The Tenth International Conference on Creative Content Technologies

CONTENT 2018

February 18, 2018 to February 22, 2018 - Barcelona, Spain

Deadlines

Submission

October 19, 2017

Notification

December 3, 2017

Registration

December 17, 2017

Camera ready

January 15, 2018

Publication

Published by IARIA XPS Press

Archived in the free access ThinkMind Digital Library

Prints available at Curran Associates, Inc.

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to a IARIA Journal

Affiliated Journals

CONTENT 2018 - The Tenth International Conference on Creative Content Technologies

February 18, 2018 - February 22, 2018

CONTENT 2018: Call for Papers

The CONTENT 2018 event, The Tenth International Conference on Creative Content Technologies, targets advanced concepts, solutions and applications in producing, transmitting and managing various forms of content and their combination. Multi-cast and uni-cast content distribution, content localization, on-demand or following customer profiles are common challenges for content producers and distributors. Special processing challenges occur when dealing with social, graphic content, animation, speech, voice, image, audio, data, or image contents. Advanced producing and managing mechanisms and methodologies are now embedded in current and soon-to-be solutions.

CONTENT 2018 is aimed at technical papers presenting research and practical results, industrial small- and large-scale systems, challenging applications, position papers addressing the pros and cons of specific topics, 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 topics, short papers on work in progress, and panel proposals.

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.

CONTENT 2018 conference tracks:

BASICS: Content producers/distributors

Product-innovation and creative content platforms; Creative processes; Product and content innovation; Knowledge representation for content creativity; Content injection, cashing, storage, and distribution; Producing and transmitting streaming content; Content localization services; Content and customers profiles; Documenting and content authoring; Authorizing topic-based content; Content customization and metadata; On-demand content; Content retrieval from archives (alarm-based, time stamp-based); Content management solutions and systems; Unstructured content environment; Multi-channel content delivery/publishing strategies; Content reuse

TRENDS: Domains and approaches

Content visualization; Bid data-oriented content; Blog-oriented content; Scenes and scenarios modeling; Background image processing; High-speed signals; Dynamic Big Data; Sparse and dense Datasets; Graph-based content; Mobile content in Smart Cities; Crowd-oriented content; Biological content (genes); Stream data; Text data; Underwater content (images); Geographic and atmospheric content modeling; Interactive evolutionary; Correlations of fixations in Video; Aesthetic analysis of abstract images; Visual saliency models; Color manipulation in images; Video search and analysis

MUSIC: Music-related content

Music content; Generative Music; Music classification; Content Diffusion Search; Music with Unconventional Computing; Music and Sound composition; Articulatory vocal synthesis; Algorithmic music composers; Generating musical compositions; Generative fusion; Audio feedback systems; Schemographe and Tonal harmony analysis; Virtual melody composers

SOCIAL Social-related content

Perceptual Experience; Perceived Quality Variation; Video Quality Assessment; Object vs. Objectless Motion; Predicting Download Directories; Opinion Propagation in Online Social Networks; Linked Enterprise Data and Web Intelligence; Community Detection; Sentiment-related content; Social semiotic mining; Social tags and Linked Data; Linking Data (social, open, public, and enterprise)

WEBCONTENT: Web content

Architectures and frameworks for Web content ; Web content mining; Content retrieval on multimedia Web; XML and non-XML Web content; Ontology and semantic for processing Web content; Recommenders for Web content; Content-driven workflow design and management; Web content performance, accuracy, security, and reliability; Web content modeling; Web content-based applications; (Semantic) Web Service discovery and selection; Smart Cities data streams integration

GRAPHICS: 3D Graphics

Interactive 3D graphics; High-performance 3D graphics; Mixed and augmented reality; Interactive on-line gaming; Animated humanoids and complex reactive characters; 3D documents and web/multimedia; User-interface for real-time 3D graphics and virtual environments; Innovative 3D web applications /industry, science, medicine, technology, culture/; 3D content creation technologies and tools; Interactive 3D graphics for mobile devices

ANIMA: Animation/cinematography

Computer animation; Computational cinematography; Virtual videography; Autonomous interactive characters; Traditional animation and 3D computer animation; Re-cinematography; Casual video; Cinematography; Image stabilization; Virtual Cinematography; Relighting through computation

MEDIMA: Medical image producing, transmission and management

Medical image devices, mechanisms and procedures; Medical imaging systems; Medical image capture and processing; Feature extraction and pattern recognition; Matching and computing anatomical atlases; Surface and volume registration; Medical image analysis (static and motion analysis); Medical image analysis (functional, metabolic); Multi-modal image analysis; Image segmentation; Multidimensional data visualization; Statistical methods (population-based analysis); Image guided diagnosis, surgery and therapy; Medical image transmission and storage (protocols, databases)

AUDIO: Audio producing, transmission and management

Audio transmission and reception systems and devices; Digital audio transmission signal processing; Audio transmission over Internet; Audio Multiplexing Transmission Systems; Stereo audio transmission signal; Digital infrared audio transmission; Multi-stream and multi-path audio transmission; Wireless-compressed digital audio transmission; Perceptual coding for audio; Transmission and storage; Laser audio transmission; Synchronizing video and audio transmission; Wide-band audio transmission; Index-frame audio transmission; Digital audio transmission rights; Noise in wireless audio transmission; Audio tools and products; Standards

DATA: Data transmission and management

Data transmission and reception mechanisms and techniques; Enhanced tools for video data integrity; Data mining, filtering, and reporting; Secure data transmission; Transmission media and data encoding; Text reading devices (super-pen, pen-elite, reading-pen); Scanned and generated lossy (progressive) multi-page text; (Visually) lossless mechanisms; Pricing data transmission; Differential data transmission systems; Data transmission equipments and transmission rates; Delay-constrained data transmission; Undersea and satellite data transmission techniques; Performance evaluation of data transmission; Multicast data transmission; High speed data transmission; Data transmission control; Integrity and privacy in data transmission; Data transmission standards

VOICE: Voice producing, transmission and management

Planning and implementing voice networks and systems; Voice transmission systems; Voice transmission performance; Quality real-time voice transmission; Metrics for quality of voice transmission; Stereophonic voice transmission systems; Header compression for VoIP over WLAN; Voice over IP solution for mobile radio interoperability; VoIP over cable TV networks; VoIP over Wi-Max; WiFi and cellular dual mode phones and services; Voice over WLANs and Wi-Fi to cellular roaming; Voice transmission via the Internet; Wi-Fi voice transmission; Bluetooth-based Ad-Hoc networks for voice transmission; Standards for voice processing and transmission

VIDEO: Coding/Transmission/Processing

Video coding standards (H.264, SMPTE 421M, AVS-China, HEVC); Video coders and decoders; Video surveillance and privacy; Network video recorders; Video streaming; Video data integrity (error detection, error resilience, error concealment, tamper resistance); Motion detection, object tracking; Distributed video coding; Video quality assessment; Omnidirectional video; 3D video

VIDEO CONTENT: Short video/links scientific content

Apps; Mobile social media; Video production; Innovative video content; Creative process; Dedicated apps;  Special apps for short scientific reports; Techniques for a convincing summary report; Mobile and wearable devices for scietific reports; Combining open space and lab space in scientific reports; Handling inventories of short video scientific reports; Innovative mobile content; Online news; Volatile and just-in-time news; Report authenticity; Copyright and authorship; Ethical aspects; etc.

IMAGE: Image producing, transmission and management

Model-based progressive image transmission; Wireless image transmission; Computer generated images; Image security, scrambling, and regions of interest; Timing requirements for image transmission; Transmission of still and moving images; Protocols for low bit rate; Error-prone image transmission; Energy efficient image transmission; Multi-technology image formation; Devices for image capturing and processing (cams, web-cams, etc.); Scanning and sampling, quantization and halftoning, color reproduction; Image representation and rendering, display and printing systems; Image quality assessment; Image search and sorting, video indexing and editing; Integration of images and video with other media; Image authentication and watermarking; Image storage, retrieval and multimedia; Image and video databases; Generic coding of moving pictures; Media stream packetization; Modes for archival playback; Image-based applications; Standard for image processing; Image analysis and segmentation; Image filtering, restoration and enhancement; Image representation and modeling; Pattern recognition

SPEECH: Speech producing, transmission and management

Tooling, architectures, components and standards; Voice modulation, frequencies; Linguistics, phonology and phonetics; Discourse and dialogue; Speech analysis, synthesis, coding, and recognition; Speech enhancement and noise reduction; Speech features, production, and perception; Speech coding and transmission; Speech signal processing; Spoken language generation and synthesis; Speech QoS enhancement; Speaker characterization and recognition; Spoken language resources and annotation; Spoken/Multi-modal dialogue technology and systems; Spoken language information extraction/retrieval; Speech transmission technology for the aged and disabled; Audio-visual speech processing; Biomedical applications of speech analysis; Spoken document retrieval; Speech processing in a packet network environment; Automatic speech recognition in the context of mobile communications; Human factors in speech and communication systems; Automatic speech recognition and understanding technology; Speech to text systems; Spoken dialog systems; Multilingual language processing; New applications of spoken language technology and systems


Deadlines:

Submission

October 19, 2017

Notification

December 3, 2017

Registration

December 17, 2017

Camera ready

January 15, 2018

 

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.

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

Contribution types

  • regular papers [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • short papers (work in progress) [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • ideas: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • extended abstracts: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • posters: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • posters: slide only [slide-deck posted on www.iaria.org]
  • presentations: slide only [slide-deck posted on www.iaria.org]
  • demos: two pages [posted on www.iaria.org]
  • doctoral forum submissions: [in the proceedings, digital library]

FORMATS

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

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.

Slides-based contributions can use the corporate/university format and style.

Your paper should also comply with the additional editorial rules.

Once you receive the notification of contribution 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 should not use too many extra pages, even if you can afford the extra fees. No more than 2 contributions per event are recommended, as each contribution 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 and in the digital library, or posted on the www.iaria.org (for slide-based contributions).

CONTRIBUTION TYPE

Regular Papers (up to 6-10 page article -6 pages covered the by regular registration; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost- ) (oral presentation)
These contributions could be academic or industrial research, survey, white, implementation-oriented, architecture-oriented, white papers, etc. They will be included in the proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the appropriate contribution type. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Short papers (work in progress) (up to 4 pages long) (oral presentation)
Work-in-progress contributions are welcome. These contributions represent partial achievements of longer-term projects. They could be academic or industrial research, survey, white, implementation-oriented, architecture-oriented, white papers, etc. 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. 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, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. For more details, see the Work in Progress explanation page. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Ideas contributions (2 pages long) (oral presentation)
This category is dedicated to new ideas in their very early stage. Idea contributions are expression of yet to be developed approaches, with pros/cons, not yet consolidated. Ideas contributions are intended for a debate and audience feedback. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Idea. 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, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. For more details, see the Ideas explanation page. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Extended abstracts (2 pages long) (oral presentation)
Extended abstracts summarize a long potential publication with noticeable results. It is intended for sharing yet to be written, or further on intended for a journal publication. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Extended abstract. 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, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Posters (paper-based, two pages long) (oral presentation)
Posters are intended for ongoing research projects, concrete realizations, or industrial applications/projects presentations. The poster may be presented during sessions reserved for posters, or mixed with presentation of articles of similar topic. A two-page paper summarizes a presentation intended to be a POSTER. This allows an author to summarize a series of results and expose them via a big number of figures, graphics and tables. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Poster Two Pages. 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, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. 8-10 presentation slides are suggested. Also a big Poster is suitable, used for live discussions with the attendees, in addition to the oral presentation.

Posters (slide-based, only) (oral presentation)
Posters are intended for ongoing research projects, concrete realizations, or industrial applications/projects presentations. 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. This type of contribution only requires a 8-10 slide-deck. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Poster (slide-only). The slide-deck will be posted, post-event, on www.iaria.org.
8-10 presentation slides are suggested. Also a big Poster is suitable, used for live discussions with the attendees, additionally to the oral presentation.

Presentations (slide-based, only) (oral presentation)
These contributions represent technical marketing/industrial/business/positioning presentations. This type of contribution only requires a 12-14 slide-deck. Please submit the contributions following the submission instructions by using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Presentation (slide-only). The slide-deck will be posted, post-event, on www.iaria.org.
12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Demos (two pages) [posted on www.iaria.org]
Demos represent special contributions where a tool, an implementation of an application, or a freshly implemented system is presented in its alfa/beta version. It might also be intended for thsoe new application to gather the attendee opinion. A two-page summary for a demo is intended to be. It would be scheduled in special time spots, to ensure a maximum attendance from the participants. Please submit the contributions following the submission instructions by using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Demos. The Demos paper will be posted, post-event, on www.iaria.org.

Doctoral forum submissions: (up to 6-10 page article -6 pages covered the by regular registration; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost- ) (oral presentation)
These contributions refer to PhD dissertations, new PhD approaches, and PhD out-of-the-book thinking, etc. They will be included in the proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the appropriate contribution type Doctoral forum. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Tutorial proposals
Tutorials provide overviews of current high interest topics. Proposals should be for 2-3 hour long. Proposals must contain the title, the summary of the content, and the biography of the presenter(s). The tutorial slide decks will be posted on the IARIA site.
Please send your proposals to tutorial proposal

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 slide deck will be posted on the IARIA site.
Please send your proposals to panel proposal

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