The 2010 IEEE International Workshop on Semantic Computing and Multimedia Systems (IEEE-SCMS 2010) 
Held in conjunction with the Fourth IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing (IEEE ICSC 2010) 
With the proliferation of multimedia data (image, video, structured text, etc.) and the recent advances in networks and information technology, multimedia computing is having an unprecedented impact on every aspect of our life, from the personal use of multimedia mobile devices, such as iPod and PDA, to a wide spectrum of domains such as business and healthcare. The new multimedia standards (e.g., MPEG-21) facilitate the seamless integration of multiple modalities into interoperable multimedia frameworks, transforming the way people work and interact with multimedia data. These key technologies and multimedia solutions interact and collaborate with each other in an ever effective way, bringing along the multimedia revolution. Traditional multimedia research, which largely lies in signal processing and data communication, is now facing challenges posed by the new research trends such as multimedia semantic computing, multi-modal interaction and cross-mining, cooperative processing, new multimedia standards, Quality of Service (QoS), multimedia security, and social issues, which are just a few examples of the major research areas.  
The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers in multimedia semantic computing to discuss the state of the art of the research on semantic-based multimedia systems, present theoretical frameworks and practical implementations, and identify challenges and open issues in multimedia semantic modeling and integration. Multimedia semantic computing can be defined as "Computing with (machine processable) Descriptions of Content and Intentions" of multimedia data and has been gaining attentions in various applications including pervasive multimedia computing systems, multimedia delivery over the network, personalized multimedia information retrieval systems which adapt to the user's needs, integration of semantic content and schema from distributed multimedia sources so that the user sees a unified view of heterogeneous data, clustering and classification of semantically-tied information in different multimedia modalities, security issues in multimedia/hypertext systems, etc. We invite researchers from various disciplines to submit original research contributions to this workshop. 
IEEE SCMS 2010 will be held in conjunction with IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing ( 
 Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following: 
     * semantic content analysis 
     * semantic integration 
     * multimedia retrieval (image, video, audio, etc.) 
     * multimodal data analysis and interaction      
     * semantic media annotation
     * human-centered multimedia computing 
     * image/video/audio databases 
     * multimedia data mining 
     * multimedia data storage 
     * social network analysis from multimedia 
     * multimedia data modeling 
     * distributed multimedia systems 
     * multimedia data visualization 
     * semantic media adaptation and personalization
     * semantic based Internet data streaming and delivery
     * Multimedia streaming and networking 
     * multimedia assurance and security 
     * semantic enabled multimedia applications  
     * novel applications 
Instructions for authors: 
Papers reporting original and unpublished research results on the above and related topics are solicited. Authors should submit a 6-page technical paper manuscript (in English) in double-column IEEE format including authors' names and affiliations, and a short abstract, following the document templates available on the ICSC2010 paper submission web site Manuscripts should be sent as an attachment via email to one of the Program Chairs listed below on or before the deadline date of June 4th, 2010. All papers should be in Adobe portable document format (PDF). Submissions should include the name and the email address of the corresponding author. 
All submitted papers will be refereed for quality, originality and relevance by the Program Committee. The acceptance/rejection of the papers will be based on the review results. Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings together with the proceedings of the IEEE ICSC 2010 conference.  
Based on the quality of the manuscripts, selected papers will be invited to submit to a special issue of International Journal of Multimedia Data Engineering and Management (IJMDEM). 
Important Dates: 
Full Paper Submission Deadline:    June 4, 2010 (PDF format) 
Notification of Results:           July 1, 2010 
Camera Ready Due:                  TBA 
Author Registration:               TBA 
Program Co-Chairs:  
Chengcui Zhang ([log in to unmask]) 
The University of Alabama at Birmingham 
Hongli Luo ([log in to unmask]) 
Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne 
Min Chen ([log in to unmask]) 
University of Montana