The 14th IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia (ISM 2012)

Hyatt Regency Irvine, Irvine, California USA

December 10-12, 2012

The IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia (ISM2012) is 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 ISM2012 will consist of invited talks, paper presentations, and panel discussions. Submissions are solicited for full papers, short papers, workshop papers, technical demos, and panels.

Submissions of high quality papers describing mature results or on-going work are invited. Topics for submission include but are not limited to:

  • Multimedia Systems and Architectures
    Architecture and applications
    GPU-based architectures and systems
    Mobile multimedia systems and services
    Pervasive and interactive multimedia systems including mobile systems, pervasive gaming, and digital TV
    Multimedia/high definition display systems
    Multimedia in the Cloud
    Software development using multimedia techniques
  • Multimedia Communications and Streaming
    Multimedia networking and QoS
    Multimedia synchronization
    HD video streaming
    Mobile audio/video streaming
    Wireless broadcasting and streaming
    Scalable streaming
    Peer-to-peer multimedia systems and streaming
    Multimedia sensor networks
    Internet telephony and hypermedia technologies and systems
    Video teleconferencing
    Popularity algorithms
  • Multimedia Content Understanding, Modeling, Management, and Retrieval
    Multimedia meta-modeling techniques and operating systems
    Computational intelligence including neural networks, fuzzy logic, and genetic algorithms
    Multimedia storage/archive systems, databases, and retrieval
    Multimedia data segmentation (shot detection, shot segmentation)
    Multimedia/video/audio segmentation using aural, visual, and textual features
    Image, audio, video, genre clustering & classification
    Video summarization and story generation
    Multimedia content organization
    Animation modeling and management
    Speaker identification, recognition, and location
    Object, event, emotion, text detection and recognition
    Mosaic, video panorama and background generation
    Indexing and retrieval of multimedia data and TV programs
    Extraction of novel features from specific media
    Use of sensors for content understanding
    Multimedia semantics, ontologies, annotation, concept detection and learning
    Personalization and user preferences
  • Multimedia Coding, Processing, and Quality Measurement
    Multimedia signal processing including audio, video, image processing, and coding
    Multimedia Coding Standards
    Audio, video, and image compression algorithms and performance
    Scalable coding
    Multi-view coding
    3D/multi-view synthesis, rendering
    Animation coding
    Noise removal techniques from multimedia
    Multi-resolution or super-resolution algorithms
    Maintenance of perceptual quality with further compression
    Developing novel quality measures
  • Multimedia Interfaces
    Multimedia information visualization and interactive systems
    Multimodal interaction, including human factors
    Multimodal user interfaces: design, engineering, modality-abstractions, etc.
    Multimedia tools for authoring, analyzing, editing, browsing, and navigation
    Intelligent agents for multimedia content creation, distribution, and analysis
    Novel interfaces for multimedia: touch, tangible, wearable, virtual, 3D, etc.
    Multimedia user interfaces for mobile devices
  • Multimedia Security
    Multimedia security including digital watermark and encryption
    Copyright issues for multimedia data
    Multimedia for surveillance and monitoring
    Face detection and recognition algorithms
    Human behavior analysis
    Multimedia forensics
  • Multimedia Applications
    3D multimedia: graphics, displays, sound, broadcasting, interfaces
    Multimedia composition and production: capture, authoring, digital art, animations
    Multimedia gaming
    Virtual and augmented reality
    Motion capture for multimedia systems
    Applications for mobile systems
    Multimedia interfaces for the web
    Multimedia in social network analysis: YouTube, Flickr, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, etc.
    E-learning and distance education
    Rich media enabled E-commerce and E-shopping
    Multimedia systems for handicapped (e.g., sign language, navigation assistance)
    Terrain data coding, management, and visualization
    Multimedia systems for wild-life monitoring and analysis
    Analyzing multimedia data for bioinformatics
    Control systems based on multimedia
    Collaborative systems
    Multimedia in robotics

Important Dates

3/15/2012 11:59PM PST Workshop Proposal Submission
3/30/2012 11:59PM PST Workshop Notification
6/8/2012 11:59PM PST Panel Proposal Submission
7/22/2012 11:59PM PST Regular & Short & Industry Paper Submission
7/22/2012 11:59PM PST Demo Proposal Submission
8/24/2012 11:59PM PST Panel Notification
8/29/2012 11:59PM PST Paper Notification
8/31/2012 11:59PM PST Demo Notification
9/23/2012 11:59PM PST Camera-Ready copy of all accepted papers
10/15/2012 11:59PM PST Author registration
10/31/2012 11:59PM PST Advance registration for general participants

Conference Organizing Committee

General Co-Chairs

  • Mihaela van der Schaar, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
  • Phillip Sheu, University of California, Irvine, USA

Program Co-Chairs

  • Ramazan Savas Aygun, University of Alabama in Huntsville, USA
  • Robert Mertens, HSW University of Applied Sciences, Hamelin, Germany
  • Atsuo Yoshitaka, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan

Workshop Co-Chairs

  • Lars Knipping, Berlin Institute of Technology, Germany
  • Ming Li, California State University, Fresno, USA
  • Harald Sack, Hasso Plattner Institute, Germany
  • Chengcui Zhang, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
  • Roger Zimmermann, National University of Singapore, Singapore

PhD Workshop Co-Chairs

  • M. EmreCelebi, Lousiana State University in Shreveport, USA
  • Mutlu Mete, Texas A&M University-Commerce, USA

Industrial Program Co-Chairs

  • Khaled El-Maleh, Qualcomm, USA
  • Minwoo Park, Eastman Kodak Company, USA
  • Haohong Wang, TCL Research America, USA

Best Paper Award Committee Co-Chairs

  • Homer Chen, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
  • Mohan S. Kankanhalli, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Mei-Ling Shyu, University of Miami, USA

Demo Co-Chairs

  • Markus Ketterl,Fraunhofer IAIS, Germany
  • Lin Lin, American National Standards Institute, USA
  • Balakrishnan Prabhakaran, University of Texas at Dallas

Panel Co-Chairs

  • Gerald Friedland, International Computer Science Institute, USA
  • Alexander C. Loui, Eastman Kodak Company, USA

Finance Chair

  • George Wang, California State University Northridge, USA

Publicity Co-Chairs

  • Wei-Bang Chen, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
  • Wolfgang Hürst, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
  • Klaus Schoeffmann, Alpen-Adria-Universitaet Klagenfurt, Austria
  • Keiji Yanai, University of Electro-Communications, Japan

Publication Chair

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

Local Arrangement Chair

  • George Wang, California State University Northridge, USA

Registration Co-Chairs

  • Ke Hao, University of California, Irvine, USA
  • Shao-Ting Wang, University of California, Irvine, USA

Web Chair

  • Ke Hao, University of California, Irvine, USA


  • Shu-Ching Chen, Florida International University, USA

Steering Committee Chair

  • Jeffrey Tsai, Asia University, Taiwan