8th International Workshop on Multimedia Assisted Dietary Management (MADiMa2023) Call for Papers

 The 8th International Workshop on Multimedia Assisted Dietary
 Management (MADiMa2023) 
is organized in conjunction with the 
31st ACM  International Conference in Multimedia


Website: www.madima.org

Place: Ottawa, Canada

Date: October 29th-November 3rd, 2023

Submission Deadline: 21st July 2023




The prevention of onset and progression of diet-related acute and
chronic diseases 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 AI, computer vision, wearable, 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 and recipe 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 MADiMa2023 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 21st, 2023

- Notification of acceptance: July 8th, 2023

- Camera ready deadline: August 12th, 2023




- Stavroula Mougiakakou, University of Bern, Switzerland

- Keiji Yanai, The University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, Japan

- Dario Allegra, University of Catania, Italy




- Lorenzo Brigato, University of Bern, Switzerland

- Lorenzo Catania, University of Catania, Italy

- Jingjing Chen, Fudan University, Shanghai

- Christos Diou, Harokopio University of Athens, Greece

- Ichiro Ide, Nagoya University, Japan

- Ioannis Papathanail, University of Bern, Switzerland

- Raimondo Schettini, University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy

- Yoko Yamakata, University of Tokyo, Japan


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


The workshop chairs,


Stavroula Mougiakakou

Keiji Yanai

Dario Allegra