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MADiMa 2018 : 4th International Workshop on Multimedia Assisted Dietary Management (MADiMa2018)


When Jul 13, 2018 - Jul 15, 2018
Where Stockholm, Sweden
Submission Deadline Apr 27, 2018
Categories    multimedia   dietary management   food image recognition   computer vision

Call For Papers

The 4th International Workshop on Multimedia Assisted Dietary Management (MADiMa2018) is organized in conjunction with the 27th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the 23rd European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-ECAI 2018). This year, MADiMa and the Workshop on Multimedia for Cooking and Eating Activities - CEA ( are collocated for the first time.

Place: Stockholm, Sweden
Date: One day between July 13th to 15th, 2018 (TBD)
Submission Deadline: 27th April 2018

The prevention of onset and progression of diet-related acute and chronic diseases (e.g. diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular diseases and cancer) requires reliable and intuitive dietary management. The need for accurate, automatic, real-time and personalized dietary advice has been recently complemented by the advances in computer vision and smartphone technologies, permitting the development of the first mobile food multimedia content analysis applications. The proposed solutions rely on the analysis of multimedia content captured by wearable sensors, smartphone cameras, barcode scanners, RFID readers and IR sensors, along with already established nutritional databases and often require some user input. In the field of nutritional management, multimedia not only bridges diverse information and communication technologies, but also computer science with medicine, nutrition and dietetics. This confluence brings new challenges and opportunities on dietary management.

MADiMa2018 aims to bring together researchers from the diverse fields of engineering, computer science and nutrition who investigate the use of information and communication technologies for better monitoring and management of food intake. The combined use of multimedia, machine learning algorithms, ubiquitous computing and mobile technologies permit the development of applications and systems able to monitor the dietary behavior, analyze food intake, identify eating patterns and provide feedback to the user towards healthier nutrition. The researchers will present their latest progress and discuss novel ideas in the field. Besides the technologies used, emphasis will be given to the precise problem definition, the available nutritional databases, the need for benchmarking multimedia databases of packed and unpacked food and the evaluation protocols.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Ubiquitous and mobile computing for dietary assessment
- Computer vision for food detection, segmentation and recognition
- Deep learning for food analysis
- 3D reconstruction for food portion estimation
- Augmented reality for food portion estimation
- Wearable sensors for food intake detection
- Computerized food composition (nutrients, allergens) analysis
- Multimedia technologies for eating monitoring
- Food image analysis and social media
- Smartphone technologies for dietary behavioral patterns
- Food multimedia databases
- Evaluation protocols of dietary management systems
- Multimedia assisted self-management of health and disease
- ICT technologies for tackling mal- and undernutrition
- Vision techniques for food quality check

The proceedings of MADiMa2018 will be published in the ACM Digital Library within its International Conference Proceedings Series.

Paper submission deadline: April 27th, 2018
Notification of acceptance: May 25th, 2018
Camera ready deadline: June 15th, 2018

Stavroula Mougiakakou, University of Bern, Switzerland
Giovani Maria Farinella, University of Catania, Italy
Keiji Yanai, The University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, Japan

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE (to be finalized)
- Alessandro Mazzei, University of Turin, Italy
- Chong-Wah Ngo, City University of Hong Kong, China
- Edward Sazonov, University of Alabama, USA
- Ichiro Ide, Nagoya University, Japan
- Ingmar Weber, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar
- Kiyoharu Aizawa, University of Tokyo, Japan
- Niki Martinel, University of Udine, Italy
- Oliver Amft, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
- Paolo Napoletano, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
- Petia Radeva, University of Barcelona, Spain
- Raimondo Schettini, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
- Touradj Ebrahimi, EPFL, Switzerland
- Wanqing Li, University of Wollongong, Australia
- Yohei Kikuta, Cookpad Inc., Japan
- Yoko Yamakata, University of Tokyo, Japan

For more information please visit the workshop's website at

The workshop chairs,
Stavroula Mougiakakou
Giovanni Maria Farinella
Keiji Yanai

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