[Elsnet-list] CFP: The First IEEE International Workshop on Multimedia Computing and Communications (MCC’09)

Dacheng Tao dacheng.tao at gmail.com
Thu Feb 26 05:28:43 CET 2009

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The First IEEE International Workshop on
Multimedia Computing and Communications (MCC’09)

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The First IEEE International Workshop on IP Multimedia Communications (IPMC)
The Second International Workshop on Multimedia Analysis and Processing

August 2 - 6, 2009
San Francisco, CA, USA
In conjunction with IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications
and Network (ICCCN) 2009

The explosively growing momentum behind worldwide broadband deployment and
the emerging convergence of voice, image, video and data services offer the
base for various modern multimedia applications and services such as mobile
TV, multimedia messenger and blog, social networking, video conferencing,
Internet gaming, interactive TV, IPTV, and multimedia visualization,
navigation, management, search and retrieval. The advances of computing and
communication over wired and wireless networks and new technologies ranging
from multimedia coding, network infrastructure, content distribution
protocols, quality of service (QoS) management to post-processing and
analysis, have stimulated more diversified multimedia applications and

In recent years, the emerging new techniques have been employed to
effectively integrate context and content for multimedia mining, management,
indexing and retrieval. The semantic and sensory gaps, which are difficult
or even impossible to bridge using traditional approaches, have been
narrowed to facilitate many real-world multimedia applications. Popular
applications and services such as youtube, facebook, Google, Windows Live
messenger, myspace, and variations are breaking the media monopoly of big
content and distribution companies, new multimedia based social networking
applications demand even more efficient and intelligent multimedia search
and mining capabilities. The increasing service requirements by multimedia
consumers inspire the rapid developments of interface design, interactive
models, communication infrastructure, mobile devices, etc. In addition, the
advances of video coding make many bandwidth-hungry video communication
applications possible. Novel video source and channel coding techniques such
as multiple description codes, transcoding, and network coding can certainly
improve the efficiency of video transmission over the Internet. New
communication protocols such as peer-to-peer (P2P) technologies further
significantly improved the video broadcasting quality due to its distributed
architecture that is capability to provide scalability, inherent robustness
and fault tolerance to the best effort-based Internet. On the other hand,
IPTV, built on managed IP network, is growing rapidly, targeting at
providing high quality video viewing experience that is at least as good as
what is offered by today's cable/satellite TV. At the same time, advances in
wireless network technologies and video delivery mechanisms such as IEEE
802.11 (Wi-Fi) and the 3G and 4G cellular systems provide alternatives to
their wired peers, allowing users to access and produce video at any time
from anywhere.

The challenges for those applications and services to be successfully
deployed range from limited computation power considering the rich media
content, difficulty in content analysis and understanding, to the state of
the transport network. Besides, better video viewing experience always calls
for better compression algorithm, data rate adaptation, adaptive error
control, and error concealment technologies. A central theme in all these
efforts is novel approaches and solutions for multimedia computation and
communications. The purpose of this workshop is to provide a professional
forum for industry and academic researchers from around the world to present
their state-of-the-art accomplishments, exchange latest experiences, and
explore future directions for multimedia computing and communications.
Topics covered include, but are not limited to, the following:

Multimedia content analysis, representation, and understanding
Content, user, computation, and network aware media engineering
Multimedia management in social networking environment
Multimedia indexing and retrieval
Multimedia processing for wireless sensor networks
Multimedia data mining and fusing
Multimodal signal processing
Sensorial data processing for interactive games
Multimedia summarization and abstraction
Intelligent audio-video surveillance and other security-related applications
Content authentication, preservation, and digital rights management
Multimedia and multimodal user interfaces and interaction models
Multimedia coding, streaming, and networking
Video transcoding
Multimedia transmission networks, systems, and applications
QoS management
Content-aware multimedia distribution
P2P multimedia networks
Joint source-channel video coding
IPTV architecture and standards
Network security for P2P and IPTV services
Internet traffic classification and management algorithm and architecture
for IPTV
Multimedia Advertising for IPTV Services
Error control and concealment
Video quality assessment

Authors are invited to submit original and unpublished papers limited to 6
pages. Please see the Author Information page for submission guidelines in
the ICCCN 2009 website. Note that, in compliance with the ICCCN
requirements, an accepted paper, if not presented by an author, will be
removed from the IEEE Xplore library unless the absence is approved by the
ICCCN'09 organization in advance.


Paper submission deadline      March 13, 2009
Author notification                  May 1, 2009
Camera-ready paper              May 15, 2009
Author registration                 May 15, 2009
Conference date                    August 2–6, 2009

General Co-Chairs:

      Zhu Li, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
      zhu.li at ieee.org

      Steven Wright, AT&T, USA
      steven.wright.3 at att.com

Program Co-Chairs:

      Yun (Raymond) Fu, BBN Technologies, USA
yfu at bbn.com

Fan Zhai, Texas Instruments, USA
fzhai at ti.com

Publicity Chair:

      Dacheng Tao, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
      dacheng.tao at gmail.com

Technical Program Committee:

   Dan Schonfeld, Univeristy of Illinois at Chicago, USA
   Qi Tian, Microsoft Research Asia, China
   Aggelos K. Katsaggelos, Northwestern University, USA
   Ebroul Izquierdo, University of London, UK
   Moncef Gabbouj, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
   Homer Chen, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
   Shuicheng Yan, National University of Singapore, Singapore
   Eckehard Steinbach, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany
   Onur Guleryuz, DoCoMo USA Labs, USA
   Noel O'Connor, Dublin City University, Ireland
   Jiebo Luo, Kodak, USA
   Thomas Little, Boston University, USA
   Mark Liao, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
   Nozha Boujemaa, INRIA Paris, France
   Guodong Guo, North Carolina Central University, USA
   Julien Maisonneuve, Alcatel-Lucent, France
   Charalabos Skianis, University of Aegean, Greece
   Greg Thompson, Thompson Video Consulting, USA
   Ling Guan, Ryerson University, Canada
   Ye-Kui Wang, Huawei Technologies, USA
   Truong Nguyen, University of California at San Diego, USA
   Lisimachos Kondi, University of Ioannina, Greece
   Jie Liang, Simon Fraser University, Canada
   Lexing Xie, IBM, USA
   Wai-tian Tan, HP Labs, USA
   Ghassem Koleyni, Consultant, Canada
   Ying Li, Samsung Telecommunications America, USA
   Yijuan (Lucy) Lu, Texas State University, USA
   Thomas Stockhammer, Nomor Research, Germany
   Raheem Beyah, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
   Luca Salgarelli, Università di Brescia, Italy
   Al Bovik, The University of Texas at Austin, USA
   Shiguo Lian, France Telecom R&D Beijing, China
   Khaled El-Maleh, Qualcomm, USA
   Jun Kyun Choi, Information Communication University, Korean
   Gerald Schaefer, Aston University, UK
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