3rd European Workshop on Visual Information Processing

3rd European Workshop on Visual Information Processing, EUVIP 2011,That will be held in Paris, France, 4-6 July 2011.

Web site:http://www.euvip.org

This third edition of the workshop follows up on the success achieved by theprevious i.e. VISPA 2008 and EUVIP 2010. These latter attracted prominent speakers from around the world and provided a framework for fruitful discussions on different applications of signal and image processing techniques for emerging and challenging problems. Carrying on this tradition EUVIP 2011, will offer a forum for researchers and industrials to exchange ideas and discuss the recent advances in perceptually-inspired techniques for image and video processing with application to multimedia, visual pattern recognition, surveillance, and visual information security. This event will be composed by several invited senior talks, and technical papers presentations dealing with state of the art and new advances in visual information modeling, analysis, processing and communication methods. The workshop aims to promote exchanges between established researchers as well as to provide graduate students with an opportunity to have substantive interaction with experts in the field.

Topics of particular interest to EUVIP 2011 include, but are not limited to:

Computational Vision Models Video Analysis
Image and Video Quality Assessment Visual Tracking
Image and Video Enhancement Visual Data Mining
Color Image Understanding Biometrics
Color Image Processing Perceptual Digital Watermarking
Perceptual Image& Video Retrieval Perceptual coding
Multimedia Communication Multiview Processing

Following the tradition of previous successful EUVIP workshops, a PhDstudent poster session will be organized. For further information, please go to “Student Poster Session” at http://www.euvip.org

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: 15 February 2011
Notification of acceptance: 31 March 2011
Camera Ready Deadline: 15 April 2011

Paper submission:

LENGTH: You are allowed a total of 6 pages (4 miminum) for your document.This is the maximum number of pages that will be accepted, including all figures, tables, and references.

Double Blind Review: EUVIP2011 reviewing is double blind, in that authors donot know the names of the area chair/reviewers of their papers, and area chairs/reviewers do not know the names of the authors. Avoid providing information that may identify the authors in the acknowledgments (e.g., co-workers and grant IDs). Avoid providing links to websites that identify the authors. Violation of any of these guidelines will lead to rejection without review.

Please look at “paper submission link” at http://www.euvip.org

Technical Committee.

T. Aach (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
K. Abed-Meraim (Telecom Paris Tech., France)
D. Aboutajdine (Univ-Mohammed V, Morrocco)
A. Amira (Brunel University,UK)
S. Battiato (Università di Catania, Italy)
F. Battisti (University Roma Tre, Italy)
M. Bennamoun (Perth, Australia)
A. Bennaza (Sup?Com, Tunis, Tunisia)
J. Benois-Pineau (University Bordeaux, France)
B. Boashash (University of Qatar, Qatar)
A. Bouridane (Northumbria University, UK)
M. Cagnazzo (Telecom Paris Tech., France)
S. Colonnese, (Università ?La Sapienza?Roma, Italy)
F. Dufaux (EPFL, Switzerland)
I. Farup (Gjøvik University, Norway)
M. Gabbouj (TUT, Tampere, Finland)
J. Y. Hardenberg (Gjøvik University, Norway)
L. Karam (University of Arizona, USA)
D. Khalifa (Université Evry Val d’Essonne , France)
P. Le Callet (Polytech?Nantes, France)
M. Mitrea (Telecom SudParis, France)
A. Neri (University Roma Tre, Italy)
A. Ouamri (USTO, Oran, Algerira)
S. L. Phung (University of Wollongong, Australia)
T. Pun (Unversity of Geneva, Switzerland)
H. Saadane (University Poitiers, France)
A. Serir (USTHB, Algiers, Algeria)
K. Seshadrinathan (Intel Corporation in Phoenix, AZ, USA)
S. Susstrünk (EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland)
F. H-C Tivive (University of Wollongong, Australia)
E. Viennet (Université Paris 13, France)
H.R. Wu (RMIT, Australia)


2nd workshop on Quality of Experience for Multimedia Content Sharing at EuroITV 2011

Quality of Experience for Multimedia Content Sharing
at EuroITV2011 (http://www.euroitv2011.org/)

Lisbon, Portugal 29th June 2011

* Important Dates:
– 31 March 2011: Submission of workshop paper
– 18 April 2011: Notification of acceptance
– 2 May 2011: Submission of camera-ready paper
– 29 June 2011: Workshop at EuroITV 2011 in Lisbon

Workshop web site: http://dcti.iscte.pt/events/qoemcs2011/

In recent years, it has been realized that the success of multimedia services or applications relies on the analysis of the entire user experience (UX). The relevance of this paradigm ranges from IPTV to video-on-demand systems offering professional TV and user-generated content that is consumed and produced ubiquitously. To obtain a pleasurable and ubiquitous user experience a large amount of aspects have to be taken into account. Major challenges in this context include the identification of relevant UX factors and the quantification of their in influence on Quality of Experience (QoE).

In the particular scenario of ubiquitous production and consumption of content, context awareness and assessment of users’ expectations play an essential role. This is further justified by the emergence of new multimedia
enhancement techniques, notably 3DTV and Free Viewpoint.
In the support of ubiquitous QoE the acquired knowledge on the context and on identified parameters affecting users’ experience could be used to improve multimedia applications and their associated content delivery mechanisms.

* Workshop objectives
The objective of this workshop consists in collecting and developing know-ledge on the following three main topics defining the session structure
of the workshop:

– Context awareness for multimedia applications (video on demand, live broadcast, 3DTV, IPTV, social aspects, sensors, GPS, semantics, energy efficiency)

– Content and context aware quality measurements (user generated& professional content, live& on demand)

– Assessing and supporting QoE in ubiquitous scenarios (constant and variable in influence factors).

* Research topics
The central research question of the workshop consists in determining key elements (including content and context information) for assessing and supporting QoE ubiquitously: These questions include, but are not limited to
the following topics:

– QoE in ubiquitous scenarios
– Context awareness
– Subj/ective and objective quality evaluation in the context of use, context-aware solutions
(situation specificity, interactivity, user-generated& professional content)
– Interplay between ubiquitous delivery and QoE support – 3D Multimedia and Free ViewPoint
– QoE support for interactive multimedia

* Submission
Workshop papers should not exceed a maximum length of four pages and follow the ACM Style Guidelines
Please send your workshop paper to:shelley.buchinger@univie.ac.at

* Publication
Workshop contributions will be published in the EuroITV proceedings.

* Technical Program Committee (tentative list)
– Manora Caldera, Curtin University of Technology (AUS)
– Touradj Ebrahimi, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (CH) – Markus Fiedler, Blekinge Institute of Technology (SWE) – Helmut Hlavacs, University of Vienna (AUT)
– Maulana Kusuma, Gunadarma University (ID)
– Hendrik Knoche, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (CH) – Patrick Le Callet, Université de Nantes (FR)
– Andreas Mauthe, Lancaster University (UK)
– Maria Paula Queluz, Instituto de Telecomunicações and IST (POR) – Bijan Rohani, Phybit, (SG)
– Burkhard Stiller, Universität Zürich (CH)
– Junyong You, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NO)

* Organizing Committee
– Shelley Buchinger, University of Vienna (AUT)
– Rui Jorge Lopes, Instituto de Telecomunicações and ISCTE-IUL (POR) – Satu Jumisko-Pyykkö, Tampere University of Technology (FIN) – Hans-Jürgen Zepernick, Blekinge Institute of Technology (SWE)