The 7th International Workshop on Multimedia Assisted Dietary Management Call for Papers


The 7th International Workshop on Multimedia Assisted Dietary Management
is organized in conjunction with the 
30th ACM International Conference in Multimedia (ACMM2022), 
collocated with 
International Workshop on Multimedia for Cooking, Eating, 
and related Applications 2022 (CEA2022). 

Place: Lisbon, Portugal 
Date: October 10th-14th 2022 (TBA)     
Submission Deadline: 1st July 2022

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 monitoring and
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 food-related (e.g., food composition, recipes) 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 monitoring, assessment, and management.

The main scope of MADiMa2022 is 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, assessment, and management of food intake. The
combined use of multimedia, machine learning algorithms, ubiquitous
computing and mobile technologies permits 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 and
demonstrate 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 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
- Dietary monitoring systems for Low- and Middle-Income Country (LMIC) settings
- Vision techniques for food quality check
- ICT for personalization of dietary advice
- Personalized dietary recommendation systems

- Paper submission deadline: July 1st, 2022
- Notification of acceptance: July 29th, 2022
- Camera ready deadline: August 7th, 2022

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

- Oliver Amft, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
- Jingjing Chen, Fudan University, Shanghai
- Stergios Christodoulidis, UniversitÚ Paris-Saclay, France
- Anastasios Delopoulos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
- Christos Diou, Harokopio University of Athens, Greece
- Touradj Ebrahimi,Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland
- Ichiro Ide, Nagoya University, Japan
- Alessandro Mazzei, Dipartimento di Informatica, UniversitÓ di Torino, Italy
- Petia Radeva, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
- Raimondo Schettini, University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy
- Yoko Yamakata, University of Tokyo, Japan

For more information, please visit the workshop's website at

The workshop chairs,

Stavroula Mougiakakou
Giovanni Maria Farinella
Keiji Yanai
Dario Allegra