Second IEEE International Ph.D. Workshop on Multimedia Computing Research

1. Introduction

The 2013 IEEE Ph.D. Workshop is an international forum for doctoral students in the field of Multimedia Computing. The workshop provides Ph.D. students with the opportunity to present, discuss, and receive feedback on their research in a constructive atmosphere. The workshop will include prominent researchers from the industry and academia, who will participate actively in the discussions. This is the second installment of the workshop, which was previously held in Irvine, California, USA in 2012.

We particularly encourage submissions from students who are in the final stages of their doctoral work, and who can therefore present a relatively complete picture of their dissertations, as well as students who are in the early stages of their work and thus have a significant future work component. The former group will have the opportunity to showcase their doctoral work to a wider audience in preparation for job search, whereas the latter can obtain valuable feedback about their research plans.

2. Paper Submission

Prospective Ph.D. students are invited to submit papers of no more than 4 pages in length, formatted according to the IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Guidelines (available at Accepted camera-ready papers will be limited to 2 pages in length. The proceedings of the workshop will be published as part of the ISM 2013 proceedings, which will appear in the IEEE Digital Library.

Only active Ph.D. students are eligible to submit and the manuscripts should address specifically doctoral work. All submissions must have the student as the lead author (the supervisor may be a co-author). Accepted submissions must be presented by their student authors. A Ph.D. Workshop Best Paper Award will be given at the conference banquet.

Topics of interest include those listed in the call for the main conference. Each submission should include a clear formulation of the research problem, a brief discussion of how the work advances the state-of-the-art, proposed approach, preliminary results, and future work.

3. Important Dates

Submission of full-length papers: July 15, 2013
Notification of acceptance: August 23, 2013
Submission of camera-ready papers: TBA

4. Workshop Organizers

M. Emre Celebi
Dept. of Computer Science, Louisiana State University, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA

Mutlu Mete
Dept. of Computer Science, Texas A&M University, Commerce, Texas, USA

Bogdan Smolka
Dept. of Automatic Control, Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland

Takahiko Horiuchi
Division of Information Sciences, Chiba University, Chiba, Japan

5. Program Committee

Erchan Aptoula – Okan University, Turkey
Jesus Angulo – Mines ParisTech, France
Kemal Aydin – North American College, USA
Djordje Baljozovic – University of Belgrade, Serbia
Tse-Wei Chen – University of Tokyo, Japan
Johan Debayle – Mines Saint-Etienne, France
Costantino Grana – University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Jon Yngve Hardeberg – Gjovik University College, Norway
Sae Hwang – University of Illinois at Springfield, USA
Michal Kawulok – Silesian University of Technology, Poland
Nasser Kehtarnavaz – University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Sinan Kockara – University of Central Arkansas, USA
Andreas Koschan – University of Tennessee, USA
Jeongkyu Lee – University of Bridgeport, USA
Olivier Lezoray – University of Caen, France
Xuelong Li – Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xian, P. R. China
Fatima Merchant – University of Houston, USA
Samuel Morillas – Technical University of Valencia, Spain
Henryk Palus – Silesian University of Technology, Poland
K. R. Rao – University of Texas at Arlington, USA
Yong Man Ro – Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea
Gerald Schaefer – Loughborough University, UK
Joao Manuel R. S. Tavares – University of Porto, Portugal
Yonghui Wang – Prairie View A&M University, USA
Huiyu Zhou – Queen‘s University Belfast, UK