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2nd Call For Papers (apologies for multiple copies)    
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The 5th International Workshop on Multimedia Assisted Dietary Management (MADiMa2019) is organized in conjunction with the 27th ACM International Conference on Multimedia (ACMMM2019).

Website: www.madima.org 
Place: Nice, France 
Date: 21st October 2019     
Submission Deadline: 8th July 2019
Demo Submission Deadline: 30th September 2019

RATIONALE
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The prevention of onset and progression of diet-related acute and chronic diseases (e.g. diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular diseases and cancer) requires reliable and intuitive dietary management. The need for accurate, automatic, real-time and personalized dietary advice has been recently complemented by the advances in computer vision and smartphone technologies, permitting the development of the first mobile food multimedia content analysis applications. The proposed solutions rely on the analysis of multimedia content captured by wearable sensors, smartphone cameras, barcode scanners, RFID readers and IR sensors, along with already established nutritional databases and often require some user input. In the field of nutritional management, multimedia not only bridges diverse information and communication technologies, but also computer science with medicine, nutrition and dietetics. This confluence brings new challenges and opportunities on dietary management.

SCOPE
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MADiMa2019 aims to bring together researchers from the diverse fields of engineering, computer science and nutrition who investigate the use of information and communication technologies for better monitoring and management of food intake. The combined use of multimedia, machine learning algorithms, ubiquitous computing and mobile technologies permit the development of applications and systems able to monitor the dietary behavior, analyze food intake, identify eating patterns and provide feedback to the user towards healthier nutrition. The researchers will present their latest progress and discuss novel ideas in the field. Besides the technologies used, emphasis will be given to the precise problem definition, the available nutritional databases, the need for benchmarking multimedia databases of packed and unpacked food and the evaluation protocols.

TOPICS
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Topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Ubiquitous and mobile computing for dietary assessment
- CV and AI for food detection, segmentation and recognition
- Deep learning for food analysis
- 3D reconstruction for food portion estimation
- Augmented reality for food portion estimation
- Wearable sensors for food intake detection
- Computerized food composition (nutrients, allergens) analysis
- Multimedia technologies for eating monitoring
- Food image analysis and social media
- Smartphone technologies for dietary behavioral patterns
- Food multimedia databases
- Evaluation protocols of dietary management systems
- Multimedia assisted self-management of health and disease
- ICT technologies for tackling mal- and undernutrition
- Vision techniques for food quality check

IMPORTANT DATES
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- Paper submission deadline: July 8th, 2019
- Demo submission deadline: September 30th, 2019
- Notification of acceptance: August 5th, 2019
- Camera ready deadline: August 12th, 2019

MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION
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We seek for research papers no shorter than 4 and no longer than 8 pages (excluding references). Up to two additional pages exclusively for references may be added. All papers must be formatted according to ACM proceedings style and be submitted in PDF (Portable Document Format).

WORKSHOP CHAIRS
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- Stavroula Mougiakakou, University of Bern, Switzerland
- Giovani Maria Farinella, University of Catania, Italy
- Keiji Yanai, The University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, Japan

PUBLICATION CHAIR
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Dario Allegra, University of Catania, Italy

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE 
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- Oliver Amft, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
- Anastasios Delopoulos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
- Ajay Divakaran, SRI International, U.S.A.
- Touradj Ebrahimi, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
- Ichiro Ide, Nagoya University, Japan
- Wanqing Li, University of Wollongong, Australia
- Alessandro Mazzei, UniversitÓ di Torino, Italy
- Paolo Napoletano, University of Milan, Bicocca, Italy
- Chong-Wah Ngo, City University of Hong Kong, China
- Petia Radeva, Universtiat de Barcelona & Computer Vision Center, Spain
- Edward Sazonov, The University of Alabama, U.S.A.
- Raimondo Schettini, UniversitÓ degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy
- Ingmar Weber, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar
- Yoko Yamakata, University of Tokyo, Japan

INVITED SPEAKERS
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- Prof. Kiyoharu Aizawa (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
- Prof. Ramesh Jain (University of California, USA)
- Frederic Ronga, PhD (NestlÚ Research Center, Switzerland)
- Karan Sikka, PhD (SRI International, Princeton, USA)

For more information please visit the workshop's website at www.madima.org

Looking forward to seeing you in Nice!
The workshop chairs