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The field of multimedia is constantly evolving and innovating. To continue in our tradition of representing the wide spectrum of multimedia innovations, we are offering several new special issues for 2007 and 2008, and adding two board members.
For our October-December 2007 issue, we're featuring articles on multimedia signal processing and systems in healthcare and life sciences. This special issue will showcase areas where multimedia has had the most impact, with a focus on multimodal systems in behavior analysis in neuroscience, multimedia data analysis for high-throughput biology, mining multimedia data in healthcare, signal processing in clinical decision support systems, and genomic signal processing. In the April-June 2008 issue, we'll present a selection of advances in the area of collaborative tagging of multimedia, including collaborative multimedia tagging systems, linking social and content networks, and hybrid collaborative- and machine-learning techniques for tagging.
Another special issue we are considering for 2008 is on assistive devices and technologies. There are a number of technological challenges and research opportunities for multimedia in improving the lives of people on a daily basis.
Of course, we're always interested in acquiring and publishing quality articles from a wide array of multimedia disciplines, so I encourage you to submit your manuscript for consideration. We have a fairly simple and efficient online manuscript submission process (visit http://www.computer.org/multimedia for more details).
Part of keeping our magazine's content lively and diverse includes adding new talent to the editorial board. We have therefore added two new members—Yong Rui and Utz Westermann—who I believe will be excellent assets to our magazine. I look forward to Yong's and Utz's fresh perspectives, just as I always look forward to hearing our readers' perspectives. If you have any comments or ideas for the magazine, feel free to email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.