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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 2018, 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. MULTIMEDIA SIGNAL PROCESSING
3. MULTIMEDIA SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS
4. NEW RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENTS IN MULTIMEDIA


AREA 1: MULTIMEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS


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

AREA 2: MULTIMEDIA SIGNAL PROCESSING


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

AREA 3: MULTIMEDIA SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS


  • Biomedical Applications
  • Multimedia Databases, Indexing, Recognition and Retrieval
  • Semantic Analysis of Multimedia Data
  • 3D Virtual/Augmented/Mixed Environments and Surveillance Applications
  • Design and Implementation of Signal Processing Systems
  • Multimedia Human-Computer Interaction

AREA 4: NEW RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENTS IN MULTIMEDIA


  • Multimedia and Deep Learning
  • Multimedia Security, Privacy and Forensics
  • Multimedia and Big Data
  • Multimedia and Cloud Computing
  • Multimedia Applications in Cloud Computing
  • Secure Multimedia Transmission
  • Multimedia Entertainment

ICETE KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

George KaragiannidisAristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Zeno GeradtsNetherlands Forensic Institute, Netherlands

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 on our digital library 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, 2018

Paper Submission: March 13, 2018
Authors Notification:
May 14, 2018
Camera Ready and Registration:
May 28, 2018

Paper Submission: April 27, 2018
Authors Notification:
June 5, 2018
Camera Ready and Registration:
June 18, 2018

Workshops
Workshop Proposal: March 28, 2018

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: June 7, 2018
Authors Notification: June 20, 2018
Camera Ready and Registration: July 2, 2018

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: March 28, 2018

Tutorials
Tutorial Proposal: June 22, 2018

Demos
Demo Proposal: June 22, 2018

Panels
Panel Proposal: June 22, 2018

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

Overlooking the Douro River, Porto is one of the most ancient European cities, It was born and developed from the northern bank of this river during the Middle Ages. One of the most significant aspects of Porto and its historical centre is its landscape, combining harmony with the urban structure and presenting a frame of rare beauty. The city was classified as World Heritage by UNESCO in 1996. When discovering Porto, you will find many surprises. Besides its welcoming and conservative environment, Porto is also contemporary and artistic. This is shown not only in the streets, architecture, monuments and museums but also in the terraces, restaurants and leisure and shopping areas.

PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS

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

PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Harry Agius, Brunel University, United Kingdom
Rajeev Agrawal, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, United States
Gabriele Anderst-Kotsis, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
João Ascenso, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Ramazan Aygun, University of Alabama in Huntsville, United States
Arvind Bansal, Kent State University, United States
Alejandro Linares Barranco, University of Seville, Spain
Adrian Bors, University of York, United Kingdom
Amitava Chatterjee, Jadavpur University, India
Jianwen Chen, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
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
Kaushik Das Sharma, University of Calcutta, India
Massimo De Santo, Università Degli Studi di Salerno, Italy
Carl James Debono, University of Malta, Malta
Giovanni Maria Farinella, Università di Catania, Italy
Zongming Fei, University of Kentucky, United States
Jakub Galka, University of Science and Technology, Poland
Seiichi Gohshi, Kogakuin University, Japan
William Grosky, University of Michigan - Dearborn, United States
Rajarshi Gupta, University of Calcutta, India
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
Constantine Kotropoulos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Konrad Kowalczyk, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Choong-Soo Lee, St. Lawrence University, United States
Jing Li, Nanchang University, China
Chengqing Li, Xiangtan University, China
Zhu Liu, AT&T, United States
Martin Lopez-Nores, University of Vigo, Spain
Hong Man, Stevens Institute of Technology, United States
Manuel J. Marin-Jimenez, University of Cordoba, Spain
Daniela Moctezuma, Conacyt (CentroGEO), Mexico
Chamin Morikawa, Morpho, Inc., Japan
Alejandro Murua, University of Montreal, Canada
Ioannis Paliokas, Centre for Research and Technolgoy - Hellas, Greece
Ioannis Pratikakis, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
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
Gerardo Reyes, Instituto Tecnológico de Cuautla, Mexico
Simon Pietro Romano, University of Napoli, Italy
Simone Santini, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
Pieter Simoens, Ghent University, Belgium
Oscar S. Siordia, CentroGeo, Mexico
Lauro Snidaro, University of Udine, Italy
Li Song, Institute of Image Communication and Network Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong 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
Domenico Vitulano, CNR - Istituto per le Applicazioni del Calcolo, Italy
Sudanthi Wijewickrama, University of Melbourne, Australia
Sanjeewa Witharana, Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Germany
Yongxin Zhang, Qualcomm R&D, United States
Bartosz Ziolko, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland

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