2nd IEEE International Workshop on Mobile Multimedia Computing (MMC 2015) In conjunction with the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo (ICME 2015) June 29 - July 3, 2015, Torino, Italy

News! The MMC Best Paper Award will be granted to the best overall paper! Besides, selected quality papers will be invited for a related SCI journal publication!

Introduction

The intimate presence of mobile devices in our daily life, such as smartphones and various wearable gadgets like smart watches, has dramatically changed the way we connect with the world around us. Users rely on mobile devices to maintain an always-on relation to information, personal and social networks, etc. With a growing number of powerful embedded mobile sensors like camera, microphone, GPS, gyroscope, accelerometer, digital compass, and proximity sensor, there is a variety of data recorded and hence enables new sensing applications across diverse research domains comprising mobile media analysis, mobile information retrieval, mobile computer vision, mobile social networks, mobile human-computer interaction, mobile entertainment, mobile gaming, mobile healthcare, mobile learning, and mobile advertising.

Regardless of the application fields, many issues and challenges brought by the emerging technologies for mobile multimedia still lie ahead and many research questions remain to be answered. For example, seamless user experience has been identified as one key factor in designing mobile multimedia applications for multiple form factors, but its provision is challenging and requires effective integration of rich mobile sensors and multidisciplinary research, such as multimedia content adaptation and user behavior analysis. In addition, for power saving purpose, application-driven energy management is an important technical consideration in mobile multimedia computing (e.g., how to offload computation-intense tasks to the cloud servers to save energy and extend battery lifetimes for mobile users?).

The workshop on Mobile Multimedia Computing, MMC 2015, aims to bring together researchers and professionals from worldwide academia and industry for showcasing, discussing, and reviewing the whole spectrum of technological opportunities, challenges, solutions, and emerging applications in mobile multimedia.

Interest Topics

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Workshop History

The first edition of this workshop (MMC 2014) was held as a full-day event in Chengdu, China, on July 18th, 2014, in conjunction with the 2014 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo (ICME 2014). It turned out to be a very successful event and ranked as the third most popular workshop (in terms of the received submissions) at ICME 2014. For a first year event, we received a strong number of 31 submissions. Based on thorough reviews by a broad program committee from various experts in this field, 20 papers were finally selected. Following the success of our first workshop, this second workshop aims to provide more practical issues (through demonstrations) and discuss the most recent developments in mobile multimedia computing.

Organization

Organizer

Wen-Huang Cheng

Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Kai-Lung Hua

National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

Klaus Schoeffmann

Klagenfurt University, Austria

Wolfgang Huerst

Utrecht University, Netherlands

Committee (tentative)

  • Golnaz Abdollahian
    (Sony Electronics, USA)
  • Li-Yen Chen
    (Google, USA)
  • Yung-Yao Chen
    (National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan)
  • Zhineng Chen
    (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
  • Wei-Ta Chu
    (National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan)
  • Claudiu Cobarzan
    (Klagenfurt University, Austria)
  • Manfred del Fabro
    (Klagenfurt University, Austria)
  • Ranran Feng
    (University of Texas at Dallas, USA)
  • Mohammad Anwar Hossain
    (King Saud University, Saudi Arabia)
  • Min-Chun Hu
    (National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan)
  • Benoit Huet
    (EURECOM, France)
  • Ichiro Ide
    (Nagoya University, Japan)
  • I-Hong Jhuo
    (Columbia University, USA)
  • Vibhav Kapnadak
    (AT&T Labs, USA)
  • Tekoing Lim
    (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
  • Chia-Wen Lin
    (National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan)
  • Xiabi Liu
    (Beijing Institute of Technology, China)
  • Francesc Moreno-Noguer
    (CSIC-UPC, Spain)
  • Chong-Wah Ngo
    (City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
  • Xueming Qian
    (Xi'an Jiaotong University, China)
  • Mutsuo Sano
    (Osaka Institute of Technology, Japan)
  • Jordi Sanchez-Riera
    (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
  • Shih-Wei Sun
    (Taipei National University of the Arts, Taiwan)
  • Xiao-Yong Wei
    (Sichuan University, China)
  • Toshihiko Yamasaki
    (University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • Keiji Yanai
    (University of Electro-Communications, Japan)
  • Mei-Chen Yeh
    (National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan)
  • Chuang-Wen You
    (Intel-NTU CCC Center, Taiwan)
  • Xinguo Yu
    (Central China Normal University, China)
  • Maia Zaharieva
    (University of Vienna, Austria)
  • Matthias Zeppelzauer
    (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)

Main Contact

Technical Program

Date: June 29, Monday, 2015

Room: Einaudi


 

Session I - Interactive Mobile Multimedia

Session Chair: Klaus Schoeffmann
  • CULTURECAM: VISUAL EXPLORATION OF CULTURAL HERITAGE CONTENT BY PROFESSIONAL DESIGNERS
    Sergiu Gordea, AIT-Austrian Institute of Tech
  • POLI: INTERACTIVE MULTIMEDIA AUTHORING AND RETRIEVAL ON MOBILE PHONE BY LEVERAGING ITS AUDIO CHANNEL AND CODED LIGHT
    Mingming Fan, UNC Charlotte; Qiong Liu, FXPAL; Hao Tang, FXPAL; Patrick Chiu, FXPAL
  • LASER-POINTER HUMAN COMPUTER INTERACTION SYSTEM
    Siang-Hao Kang; Chuan-kai Yang, Taiwan Tech
  • WHAT ARE THE SALIENT KEYFRAMES IN SHORT CASUAL VIDEOS? AN EXTENSIVE USER STUDY USING A NEW VIDEO DATASET
    Jakub Lokoc, Charles University in Prague; Manfred Jurgen Primus, Universitat Klagenfurt; Bernd Munzer, Klagenfurt University; Manfred Del Fabro, Klagenfurt University; Klaus Schoeffmann, Klagenfurt University; Jan Lansky, Charles University in Prague; Tomas Skopal, University of Finance and Administration, Prague
  • AUDIO ASSISTED GROUP DETECTION USING SMARTPHONES
    Paolo Casagranda, Rai; Maria Luisa Sapino, Universita di Torino; K. Selcuk Candan, Arizona State University

 

Break


Wen-Huang Cheng

Session II - Mobile Multimedia Retrieval

Session Chair: Wen-Huang Cheng
  • BOOSTING TAG-BASED SEARCH IN SOCIAL MEDIA SITES
    Majdi Rawashdeh, NYU Abu Dhabi; Mohammed Alhamid, King Saud University; M. Anwar Hossain, King Saud University; Abdulmotaleb El Saddik, University of Ottawa
  • HOW MANY, WHAT AND WHY? VISUAL MEDIA STATISTICS ON SMARTPHONES AND TABLETS
    Marco Hudelist, Klagenfurt University; Klaus Schoeffmann, Klagenfurt University; David Ahlstrom, Klagenfurt University; Mathias Lux, Klagenfurt University
  • AN EDITABLE INTERFACE FOR MOTION DATA RETRIEVAL BASED ON LABANOTATION
    Qinghua Liang, BJTU; Zhenjiang Miao
  • GIFT: A GEOSPATIAL IMAGE AND VIDEO FILTERING TOOL FOR COMPUTER VISION APPLICATIONS WITH GEO-TAGGED MOBILE VIDEOS
    Yinghao Cai, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Ying Lu, ; SeonHo Kim, ; Luciano Nocera, ; Cyrus Shahabi
  • REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO SELECTION FOR RESTAURANTS IN FOOD BLOGS
    Yi-Jyun Chang, National Cheng Kung University; Hung-Yi Lo; Min-Shan Huang, ; Min-Chun Hu

 

Break


Kai-Lung Hua

Session III - Mobile Multimedia Processing

Session Chair: Kai-Lung Hua
  • DELIVERING MESSAGES OVER USER-FRIENDLY CODE IMAGES GRABBED BY MOBILE DEVICES WITH ERROR CORRECTION
    Chin-Pan Huang, Ming Chuan University; Chaur-Heh Hsieh, Ming Chuan University
  • PRESERVING IMAGE COLOR APPEARANCE ON NON-WHITE PROJECTION SURFACES
    Jen-Shuo Liu, National Taiwan University; Homer Chen, National Taiwan University
  • VARIANT EIGEN HASH (VEH): A LOW BIT-RATE IMAGE FEATURE FOR EFFICIENT MOBILE VISUAL SEARCH AND ONLINE SHOPPING
    JenHao Hsiao, Yahoo
  • COMPACT HASH CODES AND DATA STRUCTURES FOR EFFICIENT MOBILE VISUAL SEARCH
    Simone Ercoli, Universita di Firenze - MICC; Marco Bertini, Universita di Firenze; Alberto Del Bimbo, Universita di Firenze - MICC
  • A FAST AND ROBUST EMOTION RECOGNITION SYSTEM FOR REAL-WORLD MOBILE PHONE DATA
    Sudha Velusamy, Samsung; Viswanath Gopalakrishnan, Samsung; Balasubramanian Anand, Samsung; Chiranjeevi Pojala, Samsung; Basant Kumar Pandey, Samsung; Pratibha Moogi, Samsung

 

Break


Laszlo Boszormenyi

Session IV - Mobile Multimedia System

Session Chair: Laszlo Boszormenyi
  • EXPLORING THE DELAY VERSUS QUALITY TRADEOFF IN REAL-TIME STREAMING OF SCALABLE VIDEO FROM MOBILE DEVICES
    Matti Siekkinen, Aalto University; Alberto Barraja, Politecnico di Torino; Jukka Nurminen, Aalto university; Enrico Masala, Politecnico di Torino
  • AN EFFICIENT ALGORITHM FOR PERIODIC HALFTONE IDENTIFICATION
    Shintami Hidayati, NTUST; Che-Hao Hsu, NTUST; Shih-Wei Sun, TNUA; Wen-Huang Cheng, Academia Sinica; Kai-Lung Hua, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
  • HARDWARE-ORIENTED RATE-DISTORTION OPTIMIZATION ALGORITHM FOR HEVC INTRA-FRAME ENCODER
    Landan Hu, Waseda University; Heming Sun, Waseda University; Dajiang Zhou, Waseda University; Shinji Kimura, Waseda University
  • A PLAYBACK CONTINUITY DRIVEN RESOURCE ALLOCATION SCHEME BASED ON THE S-P MODEL FOR VIDEO STREAMING CLIENTS
    Lijun He, Xi'an Jiaotong University; Liu Guizhong, Xi'an Jiaotong University
  • INVESTIGATING SCALABLE HIGH EFFICIENCY VIDEO CODING FOR HTTP STREAMING
    Uma Sagar Madhugiri Dayananda, University of Texas, Arlington; Viswanathan Swaminathan, Adobe Systems Incorporated

 

Best Paper Award and More

The MMC Best Paper Award will be granted to the best overall paper. The selection is based on the quality, originality, and clarity of the submission. Besides, selected quality papers will be invited for a related SCI journal publication.

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: 10 April 2015

Notification of acceptance: 5 May 2015 (extended)

Camera-ready due: 15 May 2015

Submission

Please submit your papers here, following the authors' guidelines.