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Call for Papers

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

SCOPE

The purpose of SIGMAP 2019, the International Conference on Signal Processing and Multimedia Applications, is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested on information systems and applications, including theory and practice in various heterogeneous and interrelated fields including image, video and audio data processing, new sources of multimodal data (text, social, health, etc.) and Multimedia Applications related to representation, storage, authentication and communication of multimedia information. Multimedia is a research field that includes computing methods in which different modalities are integrated and combined, with the aim to take advantage from each data source.

Traditionally, the multimedia research community has been able to handle big data, promote and create large scale datasets, as well as to address new challenges by proposing novel methods and applications.
In the last few years, the amount of exchanged multimedia information have experienced an exponential growth (e.g., Social Network Platforms), as well as the availability of signal data coming from smart personal devices (e.g., smart watches, wearable sensors, smart bracelet, etc.) and other kinds of sensors.
This allowed the development of new applications, aimed to take advantage from this huge amount of data. In this context, theoretical and practical methods, based on modern learning techniques (e.g., Deep Learning), able to improve each step of the processing, analysis, communication and presentation in such applications' pipelines are needed.
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. MULTIMEDIA SIGNAL PROCESSING
3. MULTIMEDIA SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS
4. MULTIMEDIA AND VISION
5. MULTIMEDIA AND DEEP LEARNING
6. MULTIMEDIA INDEXING AND RETRIEVAL
7. SOCIAL MULTIMEDIA


AREA 1: MULTIMEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS


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

AREA 2: MULTIMEDIA SIGNAL PROCESSING


  • Biometrics and Pattern Recognition
  • Text and Image Document analysis
  • Dimensionality Reduction, multiple classifiers and data fusion
  • Education in Signal Processing
  • Multidimensional Signal Processing
  • Multimodal Signal Processing
  • Music, Speech and Audio Processing
  • Neural Networks, Spiking Systems, Genetic Algorithms and Fuzzy Logic
  • Perceptual/Human Audiovisual System Modeling
  • Sensors and Multimedia

AREA 3: MULTIMEDIA SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS


  • 3D Virtual/Augmented/Mixed Environments and Surveillance Applications
  • Multimedia Security, Privacy and Forensics
  • Secure Multimedia Transmission
  • Biomedical Applications
  • Design and Implementation of Signal Processing Systems
  • Multimedia Databases
  • Multimedia Human-Computer Interaction
  • Semantic Analysis of Multimedia Data
  • Multimedia and Big Data
  • Multimedia in Cloud Computing and Applications
  • Multimedia Entertainment

AREA 4: MULTIMEDIA AND VISION


  • Image and Video Processing, Compression and Segmentation
  • Video content analytics
  • Multimodal Image Analysis and Understanding
  • Image/Video Summarization and Visualization
  • Multimedia Processing for Augmented and/or Virtual Reality (3D telepresence)
  • Multi-camera Coding and Streaming

AREA 5: MULTIMEDIA AND DEEP LEARNING


  • Deep Representation Learning from Multimedia Inputs
  • Deep Learning for Multimodal Data Analytics
  • Cross Modal Transfer Learning for Multimedia Analysis
  • Adversarial Deep Learning Methods for Generative Multimedia Applications
  • Deep Learning for Audio-Visual Sounds Source separation and Localization
  • Deep Multimodal Embeddings

AREA 6: MULTIMEDIA INDEXING AND RETRIEVAL


  • Multimedia Recommendation
  • Visual Search
  • Summarization and Semantic Abstraction of Multimedia Content
  • Multimodal Cross-modal Indexing and Retrieval
  • Social Media Indexing and Retrieval
  • Semantic Aware Multimedia indexing (e.g., affect, sentiment, interest)
  • Evaluation of Multimedia Retrieval Systems
  • Applications of Multimedia Indexing and Retrieval (e.g., lifelogs, culture, video surveillance)
  • Hashing and Indexing for Large Scale Multimedia Retrieval
  • Cross-media Retrieval

AREA 7: SOCIAL MULTIMEDIA


  • Crowdsourced Multimedia Analysis and Applications
  • Emotional and Social Signals in Multimedia
  • Mobile and Social Media Analysis
  • Socual Multimedia for User Profiling and Customization
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Collecting Large Scale Social Signal Data
  • Emotional Multimedia content Tagging

ICETE KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

ICETE 2019 will have several invited keynote speakers, who are internationally recognized experts in their areas. Their names are not yet confirmed.

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 digital support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index), Scopus, Semantic Scholar and Google Scholar.

IMPORTANT DATES

Conference Date: 26 - 28 July, 2019

Paper Submission: February 28, 2019
Authors Notification:
May 2, 2019
Camera Ready and Registration:
May 16, 2019

Paper Submission: April 15, 2019
Authors Notification:
May 23, 2019
Camera Ready and Registration:
June 5, 2019

Workshops
Workshop Proposal: March 18, 2019

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: May 29, 2019
Authors Notification: June 12, 2019
Camera Ready and Registration: June 21, 2019

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: March 18, 2019

Tutorials
Tutorial Proposal: June 12, 2019

Demos
Demo Proposal: June 12, 2019

Panels
Panel Proposal: June 12, 2019

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

The conference will be held at the Vienna House Diplomat Prague, Prague, Czech Republic.

The Vienna House Diplomat Prague is located in the diplomatic district, close to the historic centre. Where better to meet and enjoy the good life than where diplomacy prevails? The hotel is one of the most popular conference venues and the views over the rooftops alone make a visit worthwhile. From the wellness area the Castle seem within one's grasp.

PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS

Sebastiano BattiatoUniversity of Catania, Italy
Ángel Serrano Sánchez de LeónUniversidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain

PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Harry Agius, Brunel University London, United Kingdom
Rajeev Agrawal, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, United States
Arvind Bansal, Kent State University, United States
Chokri Ben Amar, REsearch Group on Intelligent Machines (REGIM), Tunisia
Chidansh Bhatt, FX Palo Alto Laboratory, Inc, United States
Adrian Bors, University of York, United Kingdom
Jianwen Chen, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
Cristina Conde, University Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Kaushik Das Sharma, University of Calcutta, India
Carl Debono, University of Malta, Malta
Mohamad Eid, New York University Abu Dhabi, United States
Magda El Zarki, University of California Irvine, United States
Giovanni Farinella, Università di Catania, Italy
Zongming Fei, University of Kentucky, United States
Jakub Galka, University of Science and Technology, Poland
Carlos Garre, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Rosario Garroppo, University of Pisa, Italy
Jerry Gibson, University of California Santa Barbara, United States
Seiichi Gohshi, Kogakuin University, Japan
William Grosky, University of Michigan - Dearborn, United States
Malka Halgamuge, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Emmanuel Ifeachor, Plymouth University, United Kingdom
Razib Iqbal, Missouri State University, United States
Li-Wei Kang, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Aggelos Katsaggelos, , United States
Sokratis Katsikas, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Constantine Kotropoulos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Choong-Soo Lee, St. Lawrence University, United States
Hyowon Lee, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
Jing Li, Nanchang University, China
Chengqing Li, Xiangtan University, China
Martin Lopez-Nores, University of Vigo, Spain
Ilias Maglogiannis, University of Piraeus, Greece
Daniela Moctezuma, Conacyt (CentroGEO), Mexico
Chamin Morikawa, Morpho, Inc., Japan
Alejandro Murua, University of Montreal, Canada
Hiroshi Nagahashi, Japan Women's University, Japan
Binh Nguyen, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Ioannis Paliokas, Centre for Research and Technolgoy - Hellas, Greece
Peter Quax, Hasselt University, Belgium
Paula Queluz, Instituto Superior Técnico - Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal
Simon Romano, University of Napoli, Italy
Simone Santini, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
Oscar Siordia, CentroGeo, Mexico
Lauro Snidaro, University of Udine, Italy
Li Song, Institute of Image Communication and Network Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Tanveer Syeda-Mahmood, IBM Almaden Research Center, United States
Aristeidis Tsitiridis, University Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Andreas Uhl, University of Salzburg, Austria
Sudanthi Wijewickrama, University of Melbourne, Australia
Sanjeewa Witharana, Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Germany

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