3rd IEEE International Workshop on Mobile Multimedia Computing (MMC 2016) In conjunction with the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo (ICME 2016) July 11 - July 15, 2016, Seattle, USA

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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 available 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. Yet, its provision is challenging and requires effective integration of rich mobile sensors and multidisciplinary research, such as multimedia content adaptation and user behavior analysis. Also, the effective and efficient use of multimedia data on mobile devices, including convenient interaction and appropriate visualization, is still not fully solved. Small screen sizes, integrated cameras and microphones, but also the new gesture and haptic sensors, pose new challenges but at the same time provide new opportunities and innovative ways for multimedia interaction. 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 2016) 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. The second edition (MMC 2015) was again held in conjunction with ICME, in Torino, Italy, on June 29th, 2015. It became the largest workshop at ICME 2015, with the highest number of 35 submissions received (20 papers were finally selected). Also, we established MMC Best Paper Award to recognize and promote quality contributions to academic research and writing among scholars and students who present papers at the workshop (see photo below). Following the success of these previous workshops, this third incarnation aims at providing more practical issues (through demonstrations) and discuss the most recent developments in the still emerging and exciting field of 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)
  • Christian Beecks
    (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
  • 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: July 11, Monday, 2016

Room: TBD


Session I - Mobile Vision

Session Chair: Wen-Huang Cheng
  • A DYNAMIC AND COMPLEXITY AWARE CLOUD SCHEDULING ALGORITHM FOR VIDEO TRANSCODING
    Jiann-Jone Chen (NTUST), Yao-Hong Tsai (Hsuan Chuang Univ.), Ching-Cheng Huang (NTUST)
  • FRAME-LEVEL QUALITY AND MEMORY TRAFFIC ALLOCATION FOR LOSSY EMBED-DED COMPRESSION IN VIDEO CODEC SYSTEMS
    Li Guo (Waseda Univ.), Dajiang Zhou (Waseda Univ.), Shinji Kimura (Waseda Univ.), Satoshi Goto (Waseda Univ.)
  • ON AGGREGATION OF LOCAL BINARY DESCRIPTORS
    Sameed Husain Husain (University of Surrey), Miroslaw Bober (University of Surrey)
  • HASH LENGTH PREDICTION FOR VIDEO HASHING
    Jiande Sun (Shandong Normal University), Wulin Wang (Shandong University), Jing Li (Shandong Management University), Huaxiang Zhang (Shandong Normal University)

 

Break


Session II - Mobile vision (Applications)

Session Chair: Kai-Lung Hua
  • A NOISE REDUCTION METHOD FOR IMU AND ITS APPLICATION ON HANDWRITING TRAJECTORY RECONSTRUCTION
    Tse-Yu Pan (National Cheng Kung University), Chih-Hsuan Kuo (National Cheng Kung University), Min-Chun Hu (National Cheng Kung University)
  • DESIGN OF IMAGE BARCODES FOR FUTURE MOBILE ADVERTISING
    Kuan-Yu Chi (NTUT), Kai-Lung Hua (National Taiwan University of Science and Technology), Tsung-Ren Huang (NTU), Yung-Yao Chen (NTUT)
  • QR CODE STEGANOGRAPHY WITH SECRET PAYLOAD ENHANCEMENT
    Pei-Yu Lin (Yuan Ze University), Yi-Hui Chen (Asia University)
  • WEARABLE SOCIAL CAMERA: EGOCENTRIC VIDEO SUMMARIZATION FOR SOCIAL INTERACTION
    Jenan Yang (National Taiwan University), Chia-Han Lee (Academia Sinica), Shao-Wen Yang (Intel Corporation), V. Srinivasa Somayazulu (Intel Corporation), Yen-Kuang Chen (Intel Corporation), Shao-Yi Chien (GIEE, National Taiwan University, Intel-NTU Connected Context Computing Center)

 

Break


Session III - Mobile AR & mobile HCI / QoE

Session Chair: Wolfgang Huerst
  • AUGMENTED REALITY VIA TEMPORAL PSYCHO-VISUAL MODULATION
    Pei-Yu Lin (Yuan Ze University), Bin You, Xiaoyong Lu
  • TOWARDS A SHARED LARGE-AREA MIXED REALITY SYSTEM
    Naimul Khan (Ryerson University), Xiaoming Nan (Ryerson University), Nan Dong (Ryerson University), Yifeng He (Ryerson University), Matthew Kyan (York University), Jennifer James (Ryerson University), Ling Guan (Ryerson University), Charles Davis (Ryerson University)
  • PREDICTING TOUCH OPERATIONS BY USING HOVER INFORMATION IN SMARTPHONES FOR DATA PREFETCHING
    Takeo Onishi (NEC Corporation), Takahiro Shiroshima
  • SCALABLE MOBILE QUALITY ASSESSMENT FOR USER-GENERATED VIDEO
    Stefan Wilk (TU Darmstadt), Timo Bahr (TU Darmstadt), Wolfgang Effelsberg (TU Darmstadt)

 

Break


Session IV - Navigation & localization

Session Chair: Klaus Schoeffmann
  • ON HEARING YOUR POSITION THROUGH LIGHT FOR MOBILE ROBOT INDOOR NAVIGATION
    SHANG MA (UC Irvine), Qiong Liu (FXPAL), Phillip Sheu (UC Irvine)
  • DEPTH-AWARE INDOOR STAIRCASE DETECTION AND REGOGNITION FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED
    Rai Munoz (The City College of New York), Xuejian Rong (The City College, CUNY), Yingli Tian (The City College of New York)
  • A ROBUST AUDIO IDENTIFICATION FOR ENHANCING AUDIO-BASED INDOOR LOCALIZATION
    Hye-seung Cho (Kwangwoon Univ.), Sang-Sun Ko (Kwangwoon Univ.), Hyoung-Gook Kim

 

Best Paper Award Ceremony & Closing

Session Chairs: MMC 2016 Organizers

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: 25 March 2016 (extended)

Notification of acceptance: 22 April 2016

Camera-ready due: 13 May 2016

Submission

Please submit your papers here, following the Authors' Author Information and Submission Instructions.