April 2014 Newsletter

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

This month’s topics include:

IEEE Multmedia Magazine April-June Issue TOC
IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing SI CFP

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IEEE Multimedia Magazine April-June issue TOC

Feature Articles

Toward Haptic Cinematography: Enhancing Movie
Experiences with Camera-Based Haptic Effects
Fabien Danieau, Julien Fleureau, Philippe Guillotel, Nicolas
Mollet, Marc Christie, and Anatole L ecuyer

Clustering Faces in Movies Using an Automatically
Constructed Social Network
Mei-Chen Yeh and Wen-Po Wu

Efficient BOF Generation and Compression for
On-Device Mobile Visual Location Recognition
Tao Guan, Yunfeng He, Liya Duan, Jianzhong Yang, Juan Gao,
and Junqing Yu

Joint Video and Text Parsing for Understanding
Events and Answering Queries
Kewei Tu, Meng Meng, Mun Wai Lee, Tae Eun Choe,
and Song-Chun Zhu


EIC’s Message
Yong Rui
IEEE MultiMedia
Forges Ahead

Vision & Views
Thomas Huang, Vuong Le, Thomas Paine, Pooya Khorrami, and
Usman Tariq
Visual Media: History and Perspectives

Media Impact
Si Liu, Luoqi Liu, and Shuicheng Yan
Fashion Analysis: Current Techniques and
Future Directions

Multimedia at Work
John Wus, Jun Tian, Hongbing Li, Dong-Qing Zhang,
Wei Jiang, Zhenyu Wu, and Heather Yu
Toward Experiential Mobile Media Processing

Industry & Standards
Ying Chen and Anthony Vetro
Next-Generation 3D Formats with Depth Map Support

New Products
Computer Society Information, p. 21
Ad Index, p. 89

Advances in Semantic Computing
IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing
Special Issue/Section

IEEE Transaction on Emerging Topics in Computing (TETC) seeks original
manuscripts for a Special Issue/Section on Advances in Semantic Computing
scheduled to appear in July, 2015.

Semantic Computing (SC) is an emerging field that addresses computing
technologies which allow users to search, create and manipulate
computational resources (including data, documents, tools, people,
devices, etc.) based on semantics (“meaning”, “intention”). Semantic
Computing includes the computing technologies (e.g., artificial
intelligence, natural language, software engineering, data and knowledge
engineering, computer systems, signal processing, etc.), and their
interactions, that may be used to extract or process computation
al content and descriptions. While some areas of Semantic Computing
have appeared as isolated pieces in individual disciplines, Semantic
Computing glues these pieces together into an integrated theme with
synergetic interactions. It addresses not only the analysis and
transformation of signals (e.g., pixels, words) into useful
information, but also how such information can be accessed and used
to synthesize new signals.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Semantic Analysis:
computational linguistics, natural language processing and
understanding, image and video analysis, audio and speech
analysis, big data, social media, data and web mining

Semantic Integration:
metadata and other description languages, ontology integration,
interoperability and service integration

Semantic Applications:
Semantic programming languages and software engineering, semantic
system design and synthesis, search engines and question answering,
semantic web services, content-based multimedia retrieval and
editing, context-aware networks of sensors, semantic design of
devices and applications, semantic communication networks, semantic
trusted computing, semantic GIS systems, semantic OS, semantic
biomedical informatics, semantic computing and education, semantic
computing and finance industry, semantic business intelligence

Semantic Interfaces:
Natural language interfaces, multimodal interfaces

Submitted articles must not have been previously published or
currently submitted for journal publication elsewhere. As an
author, you are responsible for understanding and adhering to our
submission guidelines. You can access them at the IEEE Computer Society
web site, www.computer.org. Please thoroughly read these before subm
itting your manuscript. TETC is the newest Transactions of the IEEE
Computer Society with Open Access only.

Please submit your paper to Manuscript Central at


Please note the following important dates.

Submission Deadline: September 1, 2014
Reviews Completed: November 1, 2014
Major Revisions Due (if Needed): November 31, 2014
Reviews of Revisions Completed (if Needed): December 15, 2014
Minor Revisions Due (if Needed): December 30, 2014
Notification of Final Acceptance: January 15, 2015
Publication Materials for Final Manuscripts Due: February 15, 2014
Publication date: July 2015

Please address all other correspondence regarding this special Section
to Lead Guest Editor Phillip Sheu.

Guest Editors

Phillip Sheu
Department of EECS
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697

Arif Ghafoor
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47907