2016 IEEE Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing

Sept. 21-23, 2016, Montreal, Canada

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MMSP 2016 is the 18th International Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing. The workshop is organized by the Multimedia Signal Processing Technical Committee of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. This year’s event has a theme of ‘Enhancing the Multimedia Experience in the 21st Century.’

The multimedia communications industry is going through a phase of rapid development and new services are emerging continuously, such as multimedia telepresence, augmented and virtual reality, immersive gaming, multimedia human-computer interfaces, and novel sensory interfaces, to name a few. Moreover, traditional multimedia content (e.g., audio, video, images) is increasingly being delivered over heterogeneous networks and consumed in a wide variety of formats, bit and compression rates, and display sizes. Ultimately, the success or failure of an emerging multimedia service will rely on the end-user’s perception of quality and quality-of-experience. As such, in order to remain competitive, service providers have to ensure that end-users are delivered media content that is fulfilling, engaging, and, of course, of high quality. This is not a simple task and requires insights from multiple disciplines, such as engineering, computer science, psychology, and cognitive science, to name a few. The goal of the 2016 International Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing will be to bring experts from such interdisciplinary domains to discuss ways of Enhancing the Multimedia Experience in the 21st Century.

Papers will be solicited in (but not limited to) the following topics, covering not only the workshop’s theme, but also the general scope of multimedia signal processing:

  1. Augmented, mixed and virtual reality
  2. Multiple sensorial media (mulsemedia) and multimedia environments
  3. Multimedia signal processing in immersive gaming
  4. Multimedia enhancement
  5. Human-centric multimedia signal processing
  6. Affective computing and cross-media sentiment analysis
  7. Media algorithm optimization and complexity analysis
  8. Multimedia applications in the humanities (finance, business analytics), health, and consumer domains
  9. Image/video coding and processing
  10. Speech/audio coding and processing
  11. Multimedia traffic, communications and heterogeneous interactions

Important Dates

Proposals for Special Sessions: March 15, 2016

Submission of Papers: May 15, 2016

Notification of Acceptance: June 30, 2016

Camera Ready Deadline: July 10, 2016

Conference Dates: September 21-23, 2016


Committee Members

General Co-Chairs: Douglas O’Shaughnessy, INRS-EMT, Canada and Christine Guillemot, INRIA, France.

Technical Program Co-Chairs: Ricardo de Queiroz, Universidade de Brasilia, Brazil; Tiago H. Falk, INRS-EMT,  Canada; and Shrikanth Narayanan, University of Southern California, USA.

Plenary and Panel Co-Chairs: Zhou Wang, University of Waterloo, Canada and Dong Xu, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Local Arrangements Chair: Jean-Charles Grégoire, INRS-EMT, Canada.

Finance Chair: Fabrice Labeau, McGill University, Canada.

Publicity Chair: Alexandros Potamianos, National Technical University of Athens, Greece.

Publications Chair: Xiaokang Yang, Shanghai Jiao Tong Universty, China.

Special Sessions Co-Chairs: Alain April and Mohamed Chériet, École de Technologie Supérieure (ETS), Canada.

Demo/industry Co-Chairs: Stéphane Coulombe, École de Technologie Supérieure (ETS), Canada and Sebastian Möller, TU Berlin, Germany.

Europe Liaison: Benoit Macq, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium.

Asia Liaison: TBD

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