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!
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.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Novel multimedia applications taking advantage of mobile devices
Mobile multimedia indexing and retrieval
Mobile visual search
Mobile multimedia content adaptation and adaptive streaming
Mobile social signal processing
Human computer interaction with mobile and wearable devices
User behavior analysis of mobile multimedia applications
2D/3D computer vision on mobile devices
Computational photography on mobile devices
Ubiquitous computing/adaptation on mobile and wearable devices
Mobile virtual and augmented reality
Multi-modal and multi-user mobile sensing
Action/gesture/object/speech recognition with mobile sensors
Power saving issues of mobile multimedia computing
Personalization, privacy and security in mobile multimedia
Other topics related to mobile multimedia computing
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.
Academia Sinica, Taiwan
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Klagenfurt University, Austria
Utrecht University, Netherlands
(Sony Electronics, USA)
(National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan)
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
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
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
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
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.