Message from ICME'12 technical program chairs

Jianfei Cai, Alan Hanjalic, Enrico Magli, Mark Pickering, Gerald Friedland, Xian Sheng Hua

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ICME has been a flagship international conference for the presentation of novel and fundamental research advances in the field of Multimedia since 2000. It is sponsored by four IEEE societies (IEEE Signal Processing Society, IEEE Communication Society, IEEE Circuit and System Society and IEEE Computer Society), and ICME 2012 is the 13th event. During the main conference (Jul. 10-12, 2012), the ICME 2012 daily technical program will start with a keynote talk delivered by a world class scientist. At the end of the keynote, a number of papers which are best paper award candidates will be highlighted. Four parallel oral sessions will be presented in the morning, and four additional parallel oral sessions will be presented in the early afternoon. Then, a research overview plenary session will run right after the afternoon tea break. We have designed the program in such a way that ICME audience will not miss the keynotes, overview talks and the plenary session, and can always find a high quality talk of interest at the parallel oral sessions. In addition, a 1.5 ~ 2 hour session is held in each afternoon with poster presentations and demos. Each oral paper is also provided with an additional poster presentation slot so that authors can have ample opportunity to interact with audience. ICME 2012 will give five awards including the best paper award, the best paper runner-up award, the best student paper award, the best student paper runner up award and the best demo award. we are pleased to report a strong technical program with exceptional quality. ICME 2012 Main Program has received 609 submissions. Lead by 6 Program Chairs and 18 Track Chairs, we have conducted the paper review in a double-blind manner with several aspects aimed to achieve a very rigorous review process, including author rebuttal, review discussion, meta-review and within-track discussions and cross-track discussions. Almost all papers have received 3 independent reviews, with 78% of the paper receiving 4 or more reviews. These reviews served as basis to select the 184 papers accepted into the main conference, a 30% overall acceptance rate. Out of the 184 accepted papers, top review scores papers are selected for oral presentation. In particular, the oral paper sessions consist of 79 accepted papers and 9 special session papers, corresponding to a 13% (14.4% if including special session papers) accepance rate. A selected set of high quality ICME 2012 papers will also be invited to submit an extended version of the paper to be reviewed for acceptance into a special issue of IEEE Trans. on Multimedia.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2012 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo Workshops, ICMEW 2012
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9780769547299
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo Workshops 2012 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 9 Jul 201213 Jul 2012


ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo Workshops 2012
Abbreviated titleICMEW 2012

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