TCMC Mission Statement

Through the technological advances in data acquisition, storage, computing, and analysis, huge amounts of multimedia data have become increasingly available and created new interesting technical possibilities in a variety of applications. This makes multimedia computing a very challenging and interesting field. Technical Community on Multimedia Computing (TCMC) was established to assist researchers and practitioners in this field in promoting multimedia computing research, technologies and applications. This technical community will provide technical advice on the full range of multimedia research and development directions, challenges, opportunities, emerging topics, and priorities.


TCMC will interact strongly with other IEEE societies in releted areas, support existing and new multimedia conferences, and help to build up premier and flagship IEEE multimedia conferences.

TCMC will identify effective ways to provide useful information to members such as conferences, journal special issues, funding opportunities, job opportunities, research groups, new technologies, new tools, etc.

This community will publicize TCMC activities and opportunities to attract more people to join TCMC, especially graduate students and young researchers. In particular, the TCMC will work with multimedia conference organizers to have young researcher forum (including Ph.D. students) so that they will have the opportunities to know their peer and also interact with the leaders in this field.

This community will also identify and recruit energetic volunteers and recommend them to multimedia conferences as organizing committee members and/or program committee members.

It is a mission of TCMC to promote and build up the collaborations between academia and industries in multimedia computing. The Technical Community may also explore information exchange and educational opportunities with interested organizations.

Questions, comments, and suggestions for the TCMC should be sent to the current TCMC chair:

Chengcui Zhang
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Department of Computer Science
University Hall 4105
1402 10th Ave. S.
Birmingham, AL 35294-1241, USA