July 2015 Newsletter


Welcome to the July’15 edition of the IEEE-TCMC (Technical Committee on Multimedia Computing) monthly mailing.
This month’s topics include:
IEEE ISM’15 Deadline Extended to Aug. 17th!
CFP: MTAP Special Issue on “Content Based Multimedia Indexing”
Abstract Announcement for International Journal of Multimedia Data Engineering and Management (IJMDEM) 6(3)
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IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia (ISM2015)
Miami Beach Resort & Spa
Miami, Florida USA
December 14-16, 2015
Due to many requests, the submission deadline has been extended to August 17, 2015.
Sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society
Research in multimedia computing is generally concerned with presentation, integration and
computation of one or more media, such as text, image, graphics, audio, video, social data, and
data collected from various sensors, etc., using computing techniques. The IEEE International
Symposium on Multimedia (ISM2015) is an international forum for researchers to exchange
information regarding advances in the state of the art and practice of multimedia computing, as
well as to identify the emerging research topics and define the future of multimedia computing.
The technical program of ISM2015 will consist of invited talks (with 25+ high-profile Speakers:
http://www.ieeeism.com/#!ism-speakers/ccoq), paper presentations, and panel discussions.
Submissions are solicited for full papers and workshop papers.
Topics for submission include but are not limited to:
Systems and Architectures
Communications and Streaming
Media Interfaces
Media Representation, Processing, and Quality Measurement
Content Understanding, Modeling, Management, and Retrieval
Mobile media
Authors are invited to submit Research Papers (6-page technical paper) and Workshop
Proposals which will be included in the proceedings. Submissions of high quality papers
describing mature results or on-going work are invited. More information is available on the
ISM2015 web page. The Conference Proceedings will be published by IEEE Computer Society
Distinguished quality papers presented at the conference will be selected for publication in a
special track at IEEE Multimedia magazine and a special issue at International Journal of
Multimedia Data Engineering and Management.
There will be a Best Paper Award and a Best Student Paper Award competition. Award winners
will be announced at the conference banquet.
April 17, 2015 Workshop Proposal Submission
May 1, 2015 Workshop Notification
August 17, 2015 Paper Submission (Extended)
September 10, 2015 Paper Notification
September 25, 2015 Camera-Ready Paper Submission
Conference general co-chairs
Alberto Del BImbo, University degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
Shu-Ching Chen, Florida International University, USA
Haohong Wang, TCL Research America, USA
Heather Yu, Huawei R&D, USA
Roger Zimmermann, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Program Co-Chairs
Min Chen, University of Washington Bothell, USA
Leonel Sousa, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Yonghong Tian, Peking University, China
Call for Papers
Multimedia Tools and Applications, Journal, Springer
2014 Impact Factor 1.346
Special Issue on “Content Based Multimedia Indexing”
Submission deadline: September 30, 2015
Aim of the special issue
Multimedia indexing systems aim at providing easy, fast and accurate access to large multimedia
repositories. Research in Content-Based Multimedia Indexing covers a wide spectrum of topics
in content analysis, content description, content adaptation and content retrieval. Various tools
and techniques from different fields such as Data Indexing, Machine Learning, Pattern
Recognition, and Human Computer Interaction have contributed to the success of multimedia
systems. Although, there has been a significant progress in the field, we still face situations
when the system shows limits in accuracy, generality and scalability. Hence, the goal of this
special issue is to bring forward the recent advancements in content-based multimedia indexing.
Topics of interest
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
– Visual indexing (image, video, graphics);
– Social media analysis;
– Visual content extraction;
– Identification and tracking of semantic regions;
– Identification of semantic events;
– Audio (audio, speech, music) content extraction;
– Metadata generation, coding and transformation;
– Multi-modal and cross-modal indexing;
– Multimedia information retrieval (image, audio, video, text);
– Content-based search;
– Multimedia data mining;
– Multimedia recommendation;
– Mobile media retrieval;
– Event-based media processing and retrieval;
– Affective/emotional interaction or interfaces for multimedia retrieval;
– Large scale multimedia database management;
– Deep learning for multimedia indexing;
– Summarization, browsing and organization of multimedia content;
– Personalization and content adaptation;
– User interaction and relevance feedback;
– Multimedia interfaces, presentation and visualization tools;
– Evaluation and benchmarking of multimedia retrieval systems;
– Applications of multimedia retrieval: medicine, lifelogs, satellite imagery, video surveillance, etc.
Submission details
All the papers should be full journal length versions and follow the guidelines set out by
Multimedia Tools and Applications: http://www.springer.com/journal/11042.
Manuscripts should be submitted online at https://www.editorialmanager.com/mtap/ choosing
“CBMI 2015” as article type. When uploading your paper, please ensure that your manuscript is
marked as being for this special issue.
Information about the manuscript (title, full list of authors, corresponding author’s contact,
abstract, and keywords) should be also sent to the corresponding editors (see information
All the papers will be peer-reviewed following the MTAP regular paper reviewing procedures and
ensuring the journal high standards.
Important dates
Manuscript Due: September 30, 2015;
First Round Decisions: November 30, 2015;
Revisions Due: January 31, 2016;
Final Round Decisions: March 31, 2016;
Publication: Second quarter 2016.
Guest Editors
Marco Bertini, University of Florence, Italy (marco.bertini@unifi.it);
Bogdan Ionescu, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania (bionescu@imag..pub.ro).
The 11th IEEE International Workshop on Multimedia Information Processing
and Retrieval IEEE-MIPR 2015
Call for Papers
Huge amounts of multimedia data are increasingly available and the knowledge
of spatial and/or temporal phenomena becomes critical for many applications,
which requires techniques for the processing, analysis, search, mining, and
management of multimedia data. The 11th IEEE International Workshop on
Multimedia Information Processing and Retrieval (IEEE-MIPR 2015) will
take place in Miami, FL, USA on December 14-16, 2015, in conjunction with
IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia (ISM 2015). The workshop will
provide a forum for original research contributions and practical system
design, implementation, and applications of multimedia information processing
and retrieval. The target audiences will be university researchers, scientists,
industry professionals, software engineers and graduate students who need to
become acquainted with new theories and technologies in multimedia information
processing and retrieval.
Selected submissions will be chosen to be submitted as full papers for a
special issue for the International Journal of Multimedia Data Engineering
and Management (IJMDEM) – indexed by Thomson Reuters, Web of Science.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:
content-based retrieval (image, video, audio, etc.)
multimodal data analysis
image/video/audio databases
relevance feedback
multimedia databases
multimedia data mining
multimedia data modeling
multimedia data indexing
multimedia data storage
multimedia big data
deep learning for multimedia data
mobile multimedia
new standards
network support for multimedia data
distributed multimedia systems
Instructions for authors:
Papers reporting original and unpublished research results on the above
and related topics are solicited. All submitted papers will be refereed
for quality, originality and relevance by the Program Committee. The
acceptance/rejection of the papers will be based on the review results.
All questions should be addressed to the PC chairs.
An electronic version (PDF format) of the full paper should be submitted
by the paper submission deadline to the workshop website (http://mipr15.cs.fiu.edu/).
Papers must be prepared in such a way that ensures they will print anywhere.
Thus, you should avoid using special fonts. Manuscripts must be in English
and up to 6 pages (IEEE double-column format). Submissions should include
the title, author(s), author’s affiliation, e-mail address, tel/fax numbers,
abstract, and postal address on the first page.
Important Dates:
Full Paper Submission Deadline:        August 15, 2015 (PDF format)
Notification of Results:        September 10, 2015
         Camera Ready Copies:        September 25, 2015
Program Co-Chairs:
         Shu-Ching Chen        Florida International University, USA
         Mei-Ling Shyu        University of Miami, USA
Abstract Announcement for International Journal of Multimedia Data Engineering and
Management (IJMDEM) 6(3)
The contents of the latest issue of: International Journal of
Multimedia Data Engineering and Management (IJMDEM) Volume 6, Issue 3, July –
September 2015 Published: Quarterly in Print and Electronically ISSN: 1947-8534;
EISSN: 1947-8542; Published by IGI Global Publishing, Hershey, USA
Editor(s)-in-Chief: Shu-Ching Chen (Florida International University, USA)
Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to the
International Journal of Multimedia Data Engineering and Management (IJMDEM). All
manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.
An Experimental Evaluation of Debayering Algorithms on GPUs for Recording Panoramic
Video in Real-Time
Ragnar Langseth (ForzaSys AS, Oslo, Norway), Vamsidhar Reddy Gaddam (University of
Oslo and Simula Research Laboratory, Oslo, Norway), Håkon Kvale Stensland (University
of Oslo and Simula Research Laboratory, Oslo, Norway), Carsten Griwodz (Simula
Research Laboratory, Oslo, Norway), Pål Halvorsen (University of Oslo and Simula
Research Laboratory, Oslo, Norway), Dag Johansen (Univeristy of Tromsø – The Arctic
University of Norway, Tromsø, Norway)
Modern video cameras often only capture a single color per pixel in a single pass
operation. This process is called ltering, where pixels are ltered through a color
lter array, and the Bayer lter is perhaps the most common lter used today. This means
that the missing color channels must be restored in the image or the video frame in a
post-processing step, i.e., a process referred to as debayering. In a live video
scenario, this operation must be performed eciently in order to output each video
frame in real-time, while also yielding acceptable visual quality. Here, the authors
evaluate debayering algorithms implemented on a GPU for real-time panoramic video
recordings using multiple 2K-resolution cameras.
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Using a Commodity Hardware Video Encoder for Interactive Applications
Håkon Kvale Stensland (University of Oslo and Simula Research Laboratory, Oslo,
Norway), Martin Alexander Wilhelmsen (University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway), Vamsidhar
Reddy Gaddam (University of Oslo and Simula Research Laboratory, Oslo, Norway),
Asgeir Mortensen (University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway), Ragnar Langseth (ForzaSys AS,
Oslo, Norway), Carsten Griwodz (University of Oslo and Simula Research Laboratory,
Oslo, Norway), Pål Halvorsen (University of Oslo and Simula Research Laboratory,
Oslo, Norway)
Over the last years, video streaming has become one of the most dominant Internet
services. Due to the increased availability of high-speed Internet access, multimedia
services are becoming more interactive. Examples of such applications are both cloud
gaming (OnLive, 2014) and systems where users can interact with high-resolution
content (Gaddam et al., 2014). During the last few years, programmable hardware video
encoders have been built into commodity hardware such as CPUs and GPUs. One of these
encoders is evaluated in a scenario where individual streams are delivered to the end
users. The results show that the visual video quality and the frame size of the
hardware-based encoder are comparable to a software-based approach. To evaluate a
complete system, a proposed streaming pipeline has been implemented into Quake III.
It was found that running the game on a remote server and streaming the video output
to a client web browser located in a typical home environment is possible and
enjoyable. The interaction latency is measured to be less than 90 ms, which is below
what is reported for OnLive in a similar environment
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Object-of-Interest Retrieval in Social Media Image Databases for e-Crime Forum
Xinpeng L. Liao (University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA), Pradip
Chitrakar (University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA), Chengcui Zhang
(Department of Computer and Information Sciences, University of Alabama at
Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA), Gary Warner (University of Alabama at Birmingham,
Birmingham, AL, USA)
Using object-of-interest matching to detect presence of e-Crime activities in
low-duplicate social media images is an interesting yet challenging problem that
involves many complications due to the dataset’s inherent diversity. SURF-based
(Speeded Up Robust Features) object matching, though claimed to be scale and rotation
invariant, is not effective as expected in this domain. This paper approaches this
problem by an extended paradigm of Generalized Hough Transform using shape matching
applied to two types of object-of-interest, Guy Fawkes Mask and Credit Card. We
propose an extended GHT that updates the best matching score and the sum up score
simultaneously, combined with a face detector and circular magnitude ranker, for
detecting Guy Fawkes; also proposed is an extended GHT capable of mining the
directional property in Hough space, combined with optical character recognition and
an edge density filter, for detecting credit cards. Experiments on two real world
datasets indicate that our approach outperforms the baseline GHT and the SURF.
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Fast Selective Encryption Methods for Bitmap Images
Han Qiu (CNRS LTCI UMR 5141, Telecom-ParisTech, Paris, France), Gerard Memmi (CNRS
LTCI UMR 5141, Telecom-ParisTech, Paris, France)
The authors are interested in image protection within resource environments offered
by commodity computers such as desktops, laptops, tablets, or even smartphones.
Additionally, the authors have in mind use cases where a large amount images are to
be protected. Traditional encryption is not fast enough for such environments and
such use cases. The authors derived a new solution by parallelizing selective
encryption and using available GPU (Graphic Process Unit) acceleration. Progress
obtained in terms of performance allows considering selective encryption as a general
purpose solution for the use cases considered. After presenting related works, a
‘first level’ of protection is described and a new ‘strong level’ of protection
method is introduced. Different architecture designs and implementation choices are
extensively discussed, considering various criteria: performance indeed, but also
image reconstruction quality and quality of data protection.
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For full copies of the above articles, check for this issue of the International
Journal of Multimedia Data Engineering and Management (IJMDEM) in your institution’s
library. This journal is also included in the IGI Global aggregated
“InfoSci-Journals” database: www.igi-global.com/isj. CALL FOR PAPERS
Mission of IJMDEM:
The primary objective International Journal of Multimedia Data Engineering and
Management (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.
Indices of IJMDEM:
ACM Digital Library Bacon’s Media Directory Cabell’s Directories DBLP Google Scholar
INSPEC JournalTOCs Library & Information Science Abstracts (LISA) MediaFinder The
Standard Periodical Directory Thomson Reuters Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory Web of
Science Coverage of IJMDEM:
Topics to be discussed in this journal include (but are not limited to) the
Content-based retrieval (image, video, audio, etc.) Image/video/audio databases
Learning support for multimedia data Multimedia data engineering Multimedia data
indexing Multimedia data mining Multimedia data modeling Multimedia data storage
Multimedia databases Multimedia systems Multimodal data analysis Network support for
multimedia data New standards Relevance feedback Security support for multimedia data
Technologies and applications Interested authors should consult the journal’s
manuscript submission guidelines: