5th International Workshop on Multimedia Assisted Dietary Management (MADiMa2019) Call for Papers

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Call For Papers
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The 5th International Workshop on Multimedia Assisted Dietary
Management (MADiMa2019) is organized in conjunction with the 27th ACM
International Conference on Multimedia (ACMMM2019).

Website:www.madima.org 
Place: Nice, France
Date: Oct 2019 (TBD)
Submission Deadline: 8th July 2019

RATIONALE
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The prevention of onset and progression of diet-related acute and
chronic diseases (e.g. diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular diseases and
cancer) requires reliable and intuitive dietary management. The need
for accurate, automatic, real-time and personalized dietary advice has
been recently complemented by the advances in computer vision and
smartphone technologies, permitting the development of the first
mobile food multimedia content analysis applications. The proposed
solutions rely on the analysis of multimedia content captured by
wearable sensors, smartphone cameras, barcode scanners, RFID readers
and IR sensors, along with already established nutritional databases
and often require some user input. In the field of nutritional
management, multimedia not only bridges diverse information and
communication technologies, but also computer science with medicine,
nutrition and dietetics. This confluence brings new challenges and
opportunities on dietary management.

SCOPE
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MADiMa2019 aims to bring together researchers from the diverse fields
of engineering, computer science and nutrition who investigate the use
of information and communication technologies for better monitoring
and management of food intake. The combined use of multimedia, machine
learning algorithms, ubiquitous computing and mobile technologies
permit the development of applications and systems able to monitor the
dietary behavior, analyze food intake, identify eating patterns and
provide feedback to the user towards healthier nutrition. The
researchers will present their latest progress and discuss novel ideas
in the field. Besides the technologies used, emphasis will be given to
the precise problem definition, the available nutritional databases,
the need for benchmarking multimedia databases of packed and unpacked
food and the evaluation protocols.

TOPICS
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Topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Ubiquitous and mobile computing for dietary assessment
- Computer vision for food detection, segmentation and recognition
- Deep learning for food analysis
- 3D reconstruction for food portion estimation
- Augmented reality for food portion estimation
- Wearable sensors for food intake detection
- Computerized food composition (nutrients, allergens) analysis
- Multimedia technologies for eating monitoring
- Food image analysis and social media
- Smartphone technologies for dietary behavioral patterns
- Food multimedia databases
- Evaluation protocols of dietary management systems
- Multimedia assisted self-management of health and disease
- ICT technologies for tackling mal- and undernutrition
- Vision techniques for food quality check

IMPORTANT DATES
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- Paper submission deadline: July 8th, 2019
- Notification of acceptance: August 5th, 2019
- Camera ready deadline: August 12th, 2019

WORKSHOP CHAIRS
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- Stavroula Mougiakakou, University of Bern, Switzerland
- Giovani Maria Farinella, University of Catania, Italy
- Keiji Yanai, The University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, Japan

PUBLICATION CHAIR
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- Dario Allegra, University of Catania, Italy

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE
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- Oliver Amft, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
- Anastasios Delopoulos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
- Ajay Divakaran, SRI International, U.S.A.
- Touradj Ebrahimi, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
- Ichiro Ide, Nagoya University, Japan
- Wanqing Li, University of Wollongong, Australia
- Alessandro Mazzei, UniversitÓ di Torino, Italy
- Paolo Napoletano, University of Milan, Bicocca, Italy
- Chong-Wah Ngo, City University of Hong Kong, China
- Petia Radeva, Universtiat de Barcelona & Computer Vision Center, Spain
- Edward Sazonov, The University of Alabama, U.S.A.
- Raimondo Schettini, UniversitÓ degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy
- Ingmar Weber, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar
- Yoko Yamakata, University of Tokyo, Japan

For more information please visit the workshop's website at www.madima.org

The workshop chairs,

Stavroula Mougiakakou
Giovanni Maria Farinella
Keiji Yanai

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