Abstract Deadline: 21 May 2017 Author Notification: 23 June 2017 Early Registration: 17 July 2017 (presenters) / 4 September 2017 (non-presenters) We welcome submissions addressing research problems in the following (but not limited to these) topics related to Hybrid Human-Machine Computing (HHMC):
Submission is still possible - for details please see: https://www.computer.org/web/compsac2017/hcsc
Deadline: January 31st, 2017
The rapid development of computing technologies has paved the way for involving human interactions in the physical and cyber world. These interactions, including both human interactions with each other and with computing systems of any kind, are playing increasingly important roles in our lives. Examples of such interactions include but are not limited to improving human life and well being, discovering knowledge, enabling personalized and context-sensitive services, detecting interesting events/phenomena in the natural environment, enhancing system performance, etc. Such widespread use of computing technology also raises novel questions surrounding accessibility of use, legal and ethical issues of information creation, capture and sharing, and privacy of users. The HCSC symposium seeks full papers (10 pages max) and short papers (6 pages max) that concentrate on:
1) how humans interact with computing systems and with each other through computing systems and environments
3) how to design accessible computing technology, and increase awareness of risks and benefits of computing technology;
4) how emerging technology such as wearable sensors are used in improving human lifestyle and well-being
5) what new challenges emerge as humans use computing technology in everyday life (privacy risks, ethical and legal challenges).
We welcome papers with emphasis on one or both topics of human-centric computing and social computing. In particular, topics of interest in HCSC include but are not limited to:
In addition to regular papers we welcome short papers (6 pages) and fast abstracts (2 pages). Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research work, as well as industrial practice reports. Simultaneous submission to other publication venues is not permitted. In accordance with IEEE policy, submitted manuscripts will be checked for plagiarism; instances of alleged misconduct will be handled according to the IEEE Publication Services and Product Board Operations Manual.
CALL FOR PAPERS (Deadline extended: Oct 21, 2016) 2017 IEEE International Conference on Big Data and Smart Computing (IEEE BigComp 2017) (http://www.bigcomputing.org) Jeju Island, Jeju, KOREA February 13-16, 2017 Goals: Big data and smart computing are emerging research fields that have recently drawn much attention from computer science and information technology as well as from social sciences and other disciplines. The goal of the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Big Data and Smart Computing (IEEE BigComp), initiated by KIISE (Korean Institute of Information Scientists and Engineers), is to provide an international forum for exchanging ideas and information on current studies, challenges, research results, system developments, and practical experiences in these emerging fields. Following the successes of the previous BigComp conferences in Bangkok, Thailand (2014), Jeju, Korea (2015), and Hong Kong, China (2016), the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Big Data and Smart Computing (IEEE BigComp 2017) will be held in Jeju, Korea. The conference is co-sponsored by IEEE Computer Society and KIISE. IEEE BigComp 2017 invites authors to submit original research papers and original work-inprogress reports on any aspects of big data and smart computing. Related Topics: The topics of interest for IEEE BigComp 2017 include (but are not limited to): - Techniques, models and algorithms for big data - Tools and systems for big data - Machine learning and AI for big data - Data mining, graph mining and data science - Web search and information retrieval - Infrastructure and platform for smart computing - Models and tools for smart computing - Big data analytics and social media - Cloud and grid computing for big data - Hardware software infrastructure for big data - Security and privacy for big data - Mobile communications and networks - Smart devices and hardware - Smart location-based services - Big data applications, bioinformatics, multimedia, smartphones, etc. Submission: Papers must be formatted in PDF according to the IEEE two-column format for conference proceedings and submitted through EasyChair, http://www.easychair.org. The direct link for paper submission is https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bigcomp2017. Papers can be either regular or short papers, where regular papers are limited to 8 pages and short ones to 4 pages. Details about the submission process including formatting instructions are at the conference website. Journal Publication: Selected papers will be invited for publication in the following journals after further revision and extension. METHOD Journal (SCI) Journal of data mining and bioinformatics (SCIE) The Journal of Supercomputing (SCI) Journal of Computing Science and Engineering (SCOPUS) Awards Best Paper Awards will be conferred at the conference to the authors of selected outstanding papers. Important Dates: - Paper submission deadline : October 21, 2016(17:00, PDT) -- Extended - Acceptance notification : December 16, 2016 - Camera-ready upload due : January 13, 2017 - Author registration due :January 16, 2017 - Early-registration due : February 1, 2017 - Conference dates : February 13-16, 2017 Organizing Committee Members [Steering Committee] - Kyu-Young Whang, KAIST, Korea (Chair) - Tok Wang Ling, National University of Singapore, Singapore (Vice Chair) - Jee-In Kim, Konkuk University, Korea (Secretary) - Kang G. Shin, University of Michigan, USA (Adviser) - Jiawei Han, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA - Il-Yeol Song, Drexel University, USA - Choong Seon Hong, Kyung Hee University, Korea [General Co-Chairs] - Choong Seon Hong, Kyung Hee University, Korea - Xiaofang Zhou, University of Queensland, Australia [Organizing Chair] - Jinho Kim, Kangwon National University, Korea [Program Committee Co-Chairs] - Song Chong, KAIST, Korea - Wookey Lee, Inha University, Korea - Jaideep Srivastava, University of Minnesota, USA - Jeffrey Yu, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China [Publication Co-Chairs] - Ho-Jin Choi, KAIST, Korea - Wen-Chih Peng, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan - Yasushi Sakurai, University of Kumamoto, Japan [Publicity Co-Chairs] - Xiaoyong Du, Renmin University, China - Seong-Ho Jeong, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Korea - Yuhong Liu, Santa Clara University, USA - Yang-Sae Moon, Kangwon National University, Korea - Walid Saad, Virginia Technology, USA - Katsuyuki Yamazaki, Nagoya University of Technology, Japan - Demetris Zeinalipour, University of Cyprus, Cyprus [Tutorial Co-Chairs] - Mohamed Sharaf, University of Queensland, Australia - Siu Ming Yiu, University of Hong Kong, China - Byoung-Tak Zhang, Seoul National University, Korea [Workshop Co-Chairs] - Sourav Bhowmick, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore - Bong-Hee Hong, Pusan National University, Korea [Finance Co-Chairs] - Haruo Yokota, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan - Yong-Ik Yoon, Sookmyung Women’s University, Korea [Local Arrangement Chair] - Heejoon Chae, Seoul National University, Korea - Junghoon Lee, Jeju National University, Korea [Registration Co-Chairs] - Zhifeng Bao, RMIT University, Australia - Min Song, Yonsei University, Korea [Web Co-Chairs] - Chulyun Kim, Sookmyung Women’s University, Korea - Carson K. Leung, University of Manitoba, Canada [International Liaison Co-Chairs] - Yun Jang, Sejong University, Korea - Sun Kim, Seoul National University, Korea [Steering Committee Liaison] - Tok Wang Ling, National University of Singapore, Singapore Sponsored by IEEE Computer Society and Korean Information Scientists and Engineers
CFP: Special Issue on Security and Privacy Protection of Social Networks in Big Data Era (Mathematical Problems in Engineering)
The Fourth International Conference on Big Data and Smart Computing (BigComp2017)
Jeju Island, Jeju, KOREA
Goals: Big data and smart computing are emerging research fields that have recently drawn much attention from computer science and information technology as well as from social sciences and other disciplines. The goal of the International Conference on Big Data and Smart Computing (BigComp), initiated by KIISE (Korean Institute of Information Scientists and Engineers), is to provide an international forum for exchanging ideas and information on current studies, challenges, research results, system developments, and practical experiences in these emerging fields. Following the successes of the previous BigComp conferences in Bangkok, Thailand (2014), Jeju, Korea (2015), and Hong Kong, China (2016), the 2017 International Conference on Big Data and Smart Computing (BigComp 2017) will be held in Jeju, Korea. The conference is co-sponsored by IEEE(pending) and KIISE. BigComp 2017 invites authors to submit original research papers and original work-inprogress reports on any aspects of big data and smart computing.
Related Topics: The topics of interest for BigComp2017 include (but are not limited to):
- Techniques, models and algorithms for big data
- Tools and systems for big data
- Machine learning and AI for big data
- Data mining, graph mining and data science
- Web search and information retrieval
- Infrastructure and platform for smart computing
- Models and tools for smart computing
- Big data analytics and social media
- Cloud and grid computing for big data
- Hardware software infrastructure for big data
- Security and privacy for big data
- Mobile communications and networks
- Smart devices and hardware
- Smart location-based services
- Big data applications, bioinformatics, multimedia, smartphones, etc.
Submission: Papers must be formatted in PDF according to the IEEE two-column format for conference proceedings and submitted through EasyChair, http://www.easychair.org. The direct link for paper submission is https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bigcomp2017. Papers can be either regular or short papers, where regular papers are limited to 8 pages and short ones to 4 pages. Details about the submission process including formatting instructions are at the conference website.
Journal Publication: Selected papers will be invited for publication in the following journals after further revision and extension.
METHOD Journal (SCI)
Journal of data mining and bioinformatics (SCIE)
The Journal of Supercomputing (SCI)
Best Paper Awards will be conferred at the conference to the authors of selected outstanding papers.
- Paper submission deadline : ( , PDT)
- Acceptance notification :
- Camera-ready upload due :
- Author registration due :
- Early-registration due :
- Conference dates :
Hosted by : Database Society of Korea, KIISE
Shangri-La's Fijian Resort and Spa, Fiji, 8-10 December 2016
Social Networks and Big Data have pervaded all aspects of our daily lives. With their unparalleled popularity, social networks have evolved from the platforms for social communication and news dissemination, to indispensable tools for professional networking, social recommendations, marketing, and online content distribution. Social Networks, together with other activities, produce Big Data that beyond the ability of commonly used computer software and hardware tools to capture, manage, and process within a tolerable elapsed time.
Due to their scale, complexity and heterogeneity, a number of technical and social challenges in Social Networks and Big Data must be addressed. It has been widely recognised that security and privacy are the critical issues. On one hand, Social Networks and Big Data have been an effective platform for the attackers to launch attacks and distribute malicious information. On the other hand, privacy leakage through Social Networks and Big Data has become common exercise. Following the success of the first event, the aim of the 2nd IEEE International Symposium on Security and Privacy in Social Networks and Big Data (IEEE SocialSec 2016) is to provide a leading edge forum to foster interactions between researchers and developers with the security and privacy communities in Social Networks and Big Data, and to give attendees an opportunity to interact with experts in academia, industry, and governments.
IEEE SocialSec 2016 will be held at Shangri-La's Fijian Resort and Spa, Yanuca Island, Fiji on 8-10 December 2016. Get ready to enjoy a unique trip in an wonderful island in this Globe.
Paper Submission Due: 7 September 2016
Author Notification: 28 September 2016
Camera-ready Paper due: 5 October 2016
Registration due: 5 October 2016
Symposium Date: 8-10 December 2016
The symposium seeks submissions from academia, industry, and government presenting novel research on all theoretical and practical aspects of security and privacy in Social Networks and Big Data. Papers describing case studies, implementation experiences, and lessons learned are also encouraged. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
Submission Website: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=socialsec2016
Submitted papers must not substantially overlap with papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings. Papers must be clearly presented in English, must not exceed 8 pages in A4 format, including tables, figures, references and appendixes, in IEEE Computer Society proceedings format with Portable Document Format (.pdf). Please refer to http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html for preparing the submission.
Papers will be selected based on their originality, timeliness, significance, relevance, and clarity of presentation. Submission of a paper should be regarded as a commitment that, should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors will register and attend the symposium to present the work.
Shawkat Ali, University of Fiji, Fiji
David Chadwick, University of Kent, UK
Yang Xiang, Deakin University, Australia
Program Committee Chairs
Jun Zhang, Deakin University, Australia
Mirosław Kutyłowski, Wroclaw University of Technology, Porland
Murat Kantarcioglu, University of Texas at Dallas, US
Motoki Sakai, Chiba University of Commerce, Japan
Aniello Castiglione, University of Salerno, Italy
Ilsun You, Soonchunhyang University, Korea
Md Zakirul Alam Bhuiyan, Temple University, US
Xin Zhu, University of Aizu, Japan
Alfredo Cuzzocrea, University of Trieste, Italy
Program Committee Members
Cristina Alcaraz, University of Malaga, Spain
Man Ho Au, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Joonsang Baek, Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research, Abu Dhabi
Ero Balsa, K.U.Leuven, Belgium
K. Selcuk Candan, Arizona State University, United States
Nan Cao, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, China
Barbara Carminati, University of Insubria, Italy
David Chadwick, University of Kent, United Kingdom
Richard Chbeir, LIUPPA Laboratory, France
Alfredo Cuzzocrea, ICAR-CNR and University of Calabria, Italy
Hasan Davulcu, Arizona State University, United States
Nan Du, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
Wei Gao, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar
Gabriel Ghinita, University of Massachusetts, Boston, United States
Sokratis Katsikas, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Jaya Kawale, University of Minnesota, United States
Muhammad Khurram Khan, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Shinsaku Kiyomoto, KDDI R&D Laboratories Inc., Japan
Xiangnan Kong, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, United States
Joseph Liu, Monash University, Australia
Wojciech Mazurczyk, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Prasenjit Mitra, The Pennsylvania State University, United States
Franco Maria Nardini, ISTI-CNR, Italy
Evangelos Papalexakis, Carnegie Mellon University, Australia
Gerardo Pelosi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Günther Pernul, Universität Regensburg, Germany
Hung-Min Sun, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Lu-An Tang, NEC Labs America, United States
Ting Wang, Lehigh University, United States
Yu Wang, Deakin University, Australia
Ingmar Weber, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar
Sheng Wen, Deakin University, Australia
Yanghua Xiao, Fudan University, China
Guomin Yang, University of Wollongong, Australia
Data has always been recognized as an important asset for driving value be it scientific, governmental or for enterprise. The amount of data being generated constantly with high volume, velocity and variety has marked the emergence of "Big Data" as a contemporary research challenge with vast opportunities. In the context of the digital-world, the internet and Social Networks have contributed immensely in generating Big Data pools. Hundreds of millions of people around the globe are nowadays connected using different type of social networks. Big Data and Social Networks become interrelated in the modern computing agenda being both concerned with intensive data. As much opportunities they hold, Big Data and Social Networks come with their own challenges such as management, Security, Processing etc. In order to unlock the potentials of these technologies, innovative solutions are required, which will leverage new models in computing.
The 4th International workshop on Big Data and Social Networking Management and Security will be a forum for scientists, researchers, students, and practitioners to present their latest research results, ideas, developments, and applications in the areas of big data and social networking. We are mainly interested in receiving state of the art work on different aspect of big data management system, big data security and privacy, cloud computing and big data, social networking and big data analytics, and social networking management and security, to mention but few.
Workshop in conjunction with the International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (ICITST-2016) December 5-7, 2016, Barcelona, Spain.
See details: http://emergingtechnet.org/BDSN2016/
Call for Papers
AltMM 2016 | Multimedia Alternate Realities
Oct 16th 2016
International Workshop held at ACM Multimedia 2016 Oct 15-19, 2016, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
AltMM 2016 Workshop: http://altmm2016.di.fc.ul.pt/
ACM Multimedia 2016: http://www.acmmm.org/2016/
Submission date: Jul 10, 2016 (*)
Notification date: Aug 2, 2016
Camera ready: Aug 16, 2016
Workshop: Oct 16, 2016
(*) To allow for a longer time to submit your papers and for planing a faster review process, please pre-submit your abstracts as soon as possible.
Workshop Motivation and Topics
Multimedia experiences allow us to access other worlds, to live other people's stories, to communicate with or experience alternate realities. Different spaces, times or situations can be entered thanks to multimedia contents and systems, which coexist with our current reality, and are sometimes so vivid and engaging that we feel we are living in them. Advances in multimedia are making it possible to create immersive experiences that may involve the user in a different or augmented world, as an alternate reality.
AltMM 2016, the 1st International Workshop on Multimedia Alternate Realities at ACM Multimedia, aims at exploring how the synergy between multimedia technologies and effects can foster the creation of alternate realities and make their access an enriching, valuable and real experience. The workshop program will contain a combination of oral and invited keynote presentations, and poster, demo and discussion sessions, altogether enabling interactive scientific sharing and discussion between practitioners and researchers.
We seek contributions that present multimedia technologies, methods and measurement approaches from the perspective of "enabling other realities". In particular, one or more of the following *dimensions* must be addressed in the contributions by prospective authors, when characterizing the type of multimedia alternate realities that they are aiming for:
* Alternate ‐ refers to what is alternate about it: different space, time, situation, and so on;
* Virtual/Augmented ‐ how far or close to the actual reality content can be experienced, ranging from totally virtual to augmented reality;
* Real/Fictional ‐ how real or fictional the content is;
* Interactive ‐ the level of interactivity as a means of engagement and immersion;
* Immersive ‐ level in perceptual, cognitive and emotional terms, the sense of presence and belonging, the quality of the content and the experience, imagination and engagement;
* Multisensorial ‐ the media involved and how much mulsemedia it is, also going beyond audiovisual content to include the five senses;
* Personal ‐ adaptation to individual preferences and contexts;
* Social ‐ individualized vs shared experiences and communication.
We invite contributions with the goals and the perspective of enabling alternate realities experiences as characterized above, through multimedia technologies, and design and evaluation methods for its creation and consumption. This involves the use of different types of media content (audio‐visual, haptics, smell, and taste), increased immersion (e.g. 3D, holographic, UHD, ultra‐wideview, and stereoscopic audio), new interaction devices, environments, modalities, and formats.
*Topics* include but are not limited to:
- Creation and Consumption of Alternate Realities
* capturing and sensing;
* content production and authoring, interactive storytelling, digital narratives, cinema and TV;
* crowdsourcing and co‐creation;
* delivery, rendering, and consumption paradigms, co‐experience and communication;
* personalization, post‐processing, enhancement and real‐time adaptation.
- Design and Evaluation of Alternate Realities Experience ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
* engagement, immersion, flow assessment and prediction;
* experience evaluation through the analysis of quantitative (physiological data, self reports) and qualitative data;
* quality of alternate reality experience measurements and metrics;
* field trial reports and user studies.
Alternate Realities Applications
* from more traditional to multi‐device and multisensory shared content consumption in asynchronous or live scenarios, in personal media, culture, tourism, art, education, training, wellbeing, and so on.
AltMM 2016 welcomes submissions of full papers (max. 6 pages) for oral presentation, as well as short papers that report work‐in‐progress (4 pages) for poster presentation. Accompanying demonstrations or videos are very welcome and highly appreciated.
All submissions must be written in English and must be formatted according to the ACM Proceedings style (page limits are inclusive of all figures and references), and they must contain no information identifying the author(s) or their organization(s). Templates are available at the workshop site.
Papers are submitted electronically through the Easy Chair paper submission service: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=altmm2016
Reviews will be double‐blind. Papers will be judged on their relevance, originality, technical content and correctness, and the clarity of presentation of the research.
Accepted papers will appear in the ACM Multimedia 2016 Workshop Proceedings and will be part of the ACM Digital Library. A Special Issue of a Top Ranked Multimedia Journal is being planned.
Teresa Chambel, LaSIGE, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Rene Kaiser, Joanneum Research, Austria
Aziz Niamut, TNO, The Netherlands
Wei Tsang Ooi, National University of
Judith A. Redi, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Program Committee (to be completed)
Abdelwahab Hamam, Immersion Inc, USA
Adrian Cheok, Imagineering Institute, Iskandar Malaysia
Britta Meixner, FXPAL, USA Cha Zhang, Microsoft Research, Redmond, USA
Thomas, BBC, UK
Hartmut Koenitz, University of Georgia, USA Kuan-Ta Chen,
Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Letizia Jaccheri, Norwegian University of Science and
Marian Ursu, University of York, UK
University of Sussex, UK
Mu Mu, University of Northampton, UK Nimesha
Ranasinghe, NUS, Singapore
Nuno Correia, New University of Lisbon, Portugal
Pablo Cesar, CWI, The Netherlands
Paula Viana, Polytechnic of Porto and INESC
Ryohei Nakatsu, NUS, Singapore
Santosh Basapur, Institute of
Design, IIT, USA
Teresa Andrade, University of Porto and INESC TEC, Portugal
Michael Bove, MIT Media Lab, USA
Wendy van den Broeck, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Each year, the Benchmarking Initiative for Multimedia Evaluation (MediaEval) offers challenges to the multimedia research community in the form of shared tasks. MediaEval tasks place their focus on the human and social aspects of multimedia. We are interested in how multimedia content can be used to produce knowledge and to create algorithms that support people in their daily lives. Many tasks are related to how people understand multimedia content, how they react to it, and how they use it. We emphasize the "multi" in multimedia: speech, audio, music, visual content, tags, users, and context. MediaEval attracts researchers with backgrounds in diverse areas, including multimedia content analysis, information retrieval, speech technology, computer vision, music information retrieval, social computing, recommender systems.
We invite you to contribute your ideas and opinions by filling out the MediaEval 2016 survey during the month of March: http://goo.gl/forms/Tcl1BhkBeQ
The survey asks you for feedback on tasks planned for 2016, and also for input on task design decisions. It will take you 5-30 minutes depending on the level of detail in which you would like to answer.
Early registration for participation in MediaEval 2016 tasks is now open at: https://www.aanmelder.nl/mediaeval2016
The MediaEval 2016 Workshop will take place 20-21 October 2016 right after ACM Multimedia 2016 in Amsterdam.
WSICC has established itself as a truly interactive workshop at EuroITV'13, TVX'14, and TVX'15 with three successful editions. The fourth edition of the WSICC workshop aims to bring together researchers and practitioners working on novel approaches for interactive multimedia content consumption. New technologies, devices, media formats, and consumption paradigms are emerging that allow for new types of interactivity. Examples include multi-panoramic video and object-based audio, increasingly available in live scenarios with content feeds from a multitude of sources. All these recent advances have an impact on different aspects related to interactive content consumption, which the workshop categorizes into Enabling Technologies, Content, User Experience, and User Interaction.
Details regarding aim and scope can be found at the workshop's website http://wsicc.net/2016/. You are invited to participate in the workshop. If you plan doing so, you might also want to contribute a poster or demo, or present a research paper or industry study.
Submission deadline: March 25, 2016