About IEEE MultiMedia

IEEE MultiMedia magazine was founded in 1994, and is the first IEEE publication in the multimedia area. IEEE MultiMedia serves the community of scholars, developers, practitioners, and students who are interested in multiple media types and work in fields such as image and video processing, audio analysis, text retrieval, and data fusion. Some readers are generalists, others specialists; they work in industry, business, the arts, and academia.

The magazine includes peer-reviewed articles, editorial comment, and conference and standards reports. Articles discuss research and advanced practice in multimedia hardware, software, systems, and their applications–spanning theory to working systems.


The magazine contains technical information covering a broad range of issues in multimedia systems and applications. Articles discuss research as well as advanced practice in hardware/software and are expected to span the range from theory to working systems. Especially encouraged are papers discussing experiences with new or advanced systems and subsystems. To avoid unnecessary overlap with existing publications, acceptable papers must have a significant focus on aspects unique to multimedia systems and applications. These aspects are likely to be related to the special needs of multimedia information compared to other electronic data, for example, the size requirements of digital media and the importance of time in the representation of such media. The following list is not exhaustive, but is representative of the topics that are covered: Hardware and software for media compression, coding and processing; Media representations and standards for storage, editing, interchange, transmission & presentation; Hardware platforms supporting multimedia applications; Operating systems suitable for multimedia applications; Storage devices and technologies for multimedia information; Network technologies, protocols, architectures and delivery techniques intended for multimedia; Synchronization issues; Multimedia databases; Formalisms for multimedia information systems and applications; Programming paradigms and languages for multimedia; Multimedia user interfaces; Media creation integration editing and management; Creation and modification of multimedia applications. The primary goal of the magazine is to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners to present new findings and discuss experiences with multimedia systems and applications. In addition, the magazine keeps readers informed of the state of the art in the multimedia arena, including technical trends and research directions.

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