March 2013 Newsletter March 2013 Newsletter

 

Welcome to the March's edition of the IEEE-TCMC (Technical
Committee on Multimedia Computing) monthly mailing. 
 
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This month's topics include:
 
IEEE ISM Call for Workshop Proposals
 
CFPs: IJMIR (Multimedia Inforamtion Retrieval) special issue
 
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IEEE ISM'13 Call for Workshop Proposals
 
held in conjunction with 
IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia (ISM2013),
Anaheim, CA, USA, December 9-11, 2013 
http://ism.eecs.uci.edu/ 
 
The IEEE ISM2013 organizing committee invites proposals for 
workshops to be held in conjunction with the symposium. 
The workshops aim to explore focused interest areas and 
provide international forums for scientists, engineers, and 
computer users to exchange and share their experiences, 
new ideas, and research results on hot topics of multimedia 
computing. 
 
Submissions of proposals on workshops and special tracks of 
emerging areas are invited. Please submit proposals to 
ismwork@eecs.uci.edu and ismspecl@eecs.uci.edu respectively. 
Papers from Workshops and Focused Tracks will be presented at 
ISM2013, and included in the Proceedings.
 
Submissions of proposals on panels and demonstrations are 
also encouraged. Panel proposals should be submitted to 
ismpanel@eecs.uci.edu. Demo proposals should be submitted to 
ismdemo@eecs.uci.edu. Panel summary articles may also be 
included in the conference proceedings.
 
Important Dates:
 
4/15/2013 Workshop Proposal Submission
 
5/1/2013 Workshop Notification
 
6/10/2013 Panel Proposal Submission
 
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International Journal of Multimedia Information Retrieval 
Special Issue on Cross-Media Analysis
 
Call for Papers
 
TOPICAL THEME
 
Today there are lots of heterogeneous and homogeneous media 
data from multiple sources, such as news media websites, 
microblog, mobile phone, social networking websites, and 
photo/video sharing websites. Integrated together these 
media data represent different aspects of the real-world 
and help document the evolution of the world. Consequently, 
it is impossible to correctly conceive and to appropriately 
understand the world without exploiting the data available 
on these different sources of rich multimedia content 
simultaneously and synergistically. 
 
Cross-media analysis is a research area in the general 
field of multimedia content analysis which focuses on 
the exploitation of the data with different modalities 
from multiple sources simultaneously and synergistically 
to discover knowledge and understand the world. 
 
Specifically, we emphasize two essential elements in the 
study of cross-media analysis that help differentiate 
cross-media analysis from the rest of the research in 
multimedia content analysis or machine learning. 
 
The first is the simultaneous co-existence of data from 
two or more different data sources. This element 
indicates the concept of "cross", e.g., cross-modality, 
cross- source, and cross cyberspace to reality. 
Cross-modality means that heterogeneous features are 
obtained from the data in different modalities; 
cross-source means that the data may be obtained across 
multiple sources (domains or collections); cross- 
space means that the virtual world (i.e., cyberspace) 
and the real world (i.e., reality) complement each other. 
 
The second is the leverage of different types of data 
across multiple sources for strengthening the knowledge 
discovery, for example, discovering the (latent) 
correlation or synergy between the data with different 
modalities across multiple sources, transferring the 
knowledge learned from one domain (e.g., a modality or 
a space) to generate knowledge in another related domain, 
and generating a summary with the data from multiple 
sources. 
 
There two essential elements help promote cross-media 
analysis as a new, emerging, and important research 
area in today's multimedia research. With the emphasis 
on knowledge discovery, cross-media analysis is 
different from the traditional research areas such 
as cross-lingual translation. On the other hand, with 
the general scenarios of the leverage of different 
types of data across multiple sources for strengthening 
the knowledge discovery, cross-media analysis addresses 
a broader series of problems than the traditional 
research areas such as transfer learning. Overall, 
cross-media analysis is beneficial for many applications 
in data mining, causal inference, machine learning, 
multimedia, and public security. 
 
Examples of the problems related to cross-media analysis 
include but are not limited to:
 
Conceptual representation or a high-level modeling for 
cross-media data
 
Summarization discovered from cross-media data
 
Transfer learning across different data sources for 
cross-media data
 
Cross-media data search and semantic description
 
Cross-media data topic modeling
 
Temporal cross-media data evolutionary analysis and 
trend prediction
 
Cyberspace and reality mapping analysis
 
Cognitive analysis from cyberspace behaviors
 
REVIEW PROCESS
 
We welcome contributions from all the parties interested in 
cross-media analysis. We shall have a peer review process to 
ensure the high quality of the papers to appear in the special 
issue. At least three reviews shall be solicited before a paper 
is warranted to publish in this special issue. 
 
 
GUEST EDITORS
 
Zhongfei (Mark) Zhang
Computer Science Department, Watson School of Engineering
 and Applied Science
SUNY Binghamton
Binghamton, NY 13902-6000
USA
zhongfei@cs.binghamton.edu 
 
 
Yueting Zhuang
College of Computer Science
Zhejiang University,
Hangzhou, 310027 P.R. China
yzhuang@cs.zju.edu.cn
 
Ramesh Jain
Department of Computer Science
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697-3425
USA
jain@ics.uci.edu 
 
 
Jia-Yu (Tim) Pan
Google
Mountain View, CA 94041
USA
jypan@google.com 
 
 
IMPORTANT DATES
 
7/15/2013: Deadline of the submissions
 
10/15/2013: Notifications to authors for the first round of reviews
 
12/1/2013: Deadline of the revised submissions
 
12/15/2013: Decisions made for all the accepted papers
 
2014: Publication of this special issue
 
HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR PAPERS
 
Papers are submitted to the Journal's online submission system at:
 
http://www.editorialmanager.com/mmir/default.asp
 
which can also be accessed from the Journal's webpage at:
 
http://www.springer.com/computer/information+systems+and+applications/journal/13735?detailsPage=pltci_1756107
 
and click "Submit Online" button at the right panel of the Journal page.
 
You will then be asked to login to the online submission 
system using your registered user name and password. If you 
are new to the system, you need to first register to the 
system to get your user name and password by clicking the 
"REGISTER" button. After you have logged into the system, 
under the "New Submissions" panel, click the "Submit New 
Manuscript" link. Then you will see a pull-down menu of 
article types, and you will see the special track for this 
special issue: S.I.:Cross Media Analysis. By choosing this 
article type, you will be led to the online submission 
process for the special issue.
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