The 20th IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia (ISM 2018)

December 10-12, 2018

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 20th IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia (ISM2018) 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 ISM2018 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
  • Viewer perception, emotion analysis and visual attention
  • Multimedia datasets and open source code for research
  • Multimedia recommender systems
  • Fake multimedia detection

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
Workshop proposal submission deadline July 20, 2018
Paper submission deadline July 20, 2018
Paper acceptance notification September 28, 2018
Workshop submission deadline October 12, 2018
Camera ready and registration deadline October 31, 2018
Conference December 10-12, 2018

Organizing Committee (Tentative)


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


  • Ramazan Savas Aygun
    University of Alabama in Huntsville, USA
  • Han C.W. Hsiao
    Asia University, Taiwan
  • Jianquan Liu
    NEC, Japan
  • Robert Mertens
    HSW University of Applied Sciences, Hamelin, Germany


  • Wolfgang Huerst
    Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands


  • Pao-Chi Chang
    National Central University, Taiwan
  • Rodrigo Capobianco Guido
    São Paulo State University, Brazil
  • Ichiro Ide
    Nagoya University, Japan
  • Mustafa Sert
    Başkent University, Turkey
  • Guigang Zhang
    Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • Roger Zimmermann
    National University of Singapore, Singapore


  • David Gonzalez-Aguirre
    Intel, USA
  • Ilija Hadzic
    Nokia, USA
  • Xiaoqing Zhu
    Cisco, USA


  • Yang Lei
    HP Labs, USA


  • João Ascenso
    Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
  • Ivan Bajic
    Simon Fraser University, Canada
  • Marco Bertini
    Università di Firenze, Italy
  • Abdulmotaleb El Saddik
    University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Håkan Grahn
    Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Norio Katayama
    National Institute of Informatics, Japan
  • Frode Eika Sandnes
    Oslo and Akershus University, Norway
  • Heiko Schuldt
    University of Basel, Switzerland
  • Robert Skupin
    Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Germany
  • Minseok Song
    Inha University, Korea
  • Jarno Vanne
    Tampere University of Technology, Finland
  • Atsuo Yoshitaka
    JAIST, Japan
  • Pavel Zezula
    Masaryk University, Czech Republic


  • Homer H. Chen
    National Taiwan University, Taiwan


  • 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