SS2: Multimedia communication systems, Information Retrieval and applications

Description of the technical issues covered

With the rapid advancement of networks, systems, and computing techniques, the information Multimedia has been widely applied in various domains, such as robotic-assisted surgery, computer game, home-based treatment, medical industry, security, virtual reality, architecture design and business transactions. The arrival of cloud computing and social networks has enabled novel paradigms for media sharing and interactivity, it allowed a development of a diversity of multimedia processing techniques in different domains such as Image Retrieval, Big Data Multimedia Storage and Management, Multimedia Applications in Cloud and services from social media, and Image and video watermarking. However, to fully realize this potential, many challenges need to be overcome that call for significant engineering innovation, which can only happen through close interdisciplinary effort and developed powerful multimedia systems that can effectively process huge amounts of Multimedia data and make them available for content exploration and retrieval.

This special session solicits original and innovative technical papers that focus on new applications and services that can analyze, retrieve, classify and annotate multimedia information even for big multimedia data, multimedia communication systems and networks.

Topics of Interest

The research topics of the special session include but are not limited to:

  • Content-based analysis for (big) multimedia data (Indexing, Search, Recognition and Retrieval)
  • Deep convolutional networks for (big) multimedia indexing
  • Big Data Storage and Management for Multimedia
  • Predictive-aware multimedia networking maintenance and optimization
  • Self-Learning for adaptive multimedia networking protocols and algorithms
  • Multimedia networking and distributed systems for augmented reality
  • Network and operating system support for multimedia
  • Recurrent neural network architectures for multimedia
  • Multimedia applications and services from social media
  • Multimedia Applications in Cloud Computing
  • Mobile-based Retrieval and Annotation of Big Multimedia
  • Internet of Things (IoT)-based multimedia systems and applications
  • Multimedia Security, Privacy and Forensics
  • QoE for Mobile multimedia communications
  • Multimedia communication systems for Health, Learning and other emerging applications
  • Metric access methods
  • Similarity Search in Metric Spaces
  • Feature extraction and learning for (big) multimedia data representation
  • Speech and audio analysis and retrieval for (big) Multimedia applications
  • Image and Video Processing, Compression and Segmentation
  • Metrics for a quantitative evaluation of an efficiency of multimedia content Video surveillance and security
  • Metrics for a quantitative evaluation of an efficiency of multimedia content Video surveillance and security
  • Multimedia Data Modeling and Visualization
  • Semantics web approaches and Meta Data in Multimedia Systems
  • 3D analysis (retrieval, recognition, classification, detection, and tracking, etc.)
  • 3D Augmented and virtual reality
  • 3D Virtual Environments and Surveillance Applications

Submission Guidelines

Authors are invited to submit papers in the above or related technical areas. Accepted papers will be included in formal Proceedings to be published by the IEEE. Papers must be submitted electronically following the instructions provided at, and submitted via EDAS on Papers should be in the standard IEEE conferences double column format. Accepted, regular papers will be allowed five pages in the IEEE proceedings of WINCOM 2018.

Special Session Organizer

Hassan Silkan is working as a Professor in Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science, Chouaib doukkali University, El Jadida, Morocco. His research areas is Multimedia Databases, Metric Access methods, Similarity Search in Metric Spaces, content based image retrieval, 2D/3D Shapes Indexing and Retrieval.

Important Dates

Special Sessions deadlineMarch 15th, 2018
Paper submission deadline May 15th
June 15th, 2018 (firm)
Notification July 31th August 10th, 2018
Camera-ReadySeptember 07th, 2018
Registration (Authors)September 07th, 2018
IEEE 5G Summit MarrakeshOctober 19th, 2018
WINCOM ConferenceOctober 16-18, 2018

WINCOM Conference Series

The International Conference on Wireless Networks
and Mobile Communications
(WINCOM 2018)

October 16-19, 2018, Marrakech, Morocco