2013 August Newsletter

Welcome to August’s edition of the IEEE-TCMC (Technical Committee on Multimedia Computing) monthly mailing.

This month’s topics include:

Industry notes

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Industry Events

IFA 2013
September 6 – 11, 2013
ExpoCenter City
Berlin, Germany

IFA is one of the largest consumer electronics trade shows in the world. At this year’s event expect to find presentations, announcements, and product releases in areas like: ultra HD displays, smart TVs, smart phones, tablets, networked appliances, social media, digital ecosystems, energy efficiency, and others.


Intel Development Forum (IDF) September 10 – 12, 2013 Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/intel-developer-forum-idf/san-francisco/2013/idf-2013-san-francisco.html

Many of the IDF technical lectures and lab sessions will cover recent software and hardware advances in multimedia computing. There are for example lectures on video communications, video transcoding, dual-screen applications, and several others. The complete catalog of lectures and lab sessions can be found at:



IBC 2013
September 12 – 17, 2013
RAI Amsterdam
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

IBC is one of the largest venues in Europe for technologists and strategists in the media and entertainment industries. This year’s program includes sessions with imaginative topics such as “Personalized TV and the Cloud”, “Beyond HD: Beyond Belief, Beyond Doubt, Beyond Price?”, and “Second Screen and Social Innovations.” The complete conference program is available from:




International Journal of Multimedia Data Engineering and Management (IJMDEM)


Editor-in-Chief: Shu-Ching Chen, Florida International University, USA Published: Quarterly (both in Print and Electronic form)


Prospective authors are invited to submit manuscripts for possible publication in the International Journal of Multimedia Data Engineering and Management (IJMDEM). The primary objective IJMDEM is to promote and advance multimedia research from different aspects in multimedia data engineering and management. It provides a forum for university researchers, scientists, industry professionals, software engineers and graduate students who need to be become acquainted with new theories, algorithms, and technologies in multimedia engineering, and to all those who wish to gain a detailed technical understanding of what multimedia engineering involves. Novel and fundamental theories, algorithms, technologies, and applications will be published to support this mission.

Among topics to be included (but not limited) are the following:
– content-based retrieval (image, video, audio, etc.)
– multimodal data analysis – relevance feedback
– multimedia databases – image/video/audio databases
– multimedia data mining
– learning support for multimedia data
– multimedia data engineering
– multimedia data modeling
– multimedia data indexing
– multimedia data storage
– security support for multimedia data
– new standards
– network support for multimedia data
– multimedia systems
– technologies and applications

Prospective authors should note that only original and previously unpublished manuscripts will be considered. All manuscript submissions will be forwarded to at least 3 members of the Editorial Review Board of the Journal and/or ad-hoc reviewers for a peer review. Final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers. All submissions must be submitted via email to chens@cs.fiu.edu.

All inquiries and submissions should be should be directed to the attention of:

Shu-Ching Chen, Florida International University, USA
International Journal of Multimedia Data Engineering and Management
E-mail: chens@cs.fiu.edu