October 2012 Newsletter

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This month’s topics include:
ISM’12 Technical Porgram now available online!
CFPs: ICMR’13, IEEE Trans. on Multimedia SI
ISM’12 Technical Porgram now available online!
The technical program is now available on the conference’s website:
2013 ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval (ICMR2013)
Dallas, Texas, USA, April 16 – 19, 2013
Download the Call for Papers
ICMR 2013 is seeking original high quality submissions addressing
innovative research in the broad field of multimedia retrieval. We wish
to highlight significant contributions addressing the main problem of
search and retrieval but also the related and equally important issues
of multimedia content management, user interaction, and community-based
management. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Content- and context-based indexing, search and retrieval of images and
Multimedia content search and browsing on the Web
Advanced descriptors and similarity metrics for audio, image, video
and 3D data
Multimedia content analysis and understanding
Semantic retrieval of visual content
Learning and relevance feedback in media retrieval
Query models, paradigms, and languages for multimedia retrieval
Multimodal media search
Human perception based multimedia retrieval
Studies of information-seeking behavior among image/video users
Affective/emotional interaction or interfaces for image/video retrieval
HCI issues in multimedia retrieval
Evaluation of multimedia retrieval systems
High performance multimedia indexing algorithms
Community-based multimedia content management
Applications of Multimedia Retrieval: Medicine, Multimodal Lifelogs,
Satellite Imagery, etc.
Image/video summarization and visualization
November 15, 2012: Special Session Proposals
November 20, 2012: Special Session Selection
December 3, 2012: Paper Submission
January 15, 2013: Demo, industrial exhibits,
                    and multimedia retrieval challenges
Socio-Mobile Media Analysis and Retrieval
Special Issue for IEEE Trans. on Multimedia
Aims and Scope:
Over the past a few years, individual consumers are transformed into
active and connected prosumers, revolutionaries even, who create, share,
and comment on massive amounts of media artifacts all over the world
wide web 2.0. Online social platforms have become indispensable to make
sense of these massive amounts of media content. Meanwhile, mobile
devices are becoming ubiquitous and playing vital roles in people’s daily
life. While on the move, people are using their mobile devices as personal
concierges, exploring and managing their social contents.
Today, social and mobile (or in short “socio-mobile”) access are the two
very characterizing trends of the Web and the Internet. While the “mobile”
facet emphasizes the context aspects, location-sensitive personal interests,
and interactions of individuals, the “social” facet regards individuals
as part of groups, therefore emphasizing similarity and sharing between
individuals. An increasingly interesting subject of investigation is how
these aspects can take advantage of each other. In particular, how “mobile”
can exploit social information, and how “social” can exploit rich context
and personalization from mobile. The marriage between “social” and “mobile”
will bring huge opportunities yet challenges to multimedia community.
This special issue provides a unique opportunity for high-quality
multidisciplinary papers connecting both the social and mobile contexts
to media sensemaking. The aim is to bring out the state-of-the-art research
in this multidisciplinary area and discover directions for future research.
Topics of Interests:
This special issue is devoted to the publications of high quality papers
on technical developments and practical applications around socio-mobile
media analysis and retrieval. It will serve as a forum for recent advances
in the fields of social and mobile media content analysis, indexing, mining,
search, and emerging new applications, such as geo-media systems,
context-aware advertising, and personalized socio-mobile experience. We
invite original and high quality submissions addressing all aspects of this.
Relevant topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
* Socio-mobile media content analysis
  Cross-modal socio-mobile media analysis
  Visual recognition on mobile devices
  Contextual models for socio-mobile media analysis
  Novel features for socio-mobile media analysis
  Event recognition in social media
  Efficient learning and mining algorithms for scalable social media analysis
  Cloud support for large scale socio-mobile media analysis
* Socio-mobile media retrieval
  Multimedia indexing and mining on mobile devices
  Social media interaction and visualization on mobile devices
  Location-based social media applications
  Mobile media computing for social networks
* Socio-mobile media applications
  Augmented reality for mobile media applications
  Social media retargeting, editing, and authoring on mobile devices
  Socio-mobile media recommendation
  Personalized social media experience in mobile devices
  New business models and service concepts for socio-mobile media
* Socio-mobile media benchmark construction and open-source software
  Benchmark database construction for socio-mobile media analysis
  Open-source software libraries for socio-mobile media analysis
Submission Guidelines:
Submissions should be submitted through the IEEE Trans. on Multimedia
journal web server (http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tmm-ieee). Papers
should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors
(http://www.signalprocessingsociety.org/tmm/tmm-author-info/). During
the submission, the authors should indicate that this is a submission
for the special issue on “Mobile Media Retrieval” (i.e., select the
appropriate special issue title under the category “Manuscript Type”).
All submissions will undergo a blind peer review by three expert reviewers
to ensure a high standard of quality. Referees will consider originality,
significance, technical soundness, clarity of exposition, and relevance
to the special issue topics above.
Important Dates:
* Paper Submission: Feb. 1, 2013
* First Notification:June 15, 2013
* Revised Manuscript: Aug. 1, 2013
* Notification of Acceptance: Sept. 15, 2013
* Final Manuscript Due: Oct. 15, 2013
* Tentative Publication: First Quarter of 2014
Guest Editors:
 Alberto Del Bimbo, University degli Studi Firenze, Italy
 K. Selcuk Candan, Arizona State University, USA
 Yu-Gang Jiang, Fudan University, China
 Jiebo Luo, University of Rochester, USA
 Tao Mei, Microsoft Research Asia, China
 Nicu Sebe, University of Trento, Italy
 Heng Tao Shen, The University of Queensland, Australia
 Cees G. M. Snoek, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
 Rong Yan, Facebook, USA