September 2014 Newsletter

Welcome to the September’14 edition of the IEEE-TCMC (Technical
Committee on Multimedia Computing) monthly mailing.

This month’s topics include:

ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications
MTAP Special Issue CFP
IEEE Trans. on Multimedia October Issue ToC

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ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications

Special Issue on Smartphone-based Interactive Technologies,
Systems and Applications


Paper Submission: Dec. 18, 2014
1st Decision: Feb 18, 2015
2nd Decision: May 18, 2015
Notification of Acceptance: Jun 18, 2015
Camera-ready Paper: Jul 1, 2015
Publication Date: Oct 1, 2015

Smartphones (or smart mobile devices) have now truly become a ubiquitous
computing device, a computer that the late Mark Weiser envisioned in his
ubiquitous computing manifesto. Many applications that could only have been
dreamed of, have now become a reality due to the improving computing,
sensing, display and networking capabilities of smartphones. With
applications ranging from productivity, entertainment, enterprise,
social networking, communications and mixed reality, the smartphone is
the “swiss army knife” of it all. However, there are still many untapped
elements and unlimited possibilities that smartphones can provide
next-generation interactive systems with more intuitive and intelligent
functions and applications that have not been explored much in detail,
especially through the use of computing, sensing and mobile capabilities
of the smartphones.

Making uses of cyber and physical data accessible by smartphones, new
cyber-physical interactive technologies and systems can be designed and
integrated to create novel functionalities, methods and intelligences to
interact with humans for better social experiences, and more intelligent
services and creative applications, such as recommender systems, advertising
platforms, gaming applications that are interactive to the user smartphones
on the spot in a physical environment and situation.

This special issue of ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications
and Applications provides an opportunity to attract and bring together
mobile computing, cyber-physical systems, ubiquitous computing, social
computing, wireless networking and multimedia communications researchers
along with user interface designers and practitioners with diverse
backgrounds to contribute papers on theoretical, practical, and
methodological issues on next-generation interactive technologies,
systems and applications using smartphones.


Topics may include (but are not limited to):

Cyber-physical interactions with smartphones
Social computing with smartphones for interactive media
Cloud computing on smartphones for multimedia
Cyber-physical interactive media systems using smartphones
Augmented-reality interactive media on smartphones
Ubiquitous media networking with smartphones and environments
Cyber-physical sensing with media applications in smartphones
Mining cyber-physical world for interactive media using smartphones
Integrating social context and social media through smartphones
Case studies of novel interactive media applications and services using


Manuscripts should be submitted through ManuscriptCentral
(at by selecting the Manuscript Type
“Smartphone-based Interactive Technologies, Systems and Applications”.
Submissions should contain original material that has not been previously
published and is not currently under review by another journal. Published
conference papers must be technically extended with the requirements specified
in TOMM. For details about the formats, re-submission and other requirements,
please refer to the authors guide at the journal website at After you submit your paper, the system
will assign a manuscript number to your submission, please email this
number to together with the title
of your paper.


James She
Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, H.K.

Jon Crowcroft
University of Cambridge, U.K.
Alvin Chin
Microsoft, China

Feng Xia
Dalian University of Technology, China



MTAP Special Issue on Content Based Multimedia Indexing

In addition to the Content-Based Multimedia Indexing (CBMI) 2014 workshop,
a special issue of Multimedia Tools and Applications is devoted to
Content Based Multimedia Indexing. The issue is not restricted to papers
accepted to the workshop, but all papers submitted should contain
sufficient innovative material with respect to previously published work.

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. Submitted papers should contain significant
original new information and ideas. Topics of interest for the
Special Issue include, but are not limited to:

Visual Indexing
… Visual indexing (image, video, graphics)
… Visual content extraction
… Identification and tracking of semantic regions
… Identification of semantic events

Audio and Multi-modal Indexing
… Audio indexing (audio, speech, music)
… Audio content extraction
… Multi-modal and cross-modal indexing
… Metadata generation, coding and transformation
… Multimedia information retrieval

Multimedia retrieval (image, audio, video .)
… Matching and similarity search
… Content-based search
… Multimedia data mining
… Multimedia recommendation
… Large scale multimedia database management

Multimedia Browsing and Presentation
… Summarization, browsing and organization of multimedia content
… Personalization and content adaptation
… User interaction and relevance feedback
… Multimedia interfaces, presentation and visualization tools

Submission details
All the papers should be full journal length versions and follow the
guidelines set out by Multimedia Tools and Applications: Manuscripts should be submitted
online at “CBMI 2014”
as article type, no later than November 15th, 2014. 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 also be sent to the corresponding editor
Georges Quénot ( All the papers will be
peer-reviewed following the MTAP reviewing procedures.

Important Dates (Tentative)
Submission of papers: November 15, 2014
Submission of final manuscript: March 15, 2015
Acceptance Notification: January 15, 2013
Publication of special issue: 2Q 2015

Guest Editors
Name:  Dr. Georges Quénot              Name: Dr. Harald Kosch
Email: Georges.Quenot@imag.f           E-Mail:
Affiliation:  CNRS-LIG                 Affiliation : University of Passau

IEEE Trans. on Multimedia October’14 Issue


*Audio/Video Analysis and Synthesis

A Bag-of-Importance Model With Locality-Constrained Coding Based Feature
Learning for Video Summarization
S. Lu, Z. Wang, T. Mei, G. Guan, and D. D. Feng 1497

Ef?cient Patch-Wise Non-Uniform Deblurring for a Single Image
X. Yu, F. Xu, S. Zhang, and L. Zhang 1510

Space-Time Facet Model for Human Activity Classi?cation
S. Samanta and B. Chanda 1525

*Compressed Domain Processing

Post-Processing for Blocking Artifact Reduction Based on
Inter-Block Correlation
S. B. Yoo, K. Choi, and J. B. Ra 1536

*Low-Complexity Processing in Devices and Sensors

Joint Sampling Rate and Bit-Depth Optimization in
Compressive Video Sampling
H. Liu, B. Song, F. Tian, and H. Qin 1549

*Compression and Coding

Depth-Discrepancy-Compensated Inter-Prediction With Adaptive Segment
Management for Multiview Depth Video Coding
M.-K. Kang and K.-J. Yoon 1563

*Face Image Analysis and Synthesis

Prototype-Based Modeling for Facial Expression Analysis
M. Dahmane and J. Meunier 1574

*Algorithms and Algorithmic Transformations

Contextual Object Detection With Spatial Context Prototypes
Y. Zhu, J. Zhu, and R. Zhang 1585

*Architectures and Design Techniques

Distributed QoS Architectures for Multimedia Streaming Over
Software De?ned Networks
H. E. Egilmez and A. M. Tekalp 1597

*Multimodal Perception, Integration, and Multisensory Fusion

Interference Reduction in Reverberant Speech Separation With
Visual Voice Activity Detection
Q. Liu, A. J. Aubrey, and W. Wang 1610

*Content Description and Annotation

A Uni?ed Framework of Latent Feature Learning in Social Media
Z. Yuan, J. Sang, C. Xu, and Y. Liu 1624

A Simple Method to Determine if a Music Information Retrieval
System is a “Horse”
B. L. Sturm 1636

*Knowledge and Semantics Modeling for Multimedia Databases

Scalable Mobile Visual Classi?cation by Kernel Preserving
Projection Over High-Dimensional Features
Y.-C. Su, T.-H. Chiu, Y.-H. Kuo, C.-Y. Yeh, and W. H. Hsu 1645

*Multimedia Search and Retrieval

Accelerating Index-Based Audio Identi?cation
H. Schreiber and M. Müller 1654

Augmenting Image Descriptions Using Structured Prediction Output
Y. Han, X. Wei, X. Cao, Y. Yang, and X. Zhou 1665

Exploiting Web Images for Semantic Video Indexing Via Robust
Sample-Speci?c Loss
Y. Yang, Z.-J. Zha, Y. Gao, X. Zhu, and T.-S. Chua 1677

BM25 With Exponential IDF for Instance Search
M. Murata, H. Nagano, R. Mukai, K. Kashino, and S. Satoh 1690

Image Relevance Prediction Using Query-Context Bag-of-Object Retrieval Model
Y. Yang, L. Yang, G. Wu, and S. Li 1700

A Comprehensive Study Over VLAD and Product Quantization in
Large-Scale Image Retrieval
E. Spyromitros-Xiou?s, S. Papadopoulos, I. (Y). Kompatsiaris,
G. Tsoumakas, and I. Vlahavas 1713

* Error Resilience and Concealment

Kernel-Based MMSE Multimedia Signal Reconstruction and Its Application to
Spatial Error Concealment
J. Koloda, A. M. Peinado, and V. Sánchez 1729

*Media Cloud Computing and Communication

Reducing Operational Costs in Cloud Social TV: An Opportunity for Cloud Cloning
Y. Jin, Y. Wen, H. Hu, and M.-J. Montpetit 1739

*Distributed/Cooperative Networks and Communication

Distributed Rate Allocation in Inter-Session Network Coding
E. Bourtsoulatze, N. Thomos, and P. Frossard 1752

*Multimodal Human Behavior

Analysis and Predictive Modeling of Body Language Behavior in Dyadic
Interactions From Multimodal Interlocutor Cues
Z. Yang, A. Metallinou, and S. Narayanan 1766

Touch Saliency: Characteristics and Prediction
B. Ni, M. Xu, T. V. Nguyen, M. Wang, C. Lang, Z. Huang, and S. Yan 1779