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This month's topics include:

VLDB workshop on Multimeida Databases and Data Engineering (MDDE)
IEEE 2012 Intl. Conf. on Information Integration and Reuse (IRI)
IEEE ICME workshop on Social Multimedia Computing (SMC)

The First International Workshop on Multimedia Databases
and Data Engineering (MDDE’12)

Held in conjunction with VLDB'12
Istanbul, Turkey
August 31, 2012

Call for Papers

The First International Workshop on Multimedia Databases
and Data Engineering (MDDE’12) will take place in Istanbul,
Turkey on August 27–31, 2012, in conjunction with The
38th International Conference on Very Large Databases
(VLDB 2012). MDDE’12 aims to provide a forum for
researchers from all fields of multimedia databases and
data engineering, including experts in multimedia indexing,
multimedia data mining, in-depth media content processing,
multimedia searching, analysis, management, and retrieval.
Recent advances in computing, networking, storage, and
information technology have enabled the collection and
distribution of vast amounts of multimedia data in a
variety of applications such as entertainment, education,
environmental protection, e-commerce, public safety,
digital government, homeland security, and manufacturing.
However, big data and large scale analytics is a
fundamental problem within multimedia data processing and
understanding, and several important questions remain to
be answered. For examples, what are suitable indexing
structures that can facilitate multimedia search and
management? What are the system requirements for a
multimedia database that can manage various types of
media data, including images, videos, audios, multimedia
presentations, and media-enriched texts? How to enable
and incorporate multimedia data mining and knowledge
discovery into existing multimedia database architectures?
How can cloud computing facilitate ubiquitous multimedia
computing? How to integrate human-computer interaction
with data mining to help users understand and interact
with big multimedia data corpus?

Specific topics include, but are not limited to,
the following:

- Multimedia indexing and retrieval
- Multimedia database query languages
- Multimedia data and metadata models
- Multimedia data definition languages
- Multimedia presentations
- Multimedia data mining
- Multimedia data storage
- Security support for multimedia databases
- New multimedia standards
- In-depth content analysis and search
- Optimization and processing of semantic multimedia
- Mobile multimedia databases
- Cloud computing-based multimedia databases
- Mapping and integration of multimedia metadata and
ontologies into databases
- Semantic understanding of multimedia data using
web-scale social media data
- Multimedia systems and novel applications

Dr. Shu-Ching Chen, Florida International University
Dr. Mei-Ling Shyu, University of Miami
Dr. Chengcui Zhang, The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Dr. Tansel Ozyer, TOBB Economics and Technology University

Submission deadline: May 7, 2012
Notification of acceptance: June 4, 2012
Camera Ready: June 19, 2012

Prospective authors are invited to submit papers
(English only) presenting original research.
Submissions should be no more than 7 VLDB proceedings
pages. Only electronic submission (PDF only) is
accepted. The Preparation and Formatting Guidelines
can be found on

Please submit your paper (PDF only) to .

Proceedings will be distributed to all participants at the workshop.
Selected submissions will be invited to submit extended papers for
the International Journal of Multimedia Data Engineering and Management

The 13th IEEE Intl. Conf. on Information Integration and Reuse (IRI)
Las Vegas, USA, August 8-10, 2012

Given the emerging global Information-centric IT landscape that has
tremendous social and economic implications, effectively processing and
integrating humungous volumes of information from diverse sources to
enable effective decision making and knowledge generation have become
one of the most significant challenges of current times. Information Reuse
and Integration (IRI) seeks to maximize the reuse of information by
creating simple, rich, and reusable knowledge representations and
consequently explores strategies for integrating this knowledge into
systems and applications. IRI plays a pivotal role in the capture, representation,
maintenance, integration, validation, and extrapolation of information;
and applies both information and knowledge for enhancing decision-making
in various application domains.

This conference explores three major tracks: information reuse, information
integration, and reusable systems. Information reuse explores theory and
practice of optimizing representation; information integration focuses on
innovative strategies and algorithms for applying integration approaches in
novel domains; and reusable systems focus on developing and deploying
models and corresponding processes that enable Information Reuse and
Integration to play a pivotal role in enhancing decision-making processes
in various application domains.

The IEEE IRI conference serves as a forum for researchers and
practitioners from academia, industry, and government to present, discuss,
and exchange ideas that address real-world problems with real-world
solutions. Theoretical and applied papers are both included. The conference
program will include special sessions, open forum workshops, panels and
keynote speeches.

The conference includes, but is not limited to, the areas listed below:


Large Scale Data and System Integration
Component-Based Design and Reuse
Unifying Data Models (UML, XML, etc.) and Ontologies
Database Integration
Structured/Semi-structured Data
Middleware & Web Services
Reuse in Software Engineering
Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
Sensory and Information Fusion
Reuse in Modeling & Simulation
Automation, Integration and Reuse across Various Applications
Information Security & Privacy
Survivable Systems & Infrastructures
AI & Decision Support Systems
Heuristic Optimization and Search
Knowledge Acquisition and Management
Fuzzy and Neural Systems
Soft Computing
Evolutionary Computing
Case-Based Reasoning
Natural Language Understanding
Knowledge Management and E-Government
Command & Control Systems (C4ISR)
Human-Machine Information Systems
Space and Robotic Systems
Biomedical & Healthcare Systems
Homeland Security & Critical Infrastructure Protection
Manufacturing Systems & Business Process Engineering
Multimedia Systems
Service-Oriented Architecture
Autonomous Agents in Web-based Systems
Information Integration in Grid Computing Environments
Information Integration in Mobile Computing Environments
Information Integration in Ubiquitous Computing Environments
Systems of Systems
Semantic Web and Emerging Applications
Information Reuse, Integration and Sharing in Collaborative Environments

Best Paper Award: IEEE IRI will be presenting a Best Paper award. The
best paper will be selected by separate committee and will be the one
that reports the most novel and promising research work that has a high
potential impact in the real world.

The 1st Intl. Workshop on Social Multimedia Computing (SMC)

Held in conjunction with ICME'12

Melbourne, Australia, July 9, 2012

Papers are solicited in the above workshop theme, including (but not
limited to) the following topics, covering the general scope of social
multimedia computing:

* Theoretical underpinnings and computational infrastructure of social
multimedia computing;
* Multimedia social network analysis, in particular on large-scale datasets;
* Social multimedia search, especially the search and ranking algorithms
from collaboratively tagged images, and online user-generated videos;
* Social multimedia mining and learning from user data (e.g., users’
behaviors, preferences, or interests), social context (e.g., social network,
structure and relationships) and socially collected data (e.g., metadata
from social activity, collaboratively tagged data, and vlogs); multimedia
communication and networking by utilizing multimedia social network
* The design and development of new multimedia social interaction tools;
* Privacy and copyright issues over social multimedia data;
* Distributed/parallel algorithms and paradigms for large-scale social
multimedia computing;
* Novel and challenging applications of social multimedia (e.g.,
interactive services and entertainment, social services and security

Authors are invited to submit a full paper (two column format, 6 pages)
according to the guidelines available on the main conference website.
The review will be double blind and at least three reviewers are required.
Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Accepted papers must
be registered and presented; otherwise they will not be included in the
IEEE Xplore Library. For more information, please see the main
conference website:

Important Dates:
Full paper (6 pages) submission: 11:59pm (Pacific Time) 12th March, 2012
Notification of acceptance: 26th April, 2012
Camera-ready papers submission: 9th April, 2012
Workshop date: 9th July, 2012