February 2014 Newsletter February 2014 Newsletter

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

This month's topics include:

1. The 2nd BAMMF forum call for particiaption (registraiton DL: Feb. 4th)
2. IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing SI CFP

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TCMC home:
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The 2nd BAMMF forum call for particiaption
(registraiton DL: Feb. 4th)

Encouraged and sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on
Multimedia, the IEEE Technical Committee on Multimedia Computing,
the IEEE Technical Committee on Semantic Computing, and FX Palo
Alto Laboratory, we are starting a Bay Area Multimedia Forum
(BAMMF) series. This is a free tech forum open to general public.
Experts from both academia and industry are invited to exchange
ideas and information through talks, tutorials, panel discussions
and networking sessions. Topics of the forum will include emerging
areas in multimedia, advancement in algorithms and development,
demonstration of new inventions, productization of technologies,
business opportunities, etc. If you are interested in giving a
talk at the forum, please contact the organizers. If you have a
problem that you want help from other experts, please don't
hesitate to let us know. If you only want to listen to other
people's talks or meet friends, you are also very welcome.

We would like to invite you to our 2nd forum in the afternoon on
February 4th, 2013. In this forum, four experts would like to
share their thoughts with us. Here is the agenda for this event.

1:00pm-1:30pm Attendee Networking
1:30pm-2:30pm Images Shared in Social Media: A Window into User
Sentiment and Emotion by Shih-Fu Chang, Columbia University
2:30pm-3:00pm Google StreetView Image Segmentation and Beyond by Mei Han, Google Inc.
3:00pm-3:30pm Break
3:30pm-4:30pm Social-sensed Multimedia Computing by Wenwu Zhu, Tsinghua University
4:30pm-5:00pm Personalized Television News by Peter Vajda, Stanford University

Because of room capacity, many people couldn't get a reserved
seat for the first BAMMF. We discussed this with PARC management.
If we have more RSVPs than we can hold at the FXPAL conference room,
we can move the event to PARC auditorium. So, please RSVP through the
website www.bammf.org

If you RSVP through the website, we can update you when we change
the event location. It can also help us to prepare your badges and
enough refreshments for the event. PARC auditorium has about 400 seats,
so please help us to spread the word to your organizations and friends.
If you or your colleagues want to share thoughts in our future forums,
please contact us.

Location: FXPAL KUMO Conference Room, 3174 Porter Drive, Palo Alto, CA 94304

Parking is available around the building.

For directions, speaker recommendations, and feedbacks:
http://www.bammf.org/contact-us

To get updates for future events, subscribe to BAMMF:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1A8A7CL3fUFYAz3on0pIwMsXD34fwG6GQy22oy029L3I/viewform

You may also join us through the following Social Networks:

Linkedin Group BAMMF: http://www.linkedin.com/groups/BAMMF-6519090?home=&gid=6519090&trk=anet_ug_hm
FaceBook Group MultimediaBAMMF: https://www.facebook.com/groups/594087513959782/
Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/multimediabammf/
More details of this event may be found at the BAMMF webpage www.bammf.org

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CALL FOR PAPERS
Advances in Semantic Computing

IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing
Special Issue/Section
First Issue of 2015

IEEE Transaction on Emerging Topics in Computing (TETC) seeks
original manuscripts for a Special Issue/Section on Advances in
Semantic Computing scheduled to appear in the  first issue of 2015 .

Semantic Computing (SC) is an emerging field that addresses
computing technologies which allow users to search, create and
manipulate computational resources (including data, documents,
tools, people, devices, etc.) based on semantics ("meaning",
"intention").

Semantic Computing includes the computing technologies (e.g.,
artificial intelligence, natural language, software engineering,
data and knowledge engineering, computer systems, signal
processing, etc.), and their interactions, that may be used
to extract or process computational content and descriptions.
While some areas of Semantic Computing have appeared as isolated
pieces in individual disciplines, Semantic Computing glues these
pieces together into an integrated theme with synergetic
interactions. It addresses not only the analysis and
transformation of signals (e.g., pixels, words) into useful
information, but also how such information can be accessed and
used to synthesize new signals.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Semantic Analysis: computational linguistics, natural
language processing and understanding, image and video analysis,
audio and speech analysis, big data, social media, data and
web mining

- Semantic Integration: metadata and other description
languages, ontology integration, interoperability and service integration

- Semantic Applications: Semantic programming languages and
software engineering, semantic system design and synthesis,
search engines and question answering, semantic web services,
content-based multimedia retrieval and editing, context-aware
networks of sensors, semantic design of devices and applications,
semantic communication networks, semantic trusted computing,
semantic GIS systems, semantic OS, semantic biomedical
informatics, semantic computing and education, semantic
computing and finance industry, semantic business intelligence

- Semantic Interfaces: Natural language interfaces, multimodal interfaces

Submitted articles must not have been previously published or
currently submitted for journal publication elsewhere. As an author,
you are responsible for understanding and adhering to our submission
guidelines. You can access them at the IEEE Computer Society web site,
www.computer.org . Please thoroughly read these before submitting your
manuscript. TETC is the newest Transactions of the IEEE Computer
Society with Open Access only.

Please submit your paper to Manuscript Central at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tetc-cs

Please note the following important dates.

• Submission Deadline: March 1, 2014

• Reviews Completed: May 1, 2014

• Major Revisions Due (if Needed): May 31, 2014

• Reviews of Revisions Completed (if Needed): June 15, 2014

• Minor Revisions Due (if Needed): June 30, 2014

• Notification of Final Acceptance: July 15, 2014  

• Publication Materials for Final Manuscripts Due: August 15, 2014

• Publication date: First Issue of 2015

Please address all other correspondence regarding this special Section to Lead Guest Editor Phillip Sheu

Guest Editors:
Phillip Sheu
Department of EECS
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697
psheu@uci.edu

Arif Ghafoor
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47907
ghafoor@ecn.purdue.edu