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Research in multimedia computing is generally concerned with presentation, integration and computation of one or more media, such as text, image, graphics, audio, video, social data, and data collected from various sensors, etc., using computing techniques. The IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia (ISM2016) is the flagship conference of IEEE Technical Committee on Multimedia (TCMC) and an international forum for researchers to exchange information regarding advances in the state of the art and practice of multimedia computing, as well as to identify the emerging research topics and define the future of multimedia computing. The technical program of ISM2016 will consist of invited talks, paper presentations, and panel discussions. Submissions are solicited for full papers and workshop papers.

Welcome to IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia (ISM 2016) 

DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose

San Jose, Calilfornia

December 11-13, 2016 

Topics for submission include but are not limited to:


Systems and Architectures


Mobile multimedia systems and services

Pervasive and interactive media systems including mobile systems, pervasive gaming, and digital TV

Multimedia data in the Cloud

GPU-based multimedia architectures and systems

Software development framework using multimedia techniques


Communications and Streaming


Multimedia networking and QoS

Mobile audio/video streaming

Wireless broadcasting and streaming

Scalable streaming

Peer-to-peer media systems and streaming

Sensor networks

Internet telephony technologies and systems

Video teleconferencing


Multimedia Interfaces


Information visualization and interactive systems

Multimodal user interfaces: design, engineering, modality-abstractions, etc.

Tools for media authoring, analyzing, editing, browsing, and navigation

Intelligent agents for content creation, distribution, and analysis

Novel interfaces for multimedia: touch, tangible, wearable, virtual, 3D, etc.

User interfaces for mobile devices


Media Coding, Processing, and Quality Measurement


Signal processing including audio, video, image processing, and coding

Coding standards

Scalable and Multi-view coding

Multi-resolution or super-resolution algorithms

Maintenance of perceptual quality with further compression

Developing novel quality measures


Multimedia Security and Forensics


Data security including digital watermarks and encryption

Copyright issues for multimedia data

Surveillance and monitoring methods

Face detection and recognition algorithms

Human behavior analysis from motion images/videos

Multimedia-based computer forensics (e.g., crime scene investigation, user profiling)

Multimedia Captchas, including attacks and counter-attacks

On forensic use of biometrics

Data hiding, stenography, and steganalysis

Trust and privacy issues in media systems


Content Understanding, Modeling, Management, and Retrieval


Media meta-modeling techniques

Storage systems, databases, and retrieval

Data segmentation

Image, audio, video, genre clustering & classification

Video summarization and story generation

Speaker identification, recognition, and location

Object, event, emotion, text detection and recognition

Mosaic, video panorama and background generation

Media semantics, ontologies, annotation, concept detection and learning

Personalization and user preferences

3D and depth information


Mobile media


Mobile and location-based media techniques

Mobile visual search

Social networks for mobile users

Augmented reality for mobile users

Content delivery in mobile networks (e.g., 3G, 4G and future 5G)

Mobile applications




Big data

3D data: graphics, displays, sound, broadcasting, interfaces

Media composition and production: capture, authoring, digital art, animations, etc.


Virtual and augmented reality


Media interfaces for the Web

Media in social network analysis

Rich media enabled E-commerce and E-shopping

Media systems for handicapped

Collaborative systems

Interdisciplinary media applications: Bioinformatics, Transportation systems, Wild-life monitoring and analysis, etc.

Deep learning of multimedia data





Authors are invited to submit Research Papers (6-page technical paper) and Workshop Proposals which will be included in the proceedings. Submissions of high quality papers describing mature results or on-going work are invited. More information is available on the ISM2016 web page. The Conference Proceedings will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press.


Distinguished quality papers presented at the conference will be selected for publication in internationally renowned journals.


There will be a Best Paper Award and a Best Student Paper Award competition. Award winners will be announced at the conference banquet.






Workshop Proposal Submission

Workshop Notification

Full Paper Submission

Full Paper Notification

Camera-Ready Paper Submission

April 15, 2016 

April 29, 2016 

July 15, 2016 

September 5, 2016 

September 23, 2016 

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