January 2016 Newsletter


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


This month’s topics include:



IEEE T-MM EIC’s message entitled

“On Building a Stronger Multimedia Community”


Interesting Recent publications from IEEE Trans. on Multimedia


CFP: MTAP SI on Multimedia Social Mobile Computing



Please find attached the IEEE T-MM EIC’s message entitled

“On Building a Stronger Multimedia Community”.


TCMC (TC on Multimedia Computing) is one of the four IEEE societies that sponsor

T-MM. I hope that you find the message useful and please consider to submit papers

to T-MM to promote multimedia research.



Interesting Recent publications from IEEE Trans. on Multimedia:


Barcode Modulation Method for Data Transmission in Mobile Devices

Motahari, A. ; Adjouadi, M.

Jan., 2015


A Continuous Learning Framework for Activity Recognition Using Deep Hybrid Feature Models

Hasan, M. ; Roy-Chowdhury, A.K.

September, 2015


Deep Head Pose: Gaze-Direction Estimation in Multimodal Video

Mukherjee, S.S. ; Robertson, N.M.

October, 2015


Cloud Mobile Media: Reflections and Outlook

Yonggang Wen ; Xiaoqing Zhu ; Rodrigues, J.J.P.C. ; Chang Wen Chen

May, 2014


Detection and Classification of Acoustic Scenes and Events

Stowell, D. ; Giannoulis, D. ; Benetos, E. ; Lagrange, M. ; Plumbley, M.D.

September, 2015



Multimedia Tools and Applications

(A Springer Journal, SCI JCR IF=1.346)


Call for papers

special issue on Multimedia in Social Mobile Computing (MSMC)


The special issue on Multimedia in Social Mobile Computing (MSMC) aims at presenting and

discussing cross-disciplinary researches between multimedia technologies and social mobile



In the research community, increasing attention has been given to the growing and pervasive use of

mobile devices (e.g. Smartphone, PDA, GPS navigation and laptops) and wireless technology, and

mobile computing is experiencing a new phase of innovation.


Always more frequently multimedia data and content are spreading over the network of mobile

technologies. The volume of available multimedia data accessible from mobile devices increases

ever more over the years, and new challenges in data management, situation-awareness,

personalization, privacy, and security is emerging.


That variety of multimedia data recorded enables new applications across diverse research domains

comprising mobile media analysis, mobile social networks and mobile human-computer interaction.

Moreover, increasing attention has been paid to the usage of mobile technologies that allow users

interacting with collaborative multimedia systems using devices interconnected through an ad-hoc

network. This attention hails from the growing need of systems supporting coordination,

communication and shared production between and within groups.


In this direction, social networks and content-sharing sites are increasingly emerging as platforms

that facilitate the creation and sharing of multimedia content supporting also new types of

interaction. The growth of social multimedia systems stimulates researches on social computing that

investigate new issues and challenges in modelling, analyzing and effectively interacting with social



That is why the topic of social multimedia computing is attracting significant interest from

researchers in multimedia computing and social sciences, as well as web and mobile entrepreneurs,

software and mobile app vendors.




The special issue will invite high quality contributions addressing cross-disciplinary researches

between multimedia technologies and social mobile computing discussing technological

opportunities, challenges, solutions, and emerging theories and applications in mobile social



Topics of interest for the special issue include but are not limited to:

* Multimedia in mobile computing

* Mobile multimedia applications and services

* Multimedia user interfaces and interaction for mobile devices

* Personalization and situation awareness for mobile multimedia

* Security and privacy in mobile multimedia

* Mobile social networks and multimedia services

* Mobility, location-based social networks and media

* Multimedia in social computing theories, models and applications

* Multimedia-enabled social sharing of information

* Collaborative multimedia systems and applications

* Social multimedia analysis

* Theory and algorithms in social multimedia systems


Submission Guidelines


Papers submitted to this special issue for possible publication must be original and must not be

under consideration for publication in any other journal or conference. If the submission is an

extended version of a previously published workshop or conference paper, this should also be

explicitly mentioned in the cover letter, the published paper must be cited in the submitted journal

paper, and the submitted journal paper must technically extend the conference version, by 30%

according to general rules; i.e., the technical contribution in the journal ersion must be extended

beyond what was presented in the conference version.


Authors must follow the formatting and submission instructions of MTAP at:


and follow the “Submit Online” link on that page. Please make sure you select the SI title

“Multimedia in Social Mobile Computing (MSMC)” at the column of “Article Type” when you

submit on-line, and mention in your cover letter that you are submitting to this special issue.

All submitted papers will be peer reviewed by at least three reviewers according to the usual

standards of this journal, and will be evaluated on the basis of originality, quality and relevance to

this Special Issue and the journal, and on the basis of clarity and correct usage of English.


Date information (paper submission, review period, acceptance notification, publication)


* Full paper submission deadline: 26 February 2016

* First round acceptance notification: 31 May 2016

* Revision: 15 July 2016

* Final decision: 29 July 2016

* Publication of special issue: to be defined in accordance with the publisher


Guest Editors:


Fernando Ferri


Via Palestro 32

00185 Roma

e-mail: fernando.ferri@irpps.cnr.it


Patrizia Grifoni


Via Palestro 32

00185 Roma

e-mail: patrizia.grifoni@irpps.cnr.it


Arianna D’Ulizia


Via Palestro 32

00185 Roma

e-mail: arianna.dulizia@irpps.cnr.it


Maria Chiara Caschera


Via Palestro 32

00185 Roma

e-mail: mc.caschera@irpps.cnr.it


CFP: IEEE 2016 Intl. Conf. on Information Reuse and Integration



The development of software and its’ supporting hardware, at the global level, is

becoming a race for speed, memory, and most-importantly, cost-effectiveness. Simply put,

software plays an ever-increasing role in the world economy. This is currently about 20

percent of the U.S. GDP. It includes everything from providing creative decision support

in cancer research to simulating nuclear fusion reactor designs to mining big data for

scientific research and business – all of which generalize to creating knowledge, which

did not previously exist. All this and more are enabled by reuse and integration.


Information Reuse and Integration (IRI) encompasses all approaches for effectively

removing redundancy in the representation and exercise of data and knowledge for

incorporation into systems and applications. Data integration provides knowledge,

which is more compact and is thus of greater utility than the original data.

Furthermore, IRI addresses the representation, cleansing, generalization,

validation, and reasoning strategies for the scientifically-sound and cost-effective

advancement of all systems – including software, hardware, and systems of systems (SoS).


This conference explores three major tracks: information reuse, information

integration, and reusable systems (SoS). Information reuse explores theory and

practice of information representation and randomization; information integration

focuses on innovative strategies and algorithms for fusing sources of data and

knowledge; and, reusable systems focuses on developing and integrating collections

of systems, which provide novel cost-effective capabilities.


The IEEE IRI conference serves as a forum for researchers and practitioners from

academia, industry, and government to present, discuss, and exchange ideas that

address real-world problems with real-world solutions. Theoretical and applied

papers are both welcome. The conference program will include several plenary

speeches from academia, industry, and government; special sessions, open forum

workshops, panels, and tutorials (at no extra charge).


The conference includes, but is not limited to, the areas listed below:


Reuse and integration in VLSI/ SoC, and Computing architectures

Large Scale System Integration

Component-Based Design & Reuse

Unifying Data Models (UML, XML, etc.) and Ontologies

Database Integration

Structured/Semi-structured Data

Reuse in Software Engineering

Data Mining & BigData

Sensory and Information Fusion

Automation, Integration and Reuse Across Applications

Security, Privacy & Survivability

AI & Decision Support Systems; Heuristic Optimization and Search

Knowledge Management

Fuzzy and Neural Systems

Soft Computing

Mobile & Cloud Computing

Case-Based Reasoning

Natural Language Understanding

Command & Control Systems

Human-Machine Interaction

Biomedical & Healthcare Systems/Applications

Manufacturing Systems & Business Process Engineering

Reuse in Modeling & Simulation

Space and Robotic Systems

Service-Oriented Architectures

Multimedia Systems/Application

Autonomous Agents in Web-based Systems

Information Integration in Grid, Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing Environment

Systems of Systems

Semantic Web and Emerging Applications

Collaborative systems, networks & applications


Best Paper Award: The IEEE IRI Awards Committee will be presenting an award for the Best theory and/or applicative Paper. Other select awards will also be presented.


Important Dates:


Paper submission due

March 27, 2016


Notification to authors

April 27, 2016