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The Sixth International Conferences on Advances
in Multimedia

MMEDIA 2014

February 23 - 27, 2014 - Nice, France


Call for Papers

The rapid growth of information on the Web, its ubiquity and pervasiveness makes the www the biggest repository. While the volume of information may be useful, it creates new challenges for information retrieval, identification, understanding, selection, etc. Investigating new forms of platforms, tools, principles offered by Semantic Web opens another door to enable humans programs, or agents to understand what records are about, and allows integration between domain-dependent and media-dependent knowledge. Multimedia information has always been part of the Semantic Web paradigm, but requires substantial effort to integrate both.

The new technological achievements in terms of speed and the quality of expanding and creating a vast variety of multimedia services like voice, email, short messages, Internet access, m-commerce, to mobile video conferencing, streaming video and audio.

Large and specialized databases together with these technological achievements have brought true mobile multimedia experiences to mobile customers. Multimedia imply adoption of new technologies and challenges to operators and infrastructure builders in terms of ensuring fast and reliable services for improving the quality of web information retrieval.

Huge amounts of multimedia data are increasingly available. The knowledge of spatial and/or temporal phenomena becomes critical for many applications, which requires techniques for the processing, analysis, search, mining, and management of multimedia data.

MMEDIA 2014 aims to provide an international forum by researchers, students, and professionals for presenting recent research results on advances in multimedia, mobile and ubiquitous multimedia and to bring together experts from both academia and industry for the exchange of ideas and discussion on future challenges in multimedia fundamentals, mobile and ubiquitous multimedia, multimedia ontology, multimedia user-centered perception, multimedia services and applications, and mobile multimedia.

We solicit both academic, research, and industrial contributions. We welcome technical papers presenting research and practical results, position papers addressing the pros and cons of specific proposals, such as those being discussed in the standard fora or in industry consortia, survey papers addressing the key problems and solutions on any of the above topics short papers on work in progress, and panel proposals.

Industrial presentations are not subject to the format and content constraints of regular submissions. We expect short and long presentations that express industrial position and status.

Tutorials on specific related topics and panels on challenging areas are encouraged.

The topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of concepts, state of the art, research, standards, implementations, running experiments, applications, and industrial case studies. Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited to, topic areas.

All topics and submission formats are open to both research and industry contributions.

Fundamentals in multimedia
Multimedia systems, architecture, and applications
New multimedia platforms
Multimedia architectural specification languages
Theoretical aspects and algorithms for multimedia
Multimedia content delivery networks
Network support for multimedia data
Multimedia data storage
Multimedia meta-modeling techniques and operating systems
Multimedia signal coding and processing (audio, video, image)
Multimedia applications (telepresence, triple-play, quadruple-play, …)
Multimedia tools (authoring, analyzing, editing, browsing, …)
Computational multimedia intelligence (fuzzy logic, neural networks, genetic algorithms, …)
Intelligent agents for multimedia content creation, distribution, and analysis
Multimedia networking
Wired and wireless multimedia systems
Distributed multimedia systems
Multisensor data integration and fusion
Multimedia and P2P
Multimedia standards

Multimedia content and modeling
Interfaces for multimedia creation
Multimedia streaming and services
Image modeling and editing
Audio modeling and transformation
Video modeling and transformation
Image recognition
Multimedia databases
Multimedia coding and encryption
Multimedia modeling for learning content
Multimedia description languages
Image clustering
Media fusion for communication and presentation

Self-organizing multimedia architectures
Self-organization in multimedia systems
Self-organization in multimedia communities
Self-organized multimedia networks
Multimedia content distribution and consumption
Adaptive multimedia interfaces
Multimedia retrieval

Multimedia content-based retrieval and analysis
Multimodal data analysis
Multimedia databases
Semi-automatic and automatic methods for multimedia annotation 
Image/video/audio databases
Content-based image retrieval
Semantics-based search and integration of multimedia and digital content 
Multimedia data modeling, indexing, and mining
Statistical modeling of multimedia data
Multimedia extraction and annotation 
Content search/browsing/retrieval
Internet imaging and multimedia
Multimodal content analysis
Multimedia abstraction and summarization
Semantic analysis of multimedia data
Media assimilation and fusion

Perception and cognition for multimedia users
Quality of experience
Relevance feedback
Human-computer interaction
Multimodal interaction
Multimodal user interfaces
Mobile user-centered interfaces
Peer-to-peer multimedia systems and streaming
Pervasive and interactive multimedia systems (digital TV, mobile systems, gaming,…)
Multimedia in personal, sensor and ad-hoc networks
Visualization and virtual reality
Intelligent browsing and visualization  
Perception and cognition 
Perception and modeling of the environment
Multimedia collaboration
Social networking 

Multimedia ontology
Multimedia semantics
Emergent semantics 
Media ontology learning 
Ontology for media web mining 
Multimedia ontologies 
Multimedia information management
Approaches using metadata standards 
Conceptual clustering 
Modeling and recognition of visual objects and actions 

Mobile and ubiquitous multimedia
Architectures, protocols, and algorithms for multimedia mobility
Middleware and distributed computing support for mobile and ubiquitous multimedia
Mobile and ubiquitous multimedia in intelligent transportation systems
Enabling platforms for mobile multimedia
Roaming and limited bandwidth
Intermittent connectivity
Streaming mobile multimedia
Mobile multimedia software architectures
Mobile multimedia applications and services  
Communication and cooperation via mobile multimedia
Business models for mobile multimedia
Provisioning of mobile multimedia services
Context-aware mobile and ubiquitous multimedia
Mobile computer graphics, games and entertainment
Mobile and ubiquitous multimedia in ad hoc networks
Personalization, privacy and security in mobile multimedia
Social and regulatory aspects of mobile multimedia
Multimedia in the Extended Home
Ubiquitous/Seamless content sharing

Multimedia services
Reliability, availability, serviceability of multimedia services
Multimedia content distribution services
Real-time multimedia services
Audio-visual multimedia services
Multimedia signal processing and communications
Media representation and algorithms
Audio, image, video processing, coding and compression
Multimedia database, content delivery and transport
Multimedia service protocols
Mobility of multimedia services
Internet telephony and hypermedia technologies and systems
Media enabled eCommerce service
Case studies, field trials and evaluation of new multimedia services

Multimedia applications
Real-time interactive multimedia applications
Adaptive and context-aware multimedia applications
Ambiance multimedia applications
Media applications on mobile devices
Multi-modal interaction
Virtual environments
Personalization
Collaboration, contextual metadata, collaborative tagging
Web applications
Multimedia authoring
Multimedia-enabled new applications (eLearning, entertainment,…..)
Cooperative networks and applications
Mobile multimedia applications & services
Semantic metadata for mobile applications 
Semantics enabled multimedia applications 
Semantics enabled networks and middleware for multimedia applications 
Wireless ad-hoc and sensor networks/RFID applications
Industrial use-cases and applications 

Multimedia security and content protection
Multimedia security (watermark, encryption,… )
Mobile multimedia systems and services
Security, privacy, and cryptographic protocols
Network security issues and protocols
Key management and authentication
Authentication and access control
Intrusion detection and prevention
Content protection and digital rights management
Trusted computing
Information hiding
Protection of user-generated content

Multimedia control and management
Wireless and mobile multimedia network management
Multimedia measurement, control, and management
Content management and delivery
IP multimedia system operations and management
Managing the quality of experience and quality of service
Measuring the quality of performance in multimedia systems
Mobile multimedia network traffic engineering and optimization
Monitoring and managing mobile multimedia
Resource reservation for multimedia services
Multicast and broadcast multimedia service management
Management of service oriented architectures
Pricing, accounting and billing for multimedia services

 

INSTRUCTION FOR THE AUTHORS

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to one of the IARIA Journals.

Publisher: XPS (Xpert Publishing Services)
Archived: ThinkMindTM Digital Library (free access)
Prints available at Curran Associates, Inc.
Articles will be submitted to appropriate indexes.

Important deadlines:

Submission (full paper) September 28 October 23, 2013
Notification November 23 November 25, 2013
Registration December 10, 2013
Camera ready December 22, 2013

Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received submissions will be acknowledged via an automated system.

Regular Papers (up to 6-10 page article)

Final author manuscripts will be 8.5" x 11", not exceeding 6 pages; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost. The formatting instructions can be found on the Instructions page. Helpful information for paper formatting can be found on the here. Latex templates are also available.

Your paper should also comply with the additional editorial rules.

Once you receive the notification of paper acceptance, you will be provided by the publisher an online author kit with all the steps an author needs to follow to submit the final version. The author kits URL will be included in the letter of acceptance.

We would recommend that you not use too many extra pages, even if you can afford the extra fees. No more than 2 papers per event are recommended, as each paper must be separately registered and paid for. At least one author of each accepted paper must register to ensure that the paper will be included in the conference proceedings.

Work in Progress (short paper up to 4 pages long)

Work-in-progress contributions are welcome. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as work in progress.  Authors should submit a four-page (maximum) text manuscript in IEEE double-column format including the authors' names, affiliations, email contacts. Contributors must follow the conference deadlines, describing early research and novel skeleton ideas in the areas of the conference topics. The work will be published in the conference proceedings.

For more details, see the Work in Progress explanation page

Posters (poster or collection of 6 to 8 slides)

Posters are intended for ongoing research projects, concrete realizations, or industrial applications/projects presentations. Acceptance will be decided based on a 1-2 page abstract and/or 6-8 .pdf slide deck submitted through the conference submission website. The poster may be presented during sessions reserved for posters, or mixed with presentation of articles of similar topic. The slides must have comprehensive comments. One big Poster and/or the associated slides should be used for discussions, once on the conference site.

For more details, see the Posters explanation page.

Ideas (2 page proposal of novel idea)

This category is dedicated to new ideas in their early stage. Contributions might refer to PhD dissertation, testing new approaches, provocative and innovative ideas, out-of-the-box, and out-of-the-book thinking, etc. Acceptance will be decided based on a maximum 2 page submission through the conference submission website. The contributions for Ideas will be presented in special sessions, where more debate is intended. The Idea contribution must be comprehensive, focused, very well supported (details might miss, obviously). A 6-8 slide deck should be used for discussions, once on the conference site.

For more details, see the Ideas explanation page.

Technical marketing/industrial/business/positioning presentations

The conference initiates a series of business, technical marketing, and positioning presentations on the same topics. Speakers must submit a 10-12 slide deck presentations with substantial notes accompanying the slides, in the .ppt format (.pdf-ed). The slide deck will not be published in the conference’s CD Proceedings. Presentations' slide decks will be posted on the IARIA's site. Please send your presentations to petre@iaria.org.

Tutorials

Tutorials provide overviews of current high interest topics. Proposals should be for three hour tutorials. Proposals must contain the title, the summary of the content, and the biography of the presenter(s). The tutorials' slide decks will be posted on the IARIA's site. Please send your proposals to petre@iaria.org

Panel proposals

The organizers encourage scientists and industry leaders to organize dedicated panels dealing with controversial and challenging topics and paradigms. Panel moderators are asked to identify their guests and manage that their appropriate talk supports timely reach our deadlines. Moderators must specifically submit an official proposal, indicating their background, panelist names, their affiliation, the topic of the panel, as well as short biographies. The panel's slide deck will be posted on the IARIA's site.

For more information, petre@iaria.org

Workshop proposals

We welcome workshop proposals on issues complementary to the topics of this conference. Your requests should be forwarded to petre@iaria.org.

 
 

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