January 2013 Newsletter

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This month’s topics include:

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