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ISM 2015 : IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia


Conference Series : International Symposium on Multimedia
When Dec 14, 2015 - Dec 16, 2015
Where Miami, Florida USA
Submission Deadline Jul 17, 2015
Notification Due Sep 4, 2015
Final Version Due Sep 25, 2015
Categories    multimedia   mobile media   big data   modeling

Call For Papers

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 IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia (ISM2015) 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 ISM2015 will consist of invited talks (with 25+ high-profile Speakers: ), 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 systems and services

Pervasive and interactive media systems including mobile systems, pervasive gaming, and digital TV

Data in the Cloud

GPU-based architectures and systems

Software development using multimedia techniques

Communications and Streaming


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

Media 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 Representation, 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



Data security including digital watermark and encryption

Copyright issues for media data

Surveillance and monitoring methods

Face detection and recognition algorithms

Human behavior analysis

Media forensics

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.


Virtual and augmented reality


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.




Authors are invited to submit Research Papers (6-page technical paper) and Workshop Proposals which will be included in the proceedings. Submissions of high quality papers describing mature results or on-going work are invited. More information is available on the ISM2015 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 a special track at IEEE Multimedia magazine and a special issue at International Journal of Multimedia Data Engineering and Management.

There will be a Best Paper Award and a Best Student Paper Award competition. Award winners will be announced at the conference banquet.




April 17, 2015 Workshop Proposal Submission

May 1, 2015 Workshop Notification

August 17, 2015 Paper Submission (Extended)

September 10, 2015 Paper Notification

September 25, 2015 Camera-Ready Paper Submission

Conference general co-chairs


Alberto Del BImbo, University degli Studi di Firenze, Italy

Shu-Ching Chen, Florida International University, USA

Haohong Wang, TCL Research America, USA

Heather Yu, Huawei R&D, USA

Roger Zimmermann, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Program co-Chairs


Min Chen, University of Washington Bothell, USA

Leonel Sousa, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

Yonghong Tian, Peking University, China

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