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MTDAI 2009 : Multimedia Techniques for Device and Ambient Intelligence


When Jul 16, 2009 - Jul 16, 2009
Where Mogliano Veneto, Italy
Submission Deadline Feb 15, 2009
Notification Due Feb 23, 2009
Final Version Due Mar 23, 2009
Categories    ambient intelligence   multimedia

Call For Papers

Multimedia Techniques for Device and Ambient Intelligence MTDAI
special session in

2nd International Symposium on
Intelligent Interactive Multimedia Systems and Services


Journal Publications

We are pleased to announce that authors of outstanding papers presented
at MTDAI09 be invited to submit extended versions of their papers
for a Special Edition of the Journal of Multimedia Tools and Applications,
published by Springer-Verlag.

Ambient Intelligence is a vision of the future where we shall be surrounded by electronic
environments, sensitive and responsive to people. In the ambient intelligence view, devices work
in concert to support people in carrying out their everyday life activities in an easy and natural way
using information and intelligence that is hidden in the network connecting these devices and in
the device itself.

In some sense Ambient Intelligence technologies combine concepts of ubiquitous computing and
intelligent systems putting humans in the centre of technological developments.
In general Ambient Intelligence implies Device Intelligence. In fact an interesting trend of
development regards distributed Ambient Intelligence. In this scenario the device capacity of elaborate
and extract sophisticated information or improve the general quality of the extracted information from the
environment is crucial.
In these fields of research a crucial role is played by multimedia information processing and in particular
by imaging technologies.
The MTDAI session is dedicated to research on the technologies used to improve the intelligence
capacity of multimedia devices. In particular the MTDAI deals with technologies related to Imaging,
Image Processing and Computer Vision.
The session is aims to bring together top researchers both from academia and industry to stimulate
research and create interdisciplinary collaboration links allowing the exploration of new frontiers
in the area of ambient and device intelligence.
The MTDAI will focus on recent developments in digital signal processing including evolutions
in audiovisual signal processing, analysis, coding and authentication, and retrieval techniques.


Authors are invited to submit papers and proposals on a variety topics, including but not limited to:

Image Processing and Analysis:

* Image segmentation
* Image Acquisition
* Image Synthesis
* Pattern Analysis and Recognition
* Learning and classification
* Colour Imaging
* Multispectral processing
* Stereoscopic and 3D processing
* 3D Object Extraction
* Computational Geometry
* Content-based image retrieval

Communications and Networking:

* Wireless communication
* Ambient sensors, actuators and networking
* Quality of service and system performance
* The digital home and smart living
* Evolve-able and adaptive pervasive systems
* Scalability, integration, and ubiquity

Image/Video Coding and Authentication

* Image Manipulation and Compression
* Video processing
* Video streaming
* Motion detection and estimation
* Object tracking
* Image sequence processing and analysis
* Multimedia processing
* Video streaming
* Watermark Embedding and Detection
* Stochastic Aspects of Data Hiding
* Reliable Watermark Recovery

Media and Content Provision:

* Integration of multimedia within ambient systems
* Multi-media processing, distribution and integration
* Provision and acquisition of ambient information
* Privacy, trust accountability and dependability
* Cognition, intelligence, ambience, adaptivity, self-organization and evolution
* Multimedia and intelligent agents


Submission information:

Papers for consideration for the conference may be submitted to an Invited Session on a specific topic.
Papers should not exceed 10 pages in Springer format.
Papers longer than this will be subject to an additional charge.
Shorter papers will be acceptable if they adequately convey the material to be described,
and are not so short as to be trivial or lacking in depth.
The papers will be scheduled for presentation either orally or by poster, depending
on their attributes, author preferences and referee recommendations. Please note that
poster presentations are regarded as being of equal importance and status to oral presentations.

Important dates

Paper submission due: January 12, 2009
Notification of Acceptance: 23 February 2009
Final paper publication files to be uploaded by: 23 March 2009
Conference sessions: 16, 17 July 2009

Session Organization

MTDAI Session Co-Chairs:

Valerio Bellandi, University of Milan, Italy;
Marco Anisetti, University of Milan, Italy;

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