TCMC Jan. 2011 Newsletter TCMC Jan. 2011 Newsletter

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

TCMC membership is officially determined by signing up with the IEEE
Computer Society either with your membership or later through:

TCMC home:

This month's topics include:

1. Technical Committee on Multimedia Computing information (web site,
    new chair, how to join TCMC)

2. CFPs at Upcoming TCMC-sponsored conferences (ICME, ICSC, VL/HCC)


TCMC information:

The new website for the TCMC has recently been launched

Questions, comments, and suggestions for the TCMC should be sent to the
current TCMC chair:

        Dr. Shu-Ching Chen
        Florida International University
        School of Computing and Information Sciences
        11200 SW 8th Street
        Miami, FL 33199, USA
        Tel: 305-348-3480
        Fax: 305-348-3549

The current chair's biosketch and position statement can be found at

How to Join TCMC:

The recipient list of this TCMC electronic newsletter and other
is determined by the IEEE Computer Society's list. To join this technical
committee, or to update your information, especially your email address,
visit the following web site and fill in the online form.


Call for Workshop/Demo Papers

IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo
Barcelona, Spain from July 11 to 15, 2011

The following workshops are to be held in conjunction with ICME 2011.

* 1st IEEE International Workshop on Multimedia Services and Technologies
for E-health (MUST-EH 2011)

Workshop Co-Chairs

M. Shamim Hossain, King Saud University, KSA
Stefan Gel, Multimedia Communications Lab (KOM), TU Darmstadt, Germany
Atif Alamri, King Saud University, KSA

* Workshop on Green Multimedia Communication

Workshop Co-Chairs

Yung-Hsiang Lu, Purdue University, USA
Yung Yi, KAIST, South Korea
Priya Mahadevan, PARC, USA

* 1st IEEE International Workshop on Interactive Ambient Intelligence
Environments (AIME 2011)

Workshop Co-Chairs

Ali A. Nazari Shirehjini, University of Ottawa, Canada
Xenophon Zabulis, Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH),
Sahin Albayrak, DAI-Labor, Germany

* 2nd IEEE International Workshop on Hot Topics in 3D (Hot3D 2011)

Workshop Co-Chairs

Touradj Ebrahimi, EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland
Aljoscha Smolic, Disney Research, Switzerland
Eckehard Steinbach, Technische Universit Mchen, Germany

* 1st IEEE International Workshop on Advances in Automated Multimedia
for Public Safety (AAMS-PS 2011)

Workshop Co-Chairs

Mohan S. Kankanhalli, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Pradeep K. Atrey, University of Winnipeg, Canada
M. Anwar Hossain, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia

* 3rd International Workshop on Advances in Music Information Research
(AdMIRe 2011)

Workshop Co-Chairs

Markus Schedl, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
Peter Knees, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
car Celma, Barcelona Music and Audio Technologies, Spain

* International Workshop on Content Protection & Forensics (CPAF 2011)

Workshop Co-Chairs

Sabu Emmanuel, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Regunathan Radhakrishnan, Dolby Laboratories Inc., USA
Fulong Ma, Philips Research,China
Marcel Worring, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

* 1st IEEE International Workshop on Vision and Graphics Computing for
Communications (VGCMMC 2011)

Workshop Co-Chairs

Gang Hua, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA
Pietro Zanuttigh, University of Padova, Italy

* Workshop on Visual Content Identification and Search (VCIDS 2011)

Workshop Co-Chairs

Jian Lu, Shanda Interactive Entertainment, China
Apostol (Paul) Natsev, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
Wenjun (Kevin) Zeng, University of Missouri, USA

* IEEE International Workshop on Edutainment

Workshop Co-Chairs

Llu Vicent, La Salle-URL, Spain
Olenka Bilash, University of Alberta, Canada
Oscar Garcia-Panella, La Salle-URL, Spain
M. Chang, University of Alberta, Canada

* Workshop on Hot Topics in Multimedia Delivery (HotMD 2011)

Workshop Co-Chairs

Cheng Huang, Microsoft Research, USA
Yong Liu, Polytechnic Institute of NYU, USA
Francesc Pinyol Margalef, La Salle - Universitat Ramon Llull, Spain
Gabriel Ferndez Ubiergo, La Salle - Universitat Ramon Llull, Spain
Alejandro Lez Gonzez, La Salle - Universitat Ramon Llull, Spain

* IEEE Workshop on Streaming and Media Communications (StreamComm 2011)

Workshop Co-Chairs

Maria G. Martini, Kingston University, UK
Ivan V. Bajic, Simon Fraser University, Canada

* International Workshop on Acoustics and Video Coding and Communication
(AVCC 2011)

Workshop Co-Chairs

Peng Yin, Dolby Laboratories Inc, USA
Yan Ye, Dolby Laboratories Inc, USA
Pei-jung Chung, University of Edinburgh, UK
Zhiqiang Wu, Wright University, USA

* Workshop on Multimedia-Aware Networking (WoMAN 2011)

Workshop Co-Chairs

Christian Timmerer, Klagenfurt University, Austria
Daniel Negru, LaBRI, France
Eugen Borcoci, University Politehnica Bucharest, Romania
George Xilouris, Demokritos, Greece

* Workshop on Multimodal Audio-based Multimedia Content Analysis (MAMCA

Workshop Co-Chairs

Xavier Anguera, Telefica, Spain
Gerald Friedland, ICSI, USA
Florian Metze, CMU, USA

* Workshop on Human Factors in Multimedia (HFM 2011)

Workshop Co-Chairs

David Fonseca, La Salle University, Spain
Anup Basu, University of Alberta, Canada
Marc Pifarre, La Salle University, Spain
Eva Villegas, La Salle University, Spain

Important Dates:

Workshop / Demo Paper Submission:   February 20, 2011
Workshop / Demo Paper Acceptance:   April 10, 2011
Workshop / Demo Camera-ready Paper: April 20, 2011


Call for Papers

The Fifth IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing
(IEEE ICSC 2011)

September 18-21, 2011, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, USA.

The field of Semantic Computing addresses the derivation of semantic
information from content and the connection of semantics to knowledge,
where "content" may be anything including video, audio, text, processes,
services, hardware, networks, etc.

The fifth IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing (ICSC 2011)
continues to foster the growth of a new research community. The conference
builds on the success of the past ICSC conferences as an international
forum for researchers and practitioners to present research that advances
the state of the art and practice of Semantic Computing, as well as
identifying emerging research topics and defining the future of the field.

The event is located in Palo Alto, CA on the campus of Stanford
University. The technical program of ICSC 2011 includes workshops, invited
keynotes, paper presentations, panel discussions, industrial 'show and
tells', demonstrations, and more. Submissions of high-quality papers
describing mature results or ongoing work are invited.

Please refer to the conference website for further information:


Authors are invited to submit Regular Papers (8-page technical paper),
Short Papers (4-page technical paper), Demonstration Papers and Posters
(2 page technical paper), and Workshop and Special Session Proposals.
More information is available on the ICSC 2011 web page. The Conference
Proceedings will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press.
Distinguished quality papers presented at the conference will be selected
for publication in internationally renowned journals.

AREAS OF INTEREST INCLUDE (but are not limited to):

Semantics based Analysis
- Natural language processing
- Image and video analysis
- Audio and speech analysis
- Data and web mining
- Behavior of software, services and networks
- Privacy
- Security
- Analysis of social networks

Semantic Integration
- Metadata and other description languages
- Database schema integration
- Ontology integration
- Interoperability and service integration
- Semantic programming languages and software engineering
- Semantic system design and synthesis

Applications using Semantics
- Search engines and question answering
- Semantic web services
- Content-based multimedia retrieval and editing
- Context-aware networks of sensors, devices and applications
- Digital library applications
- Machine translation
- Music description
- Medicine and Biology
- GIS systems and architecture

Semantic Interfaces
- Natural language interfaces
- Multimodal interfaces
- Human centered computing


* Feb 22nd, 2011: Special Session Proposals
* Feb 22nd, 2011: Workshop Proposals
* May 3rd, 2011: Regular & Short Paper Submission
* May 3rd, 2011: Demo Descriptions & Posters
* June 28th, 2011: Notification Date
* July 15th, 2011: Camera-Ready & Registration


Call for papers

IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing
September 18-22, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

From the beginning of the computer age, people have sought easier ways to
learn, express, and understand computational ideas. Whether this meant
moving from punch cards to textual languages, or command lines to
graphical UIs, the quest to make code easier to express, manipulate, and
understand by a broader group of people is an ongoing challenge. The IEEE
Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing (VL/HCC) is the
premier international forum for research on this topic. Established in
1984, the mission of the conference is to support the design, theory,
application and evaluation of computing technologies and languages for
programming, modeling and communicating, which are easier to learn, use,
and understand by people.

Scope and Topics

We solicit original, unpublished research papers that focus on efforts to
design, formalize, implement, and evaluate computing languages and
development tools that are easier to learn, easier to use, and easier to
understand. This includes languages and tools expressed not only as text,
but through any other means (visual, sketch-based, gesture-based, or
otherwise). This also includes languages and tools intended for a wide
range of audiences, including professional software developers, novice
programmers, or other any other people who find a need to express
computational ideas. We also seek papers that address cognitive, social,
cultural, and theoretical aspects of efforts to lower barriers
to computing.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

     * The design, evaluation, and theory of visual languages
     * End-user development and end-user programming
     * Novel user interfaces for expressing code
     * Human aspects of software development
     * Debugging and program understanding
     * Computer science education
     * Software development tools
     * Model-driven development
     * Domain-specific languages
     * Software visualization
     * Query languages

Paper Submissions

We invite two kinds of papers, due March 11, 2011:

     * full-length research papers, up to 8 pages
     * short research papers, up to 4 pages

All accepted papers, whether full or short, should be complete archival
contributions. The contribution from full papers are more extensive than
those from short papers. Short papers are not works in progress;
incomplete or ongoing research should be submitted to the Posters category
(described on the back). All submissions will be reviewed by members of
the Program Committee. The paper deadline will not be extended. Authors
may optionally submit a short digital video or interactive illustration
with paper submissions. Since not everyone who reviews your paper may view
the video figure, your submission must stand on its own and will be
reviewed as such. The videos of accepted papers will be distributed
at the conference and will appear in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library.
Video formatting details are available online.

Important Dates:

Paper submissions (firm deadline) 11 March 2011
Notification of paper reviews     27 May 2011
Rebuttals due                     3 June 2011
Notification of final decision    10 June 2011
Camera-readies due                1 July 2011

For posters and demonstrations:

Submissions                       17 June 2011
Notification of final decision    22 July 2011