International Conference on Signal Processing and Multimedia Applications
SIGMAP 2011 – International Conference on Signal Processing and Multimedia Applications: July 18-21, Seville, Spain
July 18-21     Seville, Spain
Call for Papers

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

The purpose of SIGMAP 2011, 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:

  • › Multimedia and Communications
  • › Multimedia Signal Processing
  • › Multimedia Systems and Applications
Area 1: Multimedia and Communications
  • › Digital Audio and Video Broadcasting
  • › Architecture and Protocols
  • › Performance Measurement and Evaluation, QoS.
  • › Mobile Multimedia (GSM, GPRS, RF, Wi-Fi,…)
  • › Multimedia Security and Cryptography
  • › MPEG Standards and Related Issues
  • › Interactive Multimedia: Games and Digital Television
  • › Multimedia Devices
Area 2: Multimedia Signal Processing
  • › Image and Video Processing, Compression and Segmentation
  • › Multidimensional Signal Processing
  • › Multimodal Signal Processing
  • › Biometrics and Pattern Recognition
  • › Education in Signal Processing
  • › Neural Networks, Spiking Systems, Genetic Algorithms and Fuzzy Logic
  • › Perceptual/Human Audiovisual System Modeling
  • › Sensors and Multimedia
Area 3: Multimedia Systems and Applications
  • › Design and Implementation of Signal Processing Systems
  • › Authentication and Watermarking
  • › Distributed Multimedia Systems
  • › Multimedia Authoring, Editing and Sharing
  • › Human-Machine Interface
  • › Multimedia Databases, Indexing, Recognition and Retrieval
  • › Audio and Video Quality Assessment
  • › e-Learning, e-Commerce and e-Society Applications
  • › Semantic Analysis of Multimedia Data
  • › Biomedical Applications
  • › Location Based Applications
  • › 3D Virtual Environments and Surveillance Applications
Keynote Speakers

Enrique Cabello, University Rey Juan Carlos, Spain


All accepted papers (full, short and posters) will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support.
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SciTePress Digital Library ( SciTePress is member of CrossRef (
A short list of presented papers will be selected so that revised and extended versions of these papers will be published by Springer-Verlag in a CCIS Series book.
A short list of papers presented at the conference will be selected for publication of extended and revised versions in CEPIS UPGRADE Journal.
A short list of papers presented at the conference will be selected for publication of extended and revised versions in REICIS.
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index, INSPEC, DBLP and EI.

Program Co-chairs

Alejandro Linares Barranco, University of Seville, Spain
George Tsihrintzis, University of Piraeus, Greece

Program Committee

Harry Agius, Brunel University, United Kingdom
João Ascenso, Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa, Portugal
Pradeep K. Atrey, The University of Winnipeg, Canada
Oscar Au, Hong Kong Univ. of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China
Ramazan Aygun, University of Alabama in Huntsville, United States
Arvind Bansal, Kent State University, United States
Adrian Bors, University of York, United Kingdom
Enrique Cabello, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Wai-Kuen Cham, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Chin-Chen Chang, Feng Chia University, Taiwan, China
Shu-Ching Chen, Florida International University, United States
Wei Cheng, Garena Online ltd., Singapore
Liang-Tien Chia, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Ryszard S. Choras, University of Technology & Life Sciences, Poland
José Alfredo Ferreira Costa, Rio Grande do Norte Federal University (UFRN), Brazil
Rob Evans, University of Melbourne, Australia
Quanfu Fan, IBM, United States
Jianping Fan, It College, the University of North Carolina At Charlotte, United States
Clement Farabet, New York University, United States
Gerald Friedland, International Computer Science Institute, United States
Marco Furini, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Lorenzo Granai, Cisco Systems, Inc., Switzerland
William Grosky, University of Michigan - Dearborn, United States
Abdelhakim Hafid, Université de Montréal, Canada
Malka Halgamuge, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Hermann Hellwagner, Klagenfurt University, Austria
Richang Hong, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Wolfgang Hürst, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Razib Iqbal, Bridgewater Systems, Canada
Mohan Kankanhalli, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Sokratis Katsikas, University of Piraeus, Greece
Constantine Kotropoulos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Tayeb Lemlouma, IRISA / Iut of Lannion (University of Rennes 1), France
Zhu Li, Huawei Technology USA, United States
Jing Li, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Zhu Liu, AT&T, United States
Yijuan Lu, ., United States
Mathias Lux, Klagenfurt University, Austria
Hong Man, Stevens Institute of Technology, United States
Ketan Mayer-Patel, University of North Carolina, United States
Klaus Moessner, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
Sebastien Mondet, University of Oslo, Norway
Arturo Morgado-Estevez, University of Cadiz, Spain
Alejandro Murua, University of Montreal, Canada
Mokhtar Nibouche, University of the West of England, United Kingdom
Pietro Pala, University of Firenze, Italy
Ioannis Paliokas, TEI of Thessaloniki, Greece
Balakrishnan Prabhakaran, ., United States
Gang Qian, Arizona State University, United States
Maria Paula Queluz, Instituto Superior Técnico - Instituto De Telecomunicações, Portugal
Rudolf Rabenstein, University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Matthias Rauterberg, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Pedro Real, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
Nabil Sarhan, Wayne State University, United States
Javier Del Ser, TECNALIA, Spain
Mei-Ling Shyu, University of Miami, United States
Gamhewage Chaminda De Silva, .The University of Tokyo, Japan
Qi Tian, University of Texas At San Antonio, United States
Andreas Uhl, University of Salzburg, Austria
Steve Uhlig, TU Berlin/Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, Germany
Maria Virvou, University of Piraeus, Greece
Zhiyong Wang, University of Sydney, Australia
Meng Wang, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Michael Weber, University of Ulm, Germany
Lei Wu, Michigan State University, United States
Changsheng Xu, Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Kim-hui Yap, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Chengcui Zhang, University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
Tianhao Zhang, University of Pennsylvania, United States
Yongxin Zhang, Qualcomm R&D, United States
Ce Zhu, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore