February 2016 Newsletter

Welcome to the Feb.’16 edition of the IEEE-TCMC (Technical Committee on Multimedia Computing) monthly mailing.

This month’s topics include:
* TCMC member achievement
* 2016 IEEE MultiMedia: Call for Best Paper Nomination
* 2016 ICME program udpate and call for submission
* CFP: International Journal of Multimedia Data Engineering and Management (IJMDEM)
* The January/March issue of IEEE MultiMedia
TCMC member, Dr. Yong Rui (from Microsoft Research Asia), has been selected
to receive the IEEE Computer Society 2016 Technical Achievement Award
“For pioneering contributions to multimedia analysis and retrieval”.
IEEE MultiMedia 2016 Best Paper Awards Nomination
IEEE MultiMedia is one of the first research journals specifically
dedicated to the multimedia research field. Over the past 20 years,
it has inspired tens of thousands of researchers, professors, and
students around the world. It has also helped initiate and shape
some of the major research themes and events in the multimedia field,
including digital libraries, content-based image retrieval, Web-scale
image search, multi-model and multimedia sensor fusion, social
media and multimedia, and mobile multimedia.
To celebrate the achievements of the magazine, and, more importantly,
to recognize the profound contributions from authors, IEEE MultiMedia
established the Best Paper Award (for regular papers and special
issue papers) and Best Department Article Award (for department articles)
in March 2015.
The Best Papers in 2015 are:
Best Paper Award:
Towards Multi-Screen Social TV with Geo-Aware Social Sense, Han Hu,
Yonggang Wen, Huanbo Luan, Tat-Seng Chua and Xuelong Li.
Best Department Article Award:
Microsoft Kinect Sensor and Its Effect, Zhengyou Zhang
We are now looking for 2016 Best Paper Awards Nomination.
Eligible Papers: Any paper published in IEEE MultiMedia in
2013, 2014, or 2015 is eligible.
Important Dates:
March 31st 2016:                               Nomination Deadline
First half of May 2016:                      Announcement
Nominations should include:
1. Nominator and his/her contact information
2. Bibliographic information for the paper
3. 500-word statement of support explaining the rationale for the
nomination, focusing the originality and the impact.
Nominations should be sent to the IEEE MultiMedia Editor-in-Chief
Dr. Yong Rui (yongrui@microsoft.com<mailto:yongrui@microsoft.com>) and
cc the IEEE MultiMedia Lead Editor Bonnie Wylie
IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME) 2016
July 11-15, 2016 – Seattle, USA
With around 1000 submissions and 500 participants each year, the IEEE
International Conference on Multimedia & Expo (ICME) has been the flagship
multimedia conference sponsored by four IEEE societies since 2000. It serves
as a forum to promote the exchange of the latest advances in multimedia
technologies, systems, and applications from both the research and development
perspectives of the circuits and systems, communications, computer, and
signal processing communities. The conference has a highly selective acceptance
rate (15% for oral presentations and the next 15% for posters). In 2016, an
Exposition of multimedia products, prototypes and animations will be held in
conjunction with the conference.
Latest news:
– Three plenary speakers have been confirmed:
    – Fei-Fei Li from Stanford University on image/video understanding
    – Mark Billinghurst from University of South Australia on virtual/augmented reality
    – Dariu Gavrila from Daimler R&D/University of Amsterdam on autonomous driving
– Six tutorials will be presented, FREE to all conference registrants:
    – Situation Recognition from Multimodal Data,
      by Vivek K. Singh, Siripen Pongpaichet and Ramesh Jain
    – Quality of Experience in Multimedia Systems and Services: A Journey Towards the Quality of Life,
      by Christian Timmerer, Fernando Pereira and Touradj Ebrahimi
    – High Efficiency Video Coding – Coding Tools and Specification: HEVC V3 and Coming Developments,
      by Mathias Wien
    – “Mulsemedia”-based Collaborative Mixed/Virtual Reality Environments,
       by Prabhakaran Balakrishnan
    – Interactive Search in Video & Lifelog Repositories,
      by Frank Hopfgartner and Klaus Schoeffmann
    – Graph Signal Processing for Image Compression & Restoration,
      by Gene Cheung and Xianming Liu
– Three Grand Challenges are looking for solutions:
    – Grand Challenge on Light-Field Image Compression
    – bitmovin Grand Challenge on Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP
    – MSR Image Recognition Challenge
– Twelve workshops have been accepted and are accepting submissions:
    – 7th IEEE International Workshop on Hot 3D Hot Topics in 3D
    – IEEE ICME International Workshop on Multimedia Services and Technologies
      for E-health (MUST-EH)
    – 3rd IEEE International Workshop on Mobile Multimedia Computing (MMC)
    – Sparsity and compressive sensing in multimedia (MM-SPARSE)
    – Multimedia in e-Commerce
    – 2nd International workshop on Affective Social Multimedia Computing
    – 22nd International Packet Video Workshop (PV)
    – 1st IEEE International Workshop on Privacy Issues in Multimedia (PIM) 2016
    – 4th International Workshop on Emerging Multimedia Systems and Application:
      Multimedia Big Data Processing and Analytics
    – IEEE Workshop on Multimedia Mobile Cloud for Smart City Applications (MMCloudCity)
    – International Workshop on Multimedia Artworks Analysis (MMArt)
    – 8th International Workshop on Multimedia for Cooking and Eating Activities (CEA)
– New Hands-On Expo program is introduced this year. Companies are invited to join the Expo
      and showcase a coherent product, set of products, or product technology.
– Two panel sessions are planned:
    – Making the Virtual Real: The Future of Augmented and Virtual Reality
      (with panelists from Google, Microsoft and Valve)
    – Multimedia Research and Products: Increasing Impact (with panelists from sponsoring TCs)
– Two student programs will be organized. Selected students will receive financial support,
      thanks to sponsorship from the National Science Foundation.
    – Student-Industry Luncheon
    – Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition
– T-MM papers published on or after January 1, 2015 and manuscripts accepted on or before
  April 15, 2016 are eligible for presentation at ICME 2016.
Authors are invited to participate the Grand Challenges, and submit papers to our workshops,
demos, industrial tracks, and student programs. For more details, please visit the conference website at
Important dates:
Workshop, Demo and Industry Track Paper Submission: March 18, 2016
Grand Challenge Paper and Data Submission: April 3, 2016
Notification of Workshop, Demo and Industry Track Paper Acceptance: April 22, 2016
T-MM Paper Presentation Submission: May 1, 2016
Camera-Ready Workshop and Demo Papers Due: May 13, 2016
Exhibition Application: May 13, 2016
Student-Industry Luncheon and 3MT Submission: May 13, 2016
Hands-On Expo Proposal Submission: May 15, 2016
International Journal of Multimedia Data Engineering and Management (IJMDEM)
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 big data
  • 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
FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at http://www.igi-global.com/journals/guidelines-for-submission.aspx
All article submissions will be forwarded to at least 3 members of the Editorial
Review Board of the journal for double-blind, peer review. Final decision regarding
acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers.
All submissions must be forwarded electronically.
All inquiries regarding IJMDEM should be directed to the attention of:
Shu-Ching Chen, Ph.D., Florida International University, USA
International Journal of Multimedia Data Engineering and Management
E-mail: chens@cs.fiu.edu
All manuscript submissions to IJMDEM should be sent through the online submission system:
The January/March issue of IEEE MultiMedia
Social Media for Learning:
Guest Editors’ Introduction
(Qing Li, Rynson W.H. Lau, Elvira Popescu, Yanghui Rao, Howard Leung, and Xinzhong Zhu)
Learners Thrive Using Multifaceted Open Social Learner Modeling
A Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Design for Quality Interaction
Generating Incidental Word-Learning Tasks via Topic-Based and Load-Based Profiles
Selecting Interesting Image Regions to Automatically Create Cinemagraphs
Visual Attention Retargeting
Working with the Domain Experts (EIC’s Message)
Small Data, Big Impact (Artful Media)
The Intersection of Art and Technology (Media Impact)
Social-Sensed Multimedia Computing (Visions and Views)