======================================================================== CALL for PARTICIPATIONS The 20th ACM International Multimedia Conference (ACMMM2012) Oct 29 - Nov 2, 2012 @ Nara, Japan http://www.acmmm12.org/ ======================================================================== **** EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 30th, 2012 **** **** STUDENT TRAVEL GRANT APPLICATION DEADLINE: AUGUST 31st 2012 **** Student travel grant informaiton is available at http://www.acmmm12.org/student-travel-grants/ ======================================================================== ABOUT ACM Multimedia 2012 is the leading international forum for researchers, practitioners, developers, and users to explore recent scientific results and novel technical developments in all areas of multimedia and its applications. This year's event also includes 11 affiliated workshops focusing on cutting-edge topics that are relevant to the current multimedia research and development. You are cordially invited to participate in this event. General Chairs Noboru Babaguchi (Osaka Univ., JP) Kiyoharu Aizawa (The Univ. of Tokyo, JP) John Smith (IBM, US) MAJOR TECHNICAL AREAS * Media content analysis and processing * Multimedia activity and event understanding * Multimedia search and retrieval * Mobile and location-based media * Social media * Multimedia systems and middleware * Media transport and sharing * Multimedia security and forensics * Multimedia authoring, production and consumption * Multimedia interaction and applications * Multimedia art, entertainment and culture CONFERENCE EVENTS * 20th anniversary keynote talk - Future Direction of Digital Content Masahiro Fujita (Sony Corporation, JP) * Plenary talk - Decoding Visual Experience from the Human Brain Yukiyasu Kamitani (ATR Computational Neuroscience Labo., JP) * Tutorials (free) - Interacting with Image Collections - Visualisation and Browsing of Image Repositories - Privacy Concerns in Multimedia and Their Solutions - Continuous Analysis of Emotions for Multimedia Applications - Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP: From Content Creation to Consumption - Multimedia Recommendation - A Human-Centered Perspective on Multimedia Data Science * Panels - Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda: 20 Years of Multimedia Opportunities - Content is Dead; Long Live Content! * Research paper presentations * Poster sessions * Brave new idea presentations * Multimedia grand challenge solutions * Technical demonstrations * Workshops * Multimedia art, entertainment, and culture program * Open source software competition * Video program * Doctoral symposium AFFILIATED WORKSHOPS * [SAM] Workshop on Socially-Aware Multimedia * [CrowdMM] Workshop on Crowdsourcing for Multimedia * [MAED] Workshop on Multimedia Analysis for Ecological Data * [MIRUM] Workshop on Music Information Retrieval with User-Centered and Multimodal Strategies * [GeoMM] Workshop on Geotagging and Its Applications in Multimedia * [AMVA] Workshop on Audio and Multimedia Methods for Large-Scale Video Analysis * [CBMAS-EH] Workshop on Cloud-Based Multimedia Applications and Services for E-health * [CEA] Workshop on Multimedia for Cooking and Eating Activities * [UXeLATE] Workshop on User Experience in e-Learning and Augmented Technologies in Education * [PATCH] Workshop on Personalized Access to Cultural Heritage * [MMPD] Workshop on Interactive Multimedia on Mobile and Portable Devices LOCATION and VENUE Nara was the ancient capital of Japan, "Heijyo-kyo" with a history of more than 1,300 years. Ancient Japanese culture blended with various foreign cultures that travelled thousands of miles through the "Silk road", which formed the basis of the country's unique culture and spirit. It is the home of several UNESCO World Heritage sites, such as Todai-ji temple (Great Buddha), Kasuga grand shrine, and Horyu-ji temple. Nara is located within an hour's train ride from its succeeding capital, Kyoto, and the lively city of Osaka, the modern center of Western Japan. An hourly bus service allows participants to travel directly to Nara from Osaka's Kansai Intl. airport (KIX) in 80 minutes. The conference venue "Nara Prefecture New Public Hall" is located in Nara Park, in the central of Nara city, within walking distance to historical monuments such as the Great Buddha and Kofuku-ji temple, and cultural sites such as Nara National Museum. See http://www.acmmm12.org/venue/ for more details ========================================================================