June 2015 Newsletter

Welcome to the June’15 edition of the IEEE-TCMC (Technical Committee on Multimedia
Computing) monthly mailing.

This month’s topics include:

TCMC general meeting will be held on Jul. 1st with ICME’15 – all TCMC members are welcome to attend!

Special issue CFPs:
1. ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications, and Applications
2. IEEE Multimedia Magazine

To join TCMC, or to update your information, especially your email address, visit
the following web site and fill in the online form.


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access membership products and renew. Nonmembers can create an IEEE web account to
join any TC.

TCMC home: http://www.computer.org/web/tcmc

Attention all TCMC members –

If you plan to attend ICME’15 conference, please also consider attending
the TCMC general meeting that is welcome for all the TCMC members. The
TCMC chair will present the status of TCMC and introduce the activities
and opportunities for TCMC members. Lunch will be provided!

Title: TCMC Meeting, IEEE Computer Society
Schedule: Wednesday, July 1, 12:40 – 14:00
Room: Sella

ICME’15 website: icme2015.ieee-icme.org

ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and
Applications (ACM TOMM) Call for Papers

Special Issue On
Trust Management for Multimedia Big Data

CFP: http://tomm.acm.org/pdf/TOMM_TrustManagementMultimediaBigData_CFP.pdf

Important Dates:

Paper submission due: October 1st, 2015
Notification of decision: December 15th, 2015
Revision due: February 15th, 2016
Acceptance notification: April 15th, 2016
Camera ready: May 1st, 2016
Approximate publication date: August 2016

Guest Editors:
Zheng Yan (corresponding editor)
Xidian University, China & Aalto University, Finland
Email: zhengyan.pz@gmail.com

Jun Liu
Xi’an Jiaotong University, China
Email: liukeen@mail.xjtu.edu.cn

Robert H. Deng
Singapore Management University, Singapore
Email: robertdeng@smu.edu.sg

Francisco Herrera
University of Granada, Spain
Email: herrera@decsai.ugr.es

IEEE Multimedia Magazine Special Issue CFP

Multimedia Quality Modeling

Submission deadline: 1 September 2015
Publication: July–September 2016

Multimedia quality models aim at evaluating the quality of multimedia
(image, audio, and video) items in various applications, including
multimedia search and recommendation and multimedia transmission. The
quality criteria deployed in such models are typically related to
human perception (audio or visual distortions, for example) or to
aesthetic appeal related to a given multimedia item. For example, a
photo management system that can rank photos based on perceptual
quality criteria (such as the resolution or presence of visible
distortions), or the criteria related to aesthetics could help users
select not only topically relevant photos but also those most
appealing and representative for their albums. Furthermore, being
able to assess the acceptable quality of an audiovisual signal
can guide cost-effective optimization of signal processing
(compression, cropping, retargeting) and transmission.

Extensive research efforts have been dedicated to designing
multimedia quality models, but effective tools for quality
prediction are still in their infancy. The largest potential
for growth has been recognized along the following lines:
emphasizing the role of multimedia content semantics as a parameter
in assessing the quality of multimedia items, better exploiting
cross-media analysis for quality assessment, and handling the
instability of the biologically/psychologically inspired
multimedia features in reflecting human perception.

This special issue targets the researchers and practitioners
from both the industry and academia. It solicits original
contributions reflecting the most recent progress on data-driven
models for image, video, and audio quality prediction and on
discovering new types of visual/acoustic cues in computational
quality models. The topics of interest include, but are not
limited to, the following:

new data-driven computational models for media quality evaluation;
aesthetic models for multimedia applications;
quality-driven video and image summarization;
semantic models for multimedia quality prediction;
multimodal quality models for event and abnormality detection;
visual quality prediction for photo and video management systems;
human interactive learning for multimedia quality prediction;
data-driven quality models for large-scale multimedia retrieval;
advanced descriptors for evaluating multimedia quality; and
datasets, benchmarks, and validation of multimedia quality of experience.

Submission Information:

Submissions should no more than 6,500 words, including all text,
the abstract, keywords, bibliography, biographies, and table text.
The word count should include 200 words for each table and figure.
For general author guidelines, see


To submit your article directly to our online peer-review system,
go directly to Manuscript Central (https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/mm-cs).

Guest Editors
Luming Zhang, National University of Singapore (zglumg@gmail.com)
Yi Yang, University of technology, Sydney, Australia (yi.yang@gmail.com)
Feiping Nie, The University of Texas, Arlington (feiping@uta.edu)
Ling Shao, The Northumbria University (ling..shao@ieee.org)