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SIGMAP is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication


The purpose of SIGMAP 2012, the International Conference on Signal Processing and Multimedia Applications, is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested on information systems and applications in the context of Signal Processing, including theory and practice in the field of telecommunications, image, video, audio, biometrics, etc., and Multimedia Applications related to representation, storage, authentication and communication of multimedia information.

The signal processing field, when combined with multimedia information encompasses a large number of research topics and emerging applications. A list of relevant topics is provided below, though many other topics could be listed.

Ideas on how to analyse and apply signal processing techniques to solve problems involving multimedia information and technology, either in the scope of R&D projects, engineering or business applications, are welcome. Papers describing new methods or technologies, advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques and general survey papers indicating future directions are also encouraged.

Papers describing original work are invited in any of the areas listed below. Accepted papers, presented at the conference by one of the authors, will be published in the Proceedings of SIGMAP, with an ISBN. Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality. Both full research reports and work-in-progress reports are welcome. There will be both oral and poster sessions.

The best papers will be selected to appear either in an international journal or in a book to be published by Springer-Verlag.

Special sessions, case-studies and tutorials dedicated to technical/scientific topics related to the main conference are also envisaged: researchers interested in organizing a special session, companies interested in presenting their products/technology or researchers interested in holding a tutorial are invited to contact the conference secretariat.


Each of these topic areas is expanded below but the sub-topics list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed sub-topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in one of the following main topic areas:



  • Digital Audio and Video Broadcasting
  • Architecture and Protocols
  • Performance Measurement and Evaluation, QoS.
  • Mobile Multimedia (GSM, GPRS, RF, Wi-Fi,…)
  • Multimedia Security and Cryptography
  • MPEG Standards and Related Issues
  • Interactive Multimedia: Games and Digital Television
  • Multimedia Devices


  • Image and Video Processing, Compression and Segmentation
  • Multidimensional Signal Processing
  • Multimodal Signal Processing
  • Biometrics and Pattern Recognition
  • Education in Signal Processing
  • Neural Networks, Spiking Systems, Genetic Algorithms and Fuzzy Logic
  • Perceptual/Human Audiovisual System Modeling
  • Sensors and Multimedia


  • Design and Implementation of Signal Processing Systems
  • Authentication and Watermarking
  • Distributed Multimedia Systems
  • Multimedia Authoring, Editing and Sharing
  • Human-Machine Interface
  • Multimedia Databases, Indexing, Recognition and Retrieval
  • Audio and Video Quality Assessment
  • eLearning, eCommerce and eSociety Applications
  • Semantic Analysis of Multimedia Data
  • Biomedical Applications
  • Location Based Applications
  • 3D Virtual Environments and Surveillance Applications


Venu GovindarajuUniversity at Buffalo, United States
Sushil JajodiaGeorge Mason University Fairfax, United States
Andreas HolzingerMedical University Graz, Austria
Geoffrey FoxIndiana University, United States
Luis CorreiaIST/IT-Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal


Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

Only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

Authors can submit their work in the form of a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas. All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.


All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on digital support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
A short list of presented papers will be selected so that revised and extended versions of these papers will be published by Springer-Verlag in a CCIS Series book.
A short list of papers presented at the conference will be selected for publication of extended and revised versions in the Journal of Information Processing Systems (JIPS).
A short list of papers presented at the conference will be selected for publication of extended and revised versions in the Journal of Networks (JNW).
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by .


SIGMAP Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setubal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +44 203 014 5432
e-mail: sigmap.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.sigmap.icete.org/


Enrique CabelloUniversidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Maria VirvouUniversity of Piraeus, Greece


Harry Agius, Brunel University London, United Kingdom
João Ascenso, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Oscar Au, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Arvind Bansal, Kent State University, United States
Alejandro Linares Barranco, University of Seville, Spain
Adrian Bors, University of York, United Kingdom
Wai-Kuen Cham, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Chin-Chen Chang, Feng Chia University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Wei Cheng, Garena Online Pte. Ltd., Singapore
Ryszard Choras, UTP University of Sciences and Technology, Poland
Cristina Conde, University Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Javier Del Ser, TECNALIA, Spain
Rob Evans, University of Melbourne, Australia
Jianping Fan, It College, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, United States
Quanfu Fan, IBM, United States
Wu-Chi Feng, Portland State University, United States
William Grosky, University of Michigan - Dearborn, United States
Malka Halgamuge, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Hermann Hellwagner, Klagenfurt University, Austria
Wolfgang Hürst, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Razib Iqbal, Missouri State University, United States
Mohan Kankanhalli, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Sokratis Katsikas, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Brigitte Kerherve, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada
Constantine Kotropoulos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Tayeb Lemlouma, IUT of Lannion (University of Rennes I) / IRISA, France
Jing Li, Nanchang University, China
Zhu Liu, AT&T, United States
Mathias Lux, Klagenfurt University, Austria
Hong Man, Stevens Institute of Technology, United States
Isaac Martín De Diego, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Ketan Mayer-Patel, University of North Carolina, United States
Daniela Moctezuma, Conacyt (CentroGEO), Mexico
Luis Morales Rosales, CONACYT-Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo, Mexico
Arturo Morgado-Estevez, University of Cadiz, Spain
Chamin Morikawa, Morpho, Inc., Japan
Alejandro Murua, University of Montreal, Canada
Mokhtar Nibouche, University of the West of England, United Kingdom
Ioannis Paliokas, Centre for Research and Technolgoy - Hellas, Greece
Gang Qian, NeoMotion Research, United States
Paula Queluz, Instituto Superior Técnico - Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal
Rudolf Rabenstein, University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Matthias Rauterberg, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Pedro Real, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
Timothy Shih, National Central University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Mei-Ling Shyu, University of Miami, United States
Oscar Siordia, CentroGeo, Mexico
George Tsihrintzis, University of Piraeus, Greece
Andreas Uhl, University of Salzburg, Austria
Steve Uhlig, TU Berlin/Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, Germany
Michael Weber, University of Ulm, Germany
Xiao-Yong Wei, Sichuan University, China
Lei Wu, GE Global Research, United States
Kim-hui Yap, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Yongxin Zhang, ASML, United States
Chengcui Zhang, University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
Tianhao Zhang, University of Pennsylvania, United States
Ce Zhu, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore