Call For Papers - IEEE MultiMedia Special Issue on "VisualContent Identification and Search" Submission Deadline: Oct 1 2010 Research and development in visualcontent identification and search have reached a watershed moment, especially withlarge-scale commercial applicationsnow emerging. In the past few years, major movie studios and TV networks have adopted video-fingerprinting and content-identification technologies to track and manage content. In addition, major Internet search engines have added content-based visual-similarity search to supplement traditional keyword-based queries. Clearly,a wave of commercialization is underway, but many technical challenges remain despite the significant progress being made in research and development. There is a critical mass of researchers and practitioners working in these areas and strong interest from the both industry and academia, as was recently shown by the participation at the IEEE Workshop on Visual Content Identification and Search (VCIDS 2010). Topics Papers are now solicited for a special issue of IEEE MultiMedia dedicated to the theme of visualcontent identification and search. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following: Identification and search algorithms and techniques · Visual features and descriptors for image and video content · Indexing, matching, and search in large databases · Content clustering and classification by visual similarity · Machine learning and data mining for visualcontent discovery · Modeling and evaluation for content-based identification and search Identification and search systems and standards · Visualcontent identification (copy/duplicate/near-duplicate detection) systems · Visual search engines · Visual search in mobile devices · Emerging standards related to visualcontent identificationand search Applications · Content filtering, tracking, and protection · Content recommendation and contextual ad targeting · Content-based identification in media asset management · Visualcontent search in online shopping Guest Editors Jian Lu, Vobile, ( Xian-Sheng Huan,Microsoft Research Asia,( Dong Xu, Nanyang Technological University, ( Submission Procedures and Guidelines Submit your paper at When uploading your paper, please select the appropriate special issue title under the category “Manuscript Type.” If you have any questions regarding the submission system, please contact Kristen Jarboe at All submissions will undergo a blind peer review by at least two expert reviewers to ensure a high standard of quality. Referees will consider originality, significance, technical soundness, clarity of exposition, and relevance to the special issue topics. All submissions must contain original, previously unpublished research or engineering work.Papers must stay within the following limits: 6,500 words maximum, 12 total combined figures and tables with each figure counting as 200 words toward the total word count, and 18 references. To submit a paper to the July-September 2011 special issue, please observe the following deadlines: 1 October 2010: Full paper must be submitted using our online manuscript submission service and prepared according to the instructions for authors (please see the Author Resources page at 15 January 2011: Authors notified of acceptance, rejection, or needed revisions. 5 April 2011: Final versions due.