October 2011 Newsletter

Welcome to the October 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/web/tcmc

This month’s topics include:

Call for Participation of ISM’2011;
Call for Participation of TCMC information session at ISM’2011;
Call for Papers of ICME’2012
MTAP Special Issue

Call for participation of ISM’2011

The 13th IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia (ISM2011) will
be held in Dana Point, California, USA, from Dec. 5th to Dec. 7th.
The conference program features 2 keynote talks, 2 topical challenge
talks, the full/short paper presentations, 6 workshops,
demonstrations, and the industrial program.

More information can be found on the conference website:


The link to the advance program:


Call for Participation of TCMC information session at ISM’2011

There will be a a information session of the IEEE technical Committee
on Multimedia Computing, held in conjuntion with ISM’2011
(http://ism.eecs.uci.edu/). This is open to ALL ISM attendees.

The date, time, and location information is attached below:

Dec. 7 (WED)
8:30- 9:10
Room: Dana
Chair: Dr. Shu-Ching Chen

ICME 2012

9-13 July, 2012

Melbourne, Australia


Authors are invited to submit a full paper (two column format,
6 pages) according to the guidelines available on the conference
website. The review will be double blind. Only electronic
submissions will be accepted. Topics of interest include, but are
not limited to:

Major Topics:

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.

Important Dates:

Full paper (6 pages) submission:
28th November, 2011

Reviews Released to Authors for Rebuttal:
17th January, 2012

Rebuttals Due:
22nd January, 2012

Notification of acceptance:
27th February, 2012

Camera ready papers due:
9th April, 2012

Conference date:
9th – 13th July, 2012

Multimedia Tools and Applications – MTAP

Special Issue on Interacting with Multimedia


Multimedia content is complex to interact with for several reasons,
in particular because media components such as images, audio and
video offer distinct interaction affordances. When interacting with
photos or music assets, for instance, users may have to deal with
huge collections or with many separate collections. As another
example, when audio and video are combined in settings such as
TV environments, users may want to take advantage of the multimodal
interaction offered by smartphones. New problems emerge when the
interaction involves 3D environments, given that navigation in
virtual environments may be a problem for many users.

Authors are invited to submit papers which will be evaluated in
terms of originality with respect to the state of the art, technical
content and accuracy, significance of the work, and presentation
(organization, style and clarity). Moreoever, the appropriateness
for the Multimedia Tools and Applications Journal will be evaluated
by analysing how authors compare their work with contributions
published in earlier MTAP issues.

This special issue invites high quality contributions associated
with theoretical and practical aspects of Interacting with Multimedia.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

* interacting with video
* interacting with audio
* interacting with photos
* interacting with social media
* interacting with mobile devices
* interacting with smartphones
* interacting with 3D environments
* interacting with sensors and other devices
* interaction workflow and cooperation
* personalized interaction with multimedia
* adaptive interaction with multimedia
* interactive TV
* collaborative interaction with media
* visualization via browsing, navigation, querying
* visualization with augmented and virtual reality
* visualizing multi-dimensional data, textual data, multimedia data
* visualization infrastructures, services and applications for
specific domains

Important Dates
* Submission Deadline: December 15, 2011
* Notification of First Round of Review: February 15, 2012
* Submission of the Revised Manuscript: March 15, 2012
* Notification of Final Acceptance: April 30, 2012
* Camera-ready Submission: May 30, 2012
* Tentative publication: August 2012

* Authors are invited to submit contributions online at
http://www.editorialmanager.com/mtap, selecting Article type:
Interacting with Multimedia

* Papers MUST follow the guidelines set out by Multimedia
Tools and Applications
using a *maximum* of 15 pages including references.

Guest Editor
* Ethan Munson (University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, USA)

Multimedia Tools and Applications
An International Journal
* Editor-in-Chief: Borko Furht
* ISSN: 1380-7501 (print version)
* ISSN: 1573-7721 (electronic version)
* Journal no. 11042
* http://www.springer.com/journal/11042