Welcome to the September 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: http://www.computer.org/portal/web/tcmc
This month's topics include:
One new TCMC Special Interest Group formed; IEEE Multimedia Magazine Special Issue; ICME'12 CFP
One new TCMC Special Interest Group:
SIGVA (Special Interest Group on Video Analytics)
Dr. Balakrishnan Prabhakaran
Department of Computer Sciences
University of Texas at Dallas
Richardson, TX 75080-3021, USA
IEEE MultiMedia Special Issue: Call for Papers
Large-Scale Multimedia Data Collections
Submissions due: 1 October 2011
Pivotal to many tasks in relation to multimedia research and
is the availability of a sufficiently large data set and its
corresponding ground truth. Currently, most available data sets
for multimedia research are either too small, such as the Corel
or Pascal data sets; too specific, such as the Text Retrieval
Conference Video (Trecvid) data set; or without ground truth,
such as the recent efforts by the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology and Microsoft Research Asia that gathered millions
of Web images for testing. While it’s relatively easy to crawl
and store a huge amount of data, the creation of ground truth
necessary to systematically train, test, evaluate, and compare
the performance of various algorithms and systems is a major
problem. For this reason, more and more research groups are
individually putting efforts into the creation of such corpus
to carry out research on large-scale data sets. There is a need
to unify these individual efforts into the creation of a unified
Web-scale repository that would benefit the entire multimedia
research community. The purpose of this special issue is to
present and report on the construction and analysis of large-scale
multimedia data sets and resources, and to provide a strong
reference for multimedia researchers interested in large-scale
multimedia data sets. The issue will specifically address the
construction of data sets; the creation of ground truths; the
sharing and extending of such resources in terms results and
analysis related to ground truth, features, algorithms, and tools.
The IEEE MultiMedia special issue on large-scale multimedia data
collections solicits original papers that will be of interest for IEEE
MultiMedia readers. The list of possible topics includes, but is not
* Construction, unification, and evolution of corpus: the state of
use, the lessons learned, and their impact, scalability of results,
and range of applications.
* Framework for sharing of data sets, ground truths, features,
algorithms, and tools, as well as comparison and analysis of results.
* Large-scale corpus analysis techniques: knowledge mining from
large-scale multimedia corpus, optimization techniques on
large-scale multimedia data for efficiency, and techniques for
large-scale, content-based multimedia retrieval.
Performance evaluation methodologies and standards.
Submission Procedures and Deadlines
Submit your paper at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/cs-ieee.
When uploading your paper, please select the appropriate special
issue title under the category “Manuscript Type.” If you have any
questions regarding the submission system, please contact Andy
Morton at email@example.com. All submissions will undergo a
blind peer review by at least two expert reviewers to ensure a high
standard of quality. Referees will consider originality, significance,
technical soundness, clarity of exposition, and relevance to the
special issue topics. All submissions must contain original,
previously unpublished research or engineering work. Papers must
stay within the following limits: 6,500 words maximum, 12 total
combined figures and tables with each figure counting as 200 words
toward the total word count, and 18 references.
To submit a paper to the July–September 2012 special issue,
please observe the following deadlines:
1 October 2011: Full paper must be submitted using our online
manuscript submission service and prepared according to the
instructions for authors (please see the Author Resources page at
15 January 2012: Authors notified of acceptance, rejection, or
5 April 2012: Final versions due.
Direct any correspondence before submission to the guest editors:
Benoit Huet, EURECOM, Benoit.Huet@eurecom.fr
Alexander Hauptmann, Carnegie Mellon University,
Tat-Seng Chua, National University of Singapore,
Call for paper -- IEEE International Conference on Multimedia
and Expo (ICME) 2012
1. Call for main conference paper
2. Call for workshop proposals
3. Call for Tutorial proposals
4. Call for Special Session Proposals
9th-13thJuly, 2012 • MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
Main conference website: http://www.icme2012.org/
Main conference email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo (ICME) has been
the flagship multimedia conference sponsored by four IEEE societies
since 2000. It serves as a forum to promote the exchange of the latest
advances in multimedia technologies, systems and applications from both
the research and development perspectives of the circuits and systems,
communications, computer, and signal processing communities.
ICME 2012 will be held in Melbourne, Australia from the 9th to 13th July,
2012. The conference venue is the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition
Centre , a 6 Star Green Energy rated Convention and Exhibition Centre
in central Melbourne capable of hosting the whole conference in one
venue. There are abundant accommodation options available, from
student dorms to deluxe hotels within walking distance of the
Conference venue, and many of Melbourne's famous attractions.
Authors are invited to submit a full paper (two-column format, 6 pages)
according to the guidelines available on the conference website at
http://www.icme2012.org . The review will be double blind. Only
electronic submissions will be accepted. Topics of interest include,
but are not limited to:
· Multimedia computing systems and human-machine interaction
· Interactive media and immersive environments
· Animation, virtual reality and 3D imaging
· Multimedia content analysis and search
· Multimedia databases and digital libraries
· Multimedia signal processing
· Signal processing for media integration
· Multimedia security and privacy
· Multimedia analysis and social media
· Multimedia communications and networking
· Multimedia compression and standards
· Multimedia applications and technology
· Hardware and software for multimedia systems
· Multimedia quality assessment
ICME 2012 will showcase high quality oral and poster presentations as
well as demonstration sessions. It will target an overall acceptance
rate of 30%. Best papers and demonstrations will be awarded at the
conference. Authors of high quality papers will be invited to submit
an extended version of their work for potential publication in a
special issue/section of the IEEE Transactions on Multimedia. Accepted
papers must be registered and presented; otherwise they will not be
included in the IEEE Xplore Library.
ICME 2012 will feature IEEE society's sponsored workshops, and
individual proposals for workshops are also invited. We encourage
researchers, developers and practitioners to organise workshops on
various new emerging topics. Industry exhibitions will be held in
conjunction with the main conference. Keynote speeches and panel
discussions will also be a conference highlight. Proposals for
Tutorials are also invited. Please visit the ICME 2012 website for
· Full paper (6 pages) submission due: 28 th November. 2011
· Notification of acceptance: 27 th February, 2012
· Workshop and tutorial proposal submission due: 15 th October, 2011
· Proposal acceptance for workshop: 15 th November 2011
· Proposal acceptance for tutorial: 15th December, 2011
· Workshop paper submission due: 5 th March 2012
· Tutorial materials Due: 15th March, 2012
· Workshop paper acceptance: 26 th March 2012
· Camera-ready paper (main conference and workshop) due: 9 th April 2012
Jian Zhang, University of Technology,
Sydney and National ICT Australia, Australia
Dan Schonfeld, University of Illinois, USA
David Dagan Feng, the University of Sydney, Australia
Alan Hanjalic, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
Jianfei Cai, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Enrico Magli, Politecnicodi Torino ,Italy
Mark Pickering, the University of New South Wales, Australia
Gerald Friedland, International Computer Science Institute, USA
Xian-Sheng Hua, Microsoft, USA
Call for Workshop Proposals
Workshop proposals are solicited for ICME 2012 . The workshops
should be clearly focused and facilitating active discussions
and constructive interactions on current or emerging topics of
interest. They should allow members of the community to compare and
discuss approaches, methods, and new concepts on research topics
pertinent to the main conference. These topics often offer emerging
interests to the multimedia research community or bridge the
community with other areas.
Workshop proposals for ICME 2012 should include:
• The title, goals, and duration of the workshop (half-day or
full-day, which will be held either on 9 th or 13 th July 2012)
• The specific topics that will be addressed by the workshop;
• The relevance and significance of this workshop to the main
• The history of the workshop if it is not the first version;
• A draft workshop call for papers with:
- the names, affiliations, email addresses, and short bios of the
workshop organizers, who should be experts in the related topics
and preferably from multiple institutions;
- the paper selection process;
- a list of potential Program Committee members and their affiliations.
Workshop proposals should not exceed four pages and should be
submitted to the Workshop Chairs, Jorge E. Caviedes
(email@example.com ) and Tao Mei (tmei [AT] microsoft.com ).
Workshop proposals will be evaluated based on various criteria including
the quality and level of details of the proposal, the theme of the
workshop, its relevance to the main conference, and the overall
balance of the conference workshop program.
Jorge E. Caviedes jorge.e.caviedes [AT] intel.com ,
Intel Corporation, USA
Tao Mei tmei [AT] microsoft.com , Microsoft Research Asia, China
Call for Tutorial Proposals
The ICME 2012 Organizing Committee invites proposals for tutorials.
ICME 2012 will take place in Melbourne, Australia from 9th to
13th July, 2012. The tutorials will be held on the first or last day
of the ICME 2012, either on 9th or 13th July.
We seek proposals for half-day and full-day tutorials. We are interested
in tutorials on established or emerging research topics within the
field itself, but we also welcome tutorials from related research
fields or application areas. The ideal tutorial should attract a wide
audience, be broad enough to provide a gentle introduction to the chosen
research area, and should also cover the most important contributions
in depth. Proposals that exclusively focus on the presenter's own work
or commercial presentations are not eligible.
Topics are referred to ICME 2012 main conference (CfP)
Tutorial proposals must be in PDF format and submitted via emails to
Tutorial co-chairs Yen-Kuang Chen (y.k.chen [at] ieee.org ) and
Shuicheng Yan (eleyans [at] nus.edu.sg ).
All tutorial proposals may first receive peer review. Then, from the
pool of proposal deemed of the highest quality, the chairs will make
the final selection of tutorials to present the greatest variety to
conference attendees and to fit the conference schedule.
Speakers for all accepted tutorials will be required to sign a
commitment to present at the conference within 30 days of notification.
Speakers also need to provide a 300-word abstract (for inclusion in
registration materials). Materials for the conference DVD must be
delivered by 15th March, 2012.
Proposals, prepared in an one column PDF file (no more than 3 pages),
should include the following information:
· Title of the tutorial
· Format of the tutorial (1/2 day or 1 day)
· Description of the tutorial
- Motivation---Why is this topic important?
- Objectives---Why should one attend this tutorial?
- Key takeaway messages---What can the attendees learn from
- Target audience and prerequisite knowledge of audience---Who should
attend this tutorial?
- Outline---What does the speaker plan to give in the tutorial?
- Speakers credentials, e.g., a short BIO, whether the speaker has
offered tutorials before---Why should ICME choose this speaker to
teach this tutorial?
· Materials: A description (one or two paragraphs) of materials to
be provided to attendees on the conference DVD course slides,
annotated bibliography, code snippets etc. NOTE: the materials
themselves do not need to be provided in the proposal.
Yen-Kuang Chen (y.k.chen [at] ieee.org ), Intel Corporation, USA
Shuicheng Yan (eleyans [at] nus.edu.sg ), National University of
Call for Special Session Proposals
Special sessions supplement the regular program for ICME 2012.
They are intended to cover new and emerging topics in the fields of
multimedia. Each special session should provide an overview of the
state-of-the-art and highlight important research directions in a
field of special interest to ICME participants. It should be a focused
effort rather than defined broadly. Requirements:
Each special session should consist of at least 5 oral papers. It is
encouraged that the session begins with an overview paper on the topic
being addressed and that the remaining papers follow up with technical
contributions on the topic.
The following information should be included in the proposal:
• Title of the proposed special session;
• Names/affiliations of the organizers (including brief bios and
• Session abstract;
• List of authors committed to submit paper (including a tentative
title and a 300-word abstract for each paper).
The session abstract should answer the following three questions:
• Motivation: why is this topic important for organizing a special
session in ICME 2012?
• Objective: who will be interested to submit papers?
• Target audience and key message: what can the attendees learn from
this special session?
This is a competitive call. Proposals will be evaluated based on
the timeliness of the topic and relevance to ICME, as well as the
qualification of the organizers and quality of papers in the proposed
session. Please note that all papers in the proposed session will go
through a review process similar to regular papers, to ensure that
the contributions are of the highest quality. Once the proposal has
been approved, the organizers as well as the special session chairs
will coordinate the review process. Important Dates:
Special Session Proposal Due:
October 15, 2011
Notification of Proposal Acceptance :
October 28, 2011
Special Session Paper Submission:
November 28, 2011
Notification of Paper Acceptance:
February 27, 2012
Camera-Ready Paper Due:
April 9, 2012
To submit special session proposals or for additional information
regarding the special sessions, please contact one of the Special
Session Chairs: Dr. Zhen Wen ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) or
Prof. Pascal Frossard ( email@example.com ).