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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: International Workshop on Multimedia Analysis and Processing (IMAP08)


Call for Papers
The 2nd IEEE International Workshop on Multimedia Analysis and Processing (IMAP)
URL: http://ivpl.ece.northwestern.edu/~zli/new_home/imap08-cfp.html
St. Thomas, US Virgin Island, USA
(in conjunction with IEEE ICCCN 2008 )
August 4-7, 2008

The rapid advances in computing, communication and storage technologies have heralded a new age of explosive growth in multimedia applications, such as online image and video repository, mobile TV and IPTV, video on demand, interactive multimedia game, video blogging, multimedia based social interaction. These applications open up new opportunities and present new challenges to the technologies in the area of multimedia computing architectures, audio/visual information processing, multimedia analysis and understanding, multimedia retrieval and mining, multimedia coding, communication and networking. In recent years, considerable amounts of research activities in both industry and academia have been devoted to these topics and a key piece of puzzle is to develop novel and effective approaches in modeling and analyzing, representing and understanding, encoding and distributing multimedia content, which will be the focus of this workshop.

IMAP will provide an excellent forum for experts around the world to join together and to present their newest research results, exchange latest experiences and insights, and explore future directions in this important and evolving field. It aims at increasing the synergy between academic and industry professionals working in this area. The papers submitted to this workshop should focus on the state-of-the-art research in various important areas related to emerging technologies, standards and applications on analysis, processing, computing, and communication of multimedia information. The interested topics include but are not limited to:

 Multimedia content analysis, representation, and understanding 
 Content, user, computation, and network aware media engineering 
 Multimedia indexing and retrieval 
 Multimedia processing for wireless sensor networks 
 Multimedia data mining and fusing 
 Multimodal signal processing 
 Multimedia summarization and abstraction 
 Emerging multimedia applications 
 Multimedia coding, streaming, and networking 
 Intelligent audio-video surveillance and other security-related applications 
 Content authentication, preservation, and digital rights management 
 Multimedia tools including authoring, analyzing, editing, and browsing 
 Multimedia security 
 Multimedia and multimodal user interfaces and interaction models

Only original and unpublished paper will be considered. Prospective authors are invited to submit papers of no more than six (6) pages in double-column IEEE format including results, figures and references before March 30, 2008. In addition, selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version to the Springer-Verlag book on Multimedia Analysis, Processing and Communications (MAPC).

Important Dates (tentative):
 Manuscript Submission: March 30, 2008 
 Acceptance Notification: May 11, 2008 
 Camera-Ready Papers Due: June 1, 2008 
 Conference Date:  August 7, 2008

General Chair: 
Weisi Lin,  Nanyang Tech University, Singapore

Technical Program Co-Chairs: 
Ebroul Izquierdo, Queen Mary University of London, UK
Zhu Li,   Motorola Labs, USA

Special Session Chair: 
Andrea Cavallaro, Queen Mary University of London, UK          

Publicity Co-Chairs:
Dacheng Tao,  Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China 
Gokce Dane,  Qualcomm, USA

Technical Program Committee:
 Changwen Chen  State University of New York at Buffalo, USA 
 Mary Comer  Purdue University, USA
 Ajay Divakaran Mitsubishi Electronics Research Lab, USA 
 Paola Hobson  Motorola Labs, UK 
 Akira Inoue  NEC Laboratories, Japan 
 Moncef Gabouj  Tampere University of Technology, Finland 
 Ling Guan  Ryerson University, Canada 
 Joemon Jose  University of Glasgow, UK 
 Aggelos Katsaggelos Northwestern University, USA 
 Mark Liao  Academia Sinica, Taiwan 
 Chia-Wen Lin  National Tsinghua University, Taiwan
 Zhu Liu  AT&T Research, USA 
 Zicheng Liu  Microsoft Research, USA 
 Enrico Magli  Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy
 Noel O'Connor  Dublin City University, Ireland  
 Fernando Pereira Instituto Superior Tcnico, Portugal, 
 Dan Schonfeld  Univeristy of Illinois at Chicago, USA 
 Nicu Sebe  University of Amsterdam, Netherland 
 Thomas Sikora  Technical Unversity Berlin, Germany 
 Eckehard Steinbach Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany 
 Yap-Peng Tan  Nanyang Tech University, Singapore 
 Lexing Xie  IBM Research, USA 
 Suicheng Yan  University of Illinois at Ubana-Champaign, USA