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
CFP: IEEE IRI’2016
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.
A Continuous Learning Framework for Activity Recognition Using Deep Hybrid Feature Models
Hasan, M. ; Roy-Chowdhury, A.K.
Deep Head Pose: Gaze-Direction Estimation in Multimodal Video
Mukherjee, S.S. ; Robertson, N.M.
Cloud Mobile Media: Reflections and Outlook
Yonggang Wen ; Xiaoqing Zhu ; Rodrigues, J.J.P.C. ; Chang Wen Chen
Detection and Classification of Acoustic Scenes and Events
Stowell, D. ; Giannoulis, D. ; Benetos, E. ; Lagrange, M. ; Plumbley, M.D.
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
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
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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
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
Fuzzy and Neural Systems
Mobile & Cloud Computing
Natural Language Understanding
Command & Control Systems
Biomedical & Healthcare Systems/Applications
Manufacturing Systems & Business Process Engineering
Reuse in Modeling & Simulation
Space and Robotic Systems
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.
Paper submission due
March 27, 2016
Notification to authors
April 27, 2016