The 19th IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia (ISM 2017)

December 11-13, 2017

Taichung, Taiwan

Call for Papers

(CFP available for download here)

Research in multimedia computing is generally concerned with presentation, integration and computation of one or more media, such as text, image, graphics, audio, video, social data, and data collected from various sensors, etc., using computing techniques. The 19th IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia (ISM2017) is the flagship conference of IEEE Technical Committee on Multimedia (TCMC) and an international forum for researchers to exchange information regarding advances in the state of the art and practice of multimedia computing, as well as to identify the emerging research topics and define the future of multimedia computing.

The technical program of ISM2017 will consist of invited talks, paper presentations, and panel discussions. Submissions are solicited for full papers and workshop papers. Topics for submission include but are not limited to:

Systems and Architectures

  • Mobile multimedia systems and services
  • Pervasive and interactive media systems including mobile systems, pervasive gaming, and digital TV
  • Multimedia data in the Cloud
  • GPU-based multimedia architectures and systems
  • Software development framework using multimedia techniques

Communications and Streaming

  • Multimedia networking and QoS
  • Mobile audio/video streaming
  • Wireless broadcasting and streaming
  • Scalable streaming
  • Peer-to-peer media systems and streaming
  • Sensor networks
  • Internet telephony technologies and systems
  • Video teleconferencing

Multimedia Interfaces

  • Information visualization and interactive systems
  • Multimodal user interfaces: design, engineering, modality-abstractions, etc.
  • Tools for media authoring, analyzing, editing, browsing, and navigation
  • Intelligent agents for content creation, distribution, and analysis
  • Novel interfaces for multimedia: touch, tangible, wearable, virtual, 3D, etc.
  • User interfaces for mobile devices

Media Coding, Processing, and Quality Measurement

  • Signal processing including audio, video, image processing, and coding
  • Coding standards
  • Scalable and Multi-view coding
  • Multi-resolution or super-resolution algorithms
  • Maintenance of perceptual quality with further compression
  • Developing novel quality measures

Multimedia Security and Forensics

  • Data security including digital watermarks and encryption
  • Copyright issues for multimedia data
  • Surveillance and monitoring methods
  • Face detection and recognition algorithms
  • Human behavior analysis from motion images/videos
  • Multimedia-based computer forensics (e.g., crime scene investigation, user profiling)
  • Multimedia Captchas, including attacks and counter-attacks
  • On forensic use of biometrics
  • Data hiding, stenography, and steganalysis
  • Trust and privacy issues in media systems

Content Understanding, Modeling, Management, and Retrieval

  • Media meta-modeling techniques
  • Storage systems, databases, and retrieval
  • Data segmentation
  • Image, audio, video, genre clustering & classification
  • Video summarization and story generation
  • Speaker identification, recognition, and location
  • Object, event, emotion, text detection and recognition
  • Mosaic, video panorama and background generation
  • Media semantics, ontologies, annotation, concept detection and learning
  • Personalization and user preferences
  • 3D and depth information

Mobile Media

  • Mobile and location-based media techniques
  • Mobile visual search
  • Social networks for mobile users
  • Augmented reality for mobile users
  • Content delivery in mobile networks (e.g., 3G, 4G and future 5G)
  • Mobile applications


  • Big data
  • 3D data: graphics, displays, sound, broadcasting, interfaces
  • Media composition and production: capture, authoring, digital art, animations, etc.
  • Gaming
  • Virtual and augmented reality
  • Robotics
  • Media interfaces for the Web
  • Media in social network analysis
  • Rich media enabled E-commerce and E-shopping
  • Media systems for handicapped
  • Collaborative systems
  • Interdisciplinary media applications: Bioinformatics, Transportation systems, Wild-life monitoring and analysis, etc.
  • Deep learning of multimedia data

Important Dates

Workshop Proposals April 21, 2017
Workshop Notification May 1, 2017
Panel Proposals June 10, 2017
Paper/Demo Submission July 15, 2017
Paper/Demo/Panel Notification August 25, 2017
Camera-ready/Registration September 15, 2017
Symposium December 11-13, 2017


  • Dick C.A. Bulterman, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Mohan Kankanhalli, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Phillip C.-Y. Sheu, University of California at Irvine, USA
  • Jeffrey J.P. Tsai, Asia University, Taiwan


  • Han C.W. Hsiao, Asia University, Taiwan
  • Wolfgang Huerst, Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Jianquan Liu, NEC, Japan
  • Robert Mertens, HSW University of Applied Sciences, Hamelin, Germany


  • David Gonzalez-Aguirre, Intel, USA
  • Ilija Hadzic, Nokia, USA
  • Viswanathan Swaminathan, Adobe Systems, USA
  • Xiaoqing Zhu, Cisco, USA


  • Pao-Chi Chang, National Central University, Taiwan
  • Rodrigo da Silva Ferreira, IBM Research, Brazil
  • Mustafa Sert, Başkent University, Turkey
  • Shervin Shirmohammadi, University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Kyoungro Yoon, Konkuk University, Korea
  • Guigang Zhang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

BEST PAPER AWARD CO-CHAIRS Gerald Friedland, ICSI, Berkeley, USA Max Muehlhaeuser, Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, Germany

  • Gerald Friedland, ICSI, Berkeley, USA
  • Max Muehlhaeuser, Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, Germany


  • Yang Lei, HP Labs, USA
  • Yago Sánchez de la Fuente, Fraunhofer-HHI, Germany

DEMO CO-CHAIRS Ramazan Savas Aygun,

  • Ramazan Savas Aygun, University of Alabama in Huntsville, USA
  • Balakrishnan Prabhakaran, University of Texas at Dallas, USA


  • Ivan Bajic, Simon Fraser University, Canada
  • Marco Bertini, Università di Firenze, Italy
  • Håkan Grahn, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Rodrigo Laiola Guimaraes, IBM Research, Brazil
  • Norio Katayama, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
  • Heiko Schuldt, University of Basel, Switzerland
  • Robert Skupin, Fraunhofer-HHI, Germany
  • Minseok Song, Inha University, Korea


  • Rong-Ming Chen, National University of Tainan, Taiwan


  • Wen-Thong Chang, Asia University, Taiwan


  • Anthony Y.H. Liao, Asia University, Taiwan


  • Chun-Ming Chang, Asia University, Taiwan