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ISM 2013 : IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia


Conference Series : International Symposium on Multimedia
When Dec 9, 2013 - Dec 11, 2013
Where Anaheim, California, USA
Submission Deadline Jul 15, 2013
Categories    multimedia   information_systems

Call For Papers


IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia (ISM2013)
Anaheim, California, USA, December 9-11, 2013

Sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society

The IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia (ISM2013) 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 ISM2013 will consist of invited talks, paper presentations, and panel discussions. Submissions are solicited for full papers, short papers, industry papers, workshop papers, technical demos, and panels.



April 21, 2013 (= *approaching soon* !
-) Workshop Proposal Submission
May 1, 2013
-) Workshop Notification
June 10, 2013
-) Panel Proposal Submission
July 15, 2013
-) Regular & Short Paper Submission
-) Industry Paper Submission
-) Demo Proposal Submission
-) PhD Workshop Paper Submission
August 23, 2013
-) Panel Notification
-) Paper and Demo Notification
-) Camera-Ready copy of accepted papers due



Submissions of high quality papers describing mature results or on-going work are invited. Topics for submission include but are not limited to:

* Multimedia Systems and Architectures
Architecture and applications
GPU-based architectures and systems
Mobile multimedia systems and services
Pervasive and interactive multimedia systems including mobile systems, pervasive gaming, and digital TV
Multimedia/high definition display systems
Multimedia in the Cloud
Software development using multimedia techniques
* Multimedia Communications and Streaming
Multimedia networking and QoS
Multimedia synchronization
HD video streaming
Mobile audio/video streaming
Wireless broadcasting and streaming
Scalable streaming
Peer-to-peer multimedia systems and streaming
Multimedia sensor networks
Internet telephony and hypermedia technologies and systems
Video teleconferencing
Popularity algorithms
* Multimedia Content Understanding, Modeling, Management, and Retrieval
Multimedia meta-modeling techniques and operating systems
Computational intelligence including neural networks, fuzzy logic, and genetic algorithms
Multimedia storage/archive systems, databases, and retrieval
Multimedia data segmentation (shot detection, shot segmentation)
Multimedia/video/audio segmentation using aural, visual, and textual features
Image, audio, video, genre clustering & classification
Video summarization and story generation
Multimedia content organization
Animation modeling and management
Speaker identification, recognition, and location
Object, event, emotion, text detection and recognition
Mosaic, video panorama and background generation
Indexing and retrieval of multimedia data and TV programs
Extraction of novel features from specific media
Use of sensors for content understanding
Multimedia semantics, ontologies, annotation, concept detection and learning
Personalization and user preferences
3D and depth information
* Multimedia Coding, Processing, and Quality Measurement
Multimedia signal processing including audio, video, image processing, and coding
Multimedia Coding Standards
Audio, video, and image compression algorithms and performance
Scalable coding
Multi-view coding
3D/multi-view synthesis, rendering
Animation coding
Noise removal techniques from multimedia
Multi-resolution or super-resolution algorithms
Maintenance of perceptual quality with further compression
Developing novel quality measures
* Multimedia Interfaces
Multimedia information visualization and interactive systems
Multimodal interaction, including human factors
Multimodal user interfaces: design, engineering, modality-abstractions, etc.
Multimedia tools for authoring, analyzing, editing, browsing, and navigation
Intelligent agents for multimedia content creation, distribution, and analysis
Novel interfaces for multimedia: touch, tangible, wearable, virtual, 3D, etc.
Multimedia user interfaces for mobile devices
* Multimedia Security
Multimedia security including digital watermark and encryption
Copyright issues for multimedia data
Multimedia for surveillance and monitoring
Face detection and recognition algorithms
Human behavior analysis
Multimedia forensics
* Multimedia Applications
Multimedia in transportation applications
3D multimedia: graphics, displays, sound, broadcasting, interfaces
Multimedia composition and production: capture, authoring, digital art, animations
Multimedia gaming
Virtual and augmented reality
Motion capture for multimedia systems
Applications for mobile systems
Multimedia interfaces for the web
Multimedia in social network analysis: YouTube, Flickr, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, etc.
E-learning and distance education
Rich media enabled E-commerce and E-shopping
Multimedia systems for handicapped (e.g., sign language, navigation assistance)
Terrain data coding, management, and visualization
Multimedia systems for wild-life monitoring and analysis
Analyzing multimedia data for bioinformatics
Control systems based on multimedia
Collaborative systems
Multimedia in robotics

There will be a Best Paper Award and a Best Student Paper Award competition. Award winners will be announced at the conference banquet.



Authors are invited to submit Regular Papers (8-page technical paper), Short Papers (4-page technical paper), Demonstration Papers and Posters (2 page technical paper), PhD Workshop Papers (2 pages), and Workshop Proposals as well as Industry Track Papers (4-page technical paper) which will be included in the proceedings. A main goal of this program is to present research work that exposes the academic and research communities to challenges and issues important for the industry. More information is available on the ISM2013 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, among them the IEEE Transactions on Multimedia.

ISM2013 will also include a few workshops and special tracks dedicated to focused interest areas. Submissions of proposals on workshops and special tracks of emerging areas are invited. Please submit proposals to and respectively. Papers from Workshops and Focused Tracks will be presented at ISM2013, and included in the Proceedings.

Submissions of proposals on panels and demonstrations are also encouraged. Panel proposals should be submitted to Demo proposals should be submitted to Panel summary articles may also be included in the conference proceedings.



* General Co-Chairs
Qian Lin, HP Labs, USA
Max Muhlhauser, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany
Phillip Sheu, University of California, Irvine, USA

* Program Co-Chairs
Gerald Friedland, International Computer Science Institute, USA
Zhu Liu, AT&T Research Labs, USA
Nadine Steinmetz, HPI, Germany

* Workshops Co-Chairs
James Joshi, University of Pittsburgh
Lars Knipping, Berlin Institute of Technology, Germany
Mei-Ling Shyu, University of Miami, USA
Chengcui Zhang, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA

* Best Paper Award Committee Co-Chairs
Oscar Au, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)
Homer Chen, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Roger Zimmermann, National University of Singapore, Singapore

* Demo Co-Chairs
Ramazan Savas Aygun, University of Alabama in Huntsville, USA
Robert Mertens, SW University of Applied Sciences, Hamelin, Germany

* Panel Co-Chairs
Mohan S. Kankanhalli, National University of Singapore
Ying Li, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
Alexander Loui, Eastman Kodak Company, USA
Haohong Wang, TCL Research America, USA

* Finance Chair
George Wang, California State University Northridge, USA

* Publicity Co-Chairs
Yu Cao, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, USA
Wolfgang Huerst, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Balakrishnan Prabhakaran, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Nilesh Patel, Oakland University, USA
Atsuo Yoshitaka, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Keiji Yanai, University of Electro-Communications, Japan

* Publication Chair
Anthony Y.H. Liao, Asia University, Taiwan

* Local Arrangement Chair
George Wang, California State University Northridge, USA

* Registration and Web Co-Chairs
Jennifer Kim, University of California, Irvine, USA
Shao-Ting Wang, University of California, Irvine, USA

Shu-Ching Chen, Florida International University, USA

* Steering Committee Chair
Jeffrey Tsai, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA

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