March 2015 Newsletter

Welcome to the March’15 edition of the IEEE-TCMC (Technical
Committee on Multimedia Computing) monthly mailing.
This month’s topics include:
Conference CFPs:
   2015 IEEE Intl. Symposium on Multimedia (ISM)
   The 8th International Conference on Ubi-Media Computing
   The 16th conference on Web Information Systems Engineering (WISE)
Journal SI CFPs:
    Multimeida Tools and Applications Multiple Special Issue CFPs
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IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia (ISM2015)
Miami Beach Resort & Spa
Miami, Florida USA
December 14-16, 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, 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
Mobile systems and services
Pervasive and interactive media systems including mobile systems, pervasive gaming, and digital TV
Data in the Cloud
GPU-based architectures and systems
Software development using multimedia techniques
Communications and Streaming
Networking and QoS
Mobile audio/video streaming
Wireless broadcasting and streaming
Scalable streaming
Peer-to-peer media systems and streaming
Sensor networks
Internet telephony technologies and systems
Video teleconferencing
Media Interfaces
Information visualization and interactive systems
Multimodal user interfaces: design, engineering, modality-abstractions, etc.
Tools for media authoring, analyzing, editing, browsing, and navigation
Intelligent agents for content creation, distribution, and analysis
Novel interfaces for multimedia: touch, tangible, wearable, virtual, 3D, etc.
User interfaces for mobile devices
Media Coding, Processing, and Quality Measurement
Signal processing including audio, video, image processing, and coding
Coding standards
Scalable and Multi-view coding
Multi-resolution or super-resolution algorithms
Maintenance of perceptual quality with further compression
Developing novel quality measures
Data security including digital watermark and encryption
Copyright issues for media data
Surveillance and monitoring methods
Face detection and recognition algorithms
Human behavior analysis
Media forensics
Trust and privacy issues in media systems
Content Understanding, Modeling, Management, and Retrieval
Media meta-modeling techniques
Storage systems, databases, and retrieval
Data segmentation
Image, audio, video, genre clustering & classification
Video summarization and story generation
Speaker identification, recognition, and location
Object, event, emotion, text detection and recognition
Mosaic, video panorama and background generation
Media semantics, ontologies, annotation, concept detection and learning
Personalization and user preferences
3D and depth information
Mobile media
Mobile and location-based media techniques
Mobile visual search
Social networks for mobile users
Augmented reality for mobile users
Content delivery in mobile networks (e.g., 3G, 4G and future 5G)
Mobile applications
Big data
3D data: graphics, displays, sound, broadcasting, interfaces
Media composition and production: capture, authoring, digital art, animations, etc.
Virtual and augmented reality
Media interfaces for the Web
Media in social network analysis
Rich media enabled E-commerce and E-shopping
Media systems for handicapped
Collaborative systems
Interdisciplinary media applications: Bioinformatics, Transportation systems, Wild-life monitoring and analysis, etc.
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 Press.
Distinguished quality papers presented at the conference will be
selected for publication in internationally renowned journals.
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
July 17, 2015                Paper Submission
September 4, 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
The 8th International Conference on Ubi-Media Computing (UMEDIA 2015)
August 24-26, 2015, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Scope: Events in the cyberspace can be modeled as a spatiotemporal continuity
populated by computing devices, communication channels, and multimodal interactions.
Contemporary ubiquitous devices unleash the boundary of one-to-one human-computer
interaction. E.g., it has become a de facto style of facilitating social events that
participants use several distributed devices through multimodal interaction. How people
access multimodal media in different context is an interesting yet challenging problem.
Ubi-media Computing, as it is bravely defined, brings together technologies for
location/context adaptation, inter-device interaction/reaction, and media/data
communication. In line with the blooming technologies realizing the above concepts,
this international conference looks at the state-of-the-art and original research issues to
be published in the proceedings. New contributions include three perspectives: devices
that realize ubiquitous computing, multimodal interactions between human and these
ubiquitous devices, and the need of adaptive multimedia. The conference proceedings
will be published by IEEE, with best papers recommended for publication in special
issues of international journals. Interested topics are divided based on three levels:
Ubi-Media Infrastructure
 * Hierogeneous Ubi-media Infrastructure
 * Ubiquitous Sensor Networks /RFID
 * New Ubi-media Devices
 * Multimedia Embedded Systems
 * Ubi-media Storage and Indexing
 * 3G and Advanced Communication techniques
 * Cross-Network Communication Techniques
Ubi-Media Middleware
 * Context-Aware Multimedia
 * Cross-Network Media Server
 * Computational Intelligences in Ubi-media
 * Semantic Web and Knowledge Grid
 * Ubi-media Content Protection and
 * Privacy and Security in Ubiquitous Environments
 * Ubiquitous Surveillance and Forensics
 * Ubiquitous Human-Device Interfaces
 * Adaptive Graphics Rendering Techniques
 * Visualization of Ubi-media Information
 * Nomadic Video Conferencing
Ubi-Media Applications
 * Ubi-media for Education
 * Ubi-media for Commerce
 * Ubi-media for Games
 * Ubi-media for Health Care
 * Ubi-media for Smart Home
Manuscript Format
Do not exceed 6 single-space double column, 8.5×11-inch pages (including figures, tables
and references) in 11 point Times Roman or similar font. Number each page. Include an
abstract, five to ten keywords, the technical area(s) most relevant to your paper, and the
corresponding author’s e-mail address. Submissions should represent original, substantive
research results. We will not accept any paper which, at the time of submission, is under
review for or has already been published (or accepted) for publication in another
conference or journal.
Submission Details
Submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical
soundness, and clarity of exposition. All papers will be refereed by at least two members
of the program committee. All submitted papers MUST be formatted according to the
author guidelines provided by IEEE Computer Society Press (two-column format) and
MUST NOT be longer than SIX pages. Please prepare your paper in a PDF file and upload
your paper.
Submission link:
Important dates
 * Paper Submission: February 1st, 2015
 * Author Notification: April 1st, 2015
  * Final Manuscript Due: May 1st, 2015
 * Early Registration Due: May 1st, 2015
Special Issues
Authors of the selected best papers will be invited to re-submit their papers to
special issues in international journals. Depending on subjects, one special issues can be
considered. Best papers will be recommended for re-submission in special issues of the
following Journals. International Journal of Advances on ICT for Emerging Regions (ICTer)  Electronic
Commerce Research (Springer, SCI)  International Journal of Distributed Sensor
Network (Hindawi, SCI)  Journal of Supercomputing (Springer, SCI)  International
Journal of Computational Science and Engineering (Inderscience, EI)  International
Journal of Distance Education Technologies(IGI Global, EI)
The 16th conference series on Web Information Systems Engineering
Miami, Florida, USA, October 18-20, 2015
The aim of this 16th edition of the conference series on Web Information
Systems Engineering is to provide an international forum for researchers,
professionals, and industrial practitioners to share their knowledge in
the rapidly growing area of Web technologies, methodologies and
applications. Previous WISE conferences were held in Hong Kong, China
(2000), Kyoto, Japan (2001), Singapore (2002), Roma, Italy (2003),
Brisbane, Australia (2004), New York, USA (2005), Wuhan, China (2006),
Nancy, France (2007), Auckland, New Zealand (2008), Poznan, Poland (2009),
Hong Kong, China (2010), Sydney, Australia (2011), Paphos, Cyprus (2012),
Nanjing, China (2013), and Thessaloniki, Greece (2014). The proceedings
of WISE 2015 will be published by Springer in Lecture Notes in Computer
Science series and the best papers will be recommended for publication
in special issues of World Wide Web and other international Journals
special issues.
WISE 2015 welcomes all submissions that fall in the domain of Web
information systems engineering. Topics of interest include, but
are not restricted to:
 Big Data Techniques and Applications
 Cloud Computing
 Deep/Hidden Web
 Future Internet Architectures and Protocols
 Human Factors and Social Issues
 Integration of Web and Internet‐connected Objects
 Linked Open Data
 Mobile Web
 Semantic Web
 Social Networks Computing
 Social Web and Applications
 Social Web models, analysis and mining
 Visualization for the Web and Rich Web UI
 Web Agents and Web Intelligence
 Web‐based Applications (e.g., e‐Commerce, e‐Government, e‐earning, etc.)
 Web‐based Business Processes and Web Services
 Web‐based Enterprise Systems
 Web Big Data Techniques and Mining
 Web Data Integration and Mashups
 Web Data Models
 Web engineering, metrics and performance
 Web Information Retrieval
 Web Mining and Web Warehousing
 Web Privacy Management
 Web Search and Information Extraction
 Web Security and Trust Management
 Web Tools and Languages
Important Dates
Workshop submission deadline:                   April 13, 2015
Research paper submission deadline:           May 18, 2015
Tutorial submission deadline:                       May 20, 2015
Notification of acceptance:                           July 6, 2015
Conference, Workshops & Related Events: October 18 -20, 2015
Submission Conditions
Papers should be submitted in PDF format. The results described must be
unpublished and must not be under review elsewhere. Submissions must
conform to Springer’s LNCS format and should not exceed 15 pages,
including all text, figures, references and appendices. Submissions
not conforming to the LNCS format, exceeding 15 pages, or being
obviously out of the scope of the conference, will be rejected
without review. Information about the Springer LNCS format can be
found at . Three to
five keywords characterizing the paper should be indicated at the
end of the abstract. The type of paper
(technical/empirical evaluation/experience/exploratory paper)
should be indicated in the submission.
Submissions should be made electronically in PDF format via the
Microsoft CMT submission system for the WISE 2015 Conference at .
Accepted papers will be presented at WISE 2015 and published in the
conference proceedings, which is published in the Springer Lecture
Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). Authors elected best papers from
the conference will be invited to submit an expanded version for
publication in the WWW Journal, Springer.
Multimeida Tools and Applications Special Issue CFPs:
CFP: Signal Processing, Feature Extraction and Machine Learning for Active Authentication
(deadline Apr. 1, 2015)
CFP: Image Analysis and Processing Leveraging External Data (deadline Apr. 15, 2015)
CFP: Computation and Visualization for 3D Data (deadline May 1, 2015)
CFP: Smart Image and Video Analytics (deadline Jun. 1, 2015)
CFP: Multimedia Data Sensing and Analyzing from Surveillance Systems (deadline June 1, 2015)
CFP: Empirical Multimedia Service and Internet of Things (deadline Sep. 30, 2015)
CFP: Interactive Media (deadline Dec. 20, 2015)