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Call for Papers

SIGMAP is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication

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The purpose of SIGMAP 2014, the International Conference on Signal Processing and Multimedia Applications, is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested on information systems and applications in the context of Signal Processing, including theory and practice in the field of telecommunications, image, video, audio, biometrics, etc., and Multimedia Applications related to representation, storage, authentication and communication of multimedia information.

The signal processing field, when combined with multimedia information encompasses a large number of research topics and emerging applications. A list of relevant topics is provided below, though many other topics could be listed.

Ideas on how to analyse and apply signal processing techniques to solve problems involving multimedia information and technology, either in the scope of R&D projects, engineering or business applications, are welcome. Papers describing new methods or technologies, advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques and general survey papers indicating future directions are also encouraged.

Papers describing original work are invited in any of the areas listed below. Accepted papers, presented at the conference by one of the authors, will be published in the Proceedings of SIGMAP, with an ISBN. Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality. Both full research reports and work-in-progress reports are welcome. There will be both oral and poster sessions.

The best papers will be selected to appear either in an international journal or in a book to be published by Springer-Verlag.

Special sessions, case-studies and tutorials dedicated to technical/scientific topics related to the main conference are also envisaged: researchers interested in organizing a special session, companies interested in presenting their products/technology or researchers interested in holding a tutorial are invited to contact the conference secretariat.

CONFERENCE AREAS

Each of these topic areas is expanded below but the sub-topics list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed sub-topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in one of the following main topic areas:

1. MULTIMEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS
2. MULTIMEDIA SIGNAL PROCESSING
3. MULTIMEDIA SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS


AREA 1: MULTIMEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS


  • MPEG Standards and related issues
  • Digital Audio and Video Broadcasting
  • Architecture and Protocols
  • Interactive Multimedia: Games and Digital Television
  • Mobile Multimedia (GSM, GPRS, RF, Wi-Fi,…)
  • Multimedia Devices
  • Multimedia Security and Cryptography
  • Performance Measurement and Evaluation, QoS.

AREA 2: MULTIMEDIA SIGNAL PROCESSING


  • Multidimensional Signal Processing
  • Multimodal Signal Processing
  • Biometrics and Pattern Recognition
  • Education in Signal Processing
  • Image and Video Processing, Compression and Segmentation
  • Neural Networks, Spiking Systems, Genetic Algorithms and Fuzzy Logic
  • Perceptual/Human Audiovisual System Modeling
  • Sensors and Multimedia

AREA 3: MULTIMEDIA SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS


  • Authentication and Watermarking
  • Distributed Multimedia Systems
  • Audio and Video Quality Assessment
  • Multimedia Databases, Indexing, Recognition and Retrieval
  • E-Learning, E-Commerce and E-Society Applications
  • Human-Machine Interface
  • Design and Implementation of Signal Processing Systems
  • Multimedia Authoring, Editing and Sharing
  • Semantic Analysis of Multimedia Data
  • 3D Virtual Environments and Surveillance Applications
  • Biomedical Applications
  • Location Based Applications

ICETE KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Seymour GoodmanGeorgia Institute of Technology, United States
Ivona BrandićVienna UT, Austria
Dimitris KaragiannisUniversity of Vienna, Austria
Matteo GolfarelliUniversity of Bologna, Italy
Edgar WeipplSecure Business Austria - Vienna University of Technology, Austria

PAPER SUBMISSION

Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

Only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

Authors can submit their work in the form of a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas. All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.

PUBLICATIONS

All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library.
A short list of presented papers will be selected so that revised and extended versions of these papers will be published by Springer in a CCIS Series book .
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Index) and Scopus.

IMPORTANT DATES

Conference Date: 28 - 30 August, 2014

Paper Submission: April 30, 2014 (expired)
Authors Notification:
June 18, 2014 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
June 30, 2014 (expired)

Paper Submission: June 4, 2014 (expired)
Authors Notification:
June 27, 2014 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
July 10, 2014 (expired)

Special Sessions
Paper Submission: June 12, 2014 (expired)
Authors Notification: June 26, 2014 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: July 10, 2014 (expired)

SECRETARIAT

SIGMAP Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setubal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +44 203 014 8813
e-mail: sigmap.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.sigmap.icete.org/

VENUE

The conference will take place at the Vienna University of Technology - Freihaus Building (in German Technische Universität Wien).
For nearly 200 years the Vienna University of Technology has been considered Austria’s largest scientific research and educational institution, as well as one of the most successful technical universities in Europe.

PROGRAM CHAIR

Enrique CabelloUniversidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Harry Agius, Brunel University, United Kingdom
Zahid Akthar, University of Cagliari, Italy
João Ascenso, Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa, Portugal
Arvind Bansal, Kent State University, United States
Alejandro Linares Barranco, University of Seville, Spain
Gennaro Boggia, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Adrian Bors, University of York, United Kingdom
Kasim Candan, Arizona State University, United States
Wai-Kuen Cham, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Amitava Chatterjee, Jadavpur University, India
Richard Chbeir, Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour (UPPA), France
Rama Chellappa, Center for Automation Research, University of Maryland, United States
Zhixin Chen, Intel Corporation, United States
Shu-Ching Chen, Florida International University, United States
Liang-Gee Chen, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Wei Cheng, Garena Online Pte. Ltd., Singapore
Ryszard S. Choras, University of Technology & Life Sciences, Poland
Francesco De Natale, University of Trento, Italy
Massimo De Santo, Università Degli Studi di Salerno, Italy
Alberto Del Bimbo, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
Javier Del Ser, TECNALIA, Spain
Jana Dittmann, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Germany
Touradj Ebrahimi, École Polytechnique Fédérale De Lausanne, Switzerland
Jianping Fan, It College, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, United States
Ranran Feng, Image Vision Labs, Inc, United States
Wu-Chi Feng, Portland State University, United States
Rosario Garroppo, University of Pisa, Italy
Gaetano Giunta, University of "Roma TRE", Italy
Seiichi Gohshi, Kogakuin University, Japan
William Grosky, University of Michigan - Dearborn, United States
Malka Halgamuge, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Hermann Hellwagner, Klagenfurt University, Austria
Richang Hong, Hefei University of Technology, China
Wolfgang Hürst, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Razib Iqbal, Amdocs, Canada
Rongrong Ji, Xiamen University, China
Pradeep K. Atrey, The University of Winnipeg, Canada
Mohan Kankanhalli, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Sokratis Katsikas, University of Piraeus, Greece
Brigitte Kerherve, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada
Sang-Youn Kim, Korea University of Technology and Education, Korea, Republic of
Pavel Korshunov, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Constantine Kotropoulos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Hansung Lee, Electronics and Telecommunication Reserch Institute, Korea, Republic of
Tayeb Lemlouma, IUT of Lannion (University of Rennes I) / IRISA, France
Zhu Li, Samsung Research America, United States
Chengqing Li, Xiangtan University, China
Xueliang Liu, Hefei University of Technology, China
Zhu Liu, AT&T, United States
Martin Lopez-Nores, University of Vigo, Spain
Pavel Loskot, Swansea University, United Kingdom
Ilias Maglogiannis, University of Piraeus, Greece
Hong Man, Stevens Institute of Technology, United States
Isaac Martín De Diego, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Constandinos Mavromoustakis, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
Ketan Mayer-Patel, University of North Carolina, United States
Geyong Min, University of Bradford, United Kingdom
Daniela Moctezuma, Rey Juan Carlos University, Mexico
Luis Alberto Morales Rosales, Instituto Tecnológico Superior de Misantla, Mexico
Chamin Morikawa, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Alejandro Murua, University of Montreal, Canada
Mokhtar Nibouche, University of the West of England, United Kingdom
Vincent Oria, NJIT, United States
Vahid Partovi-Nia, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada
Nilesh Patel, Oakland University, United States
Ioannis Pitas, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Maria Paula Queluz, Instituto Superior Técnico - Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal
Rudolf Rabenstein, University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Pedro Real, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
Hong Ren Wu, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia
Mei-Ling Shyu, University of Miami, United States
Oscar S. Siordia, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Mexico
Akshya Swain, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Christian Timmerer, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria
George Tsihrintzis, University of Piraeus, Greece
Andreas Uhl, University of Salzburg, Austria
Steven Verstockt, Ghent University, Belgium
Maria Virvou, University of Piraeus, Greece
Zhiyong Wang, University of Sydney, Australia
Xin-Jing Wang, Microsoft Bing, United States
Michael Weber, University of Ulm, Germany
Nicolas Wicker, University of Lille 1, France
Sanjeewa Witharana, Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Germany
Lei Wu, GE Global Research, United States
Xin-Shun Xu, Shandong University, China
Kim-hui Yap, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Chengcui Zhang, University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
Yongxin Zhang, Qualcomm R&D, United States
Tianhao Zhang, University of Pennsylvania, United States
Bartosz Ziolko, AGH University of Science and Technology/Techmo, Poland

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