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International Journal of Multimedia Intelligence and Security
International Journal of Multimedia Intelligence and Security


Special Issue on: "Challenges in Scalable Context Aware Multimedia Computing"

Guest Editors:
Frederic Andres, National Institute of Informatics, Japan/CVCE, Luxembourg
Rajkumar Kannan, Bishop Heber College (Autonomous), India
Muriel Foulonneau, Henri Tudor Research Centre, Luxembourg

Recent advances in computing, networking, and ICT devices such as laptops, iPods, personal digital assistants (PDA), cellular phones and iPhones have resulted in the development of intelligent context aware multimedia applications. The context aware technologies such as pervasive and ubiquitous computing are creating a revolution in multimedia applications which has a significant impact across consumers, enterprises, healthcare, culture, agriculture, and educational domains. However several challenges still remain in the context of multimedia retrieval such as indexing, querying, searching, retrieving, streaming, personalizing and mining multimedia data.

The main aim of this special issue is to bring out a collection of efficient techniques and applications in the area of context aware multimedia computing. Specifically the special issue will address new methods and techniques for multimedia retrieval that are scalable and context aware. It will also offer efficient ideas and methods to deliver and distribute multimedia content and services over wired and wireless networks at large scale, considering protocols, standards and security issues. Finally, we are also interested to report novel applications that exploit unique advantages which are offered by context aware multimedia computing, including telemedicine, home entertainment, games, surveillance, e-health and e-culture.

Subject Coverage
Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:
  • Scalable techniques for multimedia indexing, retrieval and mining
  • Scalable multimedia personalization, streaming and delivery
  • Privacy and security issues for intelligent pervasive computing
  • Multimedia services for cooperative and decentralized networks
  • Multimedia context aware QoS support for complex networks
  • Protocols for multimedia networks
  • Online gaming (services, architectures, protocols, and security)
  • Interactive multimedia systems and applications
  • Distributed services middleware and systems for multimedia communications
  • TV-centric home networks, digital TV, and home-networked entertainment and games
  • Multimedia languages, standards, and formats for multichannel content distribution
  • Multimedia metadata standards such as MPEG7, TV Anytime and Topic maps
  • GRID and distributed systems for multimedia content production and retrieval
  • Web services for content distribution; distribution with P2P architectures

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Manuscript due: 15 August, 2010

Notification of acceptance: 15 October, 2010

Revised paper due: 15 November, 2010

Submission of final revised paper: 30 November, 2010