The Tenth International Conference on Advances in Multimedia

MMEDIA 2018

April 22, 2018 to April 26, 2018 - Athens, Greece

Deadlines

Submission

December 4, 2017

Notification

February 22, 2018

Registration

March 8, 2018

Camera ready

March 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

MMEDIA 2018 - The Tenth International Conference on Advances in Multimedia

April 22, 2018 - April 26, 2018

MMEDIA 2018: 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 2018 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.

MMEDIA 2018 conference tracks:

Trends in processing multimedia information

Dealing with Big data and media; Processing swarm-data and self-organizing; Trimming similar data; Processing high speed and sensitive information; Dealing with sparsity and distribution of information; Classification and semantic of Big Data; Processing Huge data and Deep data; Graph data storage; Data analytics and multimedia; Visualizing and multimedia; Mobile data and multimedia; Signal processing and multimedia

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


Deadlines:

Submission

December 4, 2017

Notification

February 22, 2018

Registration

March 8, 2018

Camera ready

March 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