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

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The purpose of SIGMAP 2017, 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.

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. NEW RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENTS IN MULTIMEDIA
3. MULTIMEDIA SIGNAL PROCESSING
4. MULTIMEDIA SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS


AREA 1: MULTIMEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS


  • Digital Audio and Video Broadcasting
  • Interactive Multimedia: Games and Digital Television
  • Mobile Multimedia
  • Multimedia Devices
  • Multimedia Security and Cryptography
  • Performance Measurement and Evaluation, QoS

AREA 2: NEW RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENTS IN MULTIMEDIA


  • Indexing of Large-Scale Multimedia Signals
  • Multimedia and Big Data
  • Multimedia and Cloud Computing
  • Multimedia Applications in Cloud Computing
  • Multimedia in Economics, Finance, Business Analytics
  • Multimedia Security and Privacy in Cloud computing and Social Networking
  • Multimedia Security, Forensic, Privacy for Big Data
  • Privacy‐preserving Multimedia Fusion and Analytics
  • Secure Multimedia Transmission
  • Secure Multi-party Computation for Big Multimedia

AREA 3: MULTIMEDIA SIGNAL PROCESSING


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

AREA 4: MULTIMEDIA SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS


  • 3D Virtual Environments and Surveillance Applications
  • Audio and Video Quality Assessment
  • Authentication and Watermarking
  • Biomedical Applications
  • Design and Implementation of Signal Processing Systems
  • Human-Machine Interface
  • Multimedia Databases, Indexing, Recognition and Retrieval
  • Semantic Analysis of Multimedia Data

ICETE KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Charalabos SkianisUniversity of the Aegean, Greece
Carlo RegazzoniUniversity of Genova, Italy
Jan CamenischIBM Research - Zurich, Switzerland
Jose DuatoUPV, Spain

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.
It is planned to publish a short list of revised and extended versions of presented papers with Springer in a CCIS Series book (final approval pending).
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index) and Scopus.

IMPORTANT DATES

Conference Date: 26 - 28 July, 2017

Paper Submission: March 2, 2017
Authors Notification:
May 3, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration:
May 17, 2017

Paper Submission: April 18, 2017
Authors Notification:
May 24, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration:
June 6, 2017

Workshops
Workshop Proposal: April 10, 2017

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: May 30, 2017
Authors Notification: June 12, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration: June 23, 2017

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: April 28, 2017

Tutorials
Tutorial Proposal: June 2, 2017

Demos
Demo Proposal: June 2, 2017

Panels
Panel Proposal: June 2, 2017

SECRETARIAT

SIGMAP Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setubal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +351 265 520 186
e-mail: sigmap.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.sigmap.icete.org/

VENUE

Available soon.

PROGRAM CHAIR

Sebastiano BattiatoUniversity of Catania, Italy

PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Harry Agius, Brunel University, United Kingdom
Rajeev Agrawal, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, United States
Zahid Akthar, University of Cagliari, Italy
Ramazan Aygun, University of Alabama in Huntsville, United States
Nicholas Bambos, Stanford University, United States
Arvind Bansal, Kent State University, United States
Chidansh Amitkumar Bhatt, FX Palo Alto Laboratory, Inc, United States
Adrian Bors, University of York, United Kingdom
Christian Breiteneder, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Enrique Cabello, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Wai-Kuen Cham, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Amitava Chatterjee, Jadavpur University, India
Jianwen Chen, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
Bin Cheng, NEC Laboratories Europe, Germany
Wei Cheng, Garena Online Pte. Ltd., Singapore
Ben Amar Chokri, REsearch Group on Intelligent Machines (REGIM), Tunisia
Cristina Conde, University Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Jerry D. Gibson, University of California Santa Barbara, United States
Chang D. Yoo, KAIST, Korea, Republic of
Kaushik Das Sharma, University of Calcutta, India
Carl James Debono, University of Malta, Malta
Noel E. O’Connor, Dublin City University, Ireland
Magda El Zarki, University of California Irvine, United States
Khaled El-Maleh, Qualcomm, United States
Giovanni Maria Farinella, Università di Catania, Italy
Zongming Fei, University of Kentucky, United States
Ranran Feng, University of Texas at Dallas, United States
Jakub Galka, University of Science and Technology, Poland
Gheorghita Ghinea, Brunel University, United Kingdom
Seiichi Gohshi, Kogakuin University, Japan
Minglun Gong, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
William Grosky, University of Michigan - Dearborn, United States
Jing-Ming Guo, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Rajarshi Gupta, University of Calcutta, India
Ofer Hadar, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Malka Halgamuge, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Emmanuel Ifeachor, Plymouth University,United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Razib Iqbal, Missouri State University, United States
Li-Wei Kang, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Sokratis Katsikas, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Chih-Heng Ke, National Quemoy University, Taiwan
Markus Koskela, University of Helsinki, Finland
Constantine Kotropoulos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Gabriele Kotsis, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Konrad Kowalczyk, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Choong-Soo Lee, St. Lawrence University, United States
Chengqing Li, Xiangtan University, China
Zitao Liu, University of Pittsburgh, United States
Guifeng Liu, Electrical and Computer Engineering, United States
Zhu Liu, AT&T, United States
Martin Lopez-Nores, University of Vigo, Spain
Ilias Maglogiannis, University of Piraeus, Greece
Hong Man, Stevens Institute of Technology, United States
Manuel J. Marin-Jimenez, University of Cordoba, Spain
Daniela Moctezuma, Rey Juan Carlos University, Mexico
Luis Alberto Morales Rosales, Instituto Tecnológico Superior de Misantla, Mexico
Chamin Morikawa, Yubi Interactions, Japan
Mohamed Mostafa Fouad, Arab Academy for Science, Technology, and Maritime Transport, Egypt
Alejandro Murua, University of Montreal, Canada
Vincent Oria, NJIT, United States
Ioannis Paliokas, Centre for Research and Technolgoy - Hellas, Greece
Naiwala Pathirannehelage Chandrasiri, Kogakuin University, Japan
Ioannis Pratikakis, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
Guoping Qiu, University of Nottingham, China
Peter Quax, Hasselt University, Belgium
Maria Paula Queluz, Instituto Superior Técnico - Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal
John R. Smith, IBM TJ Watson Research Center, United States
Simon Pietro Romano, University of Napoli, Italy
Lazaros S. Iliadis, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
Simone Santini, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
Nabil Sarhan, Wayne State University, United States
Li Song, Institute of Image Communication and Network Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Lifeng Sun, Tsinghua University, China
Andrew Sung, University of Southern Mississippi, United States
Tanveer Syeda-Mahmood, IBM Almaden Research Center, United States
George Tsihrintzis, University of Piraeus, Greece
Aristeidis Tsitiridis, University Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Iván Vidal, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Sudanthi Wijewickrama, University of Melbourne, Australia
Sanjeewa Witharana, Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Germany
Hongxun Yao, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Kim-hui Yap, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Yongxin Zhang, Qualcomm R&D, United States
Bartosz Ziolko, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland

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