The 16th IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia (ISM 2014)

December 10-12, 2014

Taichung, Taiwan

The IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia (ISM2014) 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 ISM2014 will consist of invited talks, paper presentations, and panel discussions. Submissions are solicited for full papers, short papers, industry papers, workshop papers, technical demos, and panels. Please refer to the conference website for further information:


Authors are invited to submit Regular Papers (8‐page technical paper), Short Papers (4‐page technical paper), Demonstration Papers and Posters (2 page technical paper), PhD Workshop Papers (2 pages), and Workshop Proposals as well as Industry Track Papers (4‐page technical paper) which will be included in the proceedings. A main goal of this program is to present research work that exposes the academic and research communities to challenges and issues important for the industry. More information is available on the ISM2014 web page. The Conference Proceedings will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press. Distinguished quality papers presented at the conference will be selected for publication in internationally renowned journals.

Areas of Interest

Areas of Interest include (but are not limited to)

Multimedia Systems and Architectures

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

Multimedia Communications and Streaming

  • Multimedia networking and QoS
  • Mobile audio/video streaming
  • Wireless broadcasting and streaming
  • Scalable streaming
  • Peer‐to‐peer multimedia systems and streaming
  • Multimedia sensor networks
  • Internet telephony technologies and systems
  • Video teleconferencing

Multimedia Interfaces

  • Multimedia information visualization and interactive systems
  • 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 Coding, Processing, and Quality Measurement

  • Multimedia signal processing including audio, video, image processing, and coding
  • Multimedia 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

  • 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
  • Trust and privacy issues in multimedia systems

Multimedia Content Understanding, Modeling, Management, and Retrieval

  • Multimedia meta‐modeling techniques
  • Multimedia storage systems, databases, and retrieval
  • Multimedia 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
  • Multimedia semantics, ontologies, annotation, concept detection and learning
  • Personalization and user preferences
  • 3D and depth information

Multimedia Applications

  • Multimedia big data
  • 3D multimedia: graphics, displays, sound, broadcasting, interfaces
  • Multimedia composition and production: capture, authoring, digital art, animations, etc.
  • Multimedia gaming
  • Virtual and augmented reality
  • Multimedia interfaces for the Web
  • Multimedia in social network analysis
  • Rich media enabled E‐commerce and E‐shopping
  • Multimedia systems for handicapped
  • Multimedia Applications: Bioinformatics, Robotics, Transportation systems, Mobile systems, Wild‐life monitoring and analysis, Collaborative systems, etc.

Important Dates

Workshop Proposals April 18th, 2014
Workshop Notification May 2nd, 2014
Panel Proposals June 18th, 2014
Panel Notification August 22nd, 2014
Regular, Short & Poster Paper Submission August 8th, 2014 PST
Demo & Industry Paper Submission August 8th, 2014 PST
Paper Notification September 10th, 2014
Camera‐ready Paper Submission September 26th, 2014
Symposium December 10th‐12th, 2014

Conference Organizing Committee

General Co-Chairs

  • Dick C.A. Bulterman, FX Palo Alto Laboratory (FXPAL), USA
  • Max Mühlhäuser, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
  • Phillip C.-Y. Sheu, University of California at Irvine, USA
  • Jeffrey J.P. Tsai, Asia University, Taiwan

Program Co-Chairs

  • James Joshi, University of Pittsburgh, USA
  • Qiong Liu, FX Palo Alto Laboratory (FXPAL), USA
  • Mei-Ling Shyu, University of Miami, USA

Workshop Co-Chairs

  • Robert Mertens, Hochschule Weserbergland, Germany
  • Balakrishnan Prabhakaran, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
  • Tong Zhang, HP Labs, USA

Industrial Program Co-Chairs

  • Zhu Liu, AT&T Research Labs, USA
  • Ilja Radusch, Daimler Center for Automotive Information Technology Innovations, Germany
  • 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
  • Alexander Loui, Eastman Kodak Company, USA

Demo Co-Chairs

  • Ramazan Savas Aygun, University of Alabama in Huntsville, USA
  • Lin Lin, American National Standards Institute, USA
  • Sabrina Lin, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
  • Nadine Steinmetz, Business Software Solutions GmbH, Eisenach, Germany

Panel Co-Chairs

  • Gerald Friedland, International Computer Science Institute, USA
  • Zhen Wen, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
  • Roger Zimmermann, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Publicity Co-Chairs

  • Oscar Au, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
  • Yu Cao, University of Massachusetts at Lowell, USA
  • Wen-Thong Chang, Asia University, Taiwan
  • Zifang Huang, Western Union Digital, USA
  • Wolfgang Hürst, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
  • Keiji Yanai, University of Electro-Communications, Japan
  • Atsuo Yoshitaka, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
  • Chengcui Zhang, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA

Finance Chair

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

Publication/Registration/Web Chair

  • Han C.W. Hsiao, Asia University, Taiwan

Local Arrangement Chair

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


  • Shu-Ching Chen, Florida International University, USA