January 2013 Newsletter


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CFPs: ICME theme track on "Multimedia for Humanity" 

ICME 2013 "Multimedia for Humanity"




 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME) 2013 (July
 15-19) Fairmont, San Jose, USA

 Submission Deadline: ------ Feb 15, 2013

 Notification of Acceptance: Mar 31, 2013

 Camera-Ready Paper Due: --- Apr 15, 2013

 Contact Email: icme2013.tpc@gmail.com

 Theme sessions of interest include, but are not limited to:

 · Healthcare, clinical, medical and rehabilitation related

 · Environment, crisis and green technologies

 · Serious Gaming in Education and training

 · Social media and social network

 · Culture, heritage, and art

 · Other humanitarian impacts

 The "Multimedia for Humanity" Theme Track is a new technical program
 introduced in ICME 2013. The goal is to encourage the deployment of
 multimedia methodologies, techniques and systems to benefit society and
 humanity. Multimedia research & development has a close link with elements
 necessary for daily activities, which include Green Energy, Security,
 Transportation, Mobile Communication, Heritage & Culture, Healthcare,
 Entertainment, Education, Social Networking, Art & Design, rescue,
 surveillance and so on.

 The IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo (ICME) has been the
 flagship multimedia conference sponsored by four IEEE societies since 2000.
 Authors are invited to submit a paper (IEEE two-column format, 4 to 6
 pages) according to the guidelines available on the conference website at
 www.icme2013.org. Reviews will be double-blind. Only electronic and
 anonymous submissions will be accepted.

 ICME 2013 aims to have high quality oral, poster and demo presentations.
 Evaluation of submissions to this Theme Track will focus on "impact on
 humanity" and "implementation/performance efficiency." Theme Paper Awards
 will be announced during the conference. Accepted papers should be
 presented, or else they will not be included in the IEEE Xplore Library.

 Theme Chairs:


 A. El-Saddik, Univ. of Ottawa, Canada

 H. Wang, TCL Research, USA

 Theme Area Chairs:


 Kiyoharu Aizawa, Univ. of Tokyo, Japan

 Zhi-Bo Chen, Technicolor, China

 Yu Liu, NUDT, China

 Stefan Goebel, Technical Univ. Darmstadt, Germany

 Guan-Ming Su, Dolby Lab. USA

 Mahdi Tavakoli, Univ. of Alberta, Canada