March 2016 Newsletter

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


To join TCMC:


This month’s topics include:


* IEEE Trans. on Multimedia Call for Editor in Chief

* IEEE Trans. on Multimedia Call for Best Paper Award

* 2016 IEEE ICME Workshop/Demo/Industry paper deadline extended to Mar. 25th

* Conf. CFPs:

ACM Multimedia 2016




IEEE Trans. on Multimedia Call for Editor in Chief


The IEEE Computer Society invites nominations for the position of Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE

Transactions on Multimedia for a 3-year term starting 1 January 2017. The nominees must have

expertise and editorial experience in the multimedia area.


Nominations should be submitted no later than 1 June 2016. For more information or to submit

application materials, please contact: Kimberly Sperka,

Nominations must include:


– Name, affiliation, and contact info for the candidate and nominator

– A brief statement of the expertise and editorial experience of the candidate

– A brief statement of interest from the candidate outlining their vision for the journal

– A web address that contains the candidate’s CV (no attachments please)


The society will vet nominations and forward at least one to the Steering Committee (SC), assuring

that the nominee(s) have editorial experience in the multimedia area. The SC will carefully consider

the expertise, editorial experience, and vision statement of each candidate, and how they best fit

the current needs of the journal, and will submit their top choice to the sponsoring societies’ Vice

Presidents-Publications for final approval.




Candidates for any editor-in-chief position should possess significant editorial experience and a good

understanding of industry, academic, and government aspects of the specific publication’s field.

In addition, candidates must demonstrate the managerial skills necessary to process manuscripts

through the editorial cycle in a timely fashion. An editor in chief must be able to attract respected

experts to his or her Editorial Board. Major responsibilities include:


• actively soliciting high-quality manuscripts from potential authors and, with support from

publication staff, helping these authors get their manuscripts published;

• identifying and appointing editorial board members with the concurrence of the Steering


• selecting competent manuscript reviewers with the help of Editorial Board members and

managing timely reviews of manuscripts;

• directing Editorial Board members to seek special issue proposals and manuscripts in specific


• providing a clear, broad focus through promotion of personal vision and guidance where

appropriate; and

• resolving conflicts or problems as necessary.



IEEE Transactions on Multimedia 2016

Best Paper Award Nomination for 2016 Best Paper Award is open.


Any paper published in T-MM in 2013, 2014, or 2015 is eligible.


Nominations should include: 1. Nominator 2. Bibliographic information for the paper 3.

A short statement of support (less than 500 words) explaining the rationale for the nomination.

Judging shall be on the bases of originality, subject matter, timeliness, potential impact,

and presentation quality.


Nominations should be sent to the T-MM Editor-in-Chief:Dr. Chang Wen Chen (

no later than 31-March-2016.



2016 IEEE ICME Workshop/Demo/Industry paper deadline extended to Mar. 25th


See conference website for details:



CFP: ACM Multimedia 2016

October 15-19, 2016, Amsterdam, The Netherland


Call for Contributions


ACM Multimedia 2016 solicits submissions of contributions for the following programs (partial

list, please visit the website for details):


• Regular scientific papers

• Brave new idea papers

• Interactive art exhibition

• Open source software competition

• Multimedia grand challenge competition

• Tutorials

• Panels

• Doctoral symposium

• Technical demonstrations

• Workshops


Full Papers:


Abstract submission 27 March 2016

Manuscript submission 3 April 2016

Initial reviews to authors 8 May 2016

Rebuttal period 8 – 15 May 2016

Author-to-Author’s Advocate contact period 8 – 15 May 2016

Notification of acceptance 24 June 2016

Camera-ready submission 27 July 2016


Short Papers:


Manuscript submission 25 April 2016

Notification of acceptance 24 June 2016

Camera-ready submission 27 July 2016




July 28-30, Pittsburgh, PA, USA


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



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



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.