Multimedia Tools or Applications


The world of multimedia is undergoing an explosion in applications and techniques, which is fuelled by: globalization that seeks to remove language barriers inherent in text; emerging technologies: imagery on LCD flat screens of all dimensions and resolutions together with ubiquitous wireless technologies;  and AI which facilitates access to petabytes of multimedia data. In other words, multimedia is critically affected by all the current global modalities and this Special Session aims to attract a selection of papers on the processing tools, on the applications, or on both tools and applications for multimedia which reflect the ‘glow’ of that explosion.

Continuing challenges need to be addressed in energy conservation; maintenance of the multimedia Quality of Experience; adaptation to 5G technologies and the migration to the cloud; as well as the emergence of multimedia Big Data.  “Multimedia Tools or Applications” welcomes theoretical and/or empirical papers from all areas of research in respect to both soft technologies such as compression, error control, indexing and searching of multimedia, steganography, and selective encryption; and hard technologies such as mobile multimedia networks, audio/video sensor networks, and energy conserving computing.

Researchers are hereby invited to submit a full paper (5-6 pages) detailing their research, or a short paper (max 4 pages) describing their work-in-progress. All submitted papers will be subject to peer reviewing by at least two reviewers for technical merit, significance and relevance to the topics. Submission implies the willingness of at least one author per paper to register, attend the conference and present the paper.

Proceedings will be submitted to IEEE Xplore after the conference for publication. Authors of selected articles will be invited to submit an extended version to a Special Issue of the Computers Journal.

This special session welcomes submissions of computational methods applied (but not limited) to the following topics:

  • Multimedia security and forensics
  • Quality-of-Experience and Quality-of-Service as well as HCI aspects
  • Applications of multimedia networking
  • Mobile multimedia networks
  • Audio- and/or video-sensor networks for environmental monitoring, crisis response, and surveillance
  • Multimedia signal processing
  • Multimedia Big Data
  • Multimedia Telepresence, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality
  • Green multimedia
  • Multimedia intensive -eHealth care and telemedicine

Download the  Multimedia Tools or Applications Call for Papers

Important Dates

Paper submission 3rd June 2018
Notification of acceptance 15th July 2018
Camera-ready manuscript 1st August 2018
Registration deadline 7th August 2018
Conference dates 19th – 21st September 2018