2013 Feb. Newsletter 2013 Feb. Newsletter


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Call for Proposals for ICME2016 and ICME2017
2016/2017 IEEE Intl. Conf. on Multimedia and Expo (ICME)
Sponsored By
The IEEE Circuits and Systems Society 
The IEEE Communications Society 
The IEEE Computer Society
The IEEE Signal Processing Society
This Call for Proposal is distributed on behalf of the 
Steering Committee for the 2016 and 2017 IEEE International 
Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME) to be held in summer 
of both years. 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. 
An Exposition of multimedia products, animations and industries 
will be held in conjunction with the conference. ICME 2016 will 
be the seventeenth meeting in this series and ICME 2017 will 
be the eighteenth in the series.
The conference organizing team is advised to incorporate into 
their proposal the following items.
*Proposed Dates (approximately mid-year of 2016 or 2017, preferable July)
*Organizing Committee Members
  Names for all key positions
  Biographical information for General Chair(s), 
  Technical Program Chairs, Treasurer/Finance Chair, Workshop
  Chairs, and Special Session Chairs 
*Technical Committee Members
  Names for Track Chairs
  Membership in the Signal Processing Society: Multimedia Signal 
  Processing Technical Committee, Circuits and Systems Society: 
  Multimedia Systems and Applications Technical Committee, 
  Communications Society: Multimedia Communications Technical 
  Committee, and/or Computer Society: Technical Committee on Multimedia Computing
*Proposed budget. (For advice on building an IEEE budget 
please contact Lisa Schwarzbek at l.schwarzbek@ieee.org.)
*Support that can be anticipated from the local government, 
universities and or corporations
*Why select this particular location?
  Airport and transportation information
  Customs and Visa regulations
  Hotel and convention center information (i.e. space diagrams, maps, etc.) 
  Tourist destinations (i.e. museums, natural wonders, etc.)
  Average weather conditions for the time of year
Submission of Proposal
Before submitting a proposal please read the ICME Charter and 
Guidelines on the ICME website (http://www.ieee-icme.org). 
Also, please notify the Steering Committee of your intent 
to propose via an e-mail to Steering Committee Chair Prof. 
Chang Wen CHEN at chencw@buffalo.edu by April 15, 2013
Proposals for ICME are currently being accepted for the 2016 
and 2017 ICME. Proposals should be sent no later than June 1, 2013. 
Send the proposal to Lisa Schwarzbek, Conference Services Manager, 
IEEE Signal Processing Society (l.schwarzbek@ieee.org).
Proposal Presentation
???Proposals of interest to the Steering Committee may be asked 
to be presented at the Steering Committee meeting at ICME 2013.
*IEEE ICSC2013* - Call for Contributions
7th IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing
September 16th-18th, 2013, Irvine, CA, USA
Sponsored by IEEE Computer Society
=> Workshop Proposals: Feb 22nd, 2013
=> Special Session Proposals: March 1st, 2013
Regular Paper Submission: May 10th, 2013
Demo Descriptions: May 10th, 2013
Posters: May 10th, 2013
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 structured data, video, audio, text, hardware, 
software, process, etc.
The Seventh IEEE International Conference on Semantic 
Computing (ICSC 2013) 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 Irvine, California at Irvine Hyatt. The technical program 
of ICSC 2013 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.
The main goal of the conference is to foster the dialog between 
experts in each sub-discipline. Therefore we especially encourage 
submissions of work that is interesting to multiple areas, such
as multimodal approaches.
Please refer to the conference website for further information: 
Semantics based Analysis
- Natural language processing
- Image and video analysis
- Audio, music, and speech analysis
- Data and web mining
- Behavior of software, services, and networks
- Services and networks
- Security
- Privacy
- 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
- Devices and applications
- Digital library applications
- Machine translation
- Music description and meta-creation
- Medicine and Biology
- GIS systems and architecture
Semantic Interfaces
- Natural language interfaces
- Multimodal interfaces and mediation technology
- Human centered computing
Regular Papers and Short Papers.  
Authors are invited to submit an 8-page (regular) or 
4-page (short) technical paper manuscript in 
double-column IEEE format following the guidelines 
available on the ICSC20103 web page.
Demonstration Papers and Posters. 
Authors are invited to submit an 2-page (demonstration 
or poster) technical paper manuscript in double-column 
IEEE format following the guidelines available on the 
ICSC2013 web page.
Workshops and Special Sessions.  
The organizing committee invites proposals for workshops 
and special sessions to be held in conjunction with the 
conference. These will focus on specific topics of the 
main conference. More information is available on the 
ICSC2013 web page.
The Conference Proceedings will be published by IEEE Computer 
Society Press. Distinguished quality papers presented at the 
conference will be selected for publications in internationally 
renowned journals.