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SIGMAP is organized by INSTICC - Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication

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The purpose of SIGMAP 2007 the International Conference on Signal Processing and Multimedia Applications is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested on information systems and applications in the context of Signal Processing, including theory and practice in the field of telecommunications, image, video, audio, biometrics, etc., and Multimedia Applications related to representation, storage, authentication and communication of multimedia information.

The signal processing field, when combined with multimedia information encompasses a large number of research topics and emerging applications. A list of relevant topics is provided below, though many other topics could be listed.

Ideas on how to analyse and apply signal processing techniques to solve problems involving multimedia information and technology, either in the scope of R&D projects, engineering or business applications, are welcome. Papers describing new methods or technologies, advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques and general survey papers indicating future directions are also encouraged.

Papers describing original work are invited in any of the areas listed below. Accepted papers, presented at the conference by one of the authors, will be published in the Proceedings of SIGMAP, with an ISBN. Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality. Both full research reports and work-in-progress reports are welcome. There will be both oral and poster sessions.

The best papers will be selected to appear either in an international journal or in a book to be published by Springer.

Special sessions, case-studies and tutorials dedicated to technical/scientific topics related to the main conference are also envisaged: researchers interested in organizing a special session, companies interested in presenting their products/technology or researchers interested in holding a tutorial are invited to contact the conference secretariat. Additional information can be found at http://www.sigmap.org.

TOPIC AREAS / CONFERENCE TRACKS

Each of these topic areas is expanded below but the sub-topics list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed sub-topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in one of the following main topic areas:

Multimedia Communications

Multimedia Signal Processing

Multimedia Systems and Applications

 

Area 1: Multimedia Communications

  • Digital Audio and Video Broadcasting
  • Multimedia Streaming (IPv4 / IPv6)
  • Mobile Multimedia
  • MPEG Standards and related issues
  • Universal Multimedia Adaptation
  • Layered Coding and Transcoding
  • Multiple Description Coding
  • Traffic modeling for Multimedia
  • Joint source/channel coding
  • Error Control and Concealment

Area 2 : Multimedia Signal Processing

  • Image and Video Processing
  • Speech, Audio and Music Processing
  • 3D and Stereo Imaging
  • Signal Processing Education
  • Distributed Source Coding
  • Multidimensional Signal Processing
  • Biometrics and Pattern Recognition
  • Multimodal Signal Processing
  • Neural Networks and Genetic Algorithms
  • Perceptual/Human Audiovisual System Modelling
  • Remote Sensing

Area 3 : Multimedia Systems and Applications

  • IPTV, VoIP, Web Conferencing
  • Interactive Digital Television
  • Audio and Video Quality Assessment
  • Video surveillance
  • Internet QoS for Multimedia Applications
  • Distributed Multimedia Systems
  • Multimedia Databases, Indexing, Recognition and Retrieval
  • Authentication and Watermarking
  • Entertainment and games
  • Human-Machine Interface
  • E-Learning, E-Commerce and E-Society Applications
  • Design and Implementation of Signal Processing Systems

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

- Santanu Dutta, nVIDIA Corporation, United States

SUBMISSION OF PAPERS

Authors should submit a complete paper in English of up to 8 A4 pages, using the submission procedure indicated below. The program committee will review all papers and the contact author of each paper will be notified of the result, by email. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. Authors must also indicate the conference track to which the paper is submitted. The paper must be carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling.

Paper submission procedure

1. A "blind" paper evaluation method will be used. To facilitate that, the authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the full paper, WITHOUT any reference to the authors. The manuscript must contain, in its first page, the paper title, an abstract and a list of keywords but NO NAMES OR CONTACT DETAILS WHATSOEVER are to be included in any part of this file.

2. The contact author will then use the SIGMAP web-based submission facility available at the conference web site, http://www.sigmap.org/ to enter the contact information of all paper authors plus the file indicated in point 1, above. The facility will automatically send a submission acknowledgement, by email, to the author indicated as "contact author". Please contact the secretariat if no acknowledgement is received.

If the author is unable to use the web-based procedure then he/she can send the paper by e-mail to the secretariat attaching an additional file containing: the title, author(s), affiliation(s), contact details, a list of keywords and an abstract. Authors must also indicate the conference area (including the topics), to which the paper is submitted.

The camera-ready format will be enforced only for accepted papers, but authors are encouraged to use it also for paper submissions, in order to reduce extra work later. Two templates are provided at the conference web site: one for Latex and another for MS Word.
Due to space limitations in the Proceedings, the camera-ready version will be limited to 8 (eight) pages for full papers, 6 (six) for short papers (progress reports) and 4 (four) for poster presentations. If absolutely needed, the number of pages may be increased up to a maximum of 12 (long presentations), 8 (short presentations) and 6 (poster presentations). However, for each page in excess of the maximum allowed, the author will have to pay an additional fee.

PUBLICATIONS

SIGMAP 2007 papers will be indexed by ISI, INSPEC and DBLP.
All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, in paper and in CD-ROM support.
A book including a selection of the best conference papers will be edited and published by Springer.
The publication of extended versions of outstanding conference papers is also a possibility being discussed with several scientific journals.

IMPORTANT DEADLINES

Full Paper Submission: deadline expired
Author Notification: 21st May 2007 (new)
Final Paper Submission and Registration: 31st May 2007 (new)
Conference Date: 28-31 July 2007

SECRETARIAT

SIGMAP Secretariat
Av. D.Manuel I, 27A 2ºesq, 2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +351 265 520 186
E-mail: secretariat@sigmap.org
Web: http://www.sigmap.org

VENUE

The conference will be held in Barceló Hotel Sants. The Barceló Hotel Sants is a deluxe hotel located in the heart of Barcelona. It stays about 15 minutes from the airport, 4 minutes to Plaza de Catalunya and 500 meters to the Fira de Barcelona. Considering the hotel is exactly above the train station, it allows traveling to anyplace. Most important is the fact that all the noise from the train station is undetected because the hotel is soundproofed. The Barcelo Hotel Sants also offers on site dining and is convenient to many shopping and entertainment venues.

CONFERENCE CO-CHAIRS

Joaquim Filipe (Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC, Portugal)
Javier Hernando (Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain)
Mohammad S. Obaidat (Monmouth University, U.S.A.)

PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS

Pedro Assunção (Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal)
Sérgio Faria
(Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal)

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Karim Abed-Meraim, Telecom Paris, France
Driss Aboutajdine, Mohammed V-Agdal University, Morocco
Ralf Ackermann, SAP Research, Germany
J. K. Aggarwal, The University of Texas at Austin, United States
Harry Agius, Brunel University, United Kingdom
Abbes Amira, Brunel University, United Kingdom
João Ascenso, Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa, Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal
Jaakko Astola, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Samir Attallah, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Oscar Au, Hong Kong Univ. of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Azeddine Beghdadi, Université Paris 13, France
Adel Belouchrani, Ecole Nationale Polytechnique, Algeria
Amel Benazza-Benyahia, (URISA), Tunisia
Mohammed Bennamoun, The University of Western Australia, Australia
Younès Bennani, University of Paris, France
Shuvra Bhattacharyya, University of Maryland, United States
Marina Bosi, Stanford University, United States
Abdesselam Bouzerdoum, University of Wollongong, Australia
Jianfei Cai, Nanyang Technological Univesity, Singapore
Liang-Gee Chen, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Shu-Ching Chen, Florida International University, United States
Naveen Chilamkurti, La Trobe University, Australia
Ryszard S. Choras, University of Technology & Agriculture, Poland
Paulo Correia, Instituto Superior Técnico - Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal
José Alfredo Ferreira Costa, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Rita Cucchiara, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
Aysegul Cuhadar, Carleton University, Canada
Petar M. Djuric, Stony Brook University, United States
Chitra Dorai, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, United States
David Du, National Science Foundation, United States
Peter Eisert, Fraunhofer HHI, Germany
Rob Evans, National ICT Australia University of Melbourne, Australia
Wu-chi Feng, Portland State University, United States
Anibal Ferreira, University of Porto, Portugal
Marco Furini, University of Piemonte Orientale, Italy
Mathew George, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, United States
Theo Gevers, Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Z. Ghassemlooy, Northumbria University, United Kingdom
Lorenzo Granai, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
Christos Grecos, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Mislav Grgic, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Patrick Gros, IRISA and INRIA Rennes, France
William Grosky, University of Michigan, United States
Thomas Haenselmann, University of Mannheim, Germany
Pål Halvorsen, Simula Research Laboratory, Norway
Peter Händel, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Xian-Sheng Hua, Microsoft Research Asia, China
Benoit Huet, EURECOM, France
Jenq-Neng Hwang, University of Washington, United States
Jiri Jan, University of Technology Brno, Czech Republic
Philippe Joly, IRIT - UPS, France
Joemon Jose, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Chehdi Kacem, University of Rennes 1, France
Hari Kalva, Florida Atlantic University, United States
John Kender, Columbia University, United States
Hyoung-Joong Kim, Korea University, Korea
Paris Kitsos, Hellenic Open University, Greece
Stefanos Kollias, NTUA, Greece
Yiannis Kompatsiaris, ITI-CERTH, Greece
Murat Kunt, EPFL, Switzerland
C.-C. Jay Kuo, University of Southern California, United States
Pascal Larzabal, Ecole Normale Supérieure SATIE, France
Jeongkyu Lee, University of Bridgeport, United States
Tayeb Lemlouma, IRISA, Rennes 1 University (IUT of Lannion), France
Clement Leung, Victoria University, Australia
Xuelong Li, University of London, United Kingdom
Fernando Lopes, Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Coimbra and Instituto de Telecomunicações - Pólo de Coimbra, Portugal
Yan Lu, Microsoft Research Asia, China
Rastislav Lukac, Epson Canada Ltd., Canada
Kai-Kuang Ma, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Antonio De Maio, University of Naples, Italy
Manuel Perez Malumbres, Miguel Hernandez University, Spain
Hong Man, Stevens Institute of Technology, United States
Andreas Maras, University of Peloponnese, Greece
Andreas Mauthe, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Ajmal Mian, The University of Western Australia, Australia
Robin Morris, USRA-RIACS, United States
Antonio Navarro, Aveiro University, Portugal
Roeland Ordelman, University of Twente, Netherlands
Haldun M. Ozaktas, Bilkent University, Turkey
Montse Pardas, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
Raffaele Parisi, INFOCOM Dpt - University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy
Luigi Paura, Università di Napoli, Federico II, Italy
Béatrice Pesquet-Popescu, ENST Paris, France
Athina P. Petropulu, Drexel University, United States
Ioannis Pitas, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Ashok Popat, Google, Inc., United States
Maria Paula Queluz, Instituto Superior Técnico - Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal
Matthias Rauterberg, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Giuseppe Ricci, University of Lecce, Italy
Dimitris Rigas, Univeristy of Bradford, United Kingdom
Roberto Rinaldo, University of Udine, Italy
Nuno Rodrigues, Inst Telecomunicações/ESTG IPLeiria, Portugal
Abdulmotaleb El Saddik, University of Ottawa, Canada
Srinivas Sampalli, Dalhousie University, Canada
Shin'ichi Satoh, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Gerald Schaefer, Aston University, United Kingdom
Raimondo Schettini, University of Milano Bicocca, Italy
Timothy K. Shih, Tamkang University, Taiwan
Eduardo da Silva, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Wladyslaw Skarbek, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
John Sorensen, Engineering College of Copenhagen, Denmark
Tania Stathaki, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Hari Sundaram, ASU, United States
Dacheng Tao, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Qi Tian, The University of Texas at San Antonio, United States
Abdellatif Benjelloun Touimi, France Telecom Research and Development, France
Jan Turan, TUKE Kosice, Slovakia
Vesa Valimaki, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
Kainam Thomas Wong, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Marcel Worring, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Rong Yan, IBM Research, United States
Kim-Hui Yap, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Yuan Yuan, Aston University, United Kingdom
Habib Zaidi, Geneva University Hospital, Switzerland
Cha Zhang, Microsoft Research, United States
Zhengyou Zhang, Microsoft Research, United States