready Papers Due: April 5, 2012
Conference Date: June 5 - 8, 2012
Pattern Recognition Letter
Special Issue on
Smart Approaches for Human Action Recognition
Pattern Recognition Letters  (  is an 
official publication of the International Association for Pattern 
Recognition. The goal of this Special Issue on Smart Approaches for 
Human Action Recognition  (SAHAR)  is to bring  the state-of-the-art 
from  researchers and practitioners working in the area of computer 
vision, image processing, robotics, artificial intelligence, etc., 
who are concentrating various approaches on human action/motion 
recognition. This Special Issue is soliciting original contributions, 
which addresses a wide range of theoretical and practical challenging 
problems related to human action/motion recognition. Human action 
recognition has various dimensions and this area is still in its 
infancy even though researchers are engaging their efforts to solve 
various problems for more than a decade. This Special Issue will 
cover the state-of-the-art approaches for the following key areas.
Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
? Recognizing human action/activities
? Recognizing social interactions
? New approaches for pattern recognition
? Recognition in Robotics
? Human behavior analysis
? Abnormal action recognition in cluttered environment
? Introduction of new action datasets
? Behavior recognition based on bodily & facial expressions
? Pedestrian recognition
? Applications and future trends
Submission deadline: March 30, 2012
Submission of manuscripts:
Submission period: The Elsevier Editorial System 
( will be set in due time to allow 
authors to upload their contributions to the special issue in the 
period –February 28, 2012 ~ March 30, 2012. Select the acronym 
"SAHAR" of this special issue, while submitting as the "Article Type" 
step in the submission process. All submissions will be peerreviewed 
as per the standard PRL process.
Guide for authors:  
Guest Editor
Md. Atiqur Rahman Ahad 
Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu Institute of Technology (KIT)
Faculty of Engineering & Technology, University of Dhaka (DU) 
E-mail: atiqahad  [ATmark]   
        atiqahad [ATmark]
Phone: +81-90-2850-3338
Call For Papers
Special Issue of IEEE Transactions on Multimedia
Cloud-Based Mobile Media: Infrastructure, Services and Applications
Recent advances in smart phone technologies have fueled a new wave 
of user demands for rich mobile experience. Today’s mobile users not 
only expect broadband connection wherever they go and interaction 
with each other via social network on the road, but also seek 
ubiquitous access to a wealth of media-based contents and services.  
Since mobile devices are inherently  resourcelimited, cloud computing 
is emerging as a promising technology to provide additional resources 
for many  media-rich mobile  applications. However, the synthesis 
between mobile media and cloud computing should be well orchestrated 
to address many technical challenges arising in this exciting 
space. The fundamental tension between resource-hungry multimedia 
streams and power-limited mobile devices has yet to be resolved, and 
is complicated by novel ways of operating mobile devices as both media  
clients and content providers. Efforts for providing a universal 
rich-media experience across any screen is typically hindered by the 
heterogeneity amongst ever-evolving mobile devices, as manifested in 
their different physical form factors, middleware platforms, and 
interactive features. This challenge is further aggravated by 
business concerns from different service providers (e.g., Telcos, 
MSOs and ISPs), as well as security concerns from users and 
content providers. These daunting challenges are better tackled by 
an interdisciplinary approach. In this special issue, we invite 
original research and review articles that study the interactions 
among advanced multimedia technology, cloud computing, mobility, and 
social networking.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to: 
* Enhanced QoS for mobile media
* Mobile multimedia content delivery
* Multimedia search on mobile devices
* Distributed caching of media data
* Cloud-based multimedia processing
* Media cloud resource management
* Cloud-assisted media content recommendation
* User-centric media adaptation in the cloud
* Interactive media rendering
* Service-oriented media management
* Cloud-based mobile media system
* Mobile media security and privacy
Authors are encouraged to contact guest editors for the 
appropriateness of their topics.  Before submission, 
authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author 
Guidelines, which are located at
Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their 
complete manuscript  to the  IEEE  Transactions  on Multimedia 
online manuscript system, Manuscript Central, via
according to the following timetable:
Manuscript Due: February 15, 2012
First Round of Editorial Decision: June 1, 2012
Final Editorial Decision: August 1, 2012
Camera Ready Paper Due: October 1, 2012
Publication Date: February 2013
Guest Editors:
Chang Wen Chen,
Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, University at Buffalo, USA
Xiaoqing Zhu,
Advanced Architecture & Research, Cisco Systems Inc., USA
Yonggang Wen,
School of Computing Engineering, 
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 
Joel Rodrigues,
Institute of Telecommunications, University of Beira Interior, Portugal