================================== The 6th FTRA International Conference on Multimedia and Ubiquitous Engineering (MUE 2012) http://www.arcos.inf.uc3m.es/mue2012 Madrid, Spain, 10-13 July 2012 ** Important Dates ** ================================== Papers due: January, 15, 2012 Notification: March, 15 2012 Camera ready: April, 15 2012 Conference dates: July, 10-13, 2012 Context ================================= The new multimedia standards (for example, MPEG-21) facilitate the seamless integration of multiple modalities into interoperable multimedia frameworks, transforming the way people work and interact with multimedia data. These key technologies and multimedia solutions interact and collaborate with each other in increasingly effective ways, contributing to the multimedia revolution and having a significant impact across a wide spectrum of consumer, business, healthcare, education, and governmental domains. Moreover, the emerging mobile computing and ubiquitous networking technologies enable users to access fully broadband mobile applications and new services anytime and everywhere. The continuous efforts have been dedicated to research and development in this wide area including wireless mobile networks, ad-hoc and sensor networks, smart user devices and advanced sensor devices, mobile and ubiquitous computing platforms, and new applications and services including location-based, context-aware, or social networking services. This conference provides an opportunity for academic and industry professionals to discuss recent progress in the area of multimedia and ubiquitous environment including models and systems, new directions, novel applications associated with the utilization and acceptance of ubiquitous computing devices and systems. MUE 2012 is the next event in a series of highly successful the International Conference on Multimedia and Ubiquitous Engineering MUE-11 (Crete, Greece, June 2011), MUE-10 (Cebu, Philippines, August 2010), MUE-09 (Qingdao, China, June 2009), MUE-08 (Busan, Korea, April 2008), and MUE-07 (Seoul, Korea, April 2007). Topics of interest ================================= * Ubiquitous Computing and Technology * Context-Aware Ubiquitous Computing * Parallel/Distributed/Grid Computing * Novel Machine Architectures * Semantic Web and Knowledge Grid * Smart Home and Generic Interfaces * AI and Soft Computing in Multimedia * Computer Graphics and Simulation * Multimedia Information Retrieval (images, videos, hypertexts, etc.) * Internet Multimedia Mining * Medical Image and Signal Processing * Multimedia Indexing and Compression * Virtual Reality and Game Technology * Current Challenges in Multimedia * Protocols for Ubiquitous Services * Ubiquitous Database Methodologies * Ubiquitous Application Interfaces * IPv6 Foundations and Applications * Smart Home Network Middleware * Ubiquitous Sensor Networks / RFID * U-Commerce and Other Applications * Databases and Data Mining * Multimedia RDBMS Platforms * Multimedia in Telemedicine * Multimedia Embedded Systems * Multimedia Network Transmission/Streaming * Entertainment Industry * E-Commerce and E-Learning * Novel Multimedia Applications * Computer Graphics * Multimedia network transmission/streaming * Security in Commerce and Industry * Security in Ubiquitous Databases * Key Management and Authentication * Privacy in Ubiquitous Environment * Sensor Networks and RFID Security * Multimedia Information Security * Forensics and Image Watermarking * Cyber Security * Intrusion detection * Biometric Security * New developments in handheld and mobile information appliances * New paradigms: mobile cloud, personal networks, social and crowd computing, etc * Operating systems aspects for personal mobile devices * New technological advances for personal mobile devices * End-user interface issues in the design and use of personal technologies * Enabling technologies for personal multimedia and ubiquitous computing * Multimedia applications and techniques for personal computing devices * Usage of personal devices for on-line learning Submissions ================================= Submissions should not exceed 8 pages in IEEE CS proceedings paper format, including tables and figures. All paper submissions must represent original and unpublished work. Submission of a paper should be regarded as an undertaking that, should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors will register for the conference and present the work. Submissions will be conducted electronically on the conference website. Workshop proposals ================================= Please, submit workshop proposals (according to the guidelines available at MUE-12 web site) before Nov, 30, 2011 to Prof Juan Manuel Dodero (juanma.dodero at uca.es) with the subject "MUE-2012 WORKSHOP PROPOSAL". Journal publications ================================== Distinguished selected papers accepted and presented in MUE 2012, after further revisions, will be published in issues of several indexed international journals. Best paper awards ================================= An award will be given to the best paper of the conference and to the best student paper. Steering Chair ================================= James J. (Jong Hyuk) Park (SeoulTech, Korea) General Chairs ================================= Jesus Carretero (University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain) Sangsoo Yeo (Mokwon University, Korea) General Vice-Chair ================================= Seungmin Rho (Korea University, Korea) Program Chairs ================================= Jianping Fan(University of North Carolina, USA) J. Daniel Garcia (University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain) Program Vice-Chairs ================================= Claudia Cannali (University of Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy) Benoit Huet (Eurecom, France) Jiankun Hu (University of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Australia) Eleni Mangina (University College Dublin, Ireland) Feng Wu (Microsoft Research Asia, China) Zhiwen Yu (Northwestern Polytechnical University, China) Workshop Chairs ================================= Juan Manuel Dodero (University of Cadiz, Spain) Abelardo Pardo (University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain) International Program Committee ================================= **Please visit the conference web site (http://www.arcos.inf.uc3m.es/mue2012)