The 18th International MultiMedia Modeling Conference (MMM2012) Call for Papers

============================================================================ CALL FOR PAPERS The 18th International MultiMedia Modeling Conference (MMM2012) January 4-6, 2012 Klagenfurt University, Klagenfurt, Austria. ============================================================================ The International MultiMedia Modeling (MMM) Conference is a leading international conference ( for researchers and industry practitioners to share their new ideas, original research results and practical development experiences from all MMM related areas. The conference calls for research papers reporting original investigation results and demonstrations in, but not limited to, the following areas related to multimedia modeling technologies and applications: 1. Multimedia Content Analysis 1.1 Multimedia Indexing 1.2 Multimedia Mining 1.3 Multimedia Abstraction and Summarization 1.4 Multimedia Annotation, Tagging and Recommendation 1.5 Multimodal Analysis for Retrieval Applications 1.6 Semantic Analysis of Multimedia and Contextual Data 1.7 Multimedia Fusion Methods 1.8 Media Content Browsing and Retrieval Tools 2. Multimedia Signal Processing and Communications 2.1 Media Representation and Algorithms 2.2 Audio, Image, Video Processing, Coding and Compression 2.3 Multimedia Security and Content Protection 2.4 Multimedia Standards and Related Issues 2.5 Advances in Multimedia Networking and Streaming 2.6 Multimedia Databases, Content Delivery and Transport 2.7 Wireless and Mobile Multimedia Networking 3. Multimedia Applications and Services 3.1 Multi-Camera and Multi-View Systems 3.2 Virtual Reality and Virtual Environment 3.3 Real-Time and Interactive Multimedia Applications 3.4 Mobile Multimedia Applications 3.5 Multimedia Web Applications 3.6 Interactive Multimedia Authoring Personalization 3.7 Sensor Networks (Video Surveillance, Distributed Systems) 3.8 Emerging Trends (e-learning, e-Health, Social Media, Multimedia Collaboration, etc.) Paper Submission Guidelines: ============================ Papers should be no more than 10-12 pages in length (demo papers 3 pages), conforming to the formatting instructions of Springer Verlag, LNCS series ( Papers will be judged by an international program committee based on their originality, significance, correctness and clarity. All papers should be submitted electronically in PDF format through the EasyChair submission system ( The review process is single-blind, therefore please do not conceal authorsí identities from reviewers. To publish the paper in the conference, one of the authors needs to register and present the paper in the conference. Important Dates: ================ Submission of full papers: July 22, 2011 Notification of acceptance: September 19, 2011 Camera-ready papers due: October 10, 2011 Author registration: October 10, 2011 Conference: January 4-6, 2012 Special Sessions: ================= MMM2012 also calls for proposals for special sessions focusing on specific new challenges in multimedia research. Topics of interest include all topics of the main conference but also (not limited to): * 3D Object and Face Retrieval * Annotation and Multimedia Metadata * Cross-Modal and Cross-Media Analysis and Modeling * Events and Actions in Multimedia * Multimedia in Interactive Entertainment * Music and Audio Content Analysis * Modeling User Context in Multimedia Retrieval Special session proposals due: June 6, 2011 Notification of special session acceptance: June 20, 2011 For more information on special session proposals, please visit: Committees: =========== General Chairs: * Klaus Schoeffmann, Klagenfurt University, Austria * Bernard Merialdo, Eurecom, Sophia-Antipolis, France * Alexander Hauptmann, Carnegie Mellon University, USA Program Co-Chairs: * Chong-Wah Ngo, City University of Hong Kong * Yiannis Andreopoulos, UCL, London, UK * Christian Breiteneder, Vienna University of Technology, Austria Local Organizing and Finance Chair: * Laszlo Bˆszˆrmenyi, Klagenfurt University, Austria Special Session Co-Chairs: * Mathias Lux, Klagenfurt University, Austria * Marco Bertini, University of Florence, Italy Demo Co-Chairs: * Cees Snoek, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands * Frank Hopfgartner, University of California, Berkeley, USA Publicity & Sponsorship Co-Chairs: * Tao Mei, Microsoft Research Asia, China * Christian Timmerer, Klagenfurt University, Austria Publication Co-Chairs: * Werner Bailer, Joanneum Research, Austria * Hermann Hellwagner, Klagenfurt University, Austria US Liaisons: * Oge Marques, Florida Atlantic University, USA * Ketan Mayer-Patel, UNC-Chapel Hill, USA Asian Liaison: * Tat-Seng Chua, National University of Singapore, Singapore * Tao Mei, Microsoft Research Asia, China European Liaison: * Cathal Gurrin, Dublin City University, Ireland * Harald Kosch, University of Passau, Germany Steering Committee: * Yi-Ping Phoebe Chen, La Trobe University, Australia * Tat-Seng Chua, National University of Singapore, Singapore * Tosiyasu L. Kunii, University of Tokyo, Japan * Wei-Ying Ma, Microsoft Research Asia, China * Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann, University of Geneva, Switzerland For more information, please visit