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AISB event Bulletin Item

Deadline Extended: IEEE workshop on Semantic Computing and Multimedia Systems (SCMS 2007)

Dear Prospective Author:

The paper submission deadline has been extended to June 13th (FIRM).

Manuscripts should be sent as an attachment via email to one of the
Program Chairs -

Dr. Chengcui Zhang:

Dr. Hongli Luo (

on or before the deadline date of June 13, 2007. All papers should be
in Adobe portable document format (PDF). Submissions should include the
name and the email address of the corresponding author.

Again, all information regarding paper submission requirements are
elaborated in the workshop web site at:


Chengcui Zhang Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Associate Director of the Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining Lab
Department of Computer and Information Sciences

[Apologies if you received multiple copies because of cross-posting]

The First IEEE International Workshop on Semantic Computing and
Multimedia Systems (IEEE-SCMS 2007), in conjunction with IEEE
International Conference on Semantic Computing (IEEE-ICSC 2007).

September 17-19, 2007,
Irvine, California, USA

With the explosion of multimedia data (image, video, structured text,
etc.) and the recent advances in networks and information technology,
multimedia computing is having an unprecedented impact on every aspect
of our life, from the personal use of multimedia mobile devices, such
as iPod and PDA, to a wide spectrum of domains such as business and
healthcare. The new multimedia standards (e.g., MPEG-21) facilitate the
seamless integration of multiple modalities into interoperable
multimedia frameworks, transforming the way people work and interact
with multimedia data. These key technologies and multimedia solutions
interact and collaborate with each other in an ever effective way,
bringing along the multimedia revolution. Traditional multimedia
research, which lies in signal processing and data communication, is
now challenged by the new requirements such as multi-modal interaction
and mining, cooperative processing, new multimedia standards, Quality
of Service (QoS), multimedia security, and social issues, which are
just a few of the major research areas.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers working in
the areas of multimedia systems to discuss the state of the art of the
research on multimedia information systems, present theoretical
frameworks and practical implementations, and identify challenges and
open issues in multimedia system design and modeling. This workshop has
a special focus on the different system aspects of this growing
research in multimedia semantic computing, including pervasive
multimedia computing systems, multimedia delivery over the network,
personalized multimedia information retrieval systems which adapt to
the users needs, integration of semantic content and schema from
distributed multimedia sources so that the user sees a unified view of
heterogeneous data, clustering and classification of semantically-tied
information in different multimedia modalities, security issues in
multimedia/hypertext systems, etc. We invite researchers from various
disciplines to submit original research contributions to this workshop.
IEEE SCMS 2007 will be held in conjunction with IEEE International
Conference on Semantic Computing (

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:

* content-based retrieval (image, video, audio, etc.)
* multimodal data analysis and interaction
* Multimedia streaming and networking
* human-centered multimedia computing
* image/video/audio databases
* multimedia data mining
* multimedia data storage
* social network analysis from multimedia
* multimedia data modeling
* distributed multimedia systems
* multimedia data visualization
* multimedia assurance and security
* applications

Instructions for authors:

Papers reporting original and unpublished research results on the above
and related topics are solicited. Authors should submit a 6- to 8-page
technical paper manuscript (in English) in double-column IEEE format
including authors' names and affiliations, and a short abstract,
following the document templates available on the ICSC2007 web page
( Manuscripts should be
sent as an attachment via email to one of the Program Chairs listed
below on or before the deadline date of June 13, 2007. All papers should
be in Adobe portable document format (PDF). Submissions should include
the name and the email address of the corresponding author.
All submitted papers will be refereed for quality, originality and
relevance by the Program Committee. The acceptance/rejection of the
papers will be based on the review results.
Important Dates:

Full Paper Submission Deadline:
June 13, 2007 (Firm)

Notification of Results:
July 1, 2007

Camera-Ready Due:
July 15, 2007

Author Registration:
July 15, 2007

Program Co-chairs:

Chengcui Zhang
The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Hongli Luo
Indiana University  Purdue University Fort Wayne
Program Committee:

Shu-Ching Chen	Florida International University, USA

Mei-Ling Shyu 	University of Miami, USA

Xingquan Zhu 	Florida Atlantic University, USA

William I. Grosky University of Michigan-Dearborn, USA

Ishwar K. Sethi 	Oakland University, USA

Latifur Khan 	University of Texas at Dallas, USA

Min Chen 		University of Montana, USA

Shermann S. M. Chan Florida International University, USA

Shih-Hsi Liu 	California State University, Fresno, USA

Alan Sprague 	The University of Alabama at Birmingham