Multimedia analysis and retrieval

Track Chairs: Alan Hanjalic and Chong-Wah Ngo

Including multimedia semantic understanding, modeling and representation, multi-modality fusion and analysis, multimedia content description and indexing, content-based image/video/audio/music retrieval, large-scale cross-media indexing and retrieval.

Multimedia security rights and management

Track Chairs: Qibin Sun and Oscar C. Au

Including robust watermarking of multimedia, authentication of multimedia, informational-theoretical aspects of data hiding, steganography and steganalysis, forensic analysis of digital multimedia, watermarking quality evaluations and benchmarks, content management.

Multimedia compression and optimization

Track Chairs: Lap-Pui Chau and Man Wai Mak

Image and video compression, including JPEG2000, MPEG-4/H.264/AVS, preprocessing, postprocessing, scalable video coding, IPTV, HDTV, transcoding, distributed video coding, multi-view coding, 3DTV, super resolution, demosaicking, denoising, deinterlacing, fast algorithms, speech and audio coding, MP3, AAC, AMR, perceptual masking, pre/post-processing, virtual surround, emerging techniques, etc.

Multimedia communication and networking

Track Chairs: Pascal Frossard and Irwin King

Including media streaming, mobile multimedia, multimedia content distribution, wireless multimedia, content-aware multimedia communications, peer-to-peer data streaming, Internet protocols, multimedia services, operating systems, middleware and QoS.

Multimedia systems and applications

Track Chairs: Pong Chi Yuen and Shing-Chow Chan

Including user interfaces, digital library, multi-modal interaction and integration, distributed collaboration, multimedia authoring, digital protection and restoration of rare cultural relic, multimedia in e-learning and education, multimedia hardware and VLSI, animation and entertainments, personal media, networked appliances, wearable computing, ubiquitous multimedia, entertainment computing, virtual environments.