3 February 2010

Call for papers: Challenges in Scalable Context Aware Multimedia Computing

A special issue of International Journal of Multimedia Intelligence and Security

Recent advances in computing, networking, and ICT devices such as laptops, iPods, personal digital assistants (PDA), cellular phones and iPhones have resulted in the development of intelligent context aware multimedia applications. The context aware technologies such as pervasive and ubiquitous computing are creating a revolution in multimedia applications which has a significant impact across consumers, enterprises, healthcare, culture, agriculture, and educational domains. However several challenges still remain in the context of multimedia retrieval such as indexing, querying, searching, retrieving, streaming, personalizing and mining multimedia data.

The main aim of this special issue is to bring out a collection of efficient techniques and applications in the area of context aware multimedia computing. Specifically the special issue will address new methods and techniques for multimedia retrieval that are scalable and context aware. It will also offer efficient ideas and methods to deliver and distribute multimedia content and services over wired and wireless networks at large scale, considering protocols, standards and security issues. Finally, we are also interested to report novel applications that exploit unique advantages which are offered by context aware multimedia computing, including telemedicine, home entertainment, games, surveillance, e-health and e-culture.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:
  • Scalable techniques for multimedia indexing, retrieval and mining
  • Scalable multimedia personalization, streaming and delivery
  • Privacy and security issues for intelligent pervasive computing
  • Multimedia services for cooperative and decentralized networks
  • Multimedia context aware QoS support for complex networks
  • Protocols for multimedia networks
  • Online gaming (services, architectures, protocols, and security)
  • Interactive multimedia systems and applications
  • Distributed services middleware and systems for multimedia communications
  • TV-centric home networks, digital TV, and home-networked entertainment and games
  • Multimedia languages, standards, and formats for multichannel content distribution
  • Multimedia metadata standards such as MPEG7, TV Anytime and Topic maps
  • GRID and distributed systems for multimedia content production and retrieval
  • Web services for content distribution; distribution with P2P architectures
Important Dates
Manuscript due: 15 August, 2010
Notification of acceptance: 15 October, 2010
Revised paper due: 15 November, 2010
Submission of final revised paper: 30 November, 2010

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